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From their dream dress to the per­fect venues, these No.1 brides tell us all about their big day...

‘The sun was shin­ing and I felt re­ally peace­ful’

We met... In a lo­cal pub, I was drown­ing my sor­rows af­ter fail­ing my driv­ing test. The pro­posal... Stephen pro­posed on hol­i­day to Florida on the pier at Co­coa Beach. Big­gest help... My mum! She’s very cre­ative and helped me come up with a few spe­cial ideas to make the day unique. Theme... The wed­ding had a spring pas­tel theme with a bit of shabby chic thrown in. Nerves... I was re­ally calm un­til about 15 min­utes be­fore the cer­e­mony when the nerves re­ally kicked in. A few deep breaths sorted me out. High­light... The sun shin­ing dur­ing our out­door cer­e­mony, I re­mem­ber feel­ing re­ally peace­ful as we were say­ing our vows, I wasn’t as ner­vous as I thought I would be.

‘The day was bril­liant, I smiled from start to fin­ish’

The pro­posal... When Graeme pro­posed I re­ally didn’t have a clue it was com­ing. He learned how to make my favourite break­fast, then he asked me. It was a dou­ble sur­prise. Theme... It was very tra­di­tional. I tried to source ev­ery­thing lo­cally and use peo­ple we knew. Nerves... Strangely not at all. My sis­ter who was my brides­maid was so ner­vous she fainted at the al­ter. I was very ex­cited and very late! High­light... The whole day was bril­liant. I smiled from start to fin­ish and there was lots of laugh­ter. The band were fan­tas­tic and had the dance­floor full all evening, which was great. Ad­vice... We only gave our­selves eight months to plan the en­tire wed­ding! I’d say get your dress sorted first as it takes ages to get al­tered.

‘Billy pro­posed in Paris, so we chose that as a theme’

We met... At a speed dat­ing night. Billy was my last date of the evening and we hit it off straight away. The pro­posal... Billy pro­posed on top of the Eif­fel Tower in Paris. I didn’t know he was go­ing to, but I was re­ally hop­ing that he would. Theme... Paris! We had flower ar­range­ments with Eif­fel Tow­ers on the ta­bles. We named the ta­bles af­ter places of in­ter­est in Paris. The seat­ing plan was an old map of Paris and we had cho­co­late crepes as one of the desserts. High­light... One high­light of the day was my five-year-old niece Re­becca say­ing a lit­tle poem dur­ing the cer­e­mony. I was so proud! Ad­vice... Keep fo­cused on what’s im­por­tant, as long as you marry the per­son you love and your loved ones are there, ev­ery­thing else is a bonus.

Linzi & Stephen

28. AGES: Linzi, 26, Stephen, is an OC­CU­PA­TIONS: Linzi and As­sis­tant Ac­coun­tant Engi­neer. Stephen is a Ser­vice and WHERE: The cer­e­mony re­cep­tion were at Brox­mouth Park, Dun­bar. THE DRESS: Kavel, Ed­in­burgh. THE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER: Crofts & Kowal­czyk Pho­tog­ra­phy. com www.croand­kowlove.

Kelly & Graeme

AGES: Both 30. is a Staff OC­CU­PA­TIONS: Kelly an Elec­tri­cal Nurse and Graeme is Ser­vice Tech­ni­cian. and the WHERE: Canis­bay Church Caith­ness. re­cep­tion at Mey Hall, Wick. THE DRESS: Sim­ply Bliss, THE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER: of SDM. Su­san Swan­son LSWPP www.sdm­pho­tog­ra­phy.

Mhairi & Billy

40. AGES: Mhairi, 33, Billy, is a OC­CU­PA­TIONS: Mhairi Billy is a Site Diamond Buyer and Fore­man. WHERE: The cer­e­mony held at and re­cep­tion were Auchran­nie Ho­tel, Ar­ran. Sot­tero from THE DRESS: Mag­gie Lady G in East Kil­bride. THE PHO­TOG­RA­PHER: Louise Mal­lan Pho­tog­ra­phy. louise­mal­lan­pho­togra www.

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