lynn + wes | montrose street

Lynn and Wes were married on 29th August at Montrose Street Registry Office then One Up, and then had their reception in Mosspark Bowling Club. They were planning their wedding for 10 months. Massive thanks to Lee from Lee Davidson Connor Photography for sharing his images of their day. You can contact Lee through his website, Facebook or Instagram.

"When we decided to get married the ceremony was the most important part for us. We wanted a small intimate ceremony with just immediate family and our closest friends. Neither of us are religious so we decided that a civil service was right for us."

"We had a champagne reception and early dinner at One Up in Royal Exchange Square. As we were having our evening reception in a local bowling club we wanted a little glamour for our guests."

"Our evening reception we wanted a venue familiar to us, that was we could decorate as we wished, and with my Dad being a member of this particular club we have many a good night out here. We also know how expensive it can be to be a guest at a wedding so we wanted somewhere that doesn’t bankrupt you for a round of drinks."

"Hands down my favourite part of planning was dress shopping with my sister and our Mum. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted in my head and was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find what I was looking for. Little did I know the first dress in the first shop was the one. I did try on some others just to be sure but it was perfect. One hour after we went out we were sitting sipping champagne in the sun."

"Wes and I aren’t a very organised couple so my sister helped with loads of the planning."

"Wes was more involved than I expected him to be. He had good ideas about the venues and the music although he did leave the decorating and the flowers up to me."

"My dress was a 1950s style ivory satin tea length dress with a full skirt by LouLou Bridal. I wanted to keep it really simple as my shoes were from the Irregular Choice bridal 'I love you' range and they were quite busy."

"I wore short lace fingerless gloves, and handmade my birdcage veil. Which I loved. I finished off the look with a tartan shawl, being Scottish and all."

"We had a civil ceremony and my favourite part was my step daughter Mia reciting a poem 'What is Love' that she had written for the occasion."

"My favourite part of the was all the dancing. I love to dance and spent the majority of the night on the dancefloor."

"Our wedding cake and dessert table was sensational. We had some conversations with designer Natalie of Tilly Makes Cakes and gave her artistic license to do as she pleased. We were blown away!"

"My sister and brother in law paid for a photbooth as part of our wedding gift. We used Glimmerbooth and there was a queue the whole night. We definitely got our monies worth."

"My firsst dance with my Dad was great too. He’s a bit of an old raver so we danced to his fave song 'The Ultimate High' by TTF."

"Be organised and don’t assume you’ve have loads of time... you don’t! it’ll be here before you know it. Also you and your new hubby should take a few minutes to yourselves to take a step back and take it all in. It's your day after all!"

STAR PLAYERS

Venue: Montrose Street Registry Office. One Up. Mosspark Bowling club

Band: We used a local DJ, Robert Wood. He kept the dancefloor filled all night

Florist: We handmade our bouquets using gypsy rose, hessian and lace

Stationery: I made these myself. I couldn’t see anything I wanted. We had a wee mini story of the life of Lynn & Wes with little caricatures of a bride n groom on top.

Photobooth: Glimmerbooth

Cake: Tilly Makes Cakes

Photographer: Lee Davidson Connor

Videographer: John Gallagher

"Both our photographer and videographer were fab on the day and just seemed to fit in perfectly with our guests."

"Our cake designer also was amazing. After a few conversations she managed to come up with exactly what we were after... with little to no brief. Her dessert table was stunning also. She really went over and above!"

"Special thanks would have to go to my sister Pauline, my maid of honour. She was a tremendous help, planned both hen parties and was a constant help through the planning process."