Family Matters: Wedding of the Week

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The wedding of Leigh McEwan and Craig Irvine

THE COUPLE: Leigh is 25, from Stirling, and a communications co-ordinator for the Scottish Childminding Association and Bonnybridge’s Craig (25) is a process operator at Ineos. The couple live in Bonnybridge.

HOW THEY MET: Craig and Leigh met through mutual friends when they were 17 but it wasn’t until a fateful meeting in Sylvester’s nightclub in Denny a few years later that they got together.

THE PROPOSAL: Craig planned to propose on Leigh’s 21st birthday after just over a year of dating. He bought the ring, asked Leigh’s parents for permission and then decided he couldn’t wait any longer and proposed two weeks before Leigh’s birthday.

THE WEDDING: Leigh and Craig married at Glenbervie House Hotel on July 1 and the day went perfectly.

THE WEDDING PARTY: Leigh’s friends Hazel Ferguson and Sarah Cassidy were bridesmaids and Craig’s friend Colin Ferguson acted as best man with Leigh’s brother Gary McEwan taking on duties as usher.

THE DRESS: Leigh wore a vintage strapless Alfred Sung gown with lace detailing. Thanks go to the girls at The Enchanted Rooms for all their help choosing the perfect dresses.

THE HONEYMOON: Leigh and Craig flew to Cyprus on Sunday, July 3, for ten luxurious days in the Napa Mermaid Hotel.

THANKS: Special thanks go to both sets of parents, Leigh’s mum Jackie and dad Robert and Craig’s mum, Anne. Also thanks to Glenbervie, registrar Jeanette Rodgers, photographer Denise Noone and piper Stewart Ogilvie for helping the Big Day go so well.