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Quick change

02 May 2014

IT WAS on, off, and on again with his stole as the Revd Dr Trystan Owain Hughes, Diocesan Director of Ordinands in Llandaff diocese, alternated between being officiant and best man during the wedding of his friend, Perry Buck, to Nel Khuttan at Christ Church, in Cardiff.

The two men had met at university when they were "young, single, and looking for love", Mr Buck says, "but it took almost 18 years for us to find two beautiful wives".

Mr Buck had been Dr Hughes's best man, two years before. They had supported each other over the years: Mr Buck, when Dr Hughes was struck down with a degenerative spine condition, which delayed his ordination for two years; Dr Hughes, when Mr Buck went through his own difficult times. So Dr Hughes was delighted to play the double role as a quick-change artist.

He was there at Mr Buck's side as Miss Khuttan came up the aisle, and then quickly donned his stole to stand in front of them to lead them through their vows. He remembered the ring as best man, and then give a final blessing as officiant.

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