Written by Paula Jones Last updated: October 13, 2008
11th July 2008
How and when did you meet?
We met at a nightclub in Irvine when we were both 16
We went for dinner at Brig ‘O’ Doon on 14/02/2004 and he got down on one knee while we were sitting having a drink at the fireplace after the meal!
Kenny went to Cardiff for a boys weekend. I had a big family 70′s party night in Kilmarnock and a friends night out in Glasgow.
He came to the wedding shows and helped pick and book things we both wanted for the day!
Yes, I got ideas for the tables and bought things for favours etc.
I bought both from the shop in Glasgow and online. I got favour sweets, rose petals etc.
I bought my dress from Signature Brides in Glasgow. It was white satin and platinum embroidery with beading all over. It had a sweet heart bodice with a long train that was pinned up at night
I had two bridesmaids my Aunt and wee Cousin. They both wore burgundy skirts and ivory bodice with matching burgundy flower detail across the top and a shawl.
He had his brother, three friends and two nephews. All wore the McGreggor Kilt and Kenny had the Hamilton Kilt made specially.
Piersland House Hotel, Troon.
We had burgundy and white Beauford and matching Vintage Limo for the bridesmaids and a burgundy Dalimer for the Grooms side.
We had 79 at the meal and around 140 at night!
The theme was burgundy and ivory, table, balloons and flowers etc. all matched.
We had chair covers with burgundy ties and burgundy around the top table and cake table. All flowers were burgundy and ivory and favours matched too as well as the double bubble balloons had burgundy balloons inside etc.
Yes, the men got whiskey with the McGreggor tartan bows and the women an Ivory box with burgundy ribbon and rose with burgundy foil heart chocolates and at night hexagonal boxes with a small rose and full of chocolates.
The bridesmaids had hand tied Ivory Roses with diamond pin heads in a few of the flowers with twisted grass over the top. Mine was similar but with burgundy roses and grass hanging down with flowers wired to them. We had a long display on the top table and a pedestal stand in the corner of the room. Each table had a round glass bowl on top of a round glass mirror, with grass round the inside and a large burgundy gerbera flower head in it etc. Stems and Gems in Saltcoats did a great job.
We ate at the hotel. We choose from melon and sorbet or prawn marie rose then chicken broth or cream of carrot soup then lamb with rosemary jus or any kind of salad or chicken and white wine sauce, vegetarians picked anything they wanted and my aunt and I had salmon and tarragon cream. Then it was apple pie with cream or chocolate and strawberry gateaux. Tea or coffee and mints! Gorgeous the Piersland did a fantastic job.
Sugar and Spice in Troon. White four tier cake with a cloth draped down one side and covered in hand made burgundy sugar roses.
A band call Zen at night, fantastic!
Debenhams and Argos.
We had the honeymoon suite at the hotel then we went to in Cancun, Mexico. We booked with Thomas Cook!
I think it was seeing Kenny smiling at me from the top of the Abbey while I was coming in.
Unfortunately our photographer did not turn up and the Abbey tried to call her but got no answer. We had friends take loads of pictures and did not let it spoil our day. The next day I discovered that she had not up dated her files even though she had written three confirmations of my correct wedding date.
I would advise not to book our photographer from Glasgow as I would not want her mistake to upset any future Bride and Groom and also to check all dates before the wedding even if you have written confirmation and have met with them recently. Basically do not get stressed and enjoy every moment as it goes by so quickly!