Miriam Dawson and Frazer Smith

1st June 2017

Venue | Inglewood House and Spa, Alloa
Photography | Jenniflower Weddings and Photography

“It took us a couple of years to plan our wedding. Frazer and I were singing abroad together for a living so it was challenging arranging it around our other commitments. It took us ages to settle on a venue we both loved. We actually ended up ditching our original venue for Inglewood House and Spa with just nine months to go!

The style of Inglewood is very up our street. Its staff were absolutely amazing too. Alison and David bent over backwards to make sure the day turned out exactly as we’d wished. They went above and beyond.

Our humanist ceremony was conducted by Mary Wallace who we met through a family friend. The ceremony told the story of the world we have built for ourselves, how we met, and what we have achieved together. It celebrated how far we have come and the solid bond and love that we share.

I walked down the aisle to a song that Frazer wrote for me – I knew straight away this is what I wanted and it was so special to me. My dad and my younger brother piped us back up the aisle as husband and wife, which was really memorable. Frazer’s dad also sang our first dance song: ‘Follow Me’ by John Denver. It became ‘our song’ from performing on the boats together. We would take some time to chill out together before gigs and dance together in our cabins!

For me, the best part of the wedding was being surprised by Frazer after our first dance. It turned out my new husband had secretly written me a song! When he performed it, I froze on the spot: I didn’t know what else to do but just stare and cry. I now have the song on my very own vinyl record as a wedding gift from him.”

Top tip: “Look out for bargains. We used a voucher for 3D Cakes in Glasgow which meant we got a stunning four-tier wedding cake for £200.”

Dress Rita Mae
Groomswear Slaters
Celebrant Mary Wallace at Humanist Society Scotland
Flowers Trudi Todd Flowers
Cake 3D Cakes
Stationery Notonthehighstreet.com
Venue décor Lily Special Events
Entertainment The Big Papas
Hair Honey and Violet
Makeup Hayley Hunter