Oran Mor Wedding Blog

Kimberley & Callum – A City Wedding in the Scottish Sunshine!

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

Kim and Callum visited the venue and instantly knew that our Auditorium was exactly what they were looking for, for their summer city wedding. After seeing the room almost empty, I encouraged the couple to come back the following week the morning of a wedding to see the room set for a ceremony. The couple returned to the venue and were blown away by the set up. Their visit was also very beneficial to them as they got to meet humanist Maggie Kinloch who as always was super early in arriving ahead of the ceremony that day. The couple completely clicked with Maggie, who was able to advise and discuss their options for a humanist ceremony and how things worked before even booking their venue. The couple found this extremely useful and the following week booked with us for Friday 28th June 2019 and also booked Maggie to marry them as well.

The couple attended our wedding fayres on the lead up to their big day where they met and booked some of our recommended suppliers including Mark Wild Photography, videographers Olive and Thistle, make-up artists Mitchell and Macinnes Make Up and pianist John Rankin Piano Man.

The couple’s good friend Martin from Peter Smith & Sons Pianos offered to gift the couple a baby grand piano for the day for pianist John to use, from their shop in Glasgow. This was a really lovely touch on the day – although I’m sure Martin will agree that the delivery on the day was far from easy, getting a large piano up the 33 stairs of our bell tower entrance.

Kimberley was really keen to keep the décor for both the ceremony and reception simple. The couple booked fairy lights from décor company Make Believe Events  and purchased glass vases with tea lights and ivory rose petals, to line the aisle. At the end of the aisle was a small table for signing the register which was dressed with a floral long and low from florist Peacock Wedding Flowers who also provided a large artificial flower wall which was used as a back drop for the bridal entrance and for the top table later in the day.

On Friday 28th June 2019 Kimberley’s bridesmaids arrived in an ivory camper van provided by Met Wedding Cars and bride Kim followed shortly on with her father in a classic soft top wedding car. Groom Callum stood patiently at the end of the aisle with his groomsmen who were all dressed in kilts from Glasgow kilt shop McCalls. Maggie as always made sure to come and see bride Kim, before the ceremony started and was full of calming and reassuring words for Kim before she took to the aisle. Kimberley’s dress was a stunning fitted white dress from Anne Priscilla Bridal.

Callum and Kimberley were now officially pronounced the new Mr & Mrs Vause and quickly after they were married headed off with photographer Mark to make the most of the gorgeous weather for pictures in the Botanic Gardens, and then shortly after a trip to Ashton Lane where groom Callum was actually mistaken for Scottish professional footballer Oliver Burke. This even went viral and was all over social media!

The couple then joined their wedding guests back in our Auditorium for speeches and dinner. The tables were dressed with our in house silver candelabras and personalised stationary from Bottled Love Stationary.

After a three course wedding breakfast and plenty of wine and fizz the couple took to the dancefloor at 8.00pm to cut their wedding cake which was made and delivered to the venue by their friend Lindsey who did an exceptional job! Photographer Mark Wild captured the couple’s first dance perfectly and the couple, accompanied by their guests, took to the dancefloor where they were looked after by wedding band Fusion until the early hours of the morning.


By Pauline Muir

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

0141 357 6214