Nostlagia: From this week in the past

Registrar Dorothy Ewen officiated at the marriage of her cousin Andrew Baird and Lynne Harkness
Registrar Dorothy Ewen officiated at the marriage of her cousin Andrew Baird and Lynne Harkness
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Tying the knot for Edinburgh couple Andrew Baird and Lynne Harkess was a relative success on March 13, 1993.

The groom’s cousin decided to make it a family affair – by offering to marry them. Dorothy Ewen got through dozens of weddings a year in her job as assistant registrar at Queen Street Registrar’s Office.

“I knew Andrew and Lynne were marrying at this office, so I asked if I could perform the ceremony,” she said. “I was very nervous – this was the first time my family have seen me marrying people.”

Lynne added: “She is such a lovely person – she really made us feel at ease. I would recommend getting married by Dorothy to anyone.”