Laura came to me through a mutual friend; the best kind of referral. I was even more delighted when I met her and discovered that she was absolutely gorgeous! She told me she was getting married at Oran Mor where I waitressed there when I was still studying so I knew the venue well. The auditorium is a dream wedding venue with celestial ceiling mural by Alasdair Gray one of Scotland’s largest pieces of public art and grand stained glass windows as it once was a church and is now a venue containing restaurants, bars and nightclub.
I photographed their pre-wedding shoot at the university a few months back - you can see the results here...
I didn't know Laura but I soon came to know that she is highly organised! I was extremely impressed at her attention to detail - a good sign that a wedding is going to run smoothly - and it did. I met up with the bridal party at One Devonshire Gardens, one of my favourite hotels in Glasgow where the girls were getting ready and then headed onto the very intimate ceremony held up in the gallery in the uppermost point of Oran Mor, accompanied byApollo String Quartet. Afterwards we risked the rain and headed out to the botanic gardens but were hampered by a massive downpour and had to hid in the glass houses - along with the rest of the tourists.
Back at Oran Mor all the evening guests were arriving for the meal. There were some wonderful speeches, particularly from Rosaria, Laura's best friend and maid of honour who spoke so dearly of her friend. Laura is truly one of those people who is both beautiful on the outside and on the inside - her friends were testament to her kindness but so too were all the personal touches at the wedding; the thank you cards, the roses for the guests, the basket of useful things in the bathroom.
Towards the end of the evening we were treated to a line up of Laura's talented musical friends including Rosaria who belted out some awesome opera. It was all such a wonderful day - the type of wedding I left thinking I wouldn't have minded being a guest.