Occasionally when you see something that is so good, you just want to steal it. Now in some cases that is very bad – and you’ll go to jail. But here on these polka dotted pages of pretty we are all for a bit of share and share a like.
For this reason I am unashamedly stealing the idea of an open mic night and also hard back book table centre piece creations for the ‘Adam Crohill marriage that may or may not ever actually happen ever in the actual real world’.
Although you’ll may have to wait for part 2 to see those gems, don’t worry as Hannah and Stewart have a ton of idea’s that are all priceless. You can see some prime examples documented to perfection in this first set of images snapped by Love Lust members Cara and Nye at Lillian and Leonard.
Oh, I’ll have that woolly cake topper too please…
An Ethical Approach.
I work as an events planner for a charity and I am always very keen to use more ethical venues wherever possible. When we visited St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow, a former church, now the Centre for Traditional Scottish Music, Song and Dance we knew it would be perfect for our Humanist wedding ceremony and reception.
We decided upon a “safe-bet” date of 27 May 2011. The end of May, we thought… Always good weather!! Clearly you can’t rely on the weather in Scotland as there was little blue sky on the day, but it was still perfect despite the rain!
I originally planned to wear something knee length and plain but this was quickly abandoned when I tried on Maggie Sottero ‘Geneva’. I loved the lace and flower detail and the shape and length were a perfect fit so didn’t require any adjustments. I picked up my dress two days before the wedding and the bridal shop accidentally gave me the wrong dress which did cause some major panic when I arrived home! Thank goodness I decided to have a peek before setting off for the wedding the next day, otherwise I would have had to squeeze into a size 6 slinky number belonging to a girl named Sarah. Was not impressed but all worked out fine in the end!
For a more modern look, I decided to wear a birdcage veil and lace and pearl fascinator designed by Nieve Bridal Couture. My birthday was a few weeks prior to my wedding and my Mum bought me some gorgeous pearls for my big day.
It took me a while to find some modern shoes that were in my modest budget of around fifty pounds and didn’t look too ridiculous on my size 8 feet. I was delighted to come across my Rocket Dog cream shoes whilst trainer shopping in < ahref="https://www.schuh.co.uk/">Schuh. I also killed two birds with one stone and bought some white slim Converse to change into for the dancing.
I normally don’t wear a lot of makeup and after my trial with Louise at Eye Candy Scotland I knew she would be perfect for my wedding. She knew exactly what suited me and my makeup lasted all night.
My naturally curly hair cut and styled by the lovely John at Bowers and Peacock, Glasgow, which was just round from the corner from the apartment where I was getting ready.
I Heart Flowers.
I saw I Heart Flowers work featured on the Lillian and Leonard blog, and after consultations with the lovely Sophie to discuss my flower ideas she managed to reign me in (I seemed to like all flowers!) and created amazing blooms for my big day which included pink peonies, hot pink hydrangea, snap dragons and sweet peas, bouvardia, queen anne’s lace and cornflowers.
I collected jam jars and spent hours pouring the many charity shops of Edinburgh to find glass bottles and tea cups to fill with flowers for the tables which I arranged with piles of old books to form my centre pieces.
Pockets Of Joy.
I wanted a slightly retro feel for my bridesmaid dresses so opted for Alfred Sung (style D448) in Midnight blue to match Stewart’s suit. I loved the simplicity of these dressed and they even had pockets! The hot pink shoes were an Ebay bargain at £12.
To add to the informality of the day, Stewart’s best man Mike wore his own suit and they wore matching navy skinny ties from John Lewis.
Whistle And Flute.
As Stewart is a skinny-minnie he wanted a perfect fit so decided to splash out and go for a tailored navy blue suit from Apsley Tailors, London.
A Quick Testimonial!
Cara and Nye aka Lillian and Leonard take the best wedding photographs – FACT. No-one else capture’s the emotion of a wedding like they do… and they are also a lovely couple.
They blended seamlessly into the background but captured every single moment perfectly as it happened. I would not recommend getting married without them…
Venue – St Andrews in the Square
Photographers – Lillian and Leonard
Dress – Magie Sottero
Accessories – Nieve Bridal Couture
Make-up – Eye Candy
Hair – Bowers and Peacock
Blooms – I Heart Flowers
Maids – Alfred Sung
Groom – Apsley Tailors
See what I mean?
Eye candy overload and a ton of well thought out details… and this is only the beginning.