ashley + craig | west brewery

Ashley and Craig were married on 22nd October at WEST Brewery. Huge thanks to the brilliant John Elphinstone Stirling for sharing his images of the day... you can catch John on his website, Facebook or Instagram and also at our workshop on Sunday 15th October, which just happens to also be at WEST!

"We chose WEST as our wedding venue because we both have a love for German beer and also because dogs are welcome!"

"I found my dress on the second outing and it was purchased from The Wedding Store. The designer was David Tutera for Mon Cheri. I would describe it as a vintage, hand beaded gown."

"We had a Humanist Ceremony conducted by Norrie Flowers and both enjoyed having a little time to ourselves when we went to get our photographs taken."

"I loved looking for ideas and watching all the planning come together. Craig helped with a few things and had some great ideas."

"I really loved our homemade seating plan canvas and we both enjoyed making it. For our favours we had antler bottle openers for the gents and Molten Brown for the ladies, everyone also had a miniature. Our guest book was a beer keg which is now being used as a table. I really enjoyed being creative."

"My clearest memory is straight after we were married, walking through our guests and sharing our first beer as husband and wife."

"I would say just enjoy it and do what you want to do. If something doesn’t go to plan on the day, you can't change it so don’t stress."

STAR PLAYERS

Venue: West Brewery

Band: The Dawn Patrol, Tam the Piper and Thorburn & Farrell

Florist: Lavender Blue

Cakemaker: Cakes by Loulla

Photobooth: The Bygone Photobooth

Make Up/Hair: Bridal by myself (I'm a make-up artist) Bridesmaids by Jack Davis, all hair done by Kirsten Hunter

Bridal Outfit: David Tutera for Mon Cheri

Bridesmaids Outfits: Vera Wang

Grooms Outfit: Victor Valentine

Transport: Classic Scottish Wedding Cars

Stationery: Love from Stephanie

Favours: Molton Brown and Diageo

Photographer: John Elphinstone Stirling

"We felt John provided an exceptional service, both on the day and during the build up. He is a very talented photographer, who captured the day in an artistic style. We aren't exactly comfortable in front of the camera, but he kept us at ease throughout the day."

"The staff at West also provided a great service, every need was well catered for."