A pair raised spirits with a marriage themed on the Day of the Lifeless.
Bride Gaye MacDonald believes she was visited by a ghost as she tied the knot at a haunted venue.
The police civilian employee married Fraser Wilson on Halloween at Torchwood Home, a nineteenth century stately house in Inverness.
The timing meant they’d the proper theme for the ceremony as they selected the Mexican pageant which celebrates the afterlife.
Now it’s thought the afterlife joined in by paying a go to from past the grave.
Gaye, 62, is the daughter of the late Highland seer Swein MacDonald, who lived in a croft home at Ardgay, Sutherland, and plenty of of whose prophecies had been spine-tinglingly correct.
She and her 66-year-old husband met whereas attending the identical spiritualist church and are robust believers in life after demise.
Their friendship grew into love after Fraser stepped in to help Gaye when her first husband took his personal life within the household house.
Each are members of James Help Group, run by Patrick and Wendy Mullery, who stay in Cromarty and misplaced their son James to suicide.
As an alternative of marriage ceremony presents, Gaye and Fraser requested donations for the group and likewise for Munlochy Animals Support.
Greater than £400 was raised.
Though he died about 20 years in the past, Gaye says her dad was current on the celebration.
“There was an altar to household not with us,” she stated. “It was as in the event that they had been becoming a member of us in spirit. Dad was very current.”
And the spooky goings on didn’t cease there.
Gaye added: “After I appeared on the cake I used to be heading again up the steps and my bum obtained a rub, not a really feel only a rub.
“I had put garbage into the again of our pickup the night time earlier than the marriage about 10.30pm, checked all doorways and stood on the steps of Touchwood Home, bleeped the automobile key, heard all of it lock and stood ready for inside gentle to exit.
“However as a visitor drove previous our pickup simply after midnight, each door was broad open. When Fraser went into the choose up the morning of the marriage at 11am, each inside gentle was on.
“One of many serving ladies was poked in her facet, simply standing within the kitchen and had her hair rubbed thrice – no-one there!
“And the day after our marriage ceremony we had been all checking out the meals to take again and put it right into a doubled black garbage bag.
“The bag had disappeared and to date has not been discovered. We checked all of the bins, the corridor, the cabinets…
“And after I got here downstairs after checking our room one final time, I did so to bemused faces.
“Footsteps had been clearly heard coming from the hall alongside the touchdown to the second a part of the touchdown and stopped on the stairs.
“You’ll be able to see clearly each inch of the touchdown and there wasn’t an individual to be seen!”
An animal lover, Gaye, who lives on a croft in Dounie, Sutherland, was surrounded by ponies, goats, geese, hens, cats, canines and a cockatiel on the marriage ceremony.
Mexican meals was served and the 20 company loved a slice of an incredible Day of the Lifeless marriage ceremony cake full with sugar skulls and roses and expertly made by police sergeant Phil Stewart.
“We had every week off afterwards,” stated Gaye.
“It’s simply good to know that life goes on for us into our 60s.”