Katie the Bride:
We really wanted to elope! We didn’t want the speeches, masses of people and the cutting of the cake. Which is everything that we love at other people’s weddings but it just wasn’t what we wanted and would keep us up at night worrying about it. The only problem with eloping is our mums wouldn’t get to see us get married. Our friends would understand but would our mums?
The wedding idea turned into a plan when we decided that our mums had to be there and they would be our witnesses and only guests. We would get married in the Glasgow, have the dress, the car, the makeup, hair, flowers, photography everything but then we would also do our highland mini moon photo shoot, our elopement; just us and our dog Jock.
I started my suppliers search online and found Unbridaled
in Ayr, I followed the Facebook page immediately and just knew I would get my dress from there. She announced a sample sale so I booked in straight away. This was my first time trying on wedding dresses, the third dress made me cry, it was my dress ‘Clare’. I told Emily I had seen a picture of this dress online and it felt like I should be in the highlands wearing a floral crown, she got me a crown to try on and that was it, I took the dress home.
My wedding dress was altered by Fabricated Bridal
in Glasgow, I only had 3 weeks until the wedding and this was not an issue for them, they booked me in and made the dress fit perfectly and added a more flattering neckline.
My incredible makeup and hair was done by Fiona Park
on both days. She again created two completely different looks with makeup, glam for the City and more Natural for the highlands.
Emily at Unbridaled recommended Lisa at Floral Menagerie
for my floral crowns. Lisa is so talented she got my vision of looking bold and bright with a pink floral crown in the City and then a more subtle and classic colour scheme for the highlands shoot.
Next we found the The Gibsons Photographers
, again we stalked their facebook page. Chantal and Scott were really excited about the highlands shoot but were already booked on our wedding day so put us in touch with Kristin at Struve Photgraphy
. She was the perfect fit for us and has given us some amazing pictures from our wedding day.
provided the wedding car, which was followed by the owner of the business in a car with shovels due to all the snow from ‘The beast from the east’. How Ian our driver managed to get in front of the hotel with all that ice I will never know but he was wonderful and kept our mums warm in the Viscount Landaulette drinking prosecco while we had our photographs taken in the city. We had our wedding meal in the whisky room at One Devonshire Gardens (Hotel du Vin) Glasgow.