Good morning wonderful Wednesday people, I really hope this finds you well and ready to tackle the day, whatever it may throw your way! This morning’s wedding is our third Scottish wedding shared so far this week – we’re on a roll already with this sublime Scottish Highlands affair and this playful Royal Botanic Garden gathering, This particular wedding is also so very ‘Love My Dress’. I adore the photography, created by the talented duo Sarah and Darren of SD Photography – these are some of the loveliest portrait shots I’ve ever seen.
Jenni, who works as an International Charity/Child Sponsorship Co-ordinator married Songwriter and Producer Mo on 23 August 2014 at Errol Park in Perthshire, Scotland.
“I was really inspired by bohemian influenced or rustic style and barn weddings that I found featured on wedding blogs. White lace weddings with bridesmaids all in white was always my favourite, but I also enjoyed adding in splashes of blue in the bridesmaids outfits.”
Photography Copyright (c) 2014, SD Photography
“Mo and I met at church in Dundee about five years ago and were engaged for about a year. He proposed in Knoydart on the west of Scotland.
The venue for the whole day was at Errol Park, Scotland. We chose this venue because we were able to put our own stamp on it and choose all the details. We loved the converted stables at night and the gardens for during the day. The venue was not completely finished when we booked; so we had to use our imagination.”
“I bought my wedding dress from Lamesley Bridal in Edinburgh. And it was designed by Charlie Brear. I added on the lace sleeves and plain belt when I ordered the dress.
I found it really difficult to find wedding dresses that were made of light material and that were a simple style falling down to the floor from my waist – some had beautiful lace but were uncomfortable or too restricting. I fell in love with Lamesley Bridal as soon as I entered the boutique, because of the beautiful silk, chiffon and lace material in the dress collection.”
“In the end, I settled on this particular dress by Charlie Brear, as I felt like it was ‘very me’. I felt so comfortable in it and loved the idea of adding the sleeves for an extra bit of detail. On the wedding day I loved wearing the dress because of the way it rippled as I walked. It also had only two material layers in it, silk and silk chiffon and was so comfortable. Mo loved it!”
“My bridesmaids dresses were purchased from an Etsy store called Fleetcollection. They ended up working perfectly with the material in my wedding dress and I saved a fortune not buying bridesmaid dresses from a wedding shop.”
My maids also wore hair combs from AnhsJewelry on Etsy (shop no longer available) and I also really wanted there to be a little colour included in the bridesmaid dresses to tie in with the groomsmen, so the blue silk belts were added. These were bought from a material shop.”
“Mo wore a navy skinny fit suit from TM Lewin, with skinny brown brogues. He and his groomsman also wore custom orange stripe bow ties that had their initials stitched on them from an Etsy shop called SteepleBayDesigns.”
“I had my florist, Acanthus, make my flower crown. I had always wanted to wear flowers in my hair since I was little. However, for the evening, I had a designer create the lace headpiece for me. The designer was Laura Beaumont Couture.”
“Our photographers were called SD Photography. We cannot speak highly enough of our photographers, four of our friends have already booked with them upon our recommendation. Their style and creativity on the day made it so much fun working with them. We didn’t have a single worry about the photography and were over the moon with the photos when we looked through them on our honeymoon.”
“I had my necklace made by a designer on Etsy. It was a custom order from TwoBeWedJewelry of a 40 inch single chain with 4mm pearls.
I also had a duck-egg silk and white lace garter handmade by Laura Beaumont Couture.”
“I wore the Nectarine, Blossom & Honey cologne by Jo Malone. I wanted to choose a perfume that I would not normally wear so that it would remind me of the wedding and honeymoon.”
My wedding veil was made of the same material as the top layer of the dress, silk chiffon and was also bought from Lamesley.”
“Our florist was Acanthus – I absolutely loved the flowers. I wanted them to be very rustic and relaxed, pulling on bohemian influences.
The flowers at the ceremony and those for the meal were put together by the bridesmaids and I the day before the wedding. I really wanted to put my creative side into the flowers and enjoyed arranging them. We bought them from a supermarket and arranged them in the jars and vases.”
“My dad Richard accompanied me down the aisle, to the sound of ‘Intimacy’, by Jonathan David Helser.”
“We wrote our own vows before the wedding and based them on 1 Corinthians 13. Here is a section of what we said:
‘I promise before God our Father, our family and our friends and by the power of the Holy Spirit to love and to cherish you, to be patient, to be kind, to be humble, self-less and gentle with you..
We also had two readings during the ceremony; Psalm 84 (NIV) and Psalm 145 (NKV). We chose these as readings because they have some of our favourite verses about honouring and praising God.”
“My engagement ring was a Tolkowsky 18 carat white gold design and my wedding band was custom made to fit with the curve of the engagement ring, by Purely Diamonds.”
“I styled the ceremony with jam jars filled with simple flowers and tied onto the chairs with lace. I had wooden and blackboard painted signs that I made to decorate the venue and provide directions and info. At the reception I had some white and lace bunting that I hung up, along with the centrepieces on each table. I felt I didn’t need to decorate the venue too much as it had its own character and that was one of our favourite things about it.”
“I made the favours myself, bundles of tablet and butternut squash chutney.”
“I created the table names, table plan and place cards myself, but Com Bossa Wedding Design designed our invitations, thank you cards on the tables, menus and orders of service.”
“Our first dance was to ‘You and me’, by Lifehouse.”
“Our favourite part of the day was a combination of the bridal entrance and the meal. We were so happy to see everyone that means so much to us, close together, laughing and sharing the best day of our lives with us.
We were also so happy with how perfect the day went that neither of us would change a single thing about it. I am so glad that we both were very relaxed about the whole thing and didn’t stress about it too.”
Words of Wedded Wisdom…
“Our advice would be don’t be stressed, remember it is your big day. If you start off with that attitude and stick to it then the whole engagement and the wedding day with be so much fun. Planning a wedding is like eating a cake, eat one slice at a time.”
What a wonderfully uplifting day, with some of the loveliest, love-filled wedding photographs ever – and more than a few that I have my pick to share with you later on Instagram using our #ShareTheHonestLove hashtag!
My love and thanks to the very talented and also really, really lovely and great-to-get-along-with photographers Sarah and Darren of SD Photography – you can see more from this creative image-making and love story documenting duo on Love My Dress here.
Have a good morning folks,
Love Annabel x
Photographer – SD Photography
Venue – Errol Park in Perthshire, Scotland
Dress – Charlie Brear via Lamesley Bridal in Edinburgh
Veil – Lamesley Bridal
Headpiece – floral crown by Acanthus + evening headpiece by Laura Beaumont Couture
Accessories – necklace via TwoBeWedJewelry on Etsy
Bride’s Shoes – Rainbow club Bea Pumps from John Lewis
Bride’s Scent/perfume – Nectarine, Blossom & Honey by Jo Malone
Groom – TM Lewin + ties via SteepleBayDesigns on Etsy
Bridesmaids – Fleetcollection on Etsy
Florist – Acanthus
Cake – DIY, a friiend
Cars/Transport – Ultimate Private Hire
Entertainment – Sporran Again
Rings – Tolkowsky + Purely Diamonds
Catering Company – Thomson Cooks Catering
Stationery – Com Bossa Wedding Design + DIY by the bride
Hair Stylist – Fraser at McIntyres
Makeup Artist – Jennifer Inglis at Pure Beauty
5 thoughts on “Charlie Brear Lace for a Boho and Rustic Inspired Scottish Wedding”
great post thanks
I love this wedding so much! I love it I love it I love it! So much joy everywhere 🙂 LLx
I feel the same – I absolutely adore sharing weddings like this Lindsey 🙂 x X x
I. Love. This. Wedding.
Jenni and Mo’s wedding was the best that I have attended since my son and Jenni’s sister married 4 years ago . . . browsing thru the report, was like a repeat of the day, which was enjoyed by ALL who attended . . . a lovely and caring couple, all the best Jenni and Mo . . . . x