22nd August 2015
“The first decisions we made were to select our bridesmaids and best man and book the church, St Aloysius in Glasgow. We visited there a couple of years earlier when my great gran passed away and it was such a beautiful church. We asked for Nick’s family priest to lead the service.
The reception venue was Piersland House in Troon. Nick and his family would have Sunday lunches there when he was growing up and I spent a lot of time at Troon beach when I was younger, too, so it was perfect for us.
My biggest bargain was my dress. Nick’s gran found it in a wee shop called Regalia in Troon. I went through to meet her and fell in love with it as soon as I put it on! I was expecting it to be over my dress budget but it only cost a quarter of what I’d planned: £500 including the veil!
We had a plaque designed reading ‘Because someone we love is in heaven, there’s a little bit of heaven at our wedding’. Sadly, my grandpa Harry passed away last year and we wanted to make sure he had an important place at our wedding. It made our day even more special knowing he was there watching over us.
The highlight of our day was when I got to the the end of the aisle with my dad and Nick and I turned to look at each other. It was so magical and made it all feel so real! Then we took our vows and we were actually married – it was the best feeling in the world.
Top tip: Put a sign up (or have it printed in your invites) that you don’t want photos posted on social media until the next day. It can ruin the surprise of the day for the evening guests.”
Dress Regalia, Troon (now closed)
Bridesmaids‘ dresses Magpie Moments
Groomswear Douglas Alexander Kiltmaker
Cake made by the groom’s mum
Flowers Eros Fairytale Flowers
Stationery Purple Willow Weddings
Entertainment The Unknowns
Transport West of Scotland Wedding Cars