No matter what
Here's another lockdown wedding to put a smile on your face! Not even a global pandemic was going to stop Morag and Stuart from tying the knot. Read on to hear all about their special day...
â€œWe had been planning our wedding for two years when lockdown hit, and we realised we wouldnâ€™t be able to have our dream day with 120 guests at The Victory Hall in Aboyne. We quickly decided weâ€™d get married no matter what. After being together for nine years, we were so ready to be husband and wife.
â€œPlanning the wedding during lockdown kept me going and it gave us both something to look forward to. The big day was in October 2020 and we luckily managed to use most of our original suppliers.
â€œLimiting the guest list wasnâ€™t too bad because we have a small family, but we kept everyone else up to date and they were all really understanding. We decided to invite our parents and siblings, plus the bridal party and their partners. Also, the minister and his wife are really good friends of ours which was a nice bonus. Ours was his last wedding before he retired which was really special.
â€œSome of our family had already booked accommodation in Aboyne so they treated it as a mini holiday. It was fantastic to see them socially distanced on the day and they watched the ceremony via Zoom. We set up the live stream ourselves and about 50 people saw us tie the knot.
â€œI decided weâ€™d gift hand sanitiser and a face mask, so everyone was matching. My parents discovered that Doddie Weirâ€™s foundation were selling masks that matched the groomsmenâ€™s kilts. Since both my grandpas and my great grandpa played rugby and itâ€™s a charity from the Scottish Borders where I grew up, it felt like a little bit of home with us.
â€œThere were 20 people there in total, including the photographer and videographer. Having a smaller number was actually really nice and it meant we got to speak to everyone. The day still went by far too quickly, though. Sadly, we couldnâ€™t have any music and everything had to end by 8pm, but we did manage have our first dance outside before the meal.
â€œWeâ€™re going to wait and see what we fancy doing in the future but have thought about having a ceilidh to celebrate with more people. To be honest, Iâ€™m not fussed because I feel we got to do everything we wanted. For anyone else questioning going ahead with their wedding, Iâ€™d say: Just do it. You wonâ€™t regret it!â€
Introducing Mrs and Mrs McCreathâ€™s dream teamâ€¦
Venue: The Victory Hall Aboyne
Accommodation: Lys-Na-Greyne B&B, The Boat Inn Aboyne, Glen Tanar Estate
Photography: Suzie Smith Photography
Videography: Buchan Photography & Videography
Transport: Deeside Classic Campers
Food: Aboyne Event Catering, St Andrews Event Catering
Hair: Hair & More by Marianne
Flowers: The Secret Garden Florist
Beauty: KayV Makeup & Hair
Pipes: Alba Bagpiper
Face masks: My Nameâ€™5 Doddie Foundation