I am 99% sure that the W-day of William and Kate will be nothing like the wedding of Maurissa and Jamie…..but that doesn’t mean that in my little blog Queen world I can’t dream that it might be…..Because I would love to see Kate in a Temperley number this pretty with maids in assorted shades of sorbet and an amazing one-of-a-kind contemporary headpiece.
Maurissa is officially one of the most stylish and individual brides we have ever had the pleasure of gracing these pages, and although she may not be royalty she is certainly a fashion princess in the making.
Maurissa and Jamie were married at Stair Parish church in Ayshire followed by the reception at Carnell Estate. With thanks to photographer Ditte Solgaard from First Light Weddings for sharing the gorgeousness with Rock My Wedding.
As my husband is 6ft 4 and I am 5ft 4, I opted for 5ich heels! My shoes we custom made by Emmy shoes in London where we jointly designed them. They had to be simple and delicate again to compliment the dress. So they had Ivory suede heels and inner soles with a silver entwined t- bar and complimentary satin covering the toe end of my feet. There was also some beading where the silver strap and satin met to compliment the beading in the dress.
My dress was by Alice Temperley, and was called ” twinkle dress”. I had seen it in her fashion show shoot and knew instantly this vintage inspired romantic dress was the one. I was attracted to its uniqueness, it was unusual yet timeless and its flowing layers of material made is hang beautifully.
As the dress has a lot going on from the 3-dimensional flowers to the intricate beading and jewels over the bodice I decided that my jewellery and accessories had to be minimal, with this in mind I opted for simple diamond stud earrings and necklace that my parents had given to me for my 30th birthday just before the wedding. This was teamed with a largish hair accessory that was designed by Alice Temperley again. It was used previously as a large necklace with a ribbon tied to it so we had to alter it to work.
It was perfect as it had an abstract floral design made out of wire, resin and enamel which complement the dress perfectly.
My hair and make-up were easy to decide, my hair was created by Carrie Muir, London. She has been styling / cutting my hair for years and I trust her implicitly. We had some trials with my temperley hair accessory and she had come up with several ideas having seen my dress and the hair accessory. Again this had to be simple to compliment the dress and let the hair accessory speak for itself.
My make up was also any easy decision- one of my best friends who was also one of my bridesmaids is a professional make- up artist. Mailin Haddow of MV make-up, Mailin has done make up for countless brides and there wedding parties and she also worked on fashion shoots across the country and abroad, I knew my make up would last all day and look great in the photographs.
As Mailin has known me for a long time she knows that I do not like to wear too much make up so she kept it natural but she cleverly managed to enhance my eyes and skin without looking heavily made up.
Fuss Free Florals
The flowers were to be simple. We did not have a theme as such but I had chosen candy colours for the bridesmaids dresses, so this was continued through into the flower design for the bouquet, button holes and table centres. We had also decided that the ushers would walk down the aisle with the bridesmaids so they had flowers in their hair and wrist corsages.
I designed the bridesmaids dresses based on several dresses I had liked. I wanted them to be long and romantic to compliment my dress. So we had these made. Luckily my bridesmaids are all tall so they looked fabulous on them and the design was flexible ( could be made to flow directly under the bust line as opposed to the waist as one of my bridesmaids was pregnant!
The groom, best man and ushers all wore kilts, tweed jackets and their school ties- red/ white loretto.
The First Light
My photographer was Ditte and her colleague Chris from First Light Photography who had been recommended. We had meet with Ditte at both the church and carnell estate for a reccie and she had made us feel instantly reassured and confident we had picked the right photographers. Her recce had allowed her to advise us on where we should have our photographs. After we went for a coffee where she asked us several questions about our vision for the wedding photos and the type of photos we wanted. We explained we wanted non posed photographs and to capture people naturally.
After another meeting and several emails Ditte had complied a list of photographs that we had discussed and on the day it was seemless. They captured all our family members, bridal party and friends amazingly. Words cannot describe how treasured these photographs are, they are looked at often and commented on frequently.
I have since recommend her and would use them again in a flash!
I am not a wedding cake fan but I love a cupcake! So we had 180 cupcakes made by Katie of Rainbow Cupcakes. I gave her material of the 3 candy coloured bridesmaids dresses- lemon, mint and pink and she matched the icing! They went down a treat as there was none left and requests for more!
We did not have favours but had two things we both loved. Jamie’s loves cheese so we had an extensive cheese cart and we had a pick mix table for my love of sweets!
My favourite colour is green so I managed after a lot of research and calls to source green water glasses and as our wedding was in a marquee we had the flexability to create these touches and had a bar made with the candy coloured lights that changed intermittently.
You’ve Got The Love
Our band was callanish and we had a DJ in the breaks. We chose Callanish as we had heard them before and loved them. Importantly they also did both celih and chart songs. We wanted a female lead singer which we also got with them, they were great and again other people have since booked them!
Our first dance was “You’ve got the love” by Florence and the machine. It’s a song we have loved for a long time and particularly liked this version.
Follow Your Heart
I would not say out wedding was “unique” but the day was a reflection of us. From the colours, caters and meal we put together to the church location…..
Our only advice would be simple- follow your heart and make the decisions and choices that you want- not what everyone wants. Be prepared to listen to other though- but pick you battles wisely!
Decide as a couple as that is how all your decisions will be made in the future- as you are now a team 😉
Brides Gown – Temperley
Headpiece – Temperley
Venue – Carnell Estate
Shoes – Emmy
Photography – Ditte Solgaard at First Light Weddings
Band – Callanish
Hair – Carrie Muir
Make-up – MV Make-up
Hands up if you have dress-envy lovelies…… I for one certainly do.
Come back this afternoon for what could turn out to be a very interesting RMW community debate….
Madam Rebecca’s gloves are officially off.
Big Dreaming Of A Temperley Frock Love