Today I am thrilled to share the wonderful Glasgow Wedding of Ann – Maree and Stevie.
Its a story thats bridges continents of when a Scottish boy met an Australian lass and how they fell in love…
Images of the day were captured beautifully by Imagine Images.
Imagine are a team of two experienced professional photographers – a partnership in photography as well as in life.
Their shared passion for photography means they are very fortunate to be doing a job they love and strive to capture your day to perfection.
They love that every wedding is unique and appreciate the importance of capturing those little details and moments that make your day so individual and special.
Ross of Imagine says “We met Ann Maree and Stephen in early May, but by that point we felt like we already knew the couple having spoken a few times over the phone.”
“Having already got quite a lot of information about what they wanted their wedding day to be like, the initial consultation was very relaxed – and we all had great fun chatting through their wedding plans.”
“On the day Kirsty met Ann-Maree in the beautiful surroundings of One Devonshire Gardens for some preparations shots of the bride-to-be and her family and bridesmaid.”
“The ceremony itself was very intimate, and the venue was beautiful. It was an absolute honour to capture the ceremony enjoyed by both families.”
“Directly afterwards the couple enjoyed their first dance, so this was a little different to what we are used to, and then the guests joined in to dance ‘Strip the Willow’.”
“We finished off the day by capturing some pictures of the speeches before leaving everyone to party the night away.”
“It was an absolute delight to capture Ann Maree and Stephen’s wedding day. We were really made to feel part of the day by everyone, and I hope both families have many happy times looking through the images we created of Ann Maree and Stephen’s big day!”
I now pass you over to the lovely Bride Ann – Maree,
How did you meet?
“I had just moved to the UK from Australia and moved into a shared house.”
“I met Stevie through one of my new housemates who was best friends with him at the time.”
“Stevie’s main memory of meeting me for the first time was of her sitting on the floor, wearing tracksuit pants, a rugby top and slugging from a can of Fosters.”
“He thought that I was a bit of a hottie but wondered if maybe I might be “batting for the other team”. Ann-Maree still thinks this is funny.”
“They were friends for nearly 18 months before he plucked up the courage to make his move.”
When did you get engaged?
“We got engaged at the beginning of this year.”
“Stevie was very romantic – he recreated our first date, taking me to The Porterhouse for a few bevvies, before having dinner at PJ’s Bar & Grill, (where there was a massive big bunch of flowers waiting on the table).”
“We finished off the night with a glass of Champagne at Gordon’s Wine Bar.”
“He proposed at PJ’s Bar & Grill but because the table was in a corner, I couldn’t see him down on one knee so for laughs he got down on his knee outside once we left.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey?
“We didn’t want a long Engagement and with some of my family already visiting from Australia in October, we decided it was the perfect opportunity.
“Time was a difficult factor as I had a trip booked to go back to Australia for 3 months and we wanted to try and get as much done before I flew out.”
“So it started off with a long weekend in Glasgow where they had made appointments to see ceremony and reception venues, photographers, hotels, celebrants, as much as we could in that short amount of time.”
“It was quite hectic but by the end of the weekend we had the ceremony and reception venue, photographer, hotel and celebrant booked. It was fantastic to get it all done AND within budget.”
“Although going back to Australia between the engagement and the wedding day made time pressing, it also meant that I was able to go dress shopping with my mum.”
“I didn’t have an idea of what kind of dress I wanted, I wanted to keep my options open and by doing this was able to try on dresses I never thought I would ever see myself in, resulting in the perfect dress for our day.”
“Getting it back was a bit of a laugh. I carried my dress with me as carry on luggage and everyone was really lovely.”
“The stewardesses hung it up in the first class cupboard and everyone just smiled when I had to lug it around Hong Kong airport in between flights.”
“I even managed it get an upgrade into Premium Economy for the first half of the flight.”
“When I arrived back in the UK, Stevie was there to pick me up with a big bunch of flowers.”
“We arranged another weekend back in Glasgow and made appointments with everyone involved for our day, including a hair and make up trial.”
When did you get married?
We got married on the 4th October 2013
“We had our ceremony in Arta, photos in and around Arta, Royal Exchange Square and Ashton Lane (West End). And reception in the private dining room of
What was the best bit of your day?
“Having everyone from both sides of the family there.”
“They’d all met over Skype but this was the first time they’d all met in person.”
“Everyone seemed to have lots of laughs and have a great time.”
“There was only Ann-Maree’s sister-in-law and nephew that couldn’t make the journey and although it was sad they couldn’t make it, they were able to Skype into the ceremony so we still felt like they were a part of our day.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Keep it simple – make a list of the things that really matter to you but don’t get caught up in all the tiny details.”
“Breathe – it’s so easy to get caught up with everything on the day and it goes sooooo fast. Take a few moments to take it all in, you want to remember it.”
“Be prepared to compromise – You will get ideas and advice from a lot of people, what may not be important to you could be for someone else. Try to imagine how it will affect you on the day if something is done not quite how you wanted it.”
“Give your parents a job – It’s a big event for them as well and they will like to feel involved.”
“Relax – don’t worry if something doesn’t go exactly the way you had planned.”
“When all is said and done, you are marrying the love of your life and that is all that’s important!”
Thank you so much to Imagine Images for allowing me to share this gorgeous Glasgow Wedding.
I love how they have used multiple Glasgow landmarks to get a fantastic eclectic portrait of their day.
I love the family centredness of the day and how people came from far and wide to share in their Wedding, a transcontinental celebration.
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Photographer: Imagine Images
Flowers: Lavender Blue (West End, Glasgow)