Leona & Colin
2nd September 2017
What made you choose Crieff Hydro?
Having been to Crieff Hydro on a couple of weekend breaks, it was always top of our list. We wanted somewhere that we could invite our whole family and all our friends to spend the weekend, and for us to show just how much of a fantastic place it is. Most importantly, we wanted somewhere that was extremely child friendly that would enable us to relax knowing our kids would be safe. Everything and everyone at Crieff Hydro added to the most amazing day.
What would be your one piece of advice Bride to Bride & Groom to Groom?
It is your special day so make it exactly what you desire, you will never keep everyone happy so concentrate on making each other happy.
Where did you get your dress and how did you choose it?
L.A. Bridal in Galashiels. Amy is absolutely incredible at her job; I gave her an idea of what I was looking for and she pulled out 3 dresses for me to try on, one of which was exactly what I was looking for and it was perfect.
How did you meet, who proposed and how did they do it?
Colin and I have known each other for 20 years and although we have been good friends throughout, our paths took us on a different route until we got together 9 years ago. Colin proposed on Christmas Day morning in 2015 by hanging fairy lights on the fence in the back garden which spelt out ‘Marry Me’. Upon opening the curtains and seeing the lights, Colin was down on one knee with the ring.
How did you that they were “the one”?
I’ve always known he was the one!
What was your favourite part of the day?
There are too many parts to mention however seeing the look on our kids faces and the moment I finally had the same surname as them was special.
What song did you choose for your first dance?
Say you won’t let go by James Arthur – it just sums us up.
What was the most romantic thing about the day?
When I saw Colin’s face completely light up when I walked into the room.
Did anything funny happen?
Our 3 year old nephew announced during the ceremony for all to hear that he needed the toilet!
What was the most memorable part of the day?
Everything about the day (and the whole weekend) was memorable, it’s impossible to pin point one specific part. From spending time with the bridesmaids in the morning, to greeting our family and friends once we were legally wed to dancing and partying the night away (including the kids) was memorable.