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Transatlantic Vows: American Firefighters Tie the Knot in Glasgow

Transatlantic Vows: American Firefighters Tie the Knot in Glasgow
Source: STV News

Two firefighters, Amanda Monroe and James Ownbey, embarked on a remarkable journey spanning nearly 4,000 miles from the United States to Glasgow to affirm their vows at the Calton Community Fire Station. Working together at the Glynn County Fire Department in Brunswick, Georgia, Amanda and James found a shared passion not only for their profession but also for their family connections to Scotland.

Transatlantic Vows: American Firefighters Tie the Knot in Glasgow

Source: BBC

American Firefighters Exchange Vows in Glasgow

Amidst the backdrop of the local fire watch, adorned in full uniform, Amanda and James celebrated their love on Monday afternoon. Having already legally married in the US, they sought to solidify their vows in the land of Amanda’s Scottish ancestors, turning their wedding into a memorable destination event. Reflecting on their decision, James shared, “She’s always wanted to go to Scotland – and I want to make her happy.” The couple reached out to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to arrange a suitable location for their vow renewal, ultimately selecting the Calton Community Fire Station near Glasgow’s iconic Barrowland Ballroom.

Why Did They Choose Glasgow of All Locations?

For Amanda, the choice was both symbolic and sentimental, as she delved into her Scottish heritage alongside her father. “Most people from the states will go to the Bahamas or the Caribbean… but we decided that it would be unique to exchange our vows at the fire station,” she expressed. Upon arrival, Amanda and James were warmly greeted by area commander David Murdoch, who emphasized the significance of their choice of venue. As they stood before a fire engine, reciting their vows, emotions ran high, turning their intimate ceremony into a profoundly moving experience. Despite the unexpected touches, Amanda and James cherished every moment, with Amanda noting, “It became a whole lot more than what we expected, but that makes it more memorable.”

Glasgow Fire Fighters Express Warm Hospitality

Garry Marshall, group commander for the city of Glasgow, echoed sentiments of support and hospitality, ensuring the couple’s time in Scotland was nothing short of extraordinary. Reflecting on the camaraderie within the fire service, Amanda emphasized the profound sense of family that transcends borders.

As they explore Scotland’s landscapes and delve into their heritage, Amanda and James remain grateful for the warmth and generosity extended by the Scottish fire service. Looking ahead, they anticipate returning the gesture for any Scottish firefighter keen on tying the knot in the US.

Transatlantic Vows: American Firefighters Tie the Knot in Glasgow

Source: BBC

Their journey, marked by love, heritage, and camaraderie, exemplifies the enduring bonds fostered within the firefighting community, transcending geographical boundaries and cultural differences. As they embark on this new chapter together, Amanda and James carry with them cherished memories of a wedding day unlike any other, bound by love and shared experiences.

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