Wedding of the Week: Hazel Ferguson and Douglas McFarlane

Douglas McFarlane and Hazel Ferguson
Douglas McFarlane and Hazel Ferguson

The wedding of Hazel Ferguson and Douglas McFarlane

THE COUPLE: Hazel is 32 and a junior sister at a Falkirk Bupa care home, and Douglas is 27 and an arborist with Falkirk Council. The couple live in Dunipace.

HOW THEY MET: The couple met in May 2009 at a charity night in the Brightons Inn. Douglas was there with a friend and Hazel was there with her aunt. Douglas waited until later in the night before he started chatting to Hazel.

THE PROPOSAL: Douglas caught Hazel by surprise, proposing a week before her 30th birthday over dinner. She said: “I thought he would propose on my birthday, but he did it early.”

THE WEDDING: The wedding was held on November 30, 2013, at the Park Hotel. Ninety guests attended the service and there was a total of 150 in the evening. Hazel said it was a wonderful day from start to finish.

THE WEDDING PARTY: Hazel’s bridesmaids were her best friend Leigh Irvine, cousins Ashley Morgan and Arlaena Ferguson, her brother’s girlfriend Laura MacKinnon, Douglas’s sister Heather White, and Douglas’s sister-in-law Tracy McFarlane. The best man was friend Fraser Gallacher. The ushers were Colin Ferguson, Connor Ferguson, Robbie Munro, Campbell McFarlane and Aiden White. Twin page boys were 18-month-olds Calum and Zack McFarlane.

THE DRESS: Hazel loved her 1950s style fishtail gown from Phil Collins Bridal.

THE HONEYMOON: The newlyweds are jetting off to Mexico in January for 12 days.

THANKS: Special thanks go to the Park Hotel, Bright Yellow Photography, the bridal and groom party and both sets of parents, Marie and Colin Ferguson and Douglas’s mum and step dad Moira and Neill Campbell.

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