Having celebrated their engagement in Dubai, Gemma and Andy chose to get married closer to home at the Cow Shed in Crail on 15th September. They were planning their wedding for around eighteen months. Huge thanks to the lovely Loraine of Loraine Ross Weddings for sharing her images of the day with us. You can contact Loraine on her website, Facebook or Instagram.Read More
Rachel and Neale were married on 12th November at Lothian Chambers and then had a reception at The Caves. They were planning their wedding for nine months. Huge thanks to the lovely Ingeborg from Glitter and Twigs for sharing her images of the day with us. You can catch Inga on her website, Facebook or Instagram.
"The Lothian Chambers registry office has an absolutely amazing panelled room with fabulous windows looking onto St. Giles Cathedral and the Royal Mile. Many of our guests had not been to Edinburgh before or for many years and we felt it was the perfect venue to experience the historic parts of the city. For the wedding breakfast and evening reception The Caves was the perfect choice – it is right in the centre of the Cowgate with fab buildings all around and truly an unusual wedding venue which our guests absolutely loved."
"This is probably a cliché but the dress I bought was the first dress I tried on in the first shop. I really wanted a 50’s inspired, tea length, polka dot dress and my Mum spotted a floor length dress Stephanie Allen dress and persuaded me to try it on. Needless to say, I got the feeling straight away. The bridal shop owner was lovely and suggested that we could definitely shorten the dress and with the extra material, we could make a top for the dress as I didn’t really want a strapless dress."
"I tried other dresses in the shop and elsewhere but I couldn’t get this dress out of my mind so I went back a few days later to purchase. The bridal shop recommended a seamstress for the alterations and they did a fantastic job and I am so happy with the end result."
"I wanted to feel completely comfortable on the day and the length of the dress allowed me to dance the night away."
"I really enjoyed the more creative side of the planning process – I particularly loved making the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets as well as the button holes for the bridal party – all were made with material, buttons and ribbon. I also loved involving our family members in various DIY projects with my Mum making the many many metres of bunting and my Mum-in-Law to be making the delicious tablet for tour favours. I was also looking for a vintage look for the table decorations so asked family members to help us source old jugs for the flowers and china cups for the candles which made the day feeling truly ours. I think we all now miss trawling the charity shops looking for tea sets."
"Neale was involved in all aspects of the planning process - he was particularly involved in the music for the whole day creating playlists of our favorite songs including a mash-up of songs from both the year we were born and the year we met."
"Walking down the Royal Mile just after the wedding ceremony with our guests walking behind us and random people on the street congratulating us is a great memory. It was amazing having our wedding in the City Centre right in thick of it – we even had a jet fly over whilst getting our group photos taken – obviously all of the guests were impressed that we had managed to arrange such a thing – we didn’t however tell them that the rugby was on at Murrayfield and it was close to kick-off."
"My favourite part of the day was back at the venue at the drinks reception watching our family and friends together having what looked like a fab time and knowing that we had created the wedding that we wanted – chilled, relaxed and a wee bit quirky."
"At The Caves there were two large metal doors which we hung photos of us as a couple and also of our family and friends – it was great reminiscing with our guests about past family holidays and occasions as well as remembering those that are no longer with us but were there in spirit to share in our day."
"I also absolutely adored our wedding cake made by my Auntie Alice. I gave her a very vague brief of a ‘cake with flowers to match our venue flowers’ – I was absolutely amazed how well the flowers matched the flowers even though my Auntie had not seen the final arrangement until the day. The cake was perfection."
"Make sure you plan the wedding that you want and add as many personal touches as you can as it makes all the difference to you and your guests."
Venue: Lothian Chambers and The Caves
Band: The Midnight Specials
Florist: The Stockbridge Flower Company
Cakemaker: Auntie Alice
Make Up/Hair: Lipstick Lashes and Locks
Bridal Outfit: Stephanie Allen from Lamesley Bridal
Bridesmaids Outfits: Chi Chi London
Grooms Outfit: Ted Baker
Stationery: The Invitation Oven
Photographer: Glitter and Twigs
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”."