A 1950s Prom Dress for a Pretty Scottish Bride…


♥  Happy Valentines Everyone  ♥


I am SO excited about 12 noon today, when I'll be sharing the very first few sneak peek photographs of my escapades at Luella's Boudoir last Tuesday, with my fellow UK Wedding Bloggers 🙂

For now I'd like to share a pretty Scottish wedding with you all.  Kirsten & Gregor tied the knot on 2 October 2010, at The Lodge, Lochgoilhead, Scotland and I just loved Kristen's dress the moment I saw it.

This fabulous frock was supplied by London Vintage Wedding Dress specialists, Fur Coat No Knickers

"With the lovely and attention from Laura and Emma at Fur Coat No Knickers, they fitted and transformed a very pretty 1950's US prom dress into a beautiful dress with exact, quirky look that I was hoping for…."

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Christopher Currie Photography

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I do love to see a pretty vintage frock hanging up ready to be worn with love by the Bride.  Those girls at
Fur Coat No Knickers are so clever finding the most gorgeous original vintage wedding dresses and restructuring them into a modern, wearable item…

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These pretty teal colour Bridesmaids dresses were a fab fine from Love My Dress sponsor, Dessy

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I recognise that hair accessory anywhere!

"William Chambers made a beautiful head piece for me…"

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All the florals on the day were provided by Bijou Flowers

"I really wanted to keep the bouquets very simple and Bijou Flowers understood that perfectly…"

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The Groom wore his own kilt and his Groomsmen hired kilts from Mccalls Glasgow

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The couple chose their venue, The Lodge, Lochgoilhead, Scotland because it offered a luxurious but intimate setting, with beautiful gardens and a space beside the loch for the ceremony…

"Gregor and I met ten years ago when at University in Aberdeen, so we have a very strong relationship. The Lodge was a perfect location to celebrate with our friends and family how much we value their contribution to our happiness, and ultimately how much we love each other. It was the luxury and intimacy – and ultimately fun – that the Lodge offered that made it so appealing."

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"We love the outdoors and we're not terribly formal so were determind to have our wedding outdoors beside a loch. In Scotland in Cotober that was a challenge, but we planned for the rain and had our ceremony under umbrellas – it was incredibly romantic…"

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Pretty heart cupcakes were provided by a 'small shop in Glasgow' that Kristen found, called Cupcake Glasgow

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Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"Don't feel pressured to make decisions that only make other people happy. We discussed all the big decisions with our family (i.e. which family we weren't going to invite) but ultimately we wanted to have a celebration that suited our personalities and one which we would treasure – rather than end up with a stressful day that brought a sigh of relief when it ended…"

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Brides dress – Fur Coat No Knickers
Brides shoes – Lisa Kay Shoes
Brides headpiece – William Chambers {see more from William Chambers on Love My Dress here}
Grooms suit – Own Kilt
Bridesmaids dresses – Dessy
Venue – The Lodge, Lochgoilhead, Scotland
Photographer – Christopher Currie Photography
Flowers – Bijou Flowers
Cake – Cupcake Glasgow

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Thanks so much Kristen for sharing these details with Love My Dress today. You look absolutely fabulous in your beautiful wedding dress. Thanks too, to Christopher Currie Photography for so kindly sharing these images…

"Chris and Gillian were just wonderful. They really understood the syle we were looking for and helped make our day really good fun. We didn't feel like we spent lots of time on the photos at all – we just had a really good giggle…"

You can see more beautiful Scottish Weddings on the Love My Dress Wedding Blog here 🙂

Much love,

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.