Nicola & Alex
20th July 2019
What made you choose Crieff Hydro?
It was the lovely surroundings and hotel. Another big factor were the staff; they were very helpful and accommodating when we came to visit every time.
My mum and dad also got married here so there was sentimental value.
What would be your one key piece of advice Bride to Bride & Groom to Groom?
Take in every moment, as the day passes so quickly.
Everyone says take a moment for yourselves as a couple, we found this particularly easy because we got married outwith Crieff Hydro, so had the car journey to ourselves. We were then whisked away to the Knock, where we had photos, so we could be alone there too.
Where did you get your dress and how did you choose it?
My dress was from Emma Roy of Edinburgh. I had tried on so many of dresses in many different shops but as soon as I put my dress on I felt like a bride, I felt like it made me feel special and everything a bride should be. They say “when you know, you know”!
How did you meet, who proposed and how did they do it?
We met in Carlisle, I was at university in Dumfries and Alex was there for a night out.
Alex was the one who popped the question; he had planned a night away for us to see Bastille at the SSE Hydro. We were getting ready and he said “I can’t wait to take my fiancée out”, which confused me. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
How did you know they were the one?
Alex and I are very similar, right from the very first date I could tell we were going to get along very well. We have the same values and interests which made getting along very easy. He always put me at ease, especially after making a mess when we were on our first date and had been out for lunch – he was mortified when his plate was lifted and he’d dropped most of his food around his plate.
What was your favourite part of the day?
I could not choose one single moment that was my favourite part. I wish we could do it all over again!
What song did you choose for your first dance?
A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman.
What was the most romantic part of the day?
Taking our photographs in the beautiful surroundings and getting time to be on our own and have a little catch up/chat.
Did anything funny happen on the day?
Unexpected – one of our guests had passed out in the middle of the speeches. The staff were fantastic and looked after him very well without causing disruption to the speech from the best man. The staff in the hotel called for an ambulance to make sure he had been checked out effectively and was in good health.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
Seeing all our planning come together seamlessly. Making all the effort worth it and a million times more.