An American Princess… Part 1

We have got an American Bride today who had a perfect Scottish Castle fairy tale wedding to her love. I love that Erin managed to have the big dress yet kept the reception feel modern – which you’ll have to wait for tomorrow. I know, I’m such a tease!

Erin and Alex were married in June 2010, at Hopetoun House for the ceremony and Airth Castle for the reception.
All the images are by the lovely Elemental Photography.

Getting the fairytale look

My Dress was Winnie Couture from Alexandra’s Bridal in Boston. It was my first day shopping for gowns and I was just looking for ideas.

The dress was on display as Winnie Couture was having a trunk show at the salon and as soon as I tried the dress on I knew it was the one.

The Veil was also Winnie Couture. We travelled for work most of January-May which made shopping a bit difficult. I purchased my earrings from a jewelry store in the New York airport (Erwin Pearl) while delayed!

A Shoe Splurge

My first Manolo Blahniks and my splurge for the wedding. Medium heel and actually quite comfortable. Gorgeous bronze with large jewel at open toe. I’ll definitely wear these again!

Marc McCune from A Cut Above in Helensbourgh did my hair. Marc helped kick-off the wedding prep by doing my colour and cut as soon as we arrived in the Scotland (we literally drove straight from the airport after flying from Boston overnight to his salon).

He then showed up at 7am to do all of our hair in time on the wedding day. He was a lifesaver and absolutely fabulous! For Makeup, I did my own using Mac and Smashbox.

Chic and Modern: Ladies in Black and Men in Kilts

The bridesmaids all wore a black dress of their choice.

The groomsmen hired kilts from Geoffrey Tailor. The groomsmen wore the same colour kilts (purple thistle) with black shirts and lilac cravats from MossBross and the ushers wore a slightly different tartan (Midnight Thistle) with white shirts and black cravats.

The dads wore black morning suits from Moss Bross with white shirts and lilac cravats.

A Scottish Groom

The handsome Groom – what he wore and all the other details that made you swoon as soon as you saw him standing there awaiting his future wife! Alex looked so handsome and extremely stylish in his kilt, black shirt, jacket and waistcoat and lilac cravat.

I couldn’t get down the aisle fast enough (my dad had to keep telling me to slow down)! Alex’s button hole was a single white lily with a thistle and the rest of the mens’ button holes were thistles.

What a pretty Bride Erin makes! Gorgeous!

Just wait until you see the knock out flowers in Part 2 – super modern and stylish with a very pretty palette courtesy of Planet Flowers.

Yours Truly,


Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

14 thoughts on “An American Princess… Part 1

  1. Hi Guys! Thanks for featuring us on your site. I have to say, we were incredibly lucky to have found an amazing set of suppliers for the big day, especially Jay and Christina, our photographers. I can’t wait for you to see the rest. Perfect setting. Perfect day. Perfect bride.

  2. Great, contemporary styling; the dark colours and the stripy chairs caught my eye in particular. I’m definitely starting to see less pink and less bling in my 2010 weddings; and it’s very refreshing.

    I wish more couples would be brave enough to opt for darker colours in their colour schemes; just as much impact as tonnes of pink and sparkly, and white marquees in particular can take it very well!

  3. Eeeeek I had my reception at Airth Castle in June too! The 5th! …… and I had submitted it as a real wedding for a feature on here darn it! This oh so stylish bride just pipped me to the post. Loving the look so far.
    Cant wait to see the next installment, and no doubt have a little weep at my venue 🙂 x

  4. So excited to see the next part of this wedding. Im having my whole day at Airth Castle next year (11 months and counting) Its a truely stunning venue and im so chuffed to see it on my favourite blog x

  5. I’ve been reading this blog since it started (and I’m still here 9 months after our wedding!) and I am beyond excited that in the past week two of my wonderful suppliers have been featured! So pleased to see Elemental on here – we used them for our wedding last October and they were fabulous! Jay & Christina are both lovely people and our photo’s were fantastic!! x

  6. I was at this wedding and it was stunning. Erin is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside. Love this sight!

  7. Loved the wedding and pictures! It’s always a great time when the wedding lasts ALL day! Everything was beautiful!

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