Lovely readers, you will simply adore this beautiful Scottish wedding set in the ruins of Lindores Abbey near Fife. I love that Nicky set her own rules with every aspect of the wedding. She admits that neither her or Neil are big label lovers so they planned their budget spending on the things that were most important to them, getting some amazing bargains along the way. When I first flicked through the images of this wedding I would never have guessed that Nicky’s dress was a high street find either!
Nicky and Neil were married on the 31st of May 2014. Neil is a mechanic, restoring classic cars so it was only fitting that Nicky and her dad were chauffeured to the wedding in a beautiful Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 3, which Neil had helped to restore himself. Their day is a perfect example of a family affair with so many of their wonderful relatives and friends helping out and putting their talents to good use!
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“Unique, historic and charming, the beautiful ruins of Lindores Abbey in Newburgh, Fife were the first and only venue we visited. When we saw the great big majestic archway covered in ivy we knew we had discovered somewhere really special and nothing else would compare!
It was the perfect location and the lovely owner Helen McKenzie Smith provided us with so many brilliant suggestions for the big day, was open to all of our ideas as well as sharing our spirit for simplicity and fun. Our day was basically a mish-mash of my love of all things vintage and pretty and Neil’s love of all things fun and geeky.”
Nicky’s good friends Mel and Sam were on hand to do her hair and make-up on the day. Her hair was braided into an updo to accommodate her pretty Alice band and long floaty veil.
“My veil which I wore with a floral Alice band of rose buds and gypsophila was a last minute purchase from eBay and only arrived two days before the wedding but I was really glad I wore it!”
“I found my dress whilst shopping with my mum and sisters in Edinburgh in the wee boutique section of Miss Selfridge. It was stunning! The beadwork, lace and pretty little sleeves won me over. I loved the vintage vibe of the dress and I had not seen anything else like it. It fitted me perfectly, and the high waist detail made my petite frame seem taller!
My talented and good friend Julija created a beautiful silk slip for me to wear under the dress which finished it off perfectly.”
“The bridesmaid dresses were a last minute buy from Primark. I never intended to spend so little on the dresses but they were so pretty and the girls appreciated a good bargain!”
“We chose the amazing SD Photography to record all the special memories of our day. I met Sarah and Darren at a wedding fair. Their style is informal yet thoughtful and they are so brilliant at capturing relaxed, natural moments. Most importantly, they are incredibly fun and put everyone at ease on the day.
They also took Polaroid snapshots of the guests to take home.”