With the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book this month (how is that possible?), we thought what better for a #tbt post that to revisit Katie and Ross’ wedding.Their Harry Potter themed wedding has every detail covered, from a ‘Mauraders Map’ seating plan to an ‘Owl Post’ cage. And it’s good to know that even muggles were tolerated…
How did you first meet?
We first met 16 years ago as new 1st year students of the Royal High School in Edinburgh. Years were passing by and we were still in the same class together and still just friends…. until Ross started to see Katie in a different light. He didn’t realize it at the time, but he fancied Katie and went about showing it like any teenage boy would do – breaking her stuff and annoying her!
Katie must have like it too as we started dating after a friend’s party at the end of 6th year of school.
It wasn’t easy at the beginning as Ross moved to Dundee for University and Katie started Uni in Edinburgh, but due to our commitment and dedication to make the relationship work, we made it through University. Katie moved to Dundee to finish her last two years of her degree and we had a great time together as students.
We decided to move in together when we moved back to Edinburgh after graduation and currently live as a family of 3 with our crazy Springer Spaniel Luna.
HOW WAS THE QUESTION POPPED?
One day in October 2014 Katie came through the front door to find Ross missing, but a card in front of her with ‘Read Me’ written on it. The card told Katie that Ross had a surprise in store and that she was to do a treasure hunt round the house, and gave her directions to the first location.
The last clue told Katie that a taxi would pick her up in an hour and she was to put something pretty on. It took her to Chambers Street where she was instructed to open the final clue, which told her to head to the Tower Restaurant at the National Museum of Scotland. When she got there she was directed to the private roof terrace on top of the museum, overlooking the castle all lit up at night, where Ross was waiting, looking smart, and asked her to marry him.
Katie said yes!