A big team effort averted a wedding disaster after a marquee at a North Berwick beauty spot was flattened by freak weather overnight on Friday.
Stuart McNicol (36), who runs an events’ company with his wife Jo (35), couldn’t believe his eyes when he went to check on things early next morning.
The 100 feet by 40 feet marquee in a field at the family farm at Castleton in front of historic Tantallon Castle, which sits overlooking the sea, was flat.
But they were determined the show must go on as the event was their first major wedding since starting up in business last year.
Jo said although it was wet and windy on Friday night, a “freak or unknown” weather phenomenon seemed to have occurred.
She explained that local man David Hardie, who runs Myreton Marquee Hire, had never seen anything like it in 12 years in business.
Everything inside the marquee was ready for the reception, with the bride and groom from Edinburgh expected to arrive at 2pm following the marriage ceremony at Whitekirk. One of the guests was a band member from The Wanted.
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