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First Wicca wedding recognized in Scotland


(RNS) Scotland's first officially recognized pagan wedding, using Wicca rites, has taken place in an underground vault in Edinburgh's Old Town.

Two Canadians, 37-year-old Paul Cameron Rickards and 42-year-old Laurie Schedler, wed Sept. 21, saying they chose the ceremony because of its Old World beauty.

The 30-minute wedding was carried out by George Cameron, high priest of the Source Coven of the Blue Dragon, assisted by the coven's high priestess, Lady Felina. It involved the couple jumping over a broomstick and having their hands tied together with red cord.