We got married on the the 22nd May 2021 at at The Gleddoch House Hotel in Langbank, Renfrewshire.
We met ten years ago when I worked in a nightclub taking the jackets, we had a couple of mutual friends so knew of each other and eventually ended going on a date. Sean decided to propose after 7 years together, we had met so young that we spent those seven years going to every festival and every holiday we could afford, but after 7 years we thought now was the right time. We were at a villa in Alicante with all our friends for a week, I had no idea he was going to propose as I had packed his case to go, turns out he had hid the ring in the only item he had packed himself: a pair of shoes. No one on the holiday knew, so when he proposed everyone was as shocked as I was, but we were delighted. To say it was the best holiday ever would be an understatement.
The wedding planning initially was so fun, Sean liked to be involved to a degree, but my mum and my bridesmaids helped me a lot, however our first wedding date was cancelled because of the pandemic. This obviously put a spanner in the works to most things we had planned, to go ahead on our new date I had to end up cancelling a lot of the things we had booked initially
My parents were buying my dress, so I kept my mum involved with all the dresses I had been looking at and admiring ... but my actual wedding dress was nothing like what I had in mind. We had a couple of wedding dress shops booked, and I know it sounds cliché, but I fell in love with the first dress I tried on and stopped looking. I knew it was the one for me, my mum was crying, so were my sisters and I just knew that was what I was going to wear on my wedding day.
I chose the beautiful Ronald Joyce gown, it was a beautiful trumpet design with detachable train to take off at night which just suited me perfectly, because I love a dance. I bought it from a shop called Juliette Bridalwear and kilt hire, it was a lovely, an intimate shop and our visit was made better because the shop owner has an assistant in the form of her beautiful tiny dog, Orla. I had picked up about 5 different dresses in the shop to try on and chose the easiest one to put on first. It was completely different from anything I had been looking at as it was a form fitting dress, and I was looking at more A-line styles. As soon as I put it on, I felt so comfortable and glamorous, I felt it was a gown you would see more that an awards show, rather than your typical lace/princess dress you would typically find at a wedding. I knew that it was perfect for me.
Our day could not have been better. Despite Covid restrictions, we had the best day of our life's, the weather had been precarious the week before, but to our delight the day we got married the sun shined the whole day. This meant we could be married outside, and our guests didn't have to wear masks which was wonderful.
My favourite part of the day were the speeches. My dad said some beautiful things about myself and my husband, welcoming him into our family. It was so touching, and I'll never forget it. My husband had been so nervous about his speech, but he was amazing and spoke from the heart and even had the best man in tears! The best man’s speech was great too, my favourite part was when he brought his prop out, which was a board full of embarrassing pictures of my husband. Needless to say, I brought this home to pull out every so often to embarrass him some more.
My top tip for future brides would be to try on dresses you don’t think you’d like. Even if it's just to reaffirm its not for you. You might be surprised. And your wedding isn't “just a day” like everyone says, make the most of the build-up because it's all part of the fun.
Our photographer was amazing, and knew my husband from school, she had seen on Instagram we had got engaged and messaged him to remind him that she done wedding photography Our wedding photographer was Corrine Moffat Photography.