Pamela Mulholland and Craig Deans
Pamela Mulholland and Craig Deans

Each week we spotlight the birth of a local baby or newlyweds who have just celebrated their big day. This week: the marriage of Pamela Mulholland and Craig Deans

HOW THEY MET: Through a mutual friend Jade Hannah.

THE PROPOSAL Craig proposed on a romantic lochside walk in January last year - at the same location where Pamela had told him ‘‘I’m pregnant!’’ several months beforehand. A hastily planned celebration unfolded at a Glasgow tapas bar that very night!

THE WEDDING: At the Shawlands Park Hotel in Lanarkshire. The couple had an intimate ceremony during the day with 26 guests. Then a whopping 170 guests converged on the venue for the evening reception - where the dancefloor was full all night!

THE WEDDING PARTY:Maid of Honour, Diane Nicholson, Bridesmaid Andrea Campbell, Best Man, Craig’s brother Mark. Flowergirl, Craig’s niece Neve Deans. Page Boy was Aaron who was also the ring bearer.

THE DRESS: Made of white lace with pearl detail and a vintage pearl brooch pinned to the waistline. The dress was customised to include these vital details and a halterneck was added a week before the big day.

HONEYMOON - Cape Verde at Christmas is the choice of the Deans.

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