Good morning gorgeous ones! Now, there will be just one post today whilst we focus our energy on a little site maintenance – everything's got to be tip top after all! We'll make it up to you this week, but for now, let's waste no time sharing another beautiful wedding with you, sent in by Mareike Murray of MM Photography.
Natalie and Sholto tied the knot on 6th February 2013 at House for an Art Lover in Glasgow - I love their laid back 1920's inspired style. Sholto looks rather dapper don't you think?
"Sholto and I didn’t set out to have a theme as such on our wedding day, but it does turn out that we are both influenced by 1920s style - both our outfits on the day ended up being reminiscent of that era.
We had seen our wedding venue, House for an Art Lover in Glasgow, online – and when we visited it, I just fell in love with the music room, it is so beautiful."
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"We have mutual friends and we all used to go out together at the weekend while we were at university. We didn’t get together until about seven years later when we bumped into each other at a gig and I offered Sholto a lift home.
He told me ‘I only had to smile for someone to fall in love with me’! We went out for three years and he proposed on bonfire night just before the fireworks went off!"
"My dress is a design by Jenny Packham called Manouka, which I purchased from Cuco Couture. I had seen the dress a couple of years before at a wedding fayre when I was shopping with a friend, and loved it instantly. I found it on the internet after much searching! The dress was rather too expensive for me at the time though, so I had intended on trying to track down a second hand version.
Cuco Couture had a sale on some Jenny Packham dresses that were an old style and no longer available to order. They had the Manouka dress that I had seen previously. It was the second dress I tried on and it brought a tear to my eye (never thought I would be so girly!) It was the right size and in perfect condition. Needless to say, I bought it there and then."
"I wore a Jenny Packham headpiece, that I purchased from Anne Priscilla Bridal. I had tried my headpiece on months before the wedding and loved it but again, with budget in mind, I had considered it a little too expensive at the time. My cheaper option broke just days before the wedding day and this one called out to me! It was obviously meant to be!
I had been thinking of having a bird-cage veil but fell in love with the more traditional style as it made me feel like a ‘real bride’. I loved all the little sparkles on it!"
"Our Florists were Wedding Flowers By Susan. We went for tulips as they are seasonal in February and will remind us of our wedding when we see them growing in the winter/spring season in years to come."
"My bridesmaids wore dresses by Jenny Pacham for Debenhams. It took twenty minutes to buy these dresses as the girls tried these on and loved them – it was as easy as that! The girls also wore fresh roses in their hair from the florist."
"Sholto hired his suit from Moss Bros. His shoes were from a random internet site I can't remember the name of. I bought him his pocketwatch as a wedding day present. The two best-men opted for morning suits and the ushers went for kilts.
We just wanted people to wear what they felt comfortable in to be honest."
"Our photographer was Mareike Murray from MM Photography and she was absolutely amazing. We had done an engagement shoot with her and had loads of fun and got great photos! Our photos were candid and Mareike really managed to capture the atmosphere. We love our photos!"
"When it came to shoes, I was mainly looking for something comfy that wouldn’t make me too tall as Sholto and I are the same height – I ended up finding my shoes at West End Wedding Boutique."
"I did my make-up myself and my hair was done by a friend of a friend."
"My Dad gave me away – I walked down the aisle to Wagner’s Wedding March. I never thought I would go for something so traditional but it sounded lovely on the harp and when my aunt heard it she burst into tears!"
"We went for traditional vows. Hearing Sholto was saying those words was the best moment of my life. When it came to readings, we went for a reading from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and also the words to Louis Armstrong’s It’s a Wonderful World. I find the last verse of that song very beautiful."
"Our cake was made by a friend of a friend. The cake topper was from Etsy. Our cake was so delicious; carrot cake, lemon sponge and death by chocolate!
Sholto made blueberry gin which we provided as favours."
Words of Wedded Wisdom…
"I would advise other couples to keep the preparations fun! If it starts getting stressful then take a step back and remember what the day is all about – it will definitely all be worth it in the end!
I think my favourite part was hearing Sholto say the vows as that when it all felt real and amazing. Also the dancing. The dancing, the dancing, the dancing! I wouldn’t change anything about the day but I wish I hadn’t been so stressed in the lead-up. Everything was perfect and there was no need to stress!"
Definitely one to inspire all of you with a penchant for 1920s art-deco styling.
Huge thanks to photographer Mareike Murray of MM Photography for submitting these photographers for our consideration – we lovely them Mareike, thank you, and we wish both Natalie and Sholto lots of love and congratulations.
Jenny Packham has been one of the most popular designers since I started Love My Dress. Are you wearing a Jenny Packham design?
Have a gorgeous morning lovely people!
Photographer – MM Photography
Venue + Catering – House for an Art Lover in Glasgow
Wedding Dress + Veil – Manouka by Jenny Packham via Cuco Couture
Brides Shoes - West End Wedding Boutique
Brides Hair Accessories – Jenny Packham, via Anne Priscilla Bridal
Grooms Suit - Moss Bros
Bridesmaids Dresses - Jenny Pacham for Debenhams
Florist – Wedding Flowers By Susan
Cake Designer – Friend
Entertainment - The Strides
Cars/Transport - Wedding Cars Scotland
Stationery - Marty McColgan