Claire and Ray were so inspired by the thought of a more intimate wedding with close family and friends they brought their originally planned 2020 wedding forward. They organised their day in six weeks and were able to book suppliers that had previously been unavailable on their wedding date, including talented wedding photographer Emma Lawson Photography. Their smiles say it all and the marquee reception looks incredible with colourful flowers and perfectly worded signs created by Rock My Wedding recommended suppliers, Made By Wood And Wood.

What Made Our Day Unique

We originally planned a larger wedding later in the year but, when lockdown happened, we took the opportunity to have a much smaller wedding with our closest family and friends. We were still lucky to have some of the same suppliers (Lazy Sunday, Rusty’s, Eclectic Strings) but it also meant that we could have suppliers that may otherwise have been unavailable for our date (Emma Lawson, Blue Poppy, Edinburgh Wedding Videos). Deciding to get married in 6 weeks was an unexpected decision but one that paid off for us and made the whole planning experience really special.

Claire & Ray

Wedding 2020

The chances are if you'd planned a 2020 wedding you may have had to postpone it. Whilst some couples have rebooked for next year, some couples have decided they don't want to wait and despite the restrictions surrounding weddings have planned their perfect day and thoroughly enjoyed it. Claire and Ray had actually planned a larger wedding for later in the year but were so inspired by the thought of a more intimate celebration with their closest family and friends they brought their celebration forward. This also meant they could book some suppliers that were previously busy. As you can see the results are amazing, and their smiles say it all.

Inspiration & Styling

Colourful, relaxed, intimate and fun. We wanted it to be bright and reflect the happiness of the day. Seeing the finished product of the marquee was so overwhelming and there were personal touches everywhere, from lyrics of our favourite song ‘thunder road’ on the back of the menu to the cake topper which included our new puppy, Kevin. It really felt like a collective effort from our families and friends and it was so special to be able to celebrate it in my family home.

Claire & Ray

Please note the government safety guidelines surrounding weddings are continuously evolving, please check the latest updates to ensure you have a happy, but COVID secure wedding. You can also bookmark our COVID hub where you'll find lots of advice for hosting your own socially distanced wedding and ways to reduce your guest list.


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Videographer: Edinburgh Wedding Videos | Location: Glasgow University Chapel | Parent’s garden in Glasgow | Marquee: Finesse Marquees | Food: Lazy Sunday Catering | Pizza Van: Wood Fired Guys | Really Delicious | Drink: Majestic Wine | Cake: Rosewood Cakes | Flowers: Blue Poppy | Framed Signs: Made by Wood and Wood | Stationery & Top Table Banner: Brahmin Lettering | Entertainment: Rusty’s Travelling Piano Bar | Eclectic Strings | Decor & Hire: Virginias Vintage Hire | Music at the Church: Pianist and Violin | Wedding Planner: Judith McCartney @heyjudemccartney | Wedding Dress: Catriona Garforth | Bridal Boutique: Catriona Garforth Edinburgh | Hair Clip: The Bobby Pin | Bridal Shoes: The Attico | Bridesmaid Dress: John Lewis | Grooms Outfit : Kapital Kilts | Hair: Lauren Gilmore | Makeup: Joanne McGinley

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