Family Matters: Wedding of the week

Mark Weston and Sophie Parker
Mark Weston and Sophie Parker
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The wedding of Sophie Parker and Mark Weston

THE COUPLE: Sophie is 27, from Carron, and is a sales account manager in Grangemouth, while Mark (26) works in customer services in Linlithgow. The newly-weds live in Stenhousemuir.

HOW THEY MET: Sophie and Mark first met when they were 15 while in a drama club at Larbert High School. They went out on a few dates as teenagers and never lost touch.

THE PROPOSAL: Mark popped the question while the couple were on holiday in Florence. Sophie said she was delighted and that the ring was perfect.

THE WEDDING: The wedding was held in Los Alcázares in Spain where Sophie’s parents have a house. The ceremony was held in a courtyard in Balneario la Encarnación and the couple had pictures taken on a nearby beach. The courtyard was then transformed for dinner and around 35 friends and family joined the couple to celebrate. A party was held at the Vu in West Lothian on the weekend after the wedding and 150 guests, family and friends attended.

THE WEDDING PARTY: Sophie’s best friends Alison Smith, Lyne Sharp, and Gemma Stronach were the bridesmaids, and Mark’s best man was his best friend Ryan Marshall.

THE DRESS: Sophie’s dress was made by a Spanish designer and puchased in Barcelona. It was a light ivory strapless tiered fish-tailed organza gown.

THE HONEYMOON: The couple relaxed in Mexico after their celebrations. Sophie said the resort was amazing.

THANKS: Special thanks go to both sets of parents and to the family and friends who shared their special day.