Bride Mari-Anne tells all about her gorgeous wedding in Spain, a location close to her heart…
How did Grant propose?
“It was at a place very special to us both – Falls of Dochart, in Killin. It was one of the first places Grant took me on my first ever visit to Scotland. It was a beautiful sunny and frosty February day, just us and our daughter. We stopped to look at the water and then the next thing I knew Grant was down on one knee with a ring box!”
What dress did you wear?
“My dress was by Stella York and was purchased from La Belle Boutique in Mansfield, Nottingham. The staff made me feel comfortable and at ease, something I was really worried about beforehand. They were so helpful every step of the way, helping me pick my dream dress.”
And the accessories?
“My veil belonged to my chief bridesmaid, from her wedding five years ago (my ‘something borrowed’). My shoes were by Pink Paradox London. My earrings were a gift from my parents and purchased from a jewellery shop in Nerja, Spain, before the wedding.”
What did Grant wear?
“Grant wore a traditional Scottish kilt in a not-so-traditional manner. The kilt was custom-made by Howie Nicholsby at 21st Century Kilts in Edinburgh. The detailing and styling was amazing – the buttons on his kilt jacket had our wedding date on them.”
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from?
“My my best friend Bec, and my sister-in-law, Emma. Our flower girls were both ours and Bec’s daughters – Hope, Orla, Summer and Pixie. The bridesmaid dresses were both TFNC from ASOS, with one slightly altered to allow room for a baby bump!”
What was your theme?
“Nerja is such a beautiful place and we wanted our guests to fall in love with it as much as we have. Therefore we allowed the natural and rustic venue to speak for itself, with the addition of lots of light colours and greens. We opted for round tables, garden games and lots of food and drink.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“For me, it would definitely be seeing all of the guests all up on the dancefloor for the second dance, with huge smiles all round, everyone enjoying the day. We had guests that had travelled from different countries – many had never met before, so to see them all together and enjoying themselves was definitely our highlight.”
Date: 12th May 2018
Photographer: Matt Sim Photography
Mari-anne’s dress: Stella York
Grant’s attire: 21st Century Kilts
Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS
Accessories: Pink Paradox London
Flowergirl dresses: RJR John Rocha, Debenhams