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Meet The Team

Laura Russell

Wedding Manager

 

Laura joined the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in the summer of 2019 and brought twenty years of experience in hospitality with her. Having worked in both the corporate and wedding industries, Laura’s little black book full of trusted suppliers made the journey with her.



Laura looks after the wedding team and a number of the weddings here and loves that no two are the same. She also loves seeing what is important to each couple for their big day and hearing their engagement stories.



Having looked after more than a thousand weddings in her time, some of Laura’s stand out moments involve unicorns, a red Vera Wang bridal gown, mariachi bands, prima ballerinas, drag queens and an RAF fly past.

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Jessica Paton

Wedding Specialist

 

Jessica began her career at the Old Course Hotel in our Pro Shop in 2020 before completing a work placement in the events department where she has been ever since. Her favourite part about weddings is hearing all the stories, from how they met to how the question was popped, whether they are romantic, funny, embarrassing… she loves it all.

 

Jessica’s ninja skill is making sure the bride gets down the aisle on time, and that the groom has finished his round of golf in time to meet her at the bottom! Her most memorable wedding memory is one couple having a 1966 Cadillac DeVille Convertible as their wedding car! Their photographer went for more of film style photos when taking these shots and they turned out incredible.

 

Her favourite wedding space is the Conservatory, it offers both natural daylight and a perfect entrance. Summer is Jessica’s favourite wedding season as the days are longer, (typically) warmer and there’s something magical about a summer’s evening when the sun begins to set.

 

Wedding Top Tip- Make your wedding your own. It’s no one else’s so make your own traditions, do what makes you happy, dance to whatever songs you love. Your wedding should be one of the best days of your life, make sure you enjoy it.

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Jordan Anderson

Wedding Coordinator

Jordan has been part of the events team since September 2021 but has worked in hospitality at the Old Course Hotel for seven years, starting in food & beverage but always wanting to be on the other side to bring the day together. She loves being part of couple’s special day and helping to make the day as magical as possible. 

 

Jordan’s secret skill is sneaking the groom a dram before the ceremony to calm the pre-wedding nerves and her most memorable moment is a bridesmaid’s dress bursting just before the ceremony- Jordan saved the day sewing the dress back together before they walked down the aisle!

 

Jordan's favourite space is without a doubt The Hall of Champions, a grand and versatile space that can accommodate weddings of all sizes and variations. Summer is her favourite wedding season as the sun shines down on the golf course and if your ceremony is in the Conservatory, it is a gorgeous sun trap.

 

Wedding Top Tip- Always be sure to let your wedding planner know your favourite drink so they can make sure it is available on your special day and continuously topped up – never have an empty glass!

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Caitlin Johnston

Wedding Coordinator

Caitlin began her journey in hospitality at the Old Course Hotel in August 2019, where she started in housekeeping before moving to the restaurant & kitchen, then to reception until she finally found her place in the events team.

 

Caitlin’s favourite part about weddings is seeing the couple meet at the end of the aisle for their ceremony, she just loves seeing how happy they both look. Her favourite function space has to be the Conservatory – a gorgeous bright space overlooking the beautiful Old Course and the famous Hamilton Grand. It’s the perfect place to say I do!

 

A winter wedding is Caitlin’s favourite, as this is a time of year where everyone is inside and spending time with family, there’s always a very cosy and intimate atmosphere especially around Christmas time when the hotel is beautifully decorated!

 

Wedding Top Tip- Savour every moment… it is very easy to get caught up in the stress of your big day. Every little while stop for a second to take it all in, watch all your family and friends having a great time celebrating your special day and cherish every second.

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Naomi Sellers

Wedding Coordinator

 

Naomi joined the Events Team at the Old Course Hotel in November 2023, but has worked in the hospitality industry since 2013 in various positions and graduated with a degree in Events Management in 2018. Naomi’s favourite part about working in weddings is seeing the groom’s first look at his future wife as she walks down the aisle - it makes her heart melt inside!

 

Naomi’s favourite wedding space is the Conservatory as the views of the Old Course are unbelievable and it also doesn’t require much décor as the room is so beautiful! She also loves a Spring wedding – the weather is perfect, not too warm or cold and the flowers are beautiful.

 

Naomi’s wedding skill is making sure the bride is comfortable and ready to walk down the aisle by ensuring the bridal party have everything they need whether it be something big or small. We want to make sure the day is as relaxed as possible and for them to leave all the planning to us!

 

Wedding Top Tip- Simply be happy and remember to enjoy yourselves. It can be so easy to worry about all the small details when you have been the ones planning your special day for what seems like forever, however, trust the process, you have planned the best you can up until now & leave the rest to us, the wedding specialists!

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