Scottish Couple Weds on Airport Runway Minutes Before a Flight Lands
We’ve heard of runaway brides before, but one woman was a runway bride as she said “I do” at a Scottish airport earlier this week. Rhona McWilliam renewed her vows with Billy Somerville by hosting a ceremony at Oban Airport’s landing strip.
The reason for the unique location? The groom spent a lot of time there for his role with the Royal Naval Reserves and Rhona is part of cabin crew with Jet2 airlines. “All the usual places didn’t mean anything to either of us,” Rhona told the Daily Record. “Our friends were totally surprised. They all said, ‘Where did that idea come from?’”
Billy added, “I have been all over the world with the Reserves but when we came up to Oban we thought, ‘Let’s make it here.’ The people here have gone out of their way to help us.”
Decked out in his officer’s uniform and her lace wedding dress, the pair was married by Oban registrar Gemma Cummins. And minutes after wrapping up taking photos, a scheduled flight from Coll and Tiree landed where they had just said their vows. They celebrated with an airport themed cake and plan to go on their honeymoon to the Caribbean in May.
“This is one of the most unusual weddings we have ever had and it shows you all of the interesting places there are to get married in Argyll and Bute,” said a spokesman for Argyll and Bute Council, which runs the Oban airport. “People can marry anywhere within reason. Our registrars are flexible and try to accommodate people’s ideas where possible. If anybody has an unusual idea, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to help.”
Anyone up for some baggage claim nuptials?