Christine & Jame’s Wonderful Waterside Wedding

by Michelle

Christine and Jame’s October wedding took place at The Vu, a contemporary venue in a dream setting centrally located between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with panoramic views over the Ballencrieff Reservoir and the Bathgate hills. What a fabulous backdrop for a wonderful wedding.

The Background

Christine and James actually met seventeen years ago at the gym and about seven years later James asked Christine to marry him. They started planning a wedding but six months later discovered they were pregnant with their daughter Neive. So the wedding got put on the back as life happened and during this time the couple also had their son, Jude.

A Last Minute Cancellation

Fast forward to earlier this year and Christine was looking at The Vu social media earlier when a last minute date popped up as a cancellation. As it was James’ birthday she sent it to him as a joke thinking he’d never go for it. But he did!

Springing into Action

By the time they phoned up another couple had already booked it so they thought that was that. Twelve hours later the venue called them back. The other couple had pulled out as they felt it was too short notice – did they want it? Christine and James rose to the challenge.

A Heartfelt Ceremony & Really Cold Weather

Following a short but heartfelt ceremony, the plan was for the whole bridal party to head outside for some photos. But although there was fabulous photo friendly blue sky, it was also only three degrees and bitterly cold! Such a shame as Jenny, our blog buddy and owner of JB Moments Photography had done a recce at the venue and earmarked some amazing places for photographs around the grounds.

A Quick Thinking Photo Plan B 

Not one to be deterred, Jenny quickly arranged a great Plan B with Hannah, wedding Co-ordinator at The Vu and the rustic slate wall of the ceremony room made an ideal interior backdrop for many delightful photos.

Sharing a Tender Moment

All credit to Christine and James though as they were still keen to head outside for a series of tender moment photos which are simply stunning.

Planned to Perfection – In Almost No Time

You would never have known this wedding had been organised so quickly as all elements of the day look so polished and carefree. We love the fact that Christine and James ceased the last minute booking and the opportunity to make their day a magical one in such a short space of time.


All images courtesy of JB Moments Photography

Venue: The Vu


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