Glasgow Old City Hall Fruitmarket Wedding Day – Emma & Sean
Emma & Sean chose to marry in the Old Fruitmarket at Glasgow’s City Hall. They both live in East Kilbride, just a few streets away from each other, and have been growing their love for a few years before deciding on a wedding. They both got ready at their parents homes, as well as the bridal party, together with all the fun that went along with the preparations.
They planned their whole wedding for the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow, which was the perfect venue for their large group of family and friends, especially with its character and its charm. Also, its right in the center of Glasgow – and an easy drive from East Kilbride.
Emma arrived in a vintage car with her Father and walked down the aisle behind her sister and two flower girls. She wore a full length fitted lace dress with short sleeves and a stunning finely embroidered cathedral veil. In her hair she wore a diamante head piece in rose gold. Her bouquet was brightly coloured and used many Scottish wild flowers to great effect. Sean, meanwhile, wore a traditional kilt in sage green and purple and a heather buttonhole. Sean couldn’t help but be wowed by Emma’s grand entrance and was overcome with emotion. The ceremony was conducted by a humanist celebrant and included the Quaich ‘love cup’ tradition.
Afterwards guests moved out of the hall for drinks while we went outside for some shots of just the couple. The streets of Glasgow officer many possibilities – great architecture, street scenes and even graffiti. Back into the hall the room had been transformed for their wedding breakfast and the couple were piped in by — who then toasted the newlyweds, like all pipers do. After the speeches the light in Glasgow as the sun was setting was stunning so it was outside for a couple of quick photos. It also gave the staff an opportunity to clear some of the tables, ready for the dancing.
On the dance floor the couple made everyone laugh with their planned square dance that included their families and close friends, which they had been practicing for weeks – as Emma is a dance teacher. All-in-all it was a great day, full of fun and laughter with even the Scottish weather on their side.
Ian Arthur is a Glasgow wedding photographer and captures weddings both large and small in a relaxed and elegant way in Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Argyll and across Scotland.
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