We love couples who take the wedding narrative, flip it and reverse it – and John and Darren did exactly that. They held their food and speeches before the ceremony, and instead of having bridesmaids and groomsmen they had a massive gang of friends henceforth known as ‘The Wedding War Cabinet’. I’ve never loved anything more.
Not only did this wedding eschew traditional running order, it eschewed traditional boring wedding style too. John and Darren celebrated in the Drygate Brewery, Glasgow – a gorgeous industrial space which they filled to the rafters with balloons, Roots & Fruits florals, and a bespoke beer (named ‘Sunart’, which is their new last name, chosen after a loch in the North West Highlands of Scotland which is very special to them both). Their ceremony space, officiated by our own wonderful celebrant Susan Douglas-Scott, was lit by two friends who work in the film industry so the photos have a wonderfully cinematic look, and their backdrop was hundreds and hundreds of brightly coloured paper cranes kindly made by friends and family.
At various points in the day, Sam and Sequoia from Mirrorbox Photography took John and Darren over Glasgow to get a plethora of breathtaking photos, showcasing the beauty and industrial grit of the city. “Our favourite part of doing the wedding was asking Darren & John to stand on a very small, precarious, crumbly old plinth on a very high cliff to get a great shot of them looking out over the city, and them saying yes and clambering up without hesitation!” they say. Dream couple or what?!