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Kit & Paul: An Intimate West End Wedding

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Kit and Paul were looking for a wedding venue that could accommodate an small wedding ceremony for close friends and family, with space to later host a large evening reception… and where better than a venue only a stone’s throw away from their home in the West End.

The Gallery is a stunning mezzanine situated in the Òran Mór Auditorium and under the bespoke hand painted artwork of Glasgow artist and novelist Alasdair Gray, the Gallery is the perfect location for an intimate wedding ceremony. The Gallery fitted perfectly with Kit and Paul’s wedding vision and meant that their family and friends could witness their marriage in a beautiful unique setting, followed by a drinks reception in our Auditorium bar.


The couple took full advantage of the beautiful May holiday weekend weather and visited the Glasgow Botanic Gardens for some pictures. Photographer John Clark also made sure to utilise the stunning windows, murals and backdrop that Òran Mór has to offer.


The wedding party took to the Private Dining Room, where the board room table was set beautifully with each guest receiving their own personalised glass from the bride and groom. Paul requested that he come in prior to the wedding ceremony to put these at the correct guest’s position, assuring me that I would not be able to work it out myself from each guest’s unique nickname – he was correct!


Speeches took place in the Private Dining Room, followed by a final toast to the new couple. Paul proposed to Kit in the beautiful highlands of Glengoyne and the couple decided that they wanted to toast to their marriage with 15 year old Glengoyne whisky, (in their guests personalised glasses) rather than a traditional glass of fizz.


At 7pm the doors of the Bell Tower entrance were opened and Kit and Paul welcomed their further 100 wedding guests into the Auditorium for their evening reception. Kit’s sister Olivia and fellow musician Ronnie, who regularly play in our main bar on a Sunday afternoon, played throughout the drinks reception – which I’m sure was an extremely special performance for Olivia, playing at her sister’s wedding.


The couple enjoyed an evening of dancing and celebrating until the early hours of the morning. The couple cut their wedding cake – cheese, which was beautifully dressed (if I do say so myself) with fruit and foliage supplied by Kit. The cheese was then served along with their finger buffet for guests to enjoy along with crackers, chutneys and fruit.


Kit & Paul 27.5.18

Photography: John Clark Photos

Ceremony: Gallery, Òran Mór

Reception: Auditorium, Òran Mór

Cake: I.J. Mellis Cheese

Band: The Big Shoogle

Reception Entertainment: Ronnie & Olivia

By Pauline Muir

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

0141 357 6214