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Nicola & Ed’s Scottish/London Fusion Wedding

Nicola & Ed wanted a diy wedding that really reflected them. The took from Nicola’s Scottish heritage and had a thistle theme for their flowers and decor, all of which they sourced themselves. For their invites and order of service they used a photograph from the Bolivian Salt Flats which they had taken themselves when they were away travelling the year before that was really special to them. For the London aspect of their wedding (they married in London) they booked a double decker bus to transport all their guests and as a final touch they named each table after a London tube stop and bought postcards to add to the centrepieces.

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Scottish, Vintage Loveliness

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.

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A Wedding on Water

Julie & John got married in September 2008 at Luss Pier in Loch Lomond, Scotland. Although originally from Manchester, they chose this location as it was perfect for their ideal wedding – small and intimate – with only about 30 of their closest friends and family. They hired a boat from Sweeney’s Cruises where they had their ceremony and drinks. Afterward they walked along the beach to the Lodge on Loch Lomond where they had their meal and the rest of their evening.

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English Country Garden

Jennifer & Ian’s vintage garden engagement shoot is just so British – I love it! The slightly damp weather, the funky patterned wellies, the wheelbarrow and the greenhouse… I’m very much looking forward to seeing this couple’s vintage themed Scottish wedding in May and I hope photographer Fjona will be sending the images straight over to me afterwards – think VW van, Scottish tablet in jam jars, old fashioned luggage labels and more wellies. It’s going to be awesome I’m sure!

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On a Quirky & Personal Afternoon

Brett & Louise had an quirky and personal afternoon ceremony which was held at the Mt Coo-tha Botanical Gardens in Brisbane, Australia.  Their untraditional ceremony featured two rituals, both a ring warming and a hand-fasting ceremony.  Photographer Rebecca told me all about this fun and family-oriented day:

During the ring warming ceremony the rings were past around the guests who were asked to give their blessings and to make a wish for Louise & Brett’s future together.  During the exchange of rings Louise went from tears to laughter which help to create fantastic emotive images of her.   After the exchanging of the rings the hand fasting was performed.  This ceremony involved Brett and Louise’s mothers winding and tying  a piece of ribbon around their hands binding them together in life. 

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