On Friday 3rd May 2013 I had the absolute pleasure of sharing my good friends Neil and Nicole’s wedding day. It was wonderful to share their special day not only as they are great friends, but they live in the Gold Coast of Australia and we rarely get the opportunity to see each other. I’m so happy they decided to get married in Scotland, and that we could all be included in the celebrations.
Neil met Nicole in Australia when he was off on his travels after finishing University. They fell in love very quickly, and before we knew it Neil and Nicole were living together back in the UK. Nicole spent two years living here before they decided to head back to Australia and set up home there. I don’t blame them; the Scottish climate is progressively worsening every year! Maybe Jamie and I should follow suit…
The wedding ceremony took place at New Kilpatrick Parish Church in Bearsden and the reception after was at Oran Mor, in Glasgow’s trendy West End. I woke up that morning and looked outside, praying the weather would be good for them to have some nice photos in the Botanic Gardens. Well you would have never have guessed it was May. Historically we have enjoyed really good weather in May; admittedly the last few years have been slightly unpredictable but it was awful. It was blustery, cold, miserable, wet, and windy. Neil and Nicole didn’t seem to care much however. I love that about them; they are so relaxed and easy-going. Nicole said that she can have pictures outside anytime in Australia, but could never have such wonderful photographs in such a beautiful and historic building back home.
So even though the weather was drab, the day was beautiful, bright and brilliant. Nicole looked absolutely gorgeous. She wore a stunning white strapless gown, with the prettiest detail at the empire line, and pleats in the skirt. Her hair and make-up were perfect too. And Neil just looked so handsome and smart, with his Kilt and Tweed jacket. I’ve never seen them look so happy and it’s clear that they are blissfully in love. It was wonderful to meet Nicole’s family and friends all the way from Australia, and Japan. It was such a fun-filled day with laughter and smiles galore. There were a fantastic fusion of cultures from the Scottish wedding venue, food and ceilidh dancing, to Australian banter and traditional Japanese dancing.
Thank you Neil and Nicole for the most wonderful day, and I wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness. You also gave me a lot of inspiration for our wedding, and I loved the venue so much we’ve decided to have ours at Oran Mor too! The staff were plentiful and so attentive, food was great, and the building itself is just so hard to beat for beauty.
Here are some photographs of their beautiful day. Images courtesy of John Barwood Photography. The photographers were amazing and captured some really wonderful moments of happiness and love.