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Nicola & Paul… Sundown Over The Botanics

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Nicola and Paul chose to have a Winter Wedding in February 2018. Often couples will avoid this time of year due to the almost guaranteed bad Scottish weather but Nicola and Paul could not have had a nicer day, with the sun in the sky for most of the day.

The couple had their ceremony with us in our Auditorium at 2pm and guests were welcomed into the room by pianist Andy Lucas who played during the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast – creating a beautiful and unique backing track for the couple’s wedding day.


A couple of months before Nicola and Paul’s wedding I was approached by Glasgow videographers Gary and Amanda – also known as Olive & Thistle – who were looking for a unique venue to try out their new equipment. The team at Olive & Thistle were familiar with Òran Mór, and believed it was the perfect venue to showcase what they can do with their new (and very expensive) recording equipment. The plan was for the video to be shot and edited in time for Spring, allowing Gary and Amanda to use it for promotional purposes throughout the busy wedding season, and it was perfect timing for me to promote the venue ahead of our April Wedding Fayre.


Under a time restraint, we then had to quickly find a couple who were happy to be the face of the new Olive and Thistle and Òran Mór promo video (we have over 19,000 followers on the Òran Mór Facebook page alone – yikes).

Nicola and Paul’s winter wedding fitted perfectly with the criteria and the couple were delighted to be part of this new creation, and to allow Olive & Thistle to be part of their big day.

The plan for the day – weather dependant – was to take the couple over to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens directly across the road from the Auditorium entrance, while guests were entertained by Andy Lucas and served chocolate covered strawberries and Prosecco.

Top Table Photography lead the photography shoot in the gardens capturing some stunning pictures on the grounds and in Kibble Palace. Olive & Thistle closely followed on capturing some amazing footage in and out of the venue.

As the couple opted for a 2pm ceremony, this worked perfectly with the sun setting at approximately 4.30pm which created the perfect back drop for this stunning shot of Nicola and Paul in the sunset. If this is not the perfect advert for a winter wedding, then I don’t know what is!


I cannot thank Olive & Thistle enough for choosing to work with me on this project, and for having Òran Mór as their chosen venue for their promo video. I highly recommend any couple looking for a wedding videographer to get in touch with Gary and Amanda as they are not only great to work with, but exceptional at what they do. Oh and you can view the final promo video below!

Finally – thank you to Nicola and Paul – the now Mr & Mrs Miller – for agreeing to be the face of our fantastic promo video. It was a pleasure working with both of you on the lead up to and on your big day.


Nicola & Paul 17/02/18

Photography: Top Table Photography

Ceremony: Òran Mór

Reception: Òran Mór

Cake: Cake by Rachel

Band: Aurora

Pianist: Andy Lucas

Videographer: Olive & Thistle

By Pauline Muir

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

0141 357 6214