23rd October 2016
“We’d been together for nine years when we got engaged. With the help of a few friends, we took Kelly to Escape Glasgow, and in the last room, when Kelly opened the box with the final clue our song played over some speakers and I got down on one knee and proposed.
As soon as we walked into House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park we knew we were going to get married there. We wanted to make the day ‘our wedding’ and this meant personalising the day with our love for books. Although, I had to compromise on Twilight – Kelly loves it but I hate it!
We gave our guests miniature book favours, themed each table with a different book and made origami wedding programmes. Our table plan was designed to mimic a library shelf and our centrepieces were stacks of some of our favourite novels. We even made confetti using a heart-shaped punch from book pages.
We’d originally planned to get married in 2018, but sadly Kelly’s dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer, so we moved the wedding forward. It was an emotional moment when he gave her away and when she danced with him at the reception. My brother and his friends also did a special dance to ‘Proud Mary’ – it was just a really special day.”
Top top: “There’s no point in planning your day to keep everyone else happy. Don’t do things just because they are traditional. Make the day all about the two of you!”
Best man/fathers of the brides’ Highlandwear Kilts 4 U
Flowers Mood Flowers
Stationery Minuteman Press Leith
Cake Sprinkles on Top
Entertainment lighting and candy cart by Dynamic Events
Filmmaker GMW Video
Transport Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars
Hair and makeup The Bride To Be