stephanie + mark | dalduff farm

Stephanie and Mark were married at Dalduff Farm on 10th August. They got engaged in December 2015 (just before Christmas), so were planning for around 8 months. Huge thanks to Dave Fallon for sharing these images with us - you can catch Dave on his website, Facebook and Instagram.

"Our ceremony was held at Shawlands Kirk in Glasgow. We had a religious ceremony that represented both of our denominations (Catholic and Church of Scotland). It was a lovely and we were able to add some nice personal touches – me walking down the aisle to David Bowie’s Heroes, and turning the ET flying theme into a wedding march, which our guests are still talking about!"

"I fell in love with Flossy & Dossy dress designs from the start. When I met Wendy I was 100% certain that I’d end up with my dream dress. Wendy managed to make me feel like a real vintage bride on the day. I wore a silk and beaded lace vintage dress which was complemented with a bespoke silk tulle veil from Modiste and a floral headpiece by Tupelo Tree. A Flossy & Dossy dress design really appealed to me because I could design my dress from scratch, it was made to measure in every way and I could work creatively with Wendy from start to finish. It was truly a wow moment when I could try on the final design, to see the look on my Mum’s face was a moment I’ll never forget."

"It was great to add in lots of little personal touches, that we felt showed our own personalities and relationship. I loved designing the bridesmaid dresses with my girls and Glasgow costume and dress-maker Holly Megan Baxter. Each of them wore a vintage blue tea dress on the day with beautiful lace collars, buttons and belts."

"We wanted a reception venue that was a bit different – more rustic and down-to-earth, and lots of animals! James, Jenny and Kathryn at Dalduff Farm are really lovely and accommodating. They gave us the opportunity to let our imaginations run wild – and were up for our ideas, no matter how unconventional! It’s a really down-to-earth, family-friendly venue, with amazing food! They serve everything like a big family banquet and you’re free to make it as formal or informal as you please. It’s also such an attractive venue, and a beautiful part of Scotland. As it is just under and hour from Glasgow it gave us the chance to enjoy our little ride in our vintage Volkswagen Beetle!"  

"We enjoyed a lot of the planning, we met lots of really nice suppliers who helped us bring our vintage-woodland animal vision to life! It was brilliant to find out about lots of really creative suppliers out there who offer alternative wedding ideas."

"We found that the suppliers we chose were really up for our ideas. Our photographer, Dave was very encouraging and supportive and really got what we were going for! Our florist Natasha from Tupelo Tree was incredible and created a beautiful hanging feature filled with wild flowers and moss. I found a vintage suitcase in a charity shop in Glasgow and asked Natasha if she could fill it with wild flowers which looked amazing on the day! We made our own favours by spraying mini-animals copper and attaching our guest’s names. We also managed to create our very own woodland bunting out of ribbon, sticks, string and ferns which we strung across the barn." 

"Wedding planning was really a joint effort. We’ve now come up with the slogan ‘Team Black-Daniels’. We even had a hashtag on the day #TEAMBLACKDANIELS so that our guests could share their pictures. We made our own sign boards with menu, signs and arrows to different activities on the day such as our photobooth, cinema and the bridal pinata!"

"There were lots of details on the day, many of which we made ourselves; from our family tree, woodland bunting, personalised animal favours, sprayed cans for our table and vintage Beetle, a grass and fern photobooth, signs and even the little mice that topped our cheese tower was wearing the same lace as my own wedding dress! For our guestbook, guests could have their picture taken wearing fun animal masks, collect their picture later and stick it in our guestbook. Guests gathered in the barn at night to watch me hit the bridal piñata which was good fun and a little silly."

"We enjoyed so much of the day – from the alpacas to the amazing BBQ food and superb band and DJ. The day seemed to fly by without a hitch. I suppose it’s the unusual, unexpected moments that you remember on the day too - like when the wedding cake nearly toppled over when we went to cut it. Our three tiered wedding cake was designed by Bella’s Cakes with a hand painted illustrated design inspired by our invite. The day before the wedding both family and friends helped to set up the venue with us which was a really special moment too. My Uncle had to lift me up into Dalduff’s famous tree so that I could hang our family photos and ribbon to help create our ‘Family Tree’."

"I still remember the moment when Mark and I were were putting on our wellies when we spotted three alpacas heads peering into the window at us - Pearson, Rory and Thistle!  I fell in love with them and were an absolute talking point on the day for our guests."

"I would say do what you really want to do – whatever it is and however crazy it sounds. It’s your day, so make it your own. Find ways that you can get creative together and that encapsulates your relationship that you want to share with your guests."

STAR PLAYERS

Venue: Dalduff Farm

Band: The Mod Cons

Florist: Tupelo Tree

Cakemaker: Bella’s Cakes

Make Up/Hair: Scottish Pin Up Vintage and Rockabilly Hairstyling 

Bridal Outfit: Flossy & Dossy

Bridal Veil: Modiste 

Bridesmaids Outfits: Designed by Holly Megan Baxter

Grooms Outfit: Duchamp

Transport: Vintage Beetle and Campervan by Ecosse Classic Cars

Stationery: Gavin Spence Illustration

Favours: Handmade by us!

Photographer: Dave Fallon Photography

Alpacas: Velvethall Alpacas

"All our suppliers were superb and exceptional! Everyone was friendly, professional, creative and we would recommend all of them!"