Alexandra & John
The couple planned their Scottish wedding while living in Dubai...
Ages: Alexandra, 26, John, 29.
Occupations: Alexandra is a Make-up Artist and John is a Senior Transport Engineer.
The photographer: Fotogenic of Scotland, www.fotogenicofscotland.co.uk
Where: The ceremony was at Bothwell Parish Church and the reception was at the Radstone Hotel.
The dress: Metal Flaque in Paris. We met... My best friend introduced us while we were on a night out.
The proposal... We live in Dubai now, so while we were home in Scotland, John went to look at rings and decided to plan the engagement. When we got back to Dubai, he took me to Qasr Al Sarab (a luxury hotel in the desert) and got down on one knee while we were watching the sunset on the sand dunes.
Biggest help... Both of our mothers were incredibly helpful.
Difficulties... Being in Dubai limited the time we had to enjoy the preparations, I didn’t get much time with my sister, mum or friends in the lead up to our big day but they all made it really special for me when I finally came home two weeks before the wedding.
First dance... The One I Love by David Gray.
Advice... Try to enjoy every minute of it and don’t rush into big decisions (like booking venues) until you are 100 percent sure.
John proposed while we were watching a gorgeous sunset in Dubai...