Skulls and Scotland Themed Wedding: Rosie & Colin

Mirrorbox Photography

December 9, 2014

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Rosie and Colin live in London but wanted to get married in Scotland, where Colin is from. They took inspiration from lots of places for the theme, but the three key elements were skulls, Scotland and vintage 1920s touches.

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“We took inspiration from all over the place for our wedding!” said Rosie. “I have a skull tattoo on my arm and have always loved anything including skulls! I also love the juxtaposition of skulls with other really beautiful things like flowers, I think it has such a striking impact. A lot of people don’t get the skull thing. When I spoke about some of my wedding décor ideas, some people said ‘right, so you’re having a Halloween themed wedding?’. Far from it! When everyone saw it come together they all loved it.”

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The couple were married outside, in the gardens of Lunga House. “Scotland itself was very inspirational in choosing details for our wedding”, she continued. “Colin is Scottish but has grown up mainly in England. The Scottish landscape inspired our selection of muted pastel colours, we wanted all the flowers to feel very wild and natural. The ceremony was outdoors and we tried to incorporate the natural landscape into our wedding as much as possible.”

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“To be in keeping with the décor of our wedding venue we knew we needed vintage styling, this was further confirmed when I’d bought my Jenny Packham dress which had a real Gatsby-esque 1920s look. There is a quote by Scott F Fitzgerald ‘There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.’ We used this throughout our wedding: in our ceremony, on our order of service, in some of our décor; we felt these words captured the personal, unique and loving celebration we wanted to create for our wedding day.”

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“We DIYed a lot of things like the favours, the buttonholes, the photo booth and the stationery. However we did go over budget on quite a few things. The band was probably the biggest splurge based on our original budget planning. Colin and I are quite into our music and really didn’t want the typical cheesy wedding DJ or band.”

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“We wanted a band with a strong vintage feel who play music everyone could dance too but with their own spin on it. We came across The Riviera and we were sold instantly! A five piece with a double bass player who play everything from Amy Winehouse to Bob Dylan with their own unique vintage twist. They were perfect, but unfortunately were based in Manchester which added a lot of cost in terms of travel and accommodation. In the end they were well worth it! Colin and I’s only wish was that we could have seen more of them play!”

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