Claire and Robbie were married on 7th November 2011 at the magical House for an Art Lover, a venue which is rich in style, and is also a stones throw away from Glasgow City Centre so extremely accessible for all your guests.
"Having worked at House for an Art Lover for a number of years I knew how professional the team was and also no other venue we looked at came close in terms service and also of how beautiful both the house and the setting is. We wanted a vintage wedding so it was perfect. We also liked the fact that we could have a relaxed small intimate wedding followed by a big party. I loved seeing the vintage theme come together and thinking up different ideas."
I'm sure you will agree that Claire's vintage vision has been brought alive by the images from Gavin at Macqueen Photography!
"Robbie had one job, to organise his outfit and the kids outfits. He did an amazing job because the three of them looked so handsome."
Claire found her amazing short vintage dress in TK Maxx! Worth searching those rails for! "I really wanted a 1950's short Audrey Hepburn style vintage dress and searched for ages looking for the perfect design. I thought it would cost a fortune for the exact design I wanted because I found it on an American website until my best friend and me walked into TK Maxx on Argyle Street after going round loads of wedding dress shops in Glasgow, and there was a dress almost exactly the same as the one I had my heart set on for £29.99! It was an ivory satin ¾ length 1950's style dress tied with a bow at the back. I then added lots of underskirts and a vintage fascinator from Accessorize and hey presto! In total the cost of my entire outfit was £150!" Claire's flowers were by Mood Flowers.
I asked Claire to tell me about her favourite part of the day… "All of it! I know that’s a cop out but it’s the truth. Our wedding meal surrounded by all the people we love with the Rat Pack on in the background is probably as close to perfect as you can get."
Claire loved both their cake and the favours. "The wedding cake was made by Robbie’s Mum Jean and is the same recipe that was used Robbie’s parents wedding, so it was very special. And the favours were all designed and made by myself to keep with the vintage theme and took FOREVER!!. All the ladies got a vintage teacup candle (after many days spent sourcing the cups from various charity shops) with a vintage parcel tag saying “Love is Brewing” and the men got whisky with a vintage parcel tag say “Love Drunk”. Everyone also got a little box of tablet with a tag saying “Love is Sweet”."