Saturday 11 December 2021

Mr & Mrs McD to be

Mansfield Traquair – 1pm

Heritage Portfolio at Mansfield Traquair
15 Mansfield Place

Only days to go!

Our Story

We met at Lourdes Secondary and after not speaking to each other for five years we finally acknowledged one another’s existence, and Sam plucked up the courage to ask Laura out.

After a decade together, a lot of holidays, travelling the world, a year in oz, a house, a puppy and an engagement in Santorini, we’ve booked our wedding on 11 December 2021.

Originally we looked at an Ibiza wedding, a place which is special to us. Laura went on family holidays to Cala Llonga in Ibiza every year and Sam then joined the Connells for the past 10 years. However, after going to see Mansfield Traquair in January 2020, we fell in love and booked it not long after.

The last year has put all of our lives on hold and we definitely did not see this coming when we booked our wedding in January 2020. We hope that by December restrictions will still be lifted and once again we can be together drink in hand, dancing, singing, hugging loved ones; not worrying about a 2m distance, self isolation or hand washing (please still wash your hands though). We’re planning in hope that the wedding does go ahead and we will keep you all updated along the way. At the moment it is looking good.

‘Our Story’ at the moment is short and sweet. Although we have been together for over a decade we still have a lot to add to it. We can’t wait to celebrate with you all and starting writing the next chapter of our story.

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The Wedding Party

John aka Wee John

Best Man

Rum and Coke

Met in School.

Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

Luke aka Luke-O or LC



Met at Grans in '96 and then LC (bride) in first year

What’s Love Got To Do With It

Emily aka Ems


Tequila Rose

Besties through first meet (too drunk to remember when that was)

Never Too Much

Liam aka Liam


Cabernet Sauvignon

Groom is good at golf, bride is shite at golf

Love Really Hurts Without You

Kathleen aka Kat


Pornstar Martinis

Besties from first year


Jack aka Jacko


Disaronno and Coke

The bride is my brother and the groom is also my brother

Con Te Partirò

Amy aka Fitz


Strawberry Daquiri

Besties since primary one

Thinking of You

Andrew aka Andy


Old Fashioned

Met you as a young lady’s man in primary one (Sam: we actually met in nursery but you didn’t remember this)

Easy Lover

Amna aka Amnakins


French Martini

Through school but only really became besties after leaving

Love Really Hurts Without You

Gavin aka Gav or Swav


Bucky or Mojito

Some mad burd who likes boys with a big snib / an unfortunate coincidence of his maw being ma maw’s sister – he’s a wank and a teuchter

Rhinestone Cowboy

Emma aka Wee Ems



Sister in law to be (Sam’s sister)

Dancing in the Moonlight

Callum aka Cal


Moscow Mule or Espresso Martini

Bride - Some gal who hangs round the family. Groom - his dad approached me one day after a footy match and called me a fanny. Later I found out that he was my uncle and then got introduced to my cousin Sam, who is also a fanny.

Murder on the Dance Floor

Rachel aka RachConn


French Martini

Sister in law (married to Laura’s brother Liam)

Man I Feel Like A Woman

Ross aka Rossco



Bumped into you at the front door the first time I went to your mum and dads house. (Future bro-in-law/Emmas boyfriend)

Calling (Losing My Mind)

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The Details

On Saturday 11 December 2021 – the day of the wedding – a bus will be leaving Crookston Bowling Club / Glasgow City Centre, between 10-10.30am for day guests.

For evening guests, a bus will be leaving from Glasgow City Centre at 6pm.

Return bus will be leaving Mansfield Traquair at midnight with drop offs at Crookston Bowling Club / Glasgow City Centre.

If you are staying in Edinburgh on the Saturday night, you are welcome at Rabble between 12-3pm on Sunday 12 December 2021 to keep the party going.

Please let us know in your RSVP if you will be taking the bus and if you plan on attending round two at Rabble.

Day Guests

Bus leaving Crookston bowling club at 10am. Bus leaving Starbucks on Bothwell street at 10:30am. The cask and barrel pub across from Mansfield is booked so people can enjoy a drink before the doors for Mansfield Traquair open at 1pm. This should also allow anyone staying the night enough time to drop their bags at their accommodation before doors open at 1pm.

Evening Guests

Bus leaving Crookston bowling club at 5:15pm. Bus leaving Starbucks on Bothwell street at 6pm.

Bus Home

Bus home will leave Mansfield Traquair at 12:15am. Dropping guest off at Bothwell Street Glasgow and Crookston Bowling Club.

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The deadline to RSVP for this event has passed.

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