I’m sure you’ll agree, planning a wedding is not always a walk in the park. Sure, it’s fun, but there are so many things to think about, people to speak to and logistics to consider (as well as keeping a close eye on that budget spreadsheet!).
Spare a thought then for Mhairi and Stephen, who planned their summer 2016 wedding from just about as far away as you can get – Australia!
Let’s hear from the bride…
We first met in Sydney, Australia when we were both travelling, and four-and-a-half years later, Stephen popped the question at the top of New York’s Empire State Building. We now live in Australia, but decided on a Scottish setting for our big day and quickly found our dream venue.
We were only home for two weeks after Stephen proposed. As soon as we set foot inside Cameron House, we both fell in love with it. With our venue decided on, we faced a new challenge: planning our Loch Lomond wedding from halfway across the world! I can honestly say that the wedding wouldn’t have come together as well as it did without our friends and family.
I decided to start my dress search in Sydney, so my mum flew over to help me make my final choice. I went for ‘Pippin’ by Wtoo by Watters. On the wedding morning, I was so excited. I had an early start before a relaxed morning of hair and make-up. My dad arrived all kilted up and we started getting photos taken and before I knew it, it was time to go get married.
I heard the sound of the bagpipes as we approached and I felt quite nervous, but seeing Stephen at the top of the aisle, looking so handsome in his kilt, put me completely at ease. To start the celebrations, Stephen’s best man had us all in fits of laughter with his speech, then we had our first dance to 3 Doors Down’s Here Without You. Stephen works away a lot, so the words have meaning to us.
Our guests then took to the dancefloor and partied the night away. Everyone had a great time. My only wish is that it could have lasted longer!
Nothing feels too different now that we’re Mr and Mrs. The highlight of it all was marrying my best friend, and being around our closest friends and family for that one day. It was perfect.