Claire and Ross had their real wedding at Canisbay Kirk, Caithness, Scotland in June 2007.
WHERE: Canisbay Kirk, Caithness, Scotland
WHEN: 30th June 2007
PHOTOGRAPHER: SDM Photography
Ross proposed 45 feet underwater! The couple were scuba diving in the Caribbean sea when he got down on one knee and signalled for Claire to swim over to see his wristband, on which he had written: “Will you marry me?”.
The bride’s real wedding outfit
Claire looked ﬂawless in her strapless Paloma Blanca dress in duponi silk, which she found at The Bridal Room in Reigate. The rufﬂed skirt made her feel really glamorous and the dress was embellished with beading to Claire’s own speciﬁcation. Her Rainbow Club shoes were also from The Bridal Room and Claire found her pearl earrings and necklace at Absolute Pearls.
“Despite his fear of sharks, Ross proposed when we were 45 feet underwater!”
The groom’s outfit
Ross’s grey morning suit for the real wedding was hired from the Jeff Banks collection at Debenhams. The groom’s rose silk cravat was made by a seamstress at The Bridal Room, using silk from Watters & Watters to match the bridesmaids’ dresses. Ross’s diamanté tie pin was from The Cravat Company.co.uk.
Wore plum rose silk dresses by Watters & Watters, and silver sandals, all from The Bridal Room.
Claire’s bouquet featured diamanté – studded Akito roses with gerberas and Fountain Panicum. Bridesmaids at the real wedding carried posies of pink roses with white gerberas and greenery.
Local musicians played My love is like a red, red rose on Scottish harps as Claire entered the church and A Scottish jig as the couple left.
The real wedding cake
Was a three-tier cake of chocolate and fruit layers, which was iced in white and decorated with pink gerberas and crystal wire. It was made by Liz Nicholson from Wick.
Claire and Ross were piped into their reception by Alan Plowman from Thurso Pipe Band and later, Whisky, a fantastic Scottish band, got everyone up and dancing.
“At the end of the night, the couple’s guests linked into a circle, with all of the wedding party in the centre, and the band played a jig for everyone to dance to – an unforgettable moment!