XMAS LOVE STORY FOR COUPLE
IT WAS a case of love at first sight for Brian Nicoll when he first spotted Claire Mackie in his workplace.
But it was to take more than a year for him to win her heart.
Claire, 30, who works in administration at Onesubsea, said: “Brian had overheard me say to a colleague I was going on holiday to Tenerife. While there I had a friend request from him on social media, which I accepted.” The day after Claire arrived home Brian went to Tenerife on holiday with friends. And, although the lines of communication had been opened, Claire
Marriage felt like the natural step forward for us
had no interest in starting up a relationship.
But Brian, 29, who is a manufacturing engineer at Onesubsea, did not give up on Claire and eventually his persistence paid off after she realised she had feelings for him.
The lovebirds enjoyed getting to know each other in the first year of their romance, but were blown away when they discovered they were going to become parents to Liam, who is now three.
“He was a very pleasant surprise to us both,” said Claire. “After that, marriage felt like the natural step forward for us.” Claire and Brian, who live in Portlethen, exchanged vows on Saturday, July 8, at Maryculter House Hotel.
“Our wedding day was amazing,” said Claire. “We both loved every single minute of it.” And Claire did not mind one bit their little guy stealing the show on the big day.
HOW DID YOU MEET?
At work in September 2011, but only started dating on New Year’s Day 2013.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT EACH OTHER?
Brian is an amazing dad, and takes good care of me. He appreciates I have a strong work ethic, and always put him and Liam first.
WHO PROPOSED AND WHERE?
Brian proposed at home on Christmas Day, 2014.
WHAT YOU’RE NOT SO KEEN ON ABOUT EACH OTHER?
Brian is not so keen on my “To Do” list, while I do not appreciate his lateness.
WHERE DID YOU GO ON HONEYMOON?
We went to Tenerife (of course) and took Liam with us.
LOVE: Claire and Brian at home with their son Liam. Below, on their wedding day.