Nicole Murphy and Craig Floan

7th August 2015

Venue | Buchanan Arms, Drymen
Photography | KGT Photos

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“We got engaged on New Year’s Day 2013, when Craig proposed with a ring that had belonged to his gran that was over 60 years old. At first, I jumped straight into wedding mode, but it got a bit much and I took a break. The first thing I did when I started again was book my venue, The Buchanan Arms, and then the excitement started!

The venue was perfect for us. Cosy yet modern, and I loved that we could pick and choose what to include in our package. We had more guests than planned – over 200! – at night and the team were super-efficient at dealing with the extra numbers.

Our main aim for our day was for it to be about us, I wanted my guest to know it was our wedding. I had a handmade bouquet made from family buttons, including some of my husband’s baby buttons, and also broken jewellery. I am still wowed by it to this day.

I made most of the decorative pieces myself – I am lucky enough it’s turned into my job since the wedding! As well as our guests’ name cards, we also pinned a photo of the guest with us, or someone close to them, onto each wine glass.

My bridal belt and headpiece were made by Lianne at Vintage Belle, who made them both from looking at photos of my dress. Her work is amazing!

My favourite part of the day was when I was walking down the aisle to my favourite song (‘Iris’ by the Goo Goo Dolls being played on the bagpipes) and seeing Craig’s face – it’s a feeling I will never forget.

Top tip: give yourself plenty of time to pay off suppliers: the best thing we did was save and pay as we went along, which meant after the wedding we didn’t have any dread. Also, when it comes to your table plan get a bottle of wine at the ready, that was the hardest task for us!”

Dress Angelique Lamont Bridal
Headpiece and belt Vintage Belle
Film maker Thomas McCue Videography
Brides bouquet started by the bride, but “finished by my saviour Jean from Creative Corsages
Entertainment West Coast DJs
Stationery bespoke from Maureen Waugh Print
Transport Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars
Hair StyleBar 

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