Two women were today celebrating after getting married at Aberdeen’s first Pride event.
Nydine Park, 29, and Joy McIntosh, 44, tied the knot at Union Square’s pop-up wedding altar. after taking part in the Pride parade.
A registrar conducted the ceremony, which saw the happy couple exchange personalised vows in front of friends and family.
The couple, from Aberdeen, originally met when they worked for the same company and reconnected a number of years later.
Joy McIntosh, who married her partner of four years, said: “We had been thinking about getting married for a while now. We read about the opportunity at Union Square and the fact it was designed to celebrate Grampian Pride made us take the plunge! The service itself was exactly what we had hoped for and my (now) wife Nydine looked so beautiful as she walked down the aisle!”
Deejay Bullock, co-chair of Grampian Pride, said, “It’s fantastic to have Union Square’s support for our first ever Grampian Pride, and even better to have Joy and Nydine mark the day by celebrating their love in such a unique and special way.”
A Union Square spokesperson said, “We are thrilled that Joy and Nydine took this unique opportunity to get married in Union Square in celebration of the first ever Grampian Pride. We want to congratulate the happy couple and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.
“This inaugural Grampian Pride is a significant milestone for Aberdeen and the Grampian community. We wanted to show our support for the LGBT+ community and what better way to make this Pride a memorable one – than a declaration of love is love!”
The newlyweds, along with 20 of their friends and family, enjoyed a complimentary champagne reception in Pizza Express following the service.