Scott Brown was hoping the sparks would fly when he proposed to girlfriend Christine Mason while they were on holiday in Dubai.
Oil rig worker Scott, 30, had organised a romantic proposal on Christmas Eve while on the Palm Islands – but the flame throwers he had booked to accompany him popping the question didn’t turn up.
However, soon-to-be wife Christine, 26, didn’t mind too much about the missing flames.
“I didn’t expect the proposal, although looking back now it was so obvious,” said the early years practitioner.
“We had been picked up in a Rolls Royce but I just thought that was what happened in Dubai.”
The exotic destination was not unusual for the Kirriemuir couple who have been travelling companions since getting together in 2010 after meeting in a local pub, although Scott doesn’t remember that night.
Given their love of travel, they decided on a destination wedding in Bali after being unable to find a venue in Scotland.
Christine added: “We have done a lot of travelling since getting together.
“I never used to be adventurous but Scott forced me and now I absolutely love it and I am up for much more.
“We even have matching tattoos of aeroplanes on our wrists that we had done in Miami at the famous Miami Ink shop.
“We did want our wedding to be in Scotland but we couldn’t agree on anything and it started not being enjoyable.
“So we decided on Bali as we had both wanted to go there for ages.”
On June 19, as Bill Mason walked his daughter down the sunlit aisle, the usually cool, calm and collected Scott admits he had a “quivering top lip and watery eyes” but he definitely did not cry.
The same couldn’t be said for Christine, who cried when a letter written by her brother William, who couldn’t be at the wedding due to the birth of his son just weeks earlier, was read out.
She said: “It was sad that a lot of people couldn’t be at the wedding as it was abroad but we are having a big party in Kirriemuir next month to celebrate with everyone.”
After the emotional vows which the couple had written themselves, the wedding party moved on to the reception.
The newlyweds swayed along to Ed Sheeran’s hit Thinking Out Loud for their first dance but it was one of only a few as the couple admit it was too hot on the Indonesian island to throw some shapes.
Scott said: “It was roasting at the evening reception. We had a mother and son and father and daughter dance too but we were all far too hot to dance too much.”
The couple would like to thank Annarose Bridal for Christine’s perfect dress and their family and friends for making the day so special.