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Meet The mowats Our Festive Love Story


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Content s T he A nticipation

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Bridal Beauty Something Special The Blessed Dresses My Bride Tribe The Brotherhood In Good Hands

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The Perfect Setting Our Dream & Vendors Mr and Mrs, The Debut Sentimental & Moments The Love Story The Proposal Hen Hijinx

EDITORIAL TEAM EDITOR Krystle Downie CREATIVE DIRECTOR Pauline Downie ART DIRECTOR Rickardo Watkins SENIOR COPYWRITER Mia Lane PHOTOGRAPHY Duke Photography CONTACT info@itsmymagazine, 020 8858 9099 www.itsmymagazine.com

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For One Night Only 21 Red, Nikki’s uncle’s band, r e f o r m e d f o r t h i s o n e - o ff , speci a l e v ent. H av in g spent her life growing up listening to her uncle sing, it meant the world that he did so at their wedding. The talented 21 Red packed the dance floor with big hits, but of course they couldn’t forget to add a few ceilidh songs to their pl ay li st.

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HAIR b y : KATIE MALIN Lips – Illamasqua MAKE UP ARTIST

(liner colour ‘Woo’)

Concealer – Kat Von D Foundation – Kat Von D

Perfume – Eden Perfumes

Bridal

Beaut y mi n imal ma ke u p was just t he look t his Scottish BR IDE wanted for her all-nat u r al weddi ng day tr ansfor mat ion

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WITH WEDDING PREPARATIONS TAKING PLACE AT THE RUTLAND HOTEL , THE LADIES APPLAUD NIKKI ’ S BIG REVEAL

Bridesmaid Dresses – Vera Wang Shoes – Charlotte Mills

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A natural gal at heart, day-to-day, Nikki is not a fan of wearing a lot of make up. Out and about, she prefers to avoid fake lashes; so forget contouring and colour-matching or any such lingo, as she doesn’t even own foundation. This posed a problem for the wedding day, as many women feel a certain pressure to get the full, flawless make up look, Nikki shares further, “I did feel I should be getting my make up done properly to be a bride, it almost felt mandatory. Anyone I told about not wanting to get my make up done was surprised, and insisted I would regret it. Looking back on my photographs and video, I am so glad I stuck to my instincts and did my own make up. I look like ‘me’ in all of my photos, and that is what I want to remember for the rest of my life when I look back on these precious memories.” W e a r i n g f l a t t e r i n g WINE - COLOURED V e r a W a n g d r e s s e s discov er ed at David’ s Br ida l;the br idesm a ids pa ir ed these with gold barely-there shoes, Bell a-st yle drop earrings and bouquets from Narcissus flowers

Dresses – Sophia Grace Couture Brows & L a shes – Lynn Kellow Beauty Beaut y Treatments But terfly Medispa

Tan – Tan with Sam

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DRESSES b y : SOPHIA GRACE COUTURE

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something Special WIT H DR ESS SHOPPING NOT ALL IT WAS HYPED UP TO BE , NI KKI WAS SER IOUSLY IN NEED OF SOME ANGELs . LUC KILY, hel p wasn’t too fa r away “My Mum lives in London, so I decided to start my wedding dress hunt down there as I thought it might be a more exclusive, fun experience.” Unfortunately this proved not to be the case and Nikki was left disheartened by the whole day. In a scene reminiscent of eighties classic Pretty Woman, one particular bridal shop informed Nikki that they would have nothing that would suit her or her ‘style’. “To me, bigger bridal stores felt like a cattle market, and I was left feeling sad - particularly after watching shows like Say Yes to the Dress religiously.” So Nikki got proactive. Pinterest and online blogs soon became close friends, as she discovered designers that she liked, and brides-to-be with great design aesthetics; allowing her to grow a bank of ideas that would aid in her planning.

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“Thankfully this influenced my next shopping experience, where I found my actual dresses. I liked Demetrios as a designer, which led me to Sophia Grace Couture. Once I explored their social media, I knew it was somewhere I wanted to shop for my dream dress. The first dress that shop owner Nadine tried on me, although not my choice, ended up being ‘the one!’ Nadine, Hannah and Paula were my ‘fairy godmothers’ and they truly made me feel like Cinderella. From picking the dress, to sharing it with loved ones, to fittings, to finally being the last customer to leave in 2019, I can’t thank the team enough . Happy and sad tears were shed, and throughout it all, we felt really at home in the store. It was like leaving friends which was bittersweet, but in hindsight a really exciting time.


Nadine, Hannah and Paula were my ‘fairy

godmothers’ and they truly made me feel like Cinderella. Upon leaving for the final time, both

my Mum and I who also ended up buying a dress for my evening reception felt like we were

leaving friends, and were sad that our journey at Sophia Grace had come to an end” – Nikki –

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T HE D R ESSES

Ivory in colour with a classically beautiful cut, Nikki’s day dress was an off the shoulder number, with a sweetheart neckline. A particularly favourite feature was the intricately beaded lace bodice that extended over the torso towards a full and volumnious A-line skirt and elaborately detailed train. With both dresses purchased from Sophia Grace Couture, Nikki’s evening gown was a figure-skimming yet graceful Paloma Blanco creation. Also ivory toned and off-the-shoulder in style, that’s where the similarities ended. Form-fitting, sleek and modern, it was perfect for dancing in, as it was much more lightweight than her first gown. Having had a major back surgery less than two months prior to the wedding day, comfort was ultimately now a significant

consideration for Nikki, as the weight of her first dress meant she was unable to dance in her Demetrios gown. Nikki was overwhelmed with support as the team at Sophia Grace Couture were incredibly thoughtful throughout this very stressful time. “They went over and above to find my second dress, and ensure both gowns were altered in time for my big day. I was struggling to heal, and travel to fittings, however their regular contact and assurance kept me cool, calm and collected,” Nikki reveals.

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Si st e rs a n d F r i e n ds w e r e t h e wom e n t h at n i k k i cho se to h av e by h e r si de . PA RT OF HE R DE SI R E D BR I DA L E X PE R IENCE WA S FOR A L L HE R GI R L S TO F EE L A MI L L ION D OL L A R S In addition to providing hair styling services for Nikki, Katie Malin MUA also styled the hair and make up for her bridal party. “We worked together really well to execute the final vision together and Katie was attentive from the offset. We felt so comfortable in her capable hands.

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She took onboard all of my ideas and brought them to life. As for the Bride Squad – if I do say so myself – they looked incredible! They really were the final parts to my wedding vision all brought together, it was so lovely seeing it all come to life and everyone looked so happy.”


shared our dreams and laughed along the way,

I will be forever grateful you were part of my big day. You all really mean

the world to me. thanks

“You are my big sister and my best friend.” - Gillian

for standing by my side; through life,

through love, through the ups and the downs but most

importantly when I was a bride.

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“Along the years I’ve been blessed with getting to know the real you, the person behind the sister title, and I couldn’t be luckier.” - Katrina

We’ve shared our secrets,

Colet te

Laura “Dean is so lucky to have such an amazing, kind, loyal and special human being to spend the rest of his life with. I can appreciate how lucky he is because I have been lucky enough to have had you in my life for 20 years!” - Laura

“You are such a beautiful human inside and out and I know that Dean sees that too and will take care of you always.” - Leigh “Dean is a lucky man to be marrying you, the lady who does everything she can to make everyone else feel happy and loved; but no one deserves a lifetime of love and happiness more than you.” - Colette

-Nikki-

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Dean an d his boys go way bac k an d a fter f u n-f illed stag ev ent s ,

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t her e was no better FINALE t han a kn ee s-u p at a weddi ng “The most loyal and trustworthy friend you could ask for - a legend!” - Watson

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“It’s been a pleasure having you as a best friend for the past 20 years. You and Nikki bring out the best in each other and I wish you both all the happiness in the world, you deserve it!” – Matthew “You’re the most loyal and funny person I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing, I’m sure that will never change. Both you and Nikki are very lucky to have found each other.” - Davie


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herhood I was very fortunate that my two

best men Ryan and Lee organised a class stag do to Benidorm!

All the lads that came ensured it was nonstop laughs, and it was better than I could have imagined. - Dean-

RYAN AND LEE SERVED AS DEAN ’ s BEST MEN . COMPLETING HIS SQUAD WERE HIS TWO COUSINS USHERS BEN AND GORDON , AS WELL AS BEST F RIENDS MATTHEW , DAVID AND DAVID

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Thanks for the laughs, thanks for the stags – all the venoms and all the beers,

And thanks for being the best bunch of guys, who’ve stuck by me throughout the years. You all really mean a lot to me, an important part of my life,

Thanks for standing by my side always, but

most importantly when Nikki became my wife. -Dean-

GROOMSMEN KILTS : THE KILT CENTRE

“Look forward to being beside you, not only on your big day, but as you go into the next chapter of your story.” – Lee “Thanks for asking me to be a part of your big day.” – Ben

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“You’ve been like a brother to me since the day you were born. So proud of the man you’ve become.” – Gordon


m e e t T HE B O YS

Nik, you’ve married an absolute gent, one of the nicest guys I know. -Ryan-

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“Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness. Thank you for asking me to be part of your special day.” – Davie

band of brothers united in their cheer that dean had found a gem in nikki, the boys were only too happy to wish Dean a merry start to married life

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T he ha ppy cou ple wer e delighted to hav e t hei r n ea r e st an d dea r e st pl ay i ng key play role s wit hi n t hei r spec i al day

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Personalising their wedding ceremony as much as possible was important to Dean and Nikki, “I would highly recommend a Humanist service to anyone in a similar position, as it means family members can be involved in a variety of ways. We also did a handfasting and quaich drinking ceremony to really include a bit of tradition into our nuptials.”

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‘Today you marry your friend, The one you have laughed and cried with, The one you have learned from and shared with, The one you have chosen to support, encourage, and give yourself to through all the days given to you to share. Today you marry the one you love. As a symbol of their love and commitment and a reminder of the promises they will make to each other today, Nikki and Dean will also exchange wedding rings. The rings are a symbol of their unbroken circle of love. Nikki and Dean, these rings will become a part of you and will remain on your hands for the lifetime of your relationship.‘

- Reading from the couple’s ceremony

I was so happy to be walking down

the aisle with my Dad. When the red

Mansfield doors opened, I was excited. I couldn’t wait to get to the bottom

and see Dean. I expected to cry, but I was just so delighted to see the

Nikki and her father descended the aisle to ‘When I First Saw You’ of Dreamgirls. it was a tribute from close friend James who then pl ayed ‘Only Us’ from Dear Evan Hansen, as the new Mr and Mrs signed the register

wedding all coming together, and I

was really able to look at guests on the way down and smile. ” – Nikki –

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Conducted by Chris Gray from the Independent Humanist Ceremonies, the couple appreciated the freedom of expression granted with a Humanist ceremony. “Chris Gray worked with us tirelessly to ensure the whole service encompassed everything we wanted. It also allowed my Paddy to share his memories of us and offer words of wisdom in preparation for our new married life. This was something very important to us both as a a couple.�

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Hands In

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Hand fasting is an ancient Celtic marriage ritual and if you ever wondered where the expression ‘tying the knot’ came from, here’s why! In a respectful nod to tradition, Dean and Nikki were keen to include one. It is a symbolic way of showing that they are joined to one another for life, a strong knot, born through the will of Dean and Nikki to make it so. Using the MacEwan Tartan and the Tartan of Dean’s wedding kilt, their hands were parted and the cords knotted together and was a particularly enjoyable part of the ceremony. To reinforce their family bonds, Dean and Nikki planned a traditional Scottish welcoming of families by drinking from a shared quaich. Utilising the help of Dean’s gran Irene and Nikki’s gran Jenny, it was a close and personal way to unite the two families, with the promise of a shared, bright future.

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The hands are parted and the cords become knotted These cords came as two and leave as one, as they are tied so you are tied. Hold this safe as a symbol of your individual love for the other and in respect of your joining

P l e a s e p o u r t h e c o n t e n t s o f t h e g l a s s e s y o u h o l d i n t o t h i s Q u a i c h .  T h e n a s t h e l i q u i d m i n g l e s a n d u n i t e s t o b e c o m e o n e , s o d o y o u r f a m i l i e s j o i n a n d b e c o m e o n e .    Y o u h a v e m a d e y o u r v o w s o f c o m m i t m e n t t o e a c h o t h e r , y o u w i l l d r i n k f r o m t h i s Quaich to seal the promises that have been made on behalf of your families.

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We loved taking our Grans to the cake tasting session, including them in our planning was so special to us

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w i t h not on e sw e et to ot h betw e e n t h e m , t h e cou pl e st i ll declar e d l et t h e m e at ca k e!

With a Christmas wedding on the cards, the couple decided on colours that would complement the festive time of year. A shade of burgundy was initially chosen and as the planning and meetings with their suppliers progressed, the colour palette developed to include shades of gold, navy and ivory. Another priority was the cake. Having previously had the pleasure of tasting the delights of Mimi’s Bakehouse, it was an easy choice for the couple to select this

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centrally located cake shop in the heart of Edinburgh to cater for their big day. “The cupcake towers on their website were appealing, which was helpful as both Dean and I aren’t hugely sweet-toothed. We liked the prospect of variety, and when we tasted the cakes we were blown away by their flavours.” Finally deciding on a variety of flavours, choosing Red Velvet, Chocolate Chip, Sticky Toffee Biscoff and Carrot Cake for the cupcakes, and a Victoria Sponge


Make each other happy every day and love each other always. – I r e n e , DEAN ’ S GRAN

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for the cutting cake, the couple’s best bit was the tasting session. “We took our Grans with us to the cake tasting. This was so important to both of us as it was really special to be able to involve them in the planning for our special day. Another amazing element was our stay at The Rutland Hotel the nights following the wedding, which was around New Years. We enjoyed the famous Edinburgh Street Party and the fireworks at Edinburgh Castle as newlyweds”

Words cannot describe how pleased I am for you both. WE c l e a r l y s e e t h a t D e a n makes you happy Nikki and that you are going to have a wonderful life together. – Jenny, Nikki’ s G r a n

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SPECIA L T O UCHES

Our

Dream Team

Se l ect i ng t h e be st w e ddi ng su ppl i e rs to br i ng t h e mowat v i sion to l i f e , t h e cou pl e pa i d speci al att e n t ion to t h e deta i ls

Wedding planning came easily to Nikki. Incredibly, she didn’t find the process particularly stressful and this was mainly down to the incredible suppliers they hand picked. “My advice to future brides is not to go with someone if you are not 100% sure. Take your time and investigate your suppliers. If you pick these right, the planning process is so enjoyable, and stress-free.

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“Our menu tasting with all six of our parents was a particularly enjoyable experience. We were able to taste all options available to us, including the drink. Let’s just say there were lots of sore heads the following day! We selected 2Flux as our stationers and their attention to detail was phenomenal. Guests praised everything from the invites to the favours of personalised crackers.


VENUE : MANS F IELD TRAQUAIR

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There’s no questioning why they were set on holding their nuptials in such a romantic and historic building as Mansfield Traquair, prestigiously dubbed Edinburgh’s ‘Sistine Chapel’. Selecting the Winter Wedding Experience in a nod to the festive season, entering through the famous ‘red doors’ their first visit was more than enough to convince them they’d found their ideal wedding location.

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Mr&Mrs T he Debut

A time to shine Dean shares a joke with his new wife only moments before their grand entrance


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A beautiful journey begins on a pretty road part of the initial attr action to this stunning venue was its picturesque setting

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SPEECH T IME

Sentimental Moment s

Revealed

Speeches are always a great way for the couple’s nearest and dearest to express their love and affection for each other. Nikki shares more, “Hearing Dean speak from the heart about our friends and families was definitely emotional, as was listening to my Dad tell me how proud of us he is. The Best Men definitely had a few embarrassing moments, and I certainly couldn’t look at my family when reference was made to Dean’s ‘Firemans pole!”

A daughter is the most valuable treasure for every father in the world. I am the very proud father of an amazing daughter like you. You will always be my little girl and although it is a long time since I have been able to carry you in my arms, I will always carry you in my heart.

-David-

You’ll always be my son and I will always love you. I ’m so proud of you. Wishing you both a very happy marriage. -Melanie-

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say. . . Just to To my dearest darling Nikki, to the woman you have become. I can’t wait for our next chapter, Mrs Mowat. – Anne You are incredible young people and I am so proud to know you, to have shared in your story and see you develop into an extraordinary couple. You have such big hearts and are so loving and giving that if you focus only a small part of that on each other, you will have an incredibly long and successful marriage. - Alan Wishing you both a lifetime of love, good health and laughter. – Brian From the first moment we met, you welcomed me into your life and into your family and I will always love you for that. – Fiona There may be a ten year difference between us, but that means nothing in the bond of sisterhood. I have been given the honour of loving you all my 18 years and I will continue to love you for many more years to come. Here’s to your future, may it be as bright and as beautiful as you are. – Katrina It’s nice to know I am not losing a sister, but gaining a brother. You have both made me never want to settle for less than true love, you are inspirations. P.S. Remember I’m the reason we’re here as I started the journey! – Gillian

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Nikki found ‘the dress’ in m ay 2018

Mexico - where Dean knew she was wifey

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A SPECIAL COUPLES TRIP TO ME X ICO WHERE DEAN KNEW HE WAS GOING TO ASK NIKKI TO BE HIS WI F E

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Baby Dean The big dress reveal

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DEAN ASKED NIKKI OUT ON THE SKOOSH DANCE F LOOR IN J ULY 2 0 1 5 A F ESTIVE ENGAGEMENT TOOK PLACE ON 2 5 TH DECEMBER , 2017

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T HE T IME L INE T h e BR i d e t r i b e celebr ated nikki’s champagne campaign

chr i st m a s 2019 marked the beginning of the wedding countdown

The big dress reveal June 2018

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The next day

-NYE Hogmanay

The big day was celebr ated in style 30 d ecem b er 2019

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“She is kind, beautiful & clever – Simon –

He is confident, fun & loving

TRUE LOVE, – Sarah –

LOVE WAITS

BOY (BR IEFLY!) MEET S GI R L AT SECON DA RY SCHO OL AN D BOT H A R E LUC KY ENOUGH TO R ECONNECT YEA RS LATER T HAN KS TO T HE HEL P OF SO CIAL MEDIA A love story that almost didn’t happen, the Mowat/ McEwan journey almost never happened. Dean and Nikki first actually met as kids in secondary school. However with Dean being two years younger than Nikki, she reveals it unsurprisingly wasn’t love at first sight. “He was in the lighting team as a first year student, whilst I played the lead in South Pacific. “Dean says he always ‘shone his spotlight’ on me, however it wasn’t until the end of my probationary year of teaching that we met properly and really began to build our relationship.” In a surprising quirk of fate, Dean’s aunt was Nikki’s line-manager, so the stars began to align.

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Nikki happened to post a picture of a great night out after a work event, which inspired Dean to ‘slide into her DMs’ with an “I didn’t know you worked with my Aunt Jen!” message, an icebreaker if there ever was one. With much encouragement from her younger sister Gillian – who had once been buddied by Dean – on the same evening of Dean’s initial message, the pair went on a date to the cinema to see Entourage. Returning afterwards to Dean’s house to continue the evening a bit longer, Nikki was startled when a sea of dogs appeared in the room – chased by Dean’s mum!


P R O P O SA L S T O R Y

“After a night in Cancun where we discussed moving in together, Dean suggested he would have to save financially for something I didn’t need to. Clueless - I asked what? When Dean replied a ring, I asked when he wanted to get engaged. He replied ‘someday’, but I could swear he said ‘Monday!’ It then became a running joke that we would get engaged on a Monday, with Dean saying on most Sunday nights, Ohhhh it could be tomorrow!” True to form, Dean proposed the Christmas of 2017, which was infact a Monday! The surprise came as they unwrapped gifts in their flat on Christmas morning. “Amidst my presents was a scroll that I thought would be telling me about a trip we might go on. It was actually lyrics and quips about our lives together, and the final line read ‘you’ve been reading long enough now, let’s get round to what I want to say... isn’t it funny how this year Christmas falls on a Monday!’ And just like that, he was down on one knee, and the rest is history...”

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First date ever and Nikki had already met Mum. “To this day I believe she sent the dogs in first to get a nosey at me!” A close bond was soon cemented after the couple went on an impressive three dates in three days, ranging from cinema trips and restaurants, to family events and thus, the love story began. When asked when she knew if it was love, Nikki says “On the second date Dean showed up to my sister’s 18th birthday gathering, and met a large proportion of my family. The champagne was flowing and so was the conversation, everything went so well, I knew in that moment he would be part of my life forever.” This foodie-loving couple enjoy going out together for dinner and drinks. Lovers of new experiences, their most frequently asked question to one another is: “What are we eating next?” Having spent time as a youngster living footloose and fancy free in New York, Nikki has a particularly fond affinity with the States. As a pair, they both love to travel, and some of the best memories they’ve made together include zip-lining over the jungle in Mexico, enjoying artists like J Cole and Chris Brown live in Boston and Florida, sharing cocktails overlooking the Empire State building, chasing each other on scooters around Miami’s South Beach and taking in Broadway shows.

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GIRLS ON

FILM!

T R AVELLING TO MA R BELLA WIT H HER HENS IN AUGUST OF 2019 WAS T HE PER FECT CHANCE TO UNWIN D AN D EX PER IENCE L ADIES NIGHT, EVERY NIGHT

COCKTAILS a ’ p l e n t y WITH A HOLIDAY BURSTING WITH ACTIVITIES , NIKKI F OUND OUT SHE WAS HEADED TO MARBELLA THROUGH A TREASURE HUNT PACKED WITH MA X IMUM SENTIMENTAL VALUE

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Choosing your tribe to escort you throughout the most private moments of your most special day is always a major decision. The first women for the job were automatically Gillian and Katrina, Nikki’s sisters. Closely followed by Leigh, Laura and Colette, all best friends recruited to be members of her squad. Her only complaint is that she couldn’t have had more! “Although I am fortunate to have so many friends and family in my life that it would have been incredible to stand with on the day, it was an easy decision to pick my girls. They organised the most incredible hen dos for me, and all sorts of pre-wedding fun. I will be forever grateful for their love and unequivocal support. Interestingly enough, my Mum always says my hen do in Marbella was my turning point, as it was the first time I really got a chance to reflect on the effort, love and attention everyone else was willing to put into the wedding. From then, I chilled out and began to get excited for the day.”

abowat to be a mowat organised by her bridesmaids, this hen trip was the perfect chance to relax, recharge and unwind with her much appreciated besties

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” I ’ve never met anyone quite like Nikki, from her silly sneeze to her infectious laugh - she never fails to make me smile

everyday. I am so lucky to be marrying my best friend and I

promise to bring out the best in Nikki, because she brings out the best in me. – Dean –

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“ I think Dean is perfect. He’s the ying to my yang. He keeps me

grounded, he makes me laugh every day, he has taught me what it

really means to love with all your heart. Dean is the smushiest person I know and I ’m going to love him forever. ” – Nikki –

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Love

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To our parents & grandparents... As we embark on our marriage as Mr and Mrs Mowat we both feel inexplicably blessed. Whilst you were all instrumental in putting our special day together, we remember that our wedding was just one singular day, and in fact your untiring support has spanned both of our lives. Your guidance and unconditional love modelled what we will always strive to achieve within our marriage. You have always pushed us to be the best, expect the best, and because of you all, we waited for the best, and found each other. We have grown up amidst unfaltering love and protection, in families full of laughter and happy memories. We thank you for the financial support in making our dream day possible. However, beyond this simply sharing the lead up to – and the day of – our wedding with you all, are precious memories we will cherish forever. Our love always,

- Mr & Mrs Mowat -

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To our families:

We’re so thankful and lucky

for all that you do,

We’ve become who we are and

that’s all down to you.

Your love and support means more than we can say,

Thanks for being there for us

on our Wedding Day!

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” To our friends:

The laughs and the memories we’ve had over the years,

All the good times we’ve shared, all the fun, all the tears! Your friendship and love, and care means a lot,

Thanks for being there for whilst we tied the knot!

us

30.12 .19


And they lived

happily ever after

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