Vicki and Duncan are made for each other. They have been together for eleven years and wanted to celebrate their marriage with friends and family at a time when everyone could party – what better time or place to party than Hogmanay in Glasgow? They picked the Mercure Hotel in the city centre to host their wedding and what a brilliant choice that was – they had a fantastic time and everything went like clockwork! However that’s not quite how they felt in the couple of days before the wedding! Not only did they lose two full kilt outfits to a sneak thief a couple of nights before their big day but the Humanist celebrant Lorraine, who was conducting their service, broke her leg the night before the wedding! Lorraine assures me no booze was involved in her accident! Like a real trooper, she made her way to the hotel on crutches with her leg in plaster and saved the day for the happy couple. The service was perfect, very personal and beautifully conducted by Lorraine. In a truly fitting happy ending, Vicki and Duncan’s two boys, Campbell and Duncan, walked down the aisle, resplendent and handsome in their replacement kilts!
Of course Hogmanay in Glasgow is a very special time. It’s a time of joy and celebration and as we walked from the hotel on Ingram Street to take some photographs in George Square, it was touching just how many Glaswegians stopped to wish the happy couple good luck and offer their congratulations. By the time we were finished in the square a local press photographer had even commandeered the happy couple for a quick newspaper photo. The whole day was brilliant and I would like to thank everyone involved for their help and their patience. Special thanks to Kevin and his colleagues at the Mercure who couldn’t have been more accommodating – you also provided me with the best coffee of 2014! Thanks also to Chris and Jen and I hope we work together again sometime soon. To Duncan and Campbell, you should be very proud of the job you did for your mum and dad. To Richard, Morag, John, Duncan and Elizabeth – well done for your part in a fantastic day. To Duncan and Vicki, thank you for the opportunity to play my small part and I raised my glass at the bells to your continued health and happiness. Have a great life together as Mr & Mrs McIntyre and here are a few reminders of your special day……..