- Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter?
Pinterest - I’m addicted to it. It’s my digital scrapbook.
- Glasgow or Edinburgh?
I’m a weegie through and through. Starting to warm to Edinburgh now but it’s taken nearly 30 years. I love everything about Glasgow, the people, the architecture, the food, the bars!
- Biggest achievement?
Professionally - Setting up my own business and finally making the jump to being fully self-employed. Personally - As a wee 20 year old I packed my bags and moved to Lapland for 4 months to study and live. Didn’t know a single person there but came home with amazing memories and some lifelong friends.
- Scottish Wedding Venue?
I’m not sure I could pin it down to one place. Glasgow, of course. There’s so many amazing, cool places to get married in Glasgow. It’d have to be urban and unusual. Plenty natural light and quirky details. I’ll save the fun of searching for when it’s my turn!
- Wedding traditions or anything goes?
Anything goes. Your wedding, your way is my mantra. Throw traditions out the window and do what’s important to you both. I want to be like “This is wedding is soooooooo Sue and Dan!”
- Five dream dinner party guests?
- What would you cook them?
I can’t cook. I’d order take away pizza, chill on the sofa and natter.
- Last book you read?
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I loved it. It really struck a note with me, as a designer. Mixing function with aesthetics. I think differently now when I use my computer, phone etc.
- Favourite film?
Jurassic Park. THE. BEST. FILM. EVER. I have a t-shirt too.
- Guilty pleasure?
- Favourite first dance song?
From the weddings I’ve attended it’s Bruce Springsteen Dancing in the Dark. Mine’s a secret.
- Old, new, borrowed or blue?
Blue is my favourite colour. This is one tradition I quite like as it usually incorporates precious family heirlooms into the wedding day.
- Wedding dress or wedding shoes?
I tend to stick to flats. I’d probably wear Toms at my wedding. So I’ll go for the dress. I like an unusual dress. Coloured wedding dresses ladies?
- Aspiring to be?
The best version of me.
- Ceremony or reception?
Reception = Party. I like a party. Although I sometimes (always) cry during ceremonies. It’s a tie.
- One piece of wedding planning advice?
Do what’s important to you as a couple. It’s your day. I’d also advise that you chat through what you both want before you involve anyone else in the planning. Helps keep family barnys to a minimum.
- One piece of wedding day advice?
Relax and smile (technically that’s two!). I think you can get caught up in the planning sometimes. It’s really important that you enjoy the day as otherwise what was all the planning for!
Gail will be at the very first Braw Brides Wedding Workshop on 1st March! Get your tickets here.