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Luc & Ruth

28th September 2018 

Photographer: NavyBlur

What made you choose Crieff Hydro?

Ruth: Growing up, Crieff Hydro was a regular family holiday every year, sometimes more. It felt like home. So what better way than to celebrate my marriage and top off all my memories I’ve had.  As for Luc, he was convinced after our very first wedding meeting with Dawn and Hannah – they were super helpful and full of joy! We both agreed that Crieff would be a great venue as guests could make a lovely weekend of it by staying for a few nights. (Which is what a lot of the guests did; it was great to spend time with family for a couple of days – like a mini holiday!)

Where did you get your dress and how did you choose it?

Ruth: Elganza – they were brilliant. They ask lots of questions and work out your style. After this, a personal shopper then picks out dresses that they think you will love based on your answers. The funny thing is, I didn’t actually like my dress at first (probably because of the big bow on the front) but I agreed to try it on anyway. Of course, I instantly fell in love with it (with the exception of the bow – that was removed!). Elganza spoke with the designers who agreed to let me design my own personalised belt in its place. So not only did I get my perfect dress, the belt even had my name on it.

How did you meet, who proposed and how did they do it?

Luc: I met Ruth at a church lunch and the rest is history. I proposed to Ruth on a beach in Ness, Isle of Lewis (Homeland). I chose Ness as that was the place I fell in love with Ruth on a weekend visiting her family. I knew Ruth had always wanted a candy floss machine and had a strange taste in rap music. So on the beach, I set up a candy floss maker (which, by the way, didn’t work. I forgot about the Lewis winds!) Never mind…onto my main event. I wrote Ruth a rap to her favourite song and eh….’rapped’ it to her on the beach. The proposal followed on from the this – needless to say I got a long ‘eeeeehhhhhhh’ and then a big YES!! (Followed by a statement you can’t rap.) Overjoyed was an understatement and I’m sure Ruth would be happy if I agreed never to rap to her again.

How did you know they were the one?

Luc: There wasn’t really a defining moment, but it slowly became apparent that I was lost when I wasn’t with Ruth. I needed Ruth. She completes me. I can’t help but smile when I am with her, see her and hear her. That’s when I knew I had to spend the rest of my life with her.

Ruth: Like Luc, there wasn’t a defining moment of “the one.” Over time I saw Luc’s true character and the fact that he puts me first in every single way imaginable melted my heart. His character made me want to not let him go.

What was your favourite part of the day?

Luc: Seeing Ruth for the first time as she walked down the aisle (After a cheeky look back)

Ruth: Apart from the obvious, the time in the morning. It was lovely just to chill and spend some time with my family and closest friends.

What was the most romantic thing about the day?

 Ruth: The photos in the grounds of Crieff. The photographers were amazing and we were just able to be ourselves

Luc: When Ruth,  during the vows, said “I Luc” – that created a lot of laughs!

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Saying I do and speaking to all the guests and all saying how much fun they are having.

What would be your one key piece of advice bride-to-bride and groom-to-groom?

Groom-to-Groom: During the day, before the evening reception try and find ten minutes to take your wife away and go for a walk around the grounds – talk, laugh, make memories – take it all in. The day goes past so fast and it’s easy to get caught up in it all and forget you have married your best friend.

Bride-to-Bride: I was told so many times how fast the day goes by, but I never actually thought it would go past as fast as it did! So remember to take a step back regularly and take it all in. It’s the best day of your life so make sure you capture every memory…

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