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13 Sep 2009: We got married!

I've written about a lot of technical things in my blog over the years, but not so much that is personal. However nothing is more important to me than a special date last month, 8th August 2009, when I got married to Tracy.

I met Tracy via ICQ over nine years ago and we've been partners for eight, so it was about time we got around to getting married. We both wanted a castle wedding, and as Monty Python fans we couldn't resist Doune Castle, a restored 14th century stronghold not far from Glasgow which was used in the "Holy Grail" film.

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So we couldn't resist a few Python moments, with coconuts, the French guards door scene, and the killer rabbit of Caerbannog. Run away!

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Our cake topper was commissioned from an artist in Brazil we found via flickr.

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All the artwork including invitations, day plans, and place cards was drawn and created by ourselves using Inkscape and Scribus on Fedora, I'm going to blog about that and share the files when I have some more time next month.

The only issues we had on the day where with the cake which the supplier (Marks and Spencers) lost part of and were unable to replace with the right cake, and a poor substitute DJ (our chosen DJ ended up in hospital just before the event).

Everything else went amazingly well and to plan and despite the poor August weather in Scotland this year managed great weather with only a light shower as guests were leaving the castle.

Created: 13 Sep 2009

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Hi! I'm Mark Cox. This blog gives my thoughts and opinions on my security work, open source, fedora, home automation, and other topics.