Stylish grooms Jonathan and Vance stepped into married life at 29 Glasgow, which is one of the most reviewed venues on Scottish Wedding Directory.
Located in the heart of the city beside the Gallery of Modern Art, it’s perfect for couples who want to get married somewhere buzzy and exciting with plenty of photo opportunities nearby.
Read on to find out more about this couple’s wedding (and see their adorable dog!), captured by Julie Lamont Photography.
Jonathan bumped into Vance when visiting Scotland for his sister’s wedding, and a long-distance relationship soon began. After 10 years’ living down south, Jonathan moved back to Glasgow to live with Vance and the pair got engaged during a quiet night in at their flat. “I cooked dinner and proposed by hiding the ring in the dessert!” smiles Jonathan.
With around 40 guests travelling from London for their wedding, Jonathan and Vance knew they wanted a venue in the centre of Glasgow. They were instantly won over by 29 Glasgow thanks to its glowing reputation and stylish outdoor terrace.
Jonathan took care of most of the planning, looking to Vance for nods of approval along the way. “Our venue’s co-ordinator, Louize Hollywood, was also really helpful in arranging and accommodating our requests for the day,” says Jonathan.
The couple added a rustic charm to their venue with decorative touches such as candles, wooden lanterns and a custom-made cake stand to display their gorgeous cakes, which they made themselves.
On the day, they enjoyed a relaxed breakfast in their Hilton Glasgow room (a treat from Vance’s parents!) before getting ready.
“We both wore similar three-piece tailored Magee 1866 suits in blue fine wool check,” explains Jonathan. “I went for blue and Vance’s colour scheme was orange for our ties, handkerchiefs, socks and shoelaces.”
Before the wedding, they met photographer Lynne for a walk around Glasgow’s city centre to take advantage of its stunning architecture.
“A friend brought our dog Cerberus so we could get some photos with him,” says Jonathan. “He had an orange and blue lead to match our colour scheme!”
Then it was back to the venue for drinks with immediate family before saying ‘I do’ in a simple but heartfelt civil ceremony.
Drinks outside on the venue’s roof terrace followed before everyone sat down for a gourmet meal. “We’re both foodies so we picked options we loved rather than a set menu.”
The evening reception started with a crowd-pleasing ceilidh, creating a relaxed party vibe that all the guests loved. “It was amazing to share our day with family and friends in great surroundings, and to have the day we wanted,” say the newlyweds. “It marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter for us as Mr and Mr Cavan-McGhee!”