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A country lad from the West Highlands and a city girl from Glasgow fell in love on an Arctic expedition. A proposal atop Ben Lomond started their wedding journey, which has them dreaming of all things Nutcracker. Enjoy reading their story…

“We spent 10 weeks pulking (pulling a sledge), mountaineering and living in tents (no showers, ladies!), and filled our free time playing cards and munching chocolate bars with the rest of the team. The temperature was many degrees below freezing and yes, we both used this to our advantage – many sneaky cuddles were had before we officially became an item.”
“Those 10 weeks were tough, and you truly got to know a person in such an isolated and intense environment – I’m not ashamed to admit that I cried A LOT (I’m not the fittest girl in the world – it was hard work!) but Saul was always there for me. The more we got to know each other, the more we liked what we saw.”

“Saul carried on the outdoorsy theme to our relationship when he proposed. He arranged a weekend away for my birthday and we walked up Ben Lomond. When we got to the top Saul, ever the romantic, got down on one knee and popped the question. Of course, I burst into tears, but managed a mostly coherent, ‘yes!’ and so we were engaged!”

“We’ve been inspired by the Nutcracker ballet – we went to see it last Christmas and thought everything about it was beautiful, and so fitting for a winter wedding. Our colours are inspired by the dancers’ costumes; pinks, lilacs, plum and gold, and my obsession with sparkle means that glitter won’t be far away! As the opening scenes of the Nutcracker show the magnificent Christmas tree, we’d love to have one at our wedding complete with shimmering glass baubles, mini nutcrackers and twinkling fairy lights.”
“Our reception room would be dressed with beautiful pink and plum flower arrangements, and our favours would be little present boxes for all our special people. I like to bake, so will probably fill them with something homemade. We’d also have lots of candles dotted around the room to give it a gorgeous warm glow – for that cosy feeling when it’s all wintery outside!”
“Our main priority for our big day, apart from getting married (!), is to spoil our family and friends. They have all supported us throughout the years and we would love to be able to return their kindness with delicious food and drink, and a party to remember.”

We love the beautiful inspiration of the Nutcracker ballet behind Kimberley and Saul’s wedding.

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The WFIL Wedding Final Five are:

Couple One – Becky + Rob
Couple Two – Emily + Rory
Couple Three – Kimberley + Saul
Couple Four – Laura + Stuart
Couple Five – Lois + Matthew