Weddings abroad: Kelly McNair and Richard Kennedy

3rd July 2015

Venue | Lake Club, Lake Las Vegas
Photography | John McDermott Photography


It was a typical Scottish wedding: a ceremony by the water (minus the midges), a dramatic, hilly landscape and a gaggle of guests belting out Loch Lomond as night fell. The difference? The bride and groom were a mere 5000 miles from home and the temperature was a balmy 45 degrees on the day. No sweat.

For Kelly McNair and Richard Kennedy, it was Vegas or bust. “We had been to Las Vegas a few times together,” explains Richard. “We couldn’t think of anywhere better to get married.” The pair are no strangers to travel, Richard having proposed on a cruise through the Bahamas at sunset (brownie points for romance), but planning a wedding – as opposed to a trip – abroad came with its own set of challenges.

“It was tough,” concedes Richard. “You really need to spend time in the location before the wedding. We were quoted over $1000 for flowers via email, but found a florist within a supermarket which only cost us around $300. Local knowledge is priceless.”

With the full support of over fifty guests and Scottish photographer John McDermott, the nuptials were more than worth the struggle. “The build up was so unique,” raves Richard. “Having your closest family and friends in Vegas, with the 4th July celebrations the day after the wedding, was something special.”

 Wedding Wise
Hair TS2 Cumbernauld
Rings John Macintyre & Son

Photography by John McDermott Photography
Photography by John McDermott Photography
Photography by John McDermott Photography

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