Lucy and Robert’s rocking Glasgow wedding
These newlyweds mixed city style with a dash of heavy rock on their big day. Our WED2B Real Weddings feature reveals more…
Lucy and Robert met through mutual friends at Download Festival in 2016. “We got along really well,” says Lucy. “Robert lived in Glasgow and I lived in Norwich at the time. So, although we quite fancied each other, the feelings were never entertained.”
"The following year we met again at the festival and really hit it off, so there was no denying what we felt. We began an exciting long distance relationship, travelling to see each other as often as possible with video calls that lasted hours. We fell in love hard and fast! The rest just fell into place.”
A romantic proposal in Rome
The couple had been together for three years when Robert proposed. “Three years felt like a lifetime!” says Lucy. “Robert proposed quietly (just as I would have wanted it) at Piazza Navona in Rome. It was perfect.”
Wedding dresses Glasgow
“I was looking for wedding dresses Glasgow, and I had seen the WED2B store on the high street and I followed the Instagram page,” says Lucy.
“I tried a few dress stores and honestly WED2B delivered the best service. Our sales assistant was amazing. She built up my confidence and just knew how I was feeling in each dress, before I even said anything.”
Lucy chose Roscoe a crepe gown with beautiful lace sleeves. “I hadn’t even considered a sheath dress,” says Lucy. “I only wanted to try on A-lines. However, when I did, I hated the shape on me. So, it’s true what they say, you never pick what you thought you wanted to begin with. The assistant chose Roscoe because she knew I wanted lace and sleeves, which were a must-have. I fell in love with the dress the minute I had it on.” For similar styles take a look at Anwar, Nixie or Kaiya.
A grand city venue
The couple married at Citation Glasgow on 27th August 2022. “We were looking at another venue but during the pandemic they stopped holding weddings,” says Lucy. “The same company owned Citation and asked if we would consider moving to this venue instead. We didn’t even know this stunning place was a wedding venue and we were absolutely delighted with it.”
“I cannot imagine marrying anywhere else, it was beautiful for us. From the minute you walk down the street towards the venue you are met with grand pillars covered in fairy lights and flowers, it was just stunning.”
The big day
“I got ready with my bridesmaids, flower girls, mother and mother-in-law,” says Lucy. “We all got ready at the Hilton in Glasgow, which is where we stayed over the weekend of the wedding. The weather was amazing, about 20℃ and sunny, which was great considering it poured down all the days leading up to it.”
“The aisle was lined with rose and blossom trees,” says Lucy. “My dad and my step dad both walked me down the aisle to a cover of ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love With You’ by Kina Grannis."
“During the ceremony we lit candles to signify our union and we played ‘Take Over World’ by The Courteeners when we signed the register. We also had a piper play the guests and me into the venue, as well as back up the aisle and into dinner. The most special moment during the ceremony was walking down the aisle and locking eyes with Robert. We just couldn’t stop smiling.”
Drinks, canapés and dancing
“After the ceremony we went for a walk around Merchant City in Glasgow, which gave us some great photos,” says Lucy. “Our guests had drinks and canapés and there was also a candy pick ’n’ mix table set up. Our first dance song was ‘Glasgow’ by Catfish and The Bottlemen. This is one of our favourite bands and the song holds a very special place in our hearts. Most of our friends would have said we were crazy not to pick this song.”
“The theme for the day was blush and nudes, very botanical and romantic with lots of candles,” says Lucy. “The wedding breakfast was a three-course dinner with vegan options too. We served soup, haggis or chicken, followed by beef, chicken or lentil curry and then a dessert of profiteroles or apple tart.”
“There were also two cakes, both made by family members,” says Lucy. “One was a traditional wedding fruit cake and the other was vanilla sponge with Swiss meringue buttercream and raspberry jam. We also had little personalised mason jars filled with toffee bonbons as favours.”
“Later our DJ played an amazing variety of songs for all,” says Lucy. “A highlight was when the DJ played a heavy rock song, so we could have a good dance with our Download Festival friends, who had travelled for the occasion.”
"Some guests were shocked but most, especially relatives, loved it and gained such a good bond with our rock festival friends after it. It was definitely a conversation starter and unusual for a wedding but it went so well. It set the tone to allow us to slip some classic rock and indie tunes into the evening, which went down a treat with all the guests.”
The best bits…
“It’s hard to pick the most memorable moments,” says Lucy. “But I’d say walking down the aisle, the ceremony, having photos taken and the first hour of dancing.”
My top tips…
"Take it all in and enjoy the planning while you can,” says Lucy. “The day flies by and you’ll miss it when it’s gone. Also, get a videographer. On the day there is so much you'll miss and the video is just amazing to watch back."
Lucy and Robert’s Dream Team
Photographer: Dearly Photography
Wedding venue: Citation Weddings and Events
Wedding dresses: WED2B
Florist: Elaine Minto Flowers
Makeup: Ophelia Bridal Makeup
Hair: Hair by Helen
Videographer: Erin Rose Films
Celebrant: Alan Barr
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