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Mr & Mrs Sharkey

Mr & Mrs Sharkey have tied the knot at the Rosslea Hall Hotel near Helensburgh on 12th November 2015. They're really excited to share with you the details of their amazing day!

"The location was beautiful and close to home! The staff made us feel relaxed and welcomed at every visit and phone call."

How did you meet?

Been friends since we were around 12 years old, we always socialised in the same group of friends. We then ended up living across the road from one another in our 20’s and our friendship became more.

Who popped the question and how?

We went on our first holiday together to Disney World Orlando. John secretly had everything planned before we left for the holiday, he had bought a ring and told my parents he was going to propose to me. John surprised me by getting down on one knee in front of Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom, and asked me to marry him! Of course I said yes!! (We had the castle made as our top tier on our wedding cake).

What tools did you use to research your big day

I went to all my local wedding fair's, these are great for trying and viewing samples and to meet the people that work for the companies. I also received a lot of discounts from these, companies gave me up to 15% off packages when I told them I saw them at the wedding fair and some gave me a voucher to use when booking! My mum kept me stocked up on wedding magazines. I cut out dresses and bouquets, hair styles, great advice, anything I liked and stuck it in my lovely homemade wedding folder. I also used The Scottish Wedding Directory website for ideas. This is where I entered a competition and won our honeymoon :)

What made your venue so special?

The location was beautiful and close to home, the staff made us feel relaxed and welcome at every visit and phone call. We were made to feel that we could be in contact at any time and no question was too much. Our entire package was made to feel and look personalised to us and our family which was very important to us.

What was the one thing you will never forget about your day?

Finally saying I do!! And seeing my children in their beautiful outfits!

What is your advice for future brides and grooms?

To take in every single moment on your day as it goes past so fast! And to remember that it's your day so try not to please everyone else.

What local suppliers would you recommend?

MacDonald Cake Company in Cardross 
Helensburgh Flower shop
Fairytales Photography
The Wedding Planner Helensburgh


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