Mary & Rob’s Vintage Wedding in a Scottish Castle

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Category : Real Weddings Scotland

One word sums up this wedding by Wilson McSheffrey. Wow.

Mary and Rob look fabulous in their wedding photos. The brides goregous dress looks simple and elegant and the groom – a true Scotsman in his kilt! Here’s what Kate had to share about the couple’s big day;

“This is one of our very favourite weddings. Andrew and Emmett were commissioned by Mary her husband to be Rob to photograph their wedding at the beautiful Comlongon Castle, Dumfries in the Scottish Borders. Hailing for the Isle of Man, Mary and Rob chose Comlongon Castle for their wedding venue after attending a friends wedding there and just loved the low key and informal atmosphere but set in the most beautiful surroundings. With only around forty guests Mary and Robs ceremony and reception was intimate and romantic which perfectly complimented the location.

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Mary looked stunning with her flame red hair and elegant grecian style wedding dress and Rob was handsome in full Scottish regalia, this combined with the amazing scenery made life very easy for Andrew and Emmett to shoot some fantastic photographs and they almost had to stop themselves from getting carried away!

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At first Mary and Rob were a bit dubious when they were asked to wander through the feilds, but absolutely loved the results!

We were especially pleased with the photographs taken at this wedding as they capture the simple and elegant, yet romantic atmosphere of the couple’s day just perfectly.”

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How goregous is Mary’s dress – she looks like such a natural in front of the camera. I love all the natural shots captured by Andrew and Emmett. Simply put, stunning.

A big thanks to Wilson McSheffrey for sharing some more of their fantastic images!

Flash Sale on Coast Dresses – 20% off between 12-4 today only!

Category : Wedding Help

Yup, you heard it right. Coast are doing a flash sale today on their dresses. A massive 20% off will be given between 12-4pm today. So, if you were considering some bridesmaid dresses, that wedding outfit or just fancy treating yourself – then why wait! Simply click on the banner below to take you to their site.

Happy Shopping!



The Royal Concert Hall Wedding Show, Glasgow

Category : Wedding Shows

Having been to both the Royal Concert Hall and the SECC Wedding Shows in the past couple of weeks – I thought it would be worthwhile giving a little rundown of them.

Let’s start with the Royal Concert Hall;

Not quite as big as the SECC, but the location is great. Right next to the bus station and Buchanan Galleries making it ideal for a girls day out.

The main hall is fine and offers suppliers the usual set up – but upstairs is a bit of a nightmare. Wedding fairs are notoriously busy, lots of brides to be, their mums and bridesmaids and even some grooms all trying to see everything on display and squeeze in for their bit of free cake (well, who can resist?!) so the narrow corriders make it more than a bit awkward.

Then we have the catwalk show. As funny as the male model tried to be, the whole show seemed to a bit unprofessional. I’m sure their were a few brides oohing and aahing over the dresses, but personally, I found that seeing the ill fitting dresses and in some cases, dresses which hadn’t even been zipped up on the models didn’t make me want to see more.

Those negatives aside, there were a few hidden gems in amongst all the suppliers that stood out for me;

  • If you fancy having a candy buffet with a difference, then Sweet Celebrations offer exactly that – a personalised candy cart that will definately give your sweetie buffet the wow factor;

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  • Dream Flowers by Elaine, this local florist stood out for me. Her stand was simple and the flower displays were fabulous
  • Paying for flowers for one day may seem extravagant, so why not make them last a little longer by preserving your bouquet? Bonnyton designs offer bouquet preservation from £45
  • Pictures last a lifetime, and I am sure every bride (and groom ofcourse!) wants the perfect photos of their big day. Worth a look are, Rich Pictures and Karl Double Photography.
  • I’ve mentioned the free cake and not only did the Sweetest Thing’s cake taste amazing – but there were some extremely creative designs too;

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All in all, a great day out – just be prepared to push your way through – and if you are looking for your ideal dress, then maybe give the catwalk show a miss and head on down to the bridalwear suppliers whilst everyone else is in the show!

Stumble on Sundays – Mother of the Bride Outfits

Category : Stumble on Sundays

The past couple of weeks I have attended, what I expect are two of Scotland’s largest, wedding fayres. We have almost everything we need for our wedding now and so I have been wandering around at a more leisurely pace, being able to spend time over the finer details – stationery, flowers, accessories and generally just have a good old nosey!

My mum however, still doesn’t and hasn’t really begun looking for an outfit. Now, I should explain that my mum is a terrible shopper, she will try on everything she thinks should look good, be impressed by nothing and then go back round all the same shops trying on anything and everything – generally finding something in the first shop. From seeing the mother of the brides outfits on display at the wedding fayres, I am confident that finding that perfect outfit is going to be tough.

I’ve mentioned before all of the high street shops offering great wedding ranges for the bride and her bridesmaids – but the same applies for mother of the bride/groom. Below are a few of my favourites – Mum if you are reading – one of these may be the one!

  • John Lewis – with a great range of brands and a personal shopper on hand, this store is ideal for indecisive shoppers. These dresses are ideal;

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  • Planet – can be found in both John Lewis and Debenahms, but to see their full range or sign up for special discount offers please visit the company’s website. Colour blocking is massive for 2011, so for all you trendy mums out there, how about this;

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  • Like Planet, Jacques Vert can also be found in major high street department stores. Aimed at a slightly more mature audience, Jaques Vert have some lovely flattering dresses to suit all shapes and sizes.

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As always, hope you stumble across something useful!

Happy Sunday x

Chris and Michelle’s Purple Themed Wedding

Category : Real Weddings

You may have seen the wonderful Gemma Williams on Wedding-Inspiration before, or come across her on other wedding blogs such as RocknRoll Bride and Whimsical Wonderland Weddings recently – and it’s no wonder this girl is getting so much coverage – her work is fab!

Below, Gemma tells us about a wedding she shot last year;

Chris and Michelle were married on 23rd October 2010. Michelle got ready at her mum’s house, with her bridesmaids. Michelle’s bridesmaids were dressed in purple, which was the colour theme for the day. The flowers were full of mixed autumnal colours which really complimented the dresses. Michelle arrived at Leominster Priory Church in a vintage car, and Chris arrived in a Bentley. Michelle’s sister and also Chris’s sister both did readings during the very emotional church ceremony.

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Chris and Michelle then travelled to The Priory Hotel at Stretton Sugwas for their reception. The sun was shining, and it was a perfect setting for the group photographs outside.  The room was decorated with the same mixed flowers and also with purple bows on the chairs. The beautiful cake was trimmed with purple ribbon. The table names were after famous film directors, which was a great idea. Another clever idea was to have empty bowls of water on the top table, which the bridesmaids put their bouquets into upon arrival, so decorating the top table all along with their lovely flowers.

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In the evening, there was a live band after the first dance, and everyone hit the dance floor! It was a really special wedding day, with a lot of emotions, laughter and tears. Michelle and Chris are a fabulous couple who have been together for many years and have been there for each other through all the ups and downs of life, so I wish them a very happy marriage!

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A big thanks to Gemma Williams Photography for sharing her work with Wedding-Inspiration once again!

To see more of Gemma’s work, or get in touch with the girl behind the lens – please visit;

www.gemmawilliamsphotography.co.uk

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