Friday, 13 June 2008
Ringing in the Rain
The bride flutters across the hotel reception in a cloud of white lace and tulle and netting and a clack of stilettos. Her four bridesmaid's in clementine coloured silky dresses trail after her swooping and clutching at the billowing train like flustered exotic birds. Those of us watching think as one: "poor girl". Not because she is heading up the aisle, or in this case being led up a garden path to an arbor decorated with lilies and tropical flowers, to say her 'I dos', but because it is absolutely chucking it down and I mean cats and dogs in spades. Let's face it, if there is one day you don't want it to rain, it's your wedding day. And if you are getting married in the Caribbean during the rainy season, there's no getting away from it. Even on honeymoon.