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Harriet & Jamie – A City Centre Ceremony with a West End Finale

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Harriet & Jamie’s enquiry was a little bit different from most, as they were looking to get married in a registry office with only their close family. Although they were looking for an intimate ceremony they were still keen to host a large wedding reception with a three course wedding breakfast and drinks package for all guests on the same day.

The couple had met in Glasgow when they both studied at the Glasgow Vet School and are now both qualified vets living down south. On their visit to the venue in January 2018, they informed me that their first flat together was in fact directly across from Òran Mór, but they confessed that they were not regulars in our bar as they were skint students while living there.

The ceremony was booked for 10.30am at 23 Montrose Street Ceremony Rooms where the couple were joined by their parents and a few other close family members and friends.

Harriet arrived at the city centre registry office after an early rise and having her hair done by Melissa Bridal Hair. She was dressed beautifully in a beaded Monsoon dress, topped off with a furry wrap which was just perfect for the January winter wedding date. Jamie was dressed in tartan trews from Slanj Kilts.  Photographer Mark Wild also joined them to capture their intimate ceremony, followed by a city centre photoshoot in Royal Exchange square, George Square.

The couple finally headed to the West End were I met them with a glass of fizz before they had a couples shoot in our Gallery.

At 4.00pm Harriet and Jamie welcomed 120 of their friends and family to our Auditorium to kick off their wedding celebrations. The couple had booked the 6 piece Cuban band Son al Son to entertain their guests during their drinks reception which set the tone for the evening perfectly.

The couple had their honeymoon to Mexico booked for the day after the wedding, so decided not to book flowers – as these would have simply gone to waste. They had opted for an oval top table and booked gold charger plates and the fairy light package with Make Believe Events, and the tables were finished off with large blue glass bowls with candles which matched the rest of the blue décor nicely.

A friend of the couple, George, coordinated the speeches and the evening’s proceedings including a first dance and cake cutting. The final guests were welcomed to the dancefloor by well-known Glasgow Ceilidh band Stravaig.

Harriet and Jamie knew exactly the type of wedding they were looking for and although it is different from the modern day norm, it was exactly how they had pictured it. The couple were extremely impressed by what Òran Mór had to offer as a venue especially at a particularly busy time of year, and sent a lovely message before jetting off to Mexico.

Jamie and I just wanted to say thanks so much for everything you did for our wedding yesterday. We had the best time and the room looked absolutely beautiful! The day was completely stress free for us and we couldn’t be happier. Multiple guests commented on how good the food was and also how great the service was.’

The couple are joining us again on the 8th of June for their friends Shona & Ben’s wedding and I’m really looking forward to catching up with them then!

By Pauline Muir

Pauline is the in-house Wedding Coordinator for Òran Mór.

0141 357 6214