anne + dave | dalduff farm

Anne and Dave were married on 23rd September at The Barn at Dalduff Farm. They were planning their wedding for two years. Huge thanks to my good friend Marc from One Big Picture for sharing his images of their day with us. You can catch Marc on his shiny new website, Facebook or Instagram.

"We chose Dalduff simply because it’s stunning! We both fell in love with the venue as soon as we visited it. We were looking for somewhere different. A non-traditional wedding venue that would give us lots of space and a beautiful backdrop. Dalduff has so many different areas and hidden corners, it was just perfect. Also, the food is AMAZING!"

"To be honest I loved planning everything about planning! As all of our suppliers were amazing. Top of the list though, I’d say was dress shopping! Although stressful to begin with, as soon as I was introduced to Wendy everything fell into place! Wedding fayres were a lot of fun too… although maybe too much prosecco and not enough planning went on!"

"As my husband works in the wedding and events industry he was heavily involved. He had great ideas and he made some props for our big day himself. Dave and his workmates decorated the full venue to coincide with our gorgeous flowers, quirky signage and personal touches."

"I was searching around every bridal shop within a thirty mile radius of Glasgow! I thought I knew what I was looking for but I was completely wrong! My florist gave me Wendy’s details and I’m so glad I went to meet her at Sloans Wedding Fayre."

"At first we planned a simply ivory dress but that soon changed.  Wendy had a glorious grey tulle skirt that she used for a photoshoot, once I saw the images I fell in love with it. Grey turned to blue and a delicate lace top was added. It was perfect. I did have a few wobbles and almost backed out of the dress entirely. But my fab bridesmaids and Wendy kept me on track."

"We had a Humanist ceremony, it was so personal. Lots of stories were shared about how we came to be and about our family. Our humanist Sandy was outstanding, he asked us to write a few sentences about why we love one another, and only share it with him. He read these out during our ceremony, I was in tears listening to it. It was such a lovely idea."

"We also had a Scottish hand fasting, we used blue satin from my dress and a piece of tartan from Dave’s kilt. It’s a lovely keepsake. After this we had a lovely reading from my Son and bridesmaid."

"It was simply an amazing day! The ceremony was perfect, all of the people involved made it that little bit more special for us. It was so personal and full of love and laughter. And seeing Dave’s face light up when he saw me in my big blue dress was priceless. He definitely didn’t expect it!"

"The food at Dalduff is outstanding! The staff were so attentive, they actually chased me around ensuring I ate while mingling."

"Dave and I had a look around in the evening, watching everyone enjoying themselves, we couldn’t actually believe that all of our plans for the day came together so well. It was just simply a wonderful feeling."

"Standing across from Dave during our ceremony is my clearest memory, we were both so nervous and emotional but it all seemed to disappear. We looked over at our three boys, they looked so handsome and grown up in their kilts. My heart just melted. It was perfect."

"One thing that will always stick in my mind is climbing over a fence in a massive dress and wellies for some amazing photographs! I don’t think Dave and Marc (our photographer) thought I’d get over it as quickly as I did!"

"We had so many details from beginning to end. My amazing bridesmaid Louise made all of our favours, strawberry fudge! Individually packed in little boxes with personalised labels, it was delicious. Our very close friend Louise created our wedding cake! It was amazing! Vanilla, lemon drizzle and chocolate layers! Yumminess!"

"We had lots of help from Claire from Daisy Bisley. She made all of our stationery and created some signs and a welcome chalkboard for us! They were just stunning. She also created a custom leather jacket for me (very last minute). It was one of the best decisions I made! I LOVE IT!"

"One of our best ideas was to get a pizza van for the evening! Flaming Indulgence! Everyone raved about it!"

"Enjoy it, don’t stress about it! Make a list of all the must haves and take it from there. It is so easy to get out of control. Just focus on the day you want and do not aim to please anybody else."

STAR PLAYERS

Venue: The Barn at Dalduff Farm

Celebrant: Sandy from Independent Humanist Ceremonies

Evening Catering: Flaming Indulgence 

Band: SHEB (Second Hand Elastic Band)

Florist: Betty Bluebell

Lighting: The Blue Parrot Company

Cakemaker: Louise Ballantyne

Make Up/Hair: Cat Robertson Make Up & Gillian Cleminson; Pin up Hair Glasgow

Bridal Outfit: Flossy & Dossy

Bridesmaids Outfits: Jenny Packham

Grooms Outfit: The Kilt Company

Transport: The Little White Wedding Taxi

Stationery: Daisy Bisley

Favours: Louise my bridesmaids’ amazing strawberry fudge

Photographer: One Big Picture Photography Second Shooter: Sarah from Fotomaki Photography

Videographer: Strange Worx Wedding Films

"To be honest everyone was amazing! Marcs pictures are outstanding! When we looked through them it was like a step by step documentary of our day. Every little detail was caught on camera."

"Wendy; she is quite simply the best dressmaker ever! After a stressful search in Glasgow, as soon as I met her she just put me at ease. It look me a while to figure out what my new plan was going to be but we got there!"

"Claire from Daisy Bisley; her work is outstanding. Nothing was ever too much trouble and all of her signs just added and personal touch to our day! Plus my leather jacket is awesome!"

"Emma from Betty Bluebell; perfection! She is just incredible. She created amazing floral displays and bouquets that I honestly could not have imagined. She spent so much time setting up on the day ensuring every detail was as it should be.  Quite honestly, Emma helped us make our day so special. She recommended so many suppliers and gave us different ideas. I think we owe her a huge thank you!"

"Sandy from Independent Humanist Ceremonies is just delightful! He made our ceremony full of laughter which is exactly what we wanted! He had everything organised perfectly and gave us so many wonderful ideas. We love that he wore a kilt... his voice is just as Scottish as it gets!"

"Strange Worx Wedding Films: James was fantastic. We’ve only seen a sneak peek of our day but it is simply more than what I could have ever imagined! So many magical moments caught on film. I’m so glad we got a videographer to capture all of our friends and family enjoying our day!"

"The Blue Parrot Company were amazing. Mood lighting gave our venue a beautiful glow and the mirror me photo booth was a big hit with adults and kids! We love looking through the photos! We also had some LED furniture and a dance floor in the kids room... yes they had they’re own disco! It really was a great idea! The staff are a real credit to Blue Parrot!"