I’m not one to go back on my promises, so here’s the gorgeous Scottish wedding to follow on from Sean & Nicola’s ‘Great Outdoors’ engagement session that I posted last week. The pair wanted a really laid back, family-orientated day and they chose Mugdock Park for their ceremony and The Local Town Hall for their reception. “We only really considered one option for a ceremony venue, which was Mugdock Park” they began. “It is an amazing place at the beginning of the west highland way, and we loved going there for mountain-biking, having barbecues or just strolling around. We met up with the park manager and we had to prove ourselves as fans of the park before they let us go ahead with it, as they have only 2 weddings a year there. Our wedding was set around the old castle ruins, and my younger cousins provided the uplifting music by playing the violin and clarinet.”
“The reception venue was a local town hall, which had typical town hall features, but also a unique charm. Most importantly, it had a cheap bar! The hall was bare to begin with, but a troupe of family and friends worked hard the day of the wedding to decorate it beautifully with fairy lights and bedside lamps from their houses! I hired vintage mismatched china from Tatty Mac for a shabby-chic feel, and the cutlery and remaining crockery was hired from Cairns and Scott. We used old jam jars on the tables for tea candles, and randomly popped flower stems into old-style water bottles. Sean’s mum, being a keen gardener, used flowers from her garden, with some rustic-looking pots as table-centres.”
The couple skipped a lot of the traditional fare in favour of really personal touches including the flowers, which Nicola’s Mum collected and put together and the cake, which instead of a traditional one was replaced with cakes made my their friends and family members. “Instead of a traditional wedding cake, we asked a bunch of close friends and family if they would be willing to make their signature cake to lay out on a dessert table. The result was a wonderful variety of people’s tried and trusted recipes, which was mouth-watering” the couple said.
Australian photographer Angelica Peady is currently working on an awesome new concept in wedding-themed photo shoots, ‘I was late to the wedding because…’ After I featured her first shoot …‘Because we were having too much fun at the fair’ Angie wanted to send me the next installment too (hurrah!) and this one, ‘Because the ink wasn’t dry’, is so Rock n Roll Bride it hurts!
Black dress, inked bride, killer colours…hell yes I love this.
So I don’t usually post sneak peeks on the blog (I prefer to tease you on Twitter and Facebook!) but I am so in love with these that I just had to make sure that every single of of your saw them. I headed down to Whitstable beach yesterday with photographer Eliza Claire, Vintage planner and stylist Tiffany Grant-Riley and hair & make up artist Elbie Van Eeden. It really didn’t feel like work – it was just a girl’s day out in fact! And although I’m proper shattered (and quite sunburnt ooops!) the results are looking like they are aaall going to be worth it.
Wanna see a sneak peek then do ya?! Hold tight my lovelies, the full set and my report will be on it’s way to you as soon as physically possible! I’ll even tell you about the OAP blasting Barry White out of his scooter. I kid you not.
I’m so excited about featuring Janet & Jim’s destination beach wedding. It took place at the beginning of June and was a truly personal, whimsical and joyous affair. “It started out as your basic sandcastle fairytale theme” Janet told me. “However, we have a 2-year-old son, Parker, who adores Pixar films, and one of our family favorites is” Up.” I walked down the “aisle” to the theme music “Carl Goes Up.” For anyone who’s ever seen the first 20 minutes of that movie you know that the true fairy tale is in the adventure a couple has as they grow old together.”
The couple chose blue, tan and yellow for their colour scheme to mirror their beach theme. They told their bridesmaids they could choose any dress they liked as long as it fitted in with that colour palate. “How cool for me that they all ended up with blue dresses from Boston Proper, BCBG Max Azria, Anthropologie and Victoria Secret Janet continued. “They looked comfortable and stunning. Mission accomplished.”
When I asked Janet about their venue, she was keen to tell e the story behind selecting Folly Beach. “People have been curious as to why we chose Folly Beach for the site of our wedding. Well, truth be told, it sorta just ended up being a serendipitous compromise between a few of the preceding ideas we were throwing around about where to have it.”
Oh I love featuring anniversary shoots. I get excited and all mushy to see how in love you guys are even after a few years of marriage…and of course they mean that there is no end to the inspiration I can give you – so don’t stop reading Rock n Roll Bride just because you’re married you hear!?
Sarah & Ben, have been married for 4 years and wanted to do a vintage rustic themed anniversary shoot in a park. They had a sweet lazy picnic going with apples and antique coca cola bottles where they could lie in the grass and enjoy the sun. They also climbed a tree together, wrote love letters on a typewriter, and listened to records. Their outfits were handpicked from estate sales, thrift stores, and Etsy and the props they brought – a portable record player, records, a birdcage, and a typewriter – were also from thrift & antique stores or passed down from family members.
Have you been dreaming about having a non-boring, non-traditional wedding video? Do you like the idea of having a friend or family member filming the wedding but don’t want a disappointing amature looking result? Wouldn’t it be great if your friend was a professional wedding videographer!?
Well my dears I may well have the answer for you. I was contacted by the very lovely Haynal Papp who launched Me&You Video off the back of her already successful videography company Dolce Studio Films. Me&You Video is a fantastically innovative wedding video concept where your friends and family play wedding film maker for you. “But wait” you may be thinking ” My friends and family don’t know the first thing about shooting a wedding!” Well here’s where Me&You Video come in.
With their fantastic online 5-step training course (and it is, I’ve given it a bash) your friend or family member can learn the tools to do the job right. “In under an hour, the Me&You Video course condenses years of professional experience into an easy to understand and easy to follow 5 step course that can be watched over and over again to equip your friend or family member with the tools they need to do the job well” they say.
…And the best part? You can have a professional looking, super personal wedding video for under $200!
Thanks to Haynal for talking to us today. For more info be sure to check out the Me&You Video website or contact Haynal via one of the methods below
Me&You Video LLC
PO Box 5281
Arlington, VA 22205