Oran Mor Wedding Blog

Lucy and Calum: Surprise Singing Waiters and Smiles All Round

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Lucy and Calum married on Friday 12th of October 2018 on a cloudy rainy day in Glasgow, but with a stunning 19th century church as your wedding venue, surrounded by stunning stained glass windows, upper lighting and modern art  – who needs good weather?

On the lead up to the wedding day, I had met Lucy’s family a good couple of times at show rounds and our wedding fayres. The family had two upcoming weddings to look forward to with Lucy and Calum’s being the first, and Lucy’s sister Holly’s wedding the following year. Both sisters had booked the same wedding florist, and one of my all-time favourite florists to work with, Betty Blue Bell. Emma – Betty Blue Bell – arrived at the venue on the morning of Lucy and Calum’s wedding with stunning gold jars of dark and moody purple flowers which were placed down the sides of the ceremony chairs with candles to line the aisle. Emma also dropped off a long floral runner for the top table, and dressed our in house candelabras to match. As always myself and Emma had a good catch up the morning of the wedding and she informed me that she had really been looking forward to this booking, and was equally excited about dressing Lucy’s sister’s wedding the following year. Holly had gone for a completely different look all together.

Lucy and Calum had booked pianist Andy Lucas  for their ceremony to play Lucy’s entrance music, which I believe Calum had specifically requested not to be a Beyonce song, but Lucy got her way on the exit song and the couple celebrated their exit back up the aisle to Beyonce’s Love on Top (a woman after my own heart).

The couple decided not to leave the venue for pictures on the day of the wedding due to the unreliable weather that day, but took full advantage of the stunning Auditorium backdrop and upper gallery space. Photographer Stevie Kyle who had never shot in our venue before, did an exceptional job capturing the couples big day without even having to leave the venue.

Guests were treated to a drinks reception of Prosecco and a selection of Brew Dog beers before taking their seats for speeches and dinner. The couple had provided their own large gold charger plates for each guest’s place setting, which matched perfectly with the gold Ferrero Rocher pierced with a round hand written card for each guests name placed.

Their table plan was made up of a hand painted gold platform which their individual gin bottles sat on. Each gin bottle had its own table name and was filled with fairy lights – which tied in beautifully with the fairy lights in the venue, supplied by Make Believe Events. The couple had also booked a traditional red post box from Make Believe Events, and a large cinema sign which read ‘Welcome to our wedding, hope you brought your dancing shoes’. Lucy and Calum had purchased a large gold framed mirror, which displayed printed photographs of both Lucy and Calum’s parents on their wedding day and then images of both sets of grandparents on their wedding day, which was such a lovely touch.

The couple were keen to offer an after dinner cocktail to their guests and hired in glassware from cocktail mixologists Badaboom Glasgow to serve the perfect Espresso Martini. But this wasn’t the only surprise for guests during dinner service. The day before the wedding I received a phone call from Lucy’s mum Shona, who informed me she had literally just booked singing waiters that day as a surprise for Lucy and Calum. Lucy had planned every inch of her wedding day to a ‘t’ and Shona was determined to give her daughter at least one surprise on the day. The SOS Singing Waiters went down a treat and had guests up singing and dancing, before they had even got to their cocktails!

Big Bear Bakery provided a stunning and simplistic two tiered cake, which was accompanied by some delicious chocolate brownies. The couple cut their cake, before taking to the dancefloor for their first dance performed by the very popular wedding band Ernest. The band made sure to have guests dancing for the rest of the evening and into the early hours of the morning.

It was a pleasure working with the whole family on the lead up to the wedding day – thank you Lucy & Calum for allowing me to share the memories of your big day.

Dress: Olive Jones
Groom Jacket and Waistcoat: MacGregor & Macduff 
Bridesmaids dresses: Ghost from Melle Cloche.

By Pauline Muir

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

0141 357 6214