If you heard the skirl of bagpipes wafting along Montague Street this afternoon, you would have found the piper stationed by the entrance of the Casino, greeting guests arriving for the reception following the wedding of Emily Grant and Matthew Turner, who earlier exchanged vows at the Cathedral of Saints Constantine and Helen, on Schermerhorn Street. The bride is the daughter of Brooklyn Heights residents James Grant and Dr. Patricia Kavanagh. The bride and groom are both captains in the Marine Corps, and met while both were serving in Iraq, which explains why The Marines Hymn was part of the piper’s repertoire.
Update: According to the Times story, the groom’s parents, Irene Turner and Dr. Clyde Turner, also reside in the Heights, are friends of Mr. Grant and Dr. Kavanagh, and the two couples live just a block and a half apart. Nevertheless, Captains Grant and Turner never met until they were both stationed at the same post in Iraq. Thanks to reader “heightsmom” for the tip.