aimee + david | greenbank garden

Aimee and David were married on 24th June on the lawn of Greenbank Garden, followed by a tipi reception. They were planning their wedding for thirteen months after getting engaged in Paris in May 2016. Huge thanks to the lovely Emma Lawson for sharing her images of the day. You can find Emma on her website, Facebook or Instagram.

"We didn’t want something ‘traditional’ and both being music and gig lovers we decided a ‘WedFest’ was the way to go with a tipi in a gorgeous venue. We actually went to Greenbank Gardens on a whim one sunny day a few years ago and LOVED the whole ‘secret garden’ feel of the courtyard into the lawn and the beautiful walled gardens."

"The impact that the tipi made as you walked through the tiny stone door way onto the lawn was incredible and created a huge WOW factor for all of our guests."

"After my papa passing away in February, sadly I did not have anyone to (traditionally) to walk me down the aisle. So watching David walking up the aisle to walk me down to our ceremony was the most exciting and love filled moment of my life as we took the first steps into our future together."

"Susan Douglas-Scott included an ode to our beagle Lola in our ceremony with our only reading being ‘Love is Like Owning a Dog’ from Taylor Mali."

"I always dreamed of a vintage look and the House of Mooshki gowns are the epitome of this look. I researched their suppliers and found ‘Pretty Woman’ in Edinburgh as our closest (and one of only two in Scotland!). I went determined that I was choosing the ‘Darla’ dress that I had lusted over on the website and ended up with a custom take on the ‘Chloe’ ball gown – shortened to tea length and with a beautiful peach sash added."

"My gorgeous Charlotte Mills shoes were a perfect pick for my tea length dress with the gold glitter heels sparkling, and my little converse for night time!"

"David’s favourite parts of planning were the trips to Perth and Yorkshire to view the tipis, menu and cake tasting, picking the band, his boys day out for kilt fitting and spray painting all the DIY projects in the back garden. Creating the bride vs groom silent disco playlist was also a hilarious debate to break up the stress of wedding planning."

"We honestly spent the whole day laughing! We had so much fun and were so excited all day! The world could have melted away during our ceremony as we were so focused on each other and the amazing commitment we were making. "

"Our caterer was INCREDIBLE and allowed us to have full creative influence on the menu. This led to a menu that covered our favourite foods and nods to our relationship. The starter was big sharing antipasti boards as this is our favourite date night sharer, the mains were David and I’s favourite hearty Scottish meals to take us back to our roots and finally dessert was Parisian Afternoon tea served on vintage cakes stands and side plates as a nod to our Paris engagement and my love of vintage."

"We loved creating all of the personal touches – we really wanted the whole day to be about us as a couple. We paid extra attention to all the little details – the table names, menu choices, décor, cocktail names, favours and more"

"The invites and all stationery was designed by my graphic designer maid of honour Ruth Leitch so we had full creative collaboration for styling our day. Our table plan included photos of our loved ones who couldn’t be with us; David’s Mum and my Gran and Papa. The table names were vinyl records with Ruth-designed stickers for bands we had seen together and a line from our favourite romantic song from each band. The guestbook was a set of vinyl records that our guests signed with gold sharpies which now hang in our living room."

"I loved our AMAZING bride and groom wedding wellies filled with Little Botanica bouquets to go with the festival theme – alongside our ‘serve yourself’ beer barrow and cocktail bar where the cocktails were named after our family dogs – The Beagle, the Collie and the Bouvier."

"Our favours were handmade by me and were ‘Marshmallows for roasting’ to be used on our fire pit within the tipi after dinner and ‘a wee dram for toasting’ for guests to pick their own little tipple to keep them warm as the night drew in."

"We also had a photo of my Papa next to a bottle of whiskey he kept for ‘a special occasion’ that was opened by David and I and left for the guests to raise a toast to him."

"NOTHING could take away the memories of our silent disco spilling out onto the lawn outside the tipi and everyone boogying in the summer dusk!"

"Do everything YOUR way! Little hiccups, big hiccups – even almighty life-changing hiccups will happen… none of this matters or even crosses your minds the second to see each other for the first time on your day."

STAR PLAYERS

Venue: PapaKata Tipi in Greenbank Garden (& Hire Power for our generators)

Caterer: Urban Food Theatre

Band: Little Symphonies

Florist: Little Botanica

Cakemaker: Rosewood Cakes

Make Up/Hair: Pamper and Polish Bridal, Nails were by Swoon Nails, Hair flowers were Little Botanica

Bridal Outfit: Dress – Custom ‘Chloe’ from House of Mooshki, Shoes – Charlotte Mills, Bag - Aldo

Bridesmaids Outfits: Chi Chi London “Orlaith” dresses in Cashmere Blue, Shoes: ASOS / Clarks, Clutch Bags: Debenhams

Grooms Outfit: Grey Spirit Kilt Outfit from Slaters & my Papa’s bow tie (that he had planned to wear to the wedding), Custom Ray-bans – his wedding day gift from the bride

Transport: Ecosse Classic Cars

Stationery: The incredibly talented freelance graphic designer (and Maid of Honour) Ruth Leitch 

Favours: Handmade by the bride

Photographer: Emma Lawson (& Suzie Li as second shooter)