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- January 19, 1998
- Vol. 49
- No. 2
Helen Mirren and Director Taylor Hackford Get Scotch-Taped in a Wedding That's Plaid to the Bone
When the couple turned up in the tiny Scottish fishing village of Ardersier on New Year's Eve, it was clear Mirren had had a change of heart. In a ceremony at the local Presbyterian church, tradition was broken only by a chorus of "Happy Birthday" for Hackford (who turned 53) and by the newly-weds' decision to seal the deal with not one kiss but two. Her nephew Simon Mirren gave her away; Hackford's older son Rio, 27, from the first of his two previous marriages, was best man. The never-before-wed Mirren, who invited villagers to join the 18 or so official guests, "looked radiant and happy," says florist Mary Douglas. The pair seemed "only a wee bit nervous," says Rev. Alex Whiteford, who officiated.
Any jitters were gone when the party adjourned to the nearly 400-year-old Castle Stuart, now an inn, for dancing and a spread of haddock mousse, venison, salmon and haggis, the famed Scottish dish of organ meats. (Hackford, who wore a kilt, traces his roots to Scotland.) Revelers then greeted the New Year Scottish-style: "We banged pots and pans and screamed as loud as we could to ward off the evil spirits," says castle owner Caroline Stuart.
Hackford, an L.A. resident, and Mirren, a part-time Londoner, plan to set up a new home base in Manhattan. Yet their wedding won't soon be forgotten in Ardersier. Says Martin Docherty, an oil rigger who gave Mirren "a proper kiss from her No. 1 fan" outside the church: "You don't see things like that in a Highlands village very often."
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