Autumn has arrived at this wonderful Errol Park wedding and we’ve been relishing over every last detail. The woodland theme styled by Lemonbox Studios is simply magnificent and complements the exclusive-use venue and estate perfectly. There are cloche’s, fairy lights and spray-painted animals, plus adorable wedding signs and natural flowers aplenty. Not to mention the adorable couple who look magnificent in lace and tartan. The perfect attire and decoration for a Scottish wedding.
Lauren & Finlay share their Scottish Wedding at The Cow Shed, Crail. The brief was “Jurassic Park without the Dinosaurs” and by using foliage and potted plants as decoration with contrasting Industrial Decor the look is achieved, and then some. Bride Lauren wears Torum by Charlie Brear and looks absolutely striking in its simple, elegant, classic style. We have featured this dress before here and it is just timeless.
Styled to absolute perfection with props aplenty this Humanist Wedding at The Cow Shed Scotland with its Foliage decor is captured by Claire Fleck Photography. Claire has been previously featured on Rock My Wedding and her style is really modern fresh and intimate. You can see the feature here
If you are looking for inspiration on how to dress a wedding then this is for you!
Josie & Brett are a lovely American couple who live in Edinburgh. They got married at Carlowrie Castle in Edinburgh and all of their friends and family flew over from the States. Josie’s dress was designed by London designer Dana Bolton and the wedding has oodles of personal touches throughout, including the involvement of their beloved husky, Shasta.
The photographer is Fraser Stewart. “he was SO MUCH FUN!” say the couple and we think he has done a great job of mixing modern photography with a very classic backdrop.
Sophie & Fred’s outdoor wedding in Scotland combines lots of my favourite things – a rich burgundy and pink colour scheme, dark wood details and lots of foliage. It’s a stylish and beautifully styled wedding, but with no pretence or showiness, which gives all the right kind of vibes for a wedding day. There are little ones running around, dogs chilling under tables and pipers playing bagpipes (this is a Scottish wedding after all).
Caro Weiss was there to capture everything as it unfolded and as always, her work is natural, thoughtful and a truly special set of images for Sophie and Fred to remember their day by.
Hello! I’m back! And how better to get back into Weddings (Thank you Adam for holding the fort!) than with my absolute favourite kind – a Florists Wedding. When I saw Gemma from Planet Flowers wedding on the BlueSky blog I literally almost died it was so so beautiful. Abundant, lush, bursting with colour and texture doesn’t even come close to describing it. I didn’t for a heart beat think Gemma would choose to share it with us so when she did I was ecstatic!
It’s been a joy to put together and although the florals are on a grand scale, there are a variety of styles involved. Autumn brides you’re in for a super inspiring treat and I think there might be a few more of you wishing you were having an Autumn wedding after you see this. Even better, Part 2 is coming right up this afternoon! DON’T MISS IT!!
Gem & Chris were married on Saturday 30th October 2010 at Hopetoun House, South Queensferry and all the stunning photography is courtesy of the lovely Niels and Alie at BlueSky Photography
A Reluctant Dress Shopper!
The wedding dress was the one thing that I really was not looking forward to organising! I am very much a fleece and jeans type of girl so the thought of going to try on a big puffy dresses was a slight nightmare for me!!
We went to so many different shops and tried on so many dresses they all became a bit of a blur but I quickly realized what I did and didn’t like and what would suit me better. I chose a Maggie Soterro dress that I spotted at a 2011 trunk show… never trying it on or infact seeing it in real life, (not the best brainwave I have had!)
When it arrived I liked it, but I wasn’t in love with it. Slightly depressed with the dress I took it to Mette at Freja Fashion who was already making my bridesmaids dresses. With in minutes of putting the dress on with Mette, she had pinned and pulled at it and took some details off and adding some details on and just like that she had turned my nightmare into a my perfect dress.
Mette at Freja Fashion also made me a jacket – as we were getting married in October I wanted a jacket to give the dress a wintrier look.
Last Minute Accessories
This was very last minute! I wanted a very natural look, especially with the bridesmaids wearing grey dresses and having boiled wool jackets I didn’t want anything to be overly bling! We found a small boutique jewellers shop called Asimi which had many pewter designs. I loved the organic feel of the necklace and the pewter shapes reminded me of leaves which was definitely a running theme! I bought a few hair accessories from etsy with leaves and few diamontes but nothing seemed to work. My mum played with some florist coil wire to recreate the look of the necklace and added berries and beads and made a hair accessory for all three of us which we couldn’t have been happier with! Because they were hand made the hair stylist was able to bend and mold them to the shape she wanted.
I don’t often wear heels so I went for mid heel Brianna Leigh shoe called Jaynie. I loved the little bow at the side of the shoes that matched my dress perfectly. They were really comfy but not very warm! Thankfully Chris bought me some grey uggs the day before so when we were out walking for photos I was able to wear them to keep my feet warm!
Sharon and Monica of Made-up came along to our hotel the day of the wedding – we completely and utterly trusted them just to get on with it! They knew best !
Freja Fashion Fabulous
I wanted my bridesmaids dresses to be the same but different (if that makes sense) my two best friends are completely different shapes so I wanted them to wear the same material but in slightly different styles.
We met with Freja Fashion early on in the planning and she got me straight away! From the first moment I spoke to Mette I felt completely relaxed and didn’t have a worry. The girls dresses were huge talking point with my female guests!
They were gorgeous, unique and so well made, fitting each girl spot on.
Chris wore the grey spirit tartan going with our very grey theme, (a grey theme sounds so depressing!)
Chris loves watches, so I found some really cool Vintage Watch Movement Cufflinks at Evy Designs which I gave him as a wedding gift.
The gents hired all the outfits apart from their ties. We matched the ties in with the the bridesmaids dresses.
I love autumn it is by far my favourite season – all the autumnal flowers that are around, with all their colours and textures and leaves it’s just the best time of year in my view! Hopetoun House has an amazing lime-tree avenue so I used that as the styling concept for our Ceremony and drinks reception room. The areas we used for our wedding were all the converted stables of the stately home which fitted in perfectly with the feel we were aiming for.
The ceremony room looked out on to the driveway which was lined with autumn trees so I wanted to keep the flowers quite minimal not to take away from the brilliant view. We borrowed old school benches to use as pews that Chris refurbished and rather than having flowers at the end my mum grew white pumpkins which we placed at the end of each pew with autumn leaves.
We framed the windows with large birch trees and hung vials of cyclamen from them along wit h some grey clay leaves that Chris and I made together. Wanting this room to be quite dark, with lots of candle light – we piled up logs and placed candles and leaves through them and filled all the ledges around the room with frosted tea lights to give a glow all the way round the room. By far my favourite part of this room was our signing table.
My brother had rescued an old dining room table that was no longer wanted. So Lorry (my bridesmaid) and I layered the whole of the surface with leaves and covered the table legs in moss so it looked really organic – with the finishing touches of a rosehip and succulent ball and a few of the little white pumpkins mum grew it was more than perfect!
Flowers and Decor – Planet Flowers
Photography – BlueSky Photography
Dress – Maggie Sottero
Bolero Jacket – Freja Fashions
Maids Gowns – Freja Fashions
Grooms Tartan – Spirit Grey
Pewter Jewllery – Asimi
Shoes – Jaynie by Brianna Leigh
Make-Up – Made up
Watch Movement Cufflinks – Evy on Not on The High Street
Venue – Hopetoun House
Catering – Heritage Portfolio
Things I love about this wedding…
The irreverent mix of deep reds and pinks, vibrant colours and ultra modern grey combined.
Masses of non-florals – seed pods and dried goods.
Wreaths (more on the symbolism this afternoon – so romantic!)
The rustic setting for a more intimate wedding.
The styling… Um hello signing table?!
Mix and match grey maids with woolly shrugs, Love.
I think I just love everything about it.
What do you love readers?