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!
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.