Although American boy Kevin and Scots girl Nikki are a really well travelled couple, they decided that Scotland really was the best place for them to tie the knot. They didn’t forget their high flying experiences though; Nikki tells us that the couple brought the cultures of the world to Falkirk!
“Kevin’s American family flew over for the wedding, as did friends and family from Jakarta, Bali, Peru and Dubai!” she says. “Our table names were countries that we’ve visited together; our top table was Montenegro as Kevin had just secured a job there a week before the wedding.”
Since so many of the couples friends and family made the effort to be there for their special day, the couple decided to put them to good use!
“My younger brother James played saxophone, and even Kevin’s mum Cindy stood up to speak,” says Nikki. Sadly though, one very important member of the grooms party couldn’t make it at the last minute.
“Unfortunately, Kevin’s brother Mike missed the wedding after being taken to hospital straight off the plane at Glasgow Airport! He was struck down with a throat infection for eight days.”
“Good photos were so important to us,” says Nikki. “Casey and his wife Lorraine have been friends of mine for around 20 years and he was the first person we booked when we got engaged!” The couple decided to book a great wedding filmmaker to capture the day too, and chose Graham Mackay of Cumbernauld to do the honours. “We regularly watch the DVD as there are so many great memories captured,” Nikki smiles.
Highlights of the big day included the evening’s dancing, kicked off in style by Kevin’s parents taking to the dancefloor for Love Shack! They had the moves perfected! “A very special part of the day was having everyone there, watching us take our vows,” reflects Nikki. “We’re both so close to our families so that was so important.”
Highlights of the big day included the evening’s dancing, kicked off in style by Kevin’s parents taking to the dancefloor for Love Shack! They had the moves perfected!
“A very special part of the day was having everyone there, watching us take our vows,” reflects Nikki. “We’re both so close to our families so that was so important.”
“It’s so great being married,” says Nikki, when asked how she feels of her new wife status. “You get to spend every day with your favourite person, and become part of a bigger family which makes me feel so lucky; everyone gets along so well!”
ABOUT CASEY STEWART PHOTOGRAPHY
Casey’s relaxed reportage style allows him to capture natural and emotional shots without interrupting your day, making sure every unforgettable moment is immortalised through beautiful, moving and artistic photographs.
Venue: The Grange Manor Hotel, Falkirk
Photographer: Casey Stewart Photography. “He told a story rather than simply lining guests up for stagnant photos.”
Wedding filmmaker: Graham Mackay Videography.
Dress: CKS Bridal, Falkirk. “After a failed attempt having my dress made in Jakarta, I had 10 days to get a new one! The staff at CKS were amazing.”
Hair and make-up: Myles Retson in Larbert. “I know Kelly Love really well and it was lovely to have her beautify us!”
Cake: Darrells Wedding and Celebration Cakes. “We had chocolate cake, lemon cake and vanilla cake!”
Florist: Irene’s Florist. “The wedding party and tables were all taken care of with no stress to us!”
Stationery: Made in Jakarta. “The venue made us a beautiful table plan too.”
Entertainment: DJs Stuart Grey and Dave Snape. “Real records “ no iPads “ were used, and real music!”