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Vacation Turned Elopement

Rebecca Foggett & Colin MacLeod

City Clerk’s Office
March 22, 2010

Event manager Rebecca Foggett, 30, met British Army officer Colin MacLeod, also 30, in an Edinburgh club in 2008, but the two text-bantered for a month before making dinner plans. They went to Canny Man’s pub, where he wooed her over open-faced sandwiches. “It was a dream date—he was so funny, clever, and charming,” remembers Rebecca. “He’s the only person I’ve ever fallen completely head-over-heels in love with.” Likewise, Colin was certain he wanted to marry Rebecca after just four months but waited a year before proposing “so that everyone else would take us seriously.” When Colin bought Rebecca a trip to New York for Christmas, they decided to scrap the formal wedding and tie the knot at the marriage bureau on Worth Street. Afterward, they took a six-hour limo tour of the city, stopping at the High Line, Chelsea Market, and Art Bar. “It was wonderful,” says Rebecca. “And now we have the perfect excuse to come back for our anniversaries.”

The Details:

Dress: Vivienne Westwood
Fascinator: Sally-Ann Provan
Rings: Vintage from Grays Antique Markets in London
Photographs: Erik Ekroth


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