From the beginning, Alice and Nick’s wedding was always going to be unique; an early-morning outdoor ceremony next to a huge field of rapeseed was the back-drop for this Scottish-Chinese marriage.

As Alice and Nick live in China they were keen to pick a weekend of fantastic weather  to show Scotland in its best light to friends and relatives who had travelled many many miles to be there – a statistical analysis of the weather showed that 30 April was very likely to be a sunny day, and they were absolutely right!
Everyone had worked hard to ensure that the day would be a success, adding lots of personal touches throughout. 
Alice’s day started at Norton House Hotel, where she was getting ready with her family and four very sweet bridesmaids.

Meanwhile, Nick and his family and ushers were getting ready at Nick’s parents’ house, which was also the setting for the wedding. Alice and Nick’s love affair first started there, so the choice of venue was a very personal and sentimental one.
The wedding’s red and yellow theme was helped hugely by the beautiful rapeseed growing in the field next to the house!

Bishop Richard Holloway conducted the service beneath the yellow and red sails suspended from the house.

Time for playing in the field!

Later in the day, guests gathered at St George’s School for Girls for the evening reception.

We love it when the bride gets up to say a few words – Alice’s speech to her parents and her new husband was done in both English and Chinese.

The red and yellow theme – and Nick’s love of Lego – had inspired the wedding cake and table decorations.



After the dinner, the couple waltzed their way through the first dance…

…before they were joined on the dance floor by friends and family for some Scottish country dancing.

We wish Alice and Nick lots of happiness in their life together and hope the Chinese part of the their wedding will be as happy and beautiful an occasion as the Scottish one was!
Ditte and Chris