So where is the best placed to get married then? In a church…? On the edge of a cliff…? On a sundrenched beach somewhere über exotic…? Or maybe, you know… – up a tree?
Yep, that’s right “Kirsty and Stephen up a tree, M . A . R . R . Y . I . N . G…”
Ok, so it doesn’t quite scan properly, (unless you push the YI together, but then it all sounds a bit Geordie!) but you get the idea. Think childhood fun, think ginger beer fuelled adventure, think of a unique and intimate day shared with your closest friends. This, my weddingville friends, is what Kirsty and Stephens wedding was all about…
Our wedding was on October the 4th 2010 in a treehouse on the shore of Loch Goil in Scotland at a 5 star lodge. It is one of the only tree houses you can get married in in the world!
My dress was from RFDG a wedding shop just behind oxford street by the designer Alfred Angelo. I originally found the dress in a village with my mum in Dorset after trying on hundreds of dresses and never really finding anything that I liked within budget. When I saw this dress I could see myself in it and it was was in my budget too.
A One Off Experience
You only get married once (well you hope) so I decided I wanted to wear a veil , it was one my friend wore for her wedding that her friend lent her.
My best friend kindly let me some borrow lovely gold kitten heals, she’d bought them for her wedding but never actually wore them!
Rock And Roll
I went to a local hairdresser in the Scottish village, the venue is so remote I probably would have had to fly someone in otherwise… which would have been far too rock and roll for me!
My sister came over from australia and wanted to feel that she had been involved so I asked her to do my make up, it took a few days practice to get it right. But on the day she did a lovely job!
Seeking Good Advice
I asked Julia our photographer for advice, as not only is she a wedding photographer but also works for wedding magazines and I knew she would be able to tell me what would look nice. Julia suggested light pink roses which we combined with freesias, as they are my grandma’s and mum’s favorite flower. In my bouquet and corsages we added heather, not just because its scottish but its also my mum’s name.
An Intimate Occasion
I had my two sisters as brides maids and they wore teal colored dresses from Coast as I wanted them to have dresses they loved, and that they could wear again. I let them decide the colour and style! We didn’t have any ushers as we only had 12 guests…
He wore a beautiful warm grey suit from Marks & Spenser, because we got married in Scotland it needed to be quiet warm. We have been together 12 years so he could have worn anything and I would have still married him!
Having seen Julia’s work before my choice to go with modern photographic seemed obvious. Her photos are really beautiful, and she captured the amazing venue all so perfectly. We have had so many comments on how breathtaking the photographs are, they are a memory that we will cherish forever.
Dress Alfred Angelo
Photographer Julia Ford
I hope you’ll come back and join Kirsty and Stephen for part 2 tomorrow – for more magic tree based action!