David Buik grew up in Ardler, Dundee, and he’s a man’s man.
He likes working with his hands and his working days are all about diggers and dump trucks because he works in plant hire.
But does he have a romantic side?
“It was Christmas dinner and I was surrounded by Tiffiny’s whole family,” said David.
“I was in a red suit decorated with Santas and Christmas trees — and I was sweating.
“And that’s when I proposed — with the ring hidden inside a giant Christmas cracker filled with chocolate love hearts and confetti.”
That was two years ago and, as you can see from the pictures, Tiffiny Thors said “yes” and this devoted couple have just become husband and wife.
David, 32, met Tiffiny, 25, from Claverhouse, when both were working at hardware suppliers Screwfix in Faraday Street.
A friendship quickly sparked up and, about three-and-a-half years ago, David plucked up the courage to suggest they could go out sometime.
“It was a Frankie & Benny’s in Perth and then back to Dundee for a few drinks,” said David.
“That was the first real date and it went well. We really got on and that was it — we went on from there.”
It became obvious they were made for one another, the relationship flourished and in September 2015, their togetherness was completed when baby Ava came along.
And now, thanks to that nerve-racking proposal, the deal has been sealed with a joyous wedding at the Invercarse in Dundee.
Best man was David’s long-time pal Simon Iluk, whom he’s known since Lawside Academy, while Tiffiny’s bridesmaids were big sister Leigh Thors and sister-in-law Jemma Thors.
Tiffiny was stunning in a dress from Alison Kirk Bridal, while David was resplendent in Moffat Highland dress.
The flower girls were Ava and David’s daughter, Abigail, six, who was beside herself to be playing such a role on the big day.
“She totally loved the day and being all dressed-up,” said David.
Tiffiny was given away by her dad, John, and the couple were joined by 80 guests during the day and another 50 for the evening reception.
It was amazing, and family and friends from down through the years came along to make it extra special.
“Our photographers were Sandra and Jack from Downfield Studio and we must say they really made our day as easy as possible and our photos are just stunning,” said David.
“Although the wedding day was all about family, the photographers, hotel staff, band Eat the Peach — and photo booth from Funkpics — really made our day.
“We will remember the 1st of October for the rest of our lives.”
So, what made Tiffiny the person David knew he wanted to be with forever?
“From the start, I really liked how creative she is, always crafting and making things,” he said.
“And when she met my daughter, she was just lovely, so natural, so brilliant with her.
“Family is so important for Tiff and she’s an amazing mum, just brilliant.
“She’s genuinely so nice and she’s laid-back and chilled about everything and so loving too.”
And what made David the person Tiffiny knew was “the one”?
“He was generous and very thoughtful from the first time I met him — and he always makes me laugh. And I always knew he would be a great dad,” she said.
If anyone deserves a happy and contented future, it’s this brilliant family.