Sarah and Colin’s homemade wedding was full of personal touches and Scottish references. They were married at Comrie Croft in Perthshire, Scotland.
“We had loads of help from friends and family with making things including individual crochet favours for each guest made by my mum, the cake by one of my bridesmaids, the table numbers by another and all the wooden props by my dad and brother”, Sarah said. “All the other cakes and desserts were made by guests – we had a cake competition! I also made the ribbon curtain we had at the ceremony and me and my bridesmaids made our own flower crowns.”
“The best bit of the day was the woodland ceremony. Seeing Colin shed a tear and having all my favourite people around us made me feel really special! Our friend Matt runs a community choir so we got him to make the guests into a wedding choir – they sang The Proclaimer’s Let’s Get Married. They all sounded so beautiful and it was a truly special moment for us.”
The bride wore a House of Mooshki dress with Vivienne Westwood for Melissa shoes for the ceremony and gold sparkly numbers from Russell and Bromley for the evening. “After our photographer, Hannah (who was worth every penny!) our next biggest expense was my dress”, Sarah explained. “However I was very lucky that my brother bought it for me as a wedding gift. We were also really able to save money on the desserts by having our guests make them! Our band were also a bargain, they are just starting out so gave us a great deal.”
“My advice to other couples would be to get a photographer that you really love. When the day is done you want to treasure the photos, so don’t scrimp on them! Getting friends and family involved makes the day so much more personal and special too.”