Lee and Malcolm – The Proposal
Photography: Archibald Photography
Lee Morrison and Malcolm Black met at Strathclyde University, where they were both doing the same degree. “Malcolm took me to Florence and proposed on the Ponte Vecchio bridge,” says Lee. “It was a surprise as I believed the trip was my Christmas present.”
The couple wed at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Glasgow, before celebrating with drinks at 29 Royal Exchange Square and a reception at The Lighthouse. “We were actually living in Sydney at the time, but we were certain that we wanted to come back to Scotland to get married and have a ‘City’ style wedding,” says the bride. “The theme was no fuss or frills, and traditional Scottish where possible. We had steak pie and chips for dinner and a ceilidh band (from hireaband.co.uk).”
Lee and Malcolm – The Ceremony
“My cousin’s a priest so he agreed to marry us,” says Lee. “St Andrew’s Cathedral is beautiful and it was walking distance from our venue, so the entire wedding party walked from the church through the city centre on a Saturday afternoon. We got lots of looks and it was fun.
I felt very excited and happy during the ceremony – possibly helped by sharing a bottle-and-a-half of Champagne beforehand with my best friend, who was one of my bridesmaids.”
Lee and Malcolm – Bride and Bridesmaids
Lee’s stylish wedding outfit consisted of a separate skirt and corset top, with tiny flowers attached. “I gave this amazing dressmaker (Fialora Couture in Sydney) a photo of what I wanted and she made it – she truly did a superb job,” says Lee. “I also had a fascinator (from contrarydesigns.com.au) with an attached veil, instead of a traditional veil.”
Lee completed her look with a single diamond pendant that her mum had bought her for passing her accountancy exams. “Malcolm also got his best man to deliver a stunning silver bracelet to the hotel I was getting ready at, which was a lovely surprise,” she adds.
The groom wore a Hunting McGregor kilt from Slanj Kilts in Scotland. “He also wore a cravat in the same material as my wedding dress,” says Lee. “He looked lovely.”
The two bridesmaids wore deep purple dresses from Monsoon, which were customised slightly by Fialora Couture.
Lee and Malcolm – The Flowers
Lee carried a bouquet of beautiful white roses, thistles and some greenery by Lianne Di Fleur. “We also used the same flowers for the table decorations,” she says. “Her flowers are amazing – our family has used her for so many occasions and she’s extremely innovative.”
Lee and Malcolm – The Reception
After the ceremony, Lee and Malcolm posed for some pics while guests enjoyed drinks at 29 Royal Exchange Square.
“We got our photographs taken in Royal Exchange Square, Princes Square, Buchanan Street etc,” she says. “This is what really appealed to us – having a city wedding and hence very different photographs from the norm.”
Lee and Malcolm – The Venue
The couple decided to do their big day their way. “I decided it was going to be our wedding, so I didn’t worry about not having ‘standard’ things such as the wedding cake or favours, although we did buy an M&S cake and got the caterers to serve it alongside the bacon rolls in the evening,” says Lee. “I wanted it to be one big party, which it was.”