Mia+Craig

Photographed by Green Wedding Photography

Forrester Park

Fife-Scotland

An eclectic mix of rustic, natural, floral and boho created a wedding day that was full of romance and the very essence of relaxed. For Mia and Craig it was all about the personal touch, which we think they carried off beautifully…

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT OR GRADUAL ATTRACTION?
We met 10 years ago almost to the day of the wedding! We knew almost straight away we had something special.
HOW WAS THE QUESTION POPPED?
On the beach in Spain at sunset, after a lovely meal. Our son George was there too!
DID YOU EMBRACE OR DITCH TRADITION?
When it came to the reception we opted for a fairly traditional wedding, with champagne and canapés and a 3 course meal, however it was relaxed with a personal feel. We had a humanist wedding ceremony as we felt this best reflected our love and our values as a family.

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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE?
Something old – My earrings were my husband’s late mothers, Craig gave me a bottle of Chanel Mademoiselle as a wedding present, and that was my something new. I borrowed my friends veil and the So Sassi dress had a blue ribbon sewn into it!
ANY UNEXPECTED MOMENTS?
Our son, George 6 and daughter Olivia 16 Months, behaving so well. They were little angels.
BEST COMPLIMENT ON YOUR WEDDING?
‘That was the best wedding service I have been to’ a lovely compliment from one of Craig’s uncles.
HONEYMOON OR MINI-MOON?
We were lucky enough to be able to have a week away on our own (without the children) to Bali, Crete. My brother and his wife very kindly looked after the children so we could relax and have fun on our honeymoon
CLOSE YOUR EYES, THINK OF YOUR WEDDING DAY… NOW DESCRIBE IT IN THREE WORDS…
Relaxed, romantic, fun!
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT BEING HITCHED?
I think it has bought us even closer together as a couple and a family. I love introducing Craig as my husband.

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I am loving Craig’s Saville Row suit. Any other boys planning to rock a blue suit? Alie x

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VenueForrester Park Resort, Fife
PhotographerGreen Wedding Photography
FloristBlue Poppy Florist
Hair Stylist – Shona Lewis, Cutabove
Make-up ArtistJules C Smith
Wedding dress – The dress is called Zara by So Sassi
Accessories – My beautiful diamond earrings were my husband’s mothers. She past away a year and a half ago so it meant a lot to wear them.
ShoesNext
Groom’s outfit – Craig’s suit is Saville Row, purchased from House of Fraser
Bridesmaids’ dressesMonsoon
Stationery – The table name cards and the table plan were home made! It was a combined effort by me and my mum.
CakeMarks and Spencer
Transport – We had the ceremony and reception in the same place so no need for transport. We put a bus on back to Edinburgh at the end of the night for the guests and transport was provided by Bay Travel.
BandSuper House, they were really good. It was a great party!




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Linzi + David

Photographed by Blue Sky Photography

at Glasgow University Chapel

& House for an Art Lover

Glasgow-Scotland

We loved this Scots-Canadian wedding the minute we set eyes on it. From a proposal at the scene of their first date to the story behind Linzi’s something old, there is so much romance to enjoy in this elegant city celebration. Something tells us you’re going to love it…

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Love at first sight or gradual attraction?
For David it was love at first sight; for Linzi it took approximately three months and a lot of wooing. His persistence paid off eventually.
How was the question popped?
During his birthday dinner. David knew that if he took me for a romantic dinner or walk or weekend away, that I would click straight away what was about to happen. I had waited long enough. He had to find some way of surprising me and what better than to propose during his birthday celebrations at Cafe Gandolfi, which coincidentally is where we had our first date and we actually sat in the same seats (David made the reservation). I was so shocked, he had to ask me twice and of course I said yes. After that the champagne came out and needless to say the bill was on him! We then continued to celebrate, just the two of us at the Champagne Bar in the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE?
My something old was my pearl bracelet (described below), my something new was the Jimmy Choo shoes; the something borrowed was Becky’s veil and the something blue was meant to be my garter. I completely forgot to put it on, but then I was surprised by my two year-old nephew holding a blue Tiffany box with a beautiful diamond necklace inside, which I wore. That was my something blue.
Any unexpected moments?
To be honest, I was unexpectedly calm. My nephew coming to my hotel room with the Tiffany necklace was a huge surprise, other than that there wasn’t many surprises or unexpected moments as I had planned the wedding – David had planned the surprise honeymoon. I think the one memorable moment was my dad’s speech, which he did in rhyme. It was hilarious and heartwarming at the same time. He did an amazing job and people are still coming up to him on the street in our local town to tell him that they heard how wonderful his speech was. He was completely blown away by the reception and I was blown away with how much effort he had put into it (any my mum helped, of course).
Another unexpected moment was how alike our vows were. We wrote our own vows and we both mentioned the duties of cooking and taking the recycling out. .. clearly we have some issues regarding chores!

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Best compliment on your wedding?
We have had so many compliments it is unbelievable. So many people have said that it was the best wedding they have attended and so well organised – which I will take credit for! People loved the personal humanist wedding ceremony and the amount of laughter that was had throughout the day. The other compliment was my dad’s speech, which I am so proud of. And also, my dress which everyone commented on.
Honeymoon or minimoon?
We had our honeymoon in Zambia and Malawi. David organised the whole trip himself and I had no clue where we were going, or where I was going to end up. I had to trust him when signing documents that I couldn’t read and getting jabs that I didn’t know what they were for – all to keep it a surprise. It was worth it though as he put in so much effort and we did things that I would never have considered myself. It was nearly as well planned as the wedding!!
Wedding style?
David and Linzi – Laughter and friendship.
DID YOU EMBRACE OR DITCH TRADITION?
We embraced parts of tradition including Scottish traditions such as the handfasting, but really we just did what suited us and our personalities. We had so many people that had travelled from far and wide that our main theme was to incorporate everyone and make sure that they enjoyed themselves. Therefore, we had everyone hug during the ceremony, we mixed people up at the tables so that people had to mingle with ‘foreigners’ and we had plenty of alcohol to keep everyone going, starting on the bus journey to the reception.
CLOSE YOUR EYES, THINK OF YOUR WEDDING DAY… NOW DESCRIBE IT IN THREE WORDS…
Best Day Ever
Why Scotland?
Because it is home for us and although David is Canadian, we have such strong ties here. Also, we were able to organise a full weekend of activities for our guests who had travelled so far, including golf, which everyone was keen for!
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT BEING HITCHED?
No more wedding planning!

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I love the efforts Linzi & David took to make their international guests feel at home. Such a great touch! Christina x
Suppliers
VenueGlasgow University Chapel & House for an Art Lover
PhotographerBlue Sky Photography
FloristWildflower
Hair stylist – Anne Marie MacLeod
Make-up artistJennifer Peffer
Wedding dressPaloma Blanca from Pan Pan Bridal
ShoesJimmy Choo, Sparkly Evelyn
Accessories – My veil was borrowed from my best friend Becky; my bracelet was made by my mum from a pearl necklace my dad gave to her when they first started dating 30 years ago; my earrings were from Ernest Jones and my necklace was from Tiffany – a gift from David on the day of the wedding.
Groom’s outfitGeoffrey (Tailor) Kilts
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Also from Pan Pan Bridal, by JLM Couture
Stationery – Was created by my very talented mum from Elite Creations
Cake – The cairn was made by my talented friend Niamh Robb who runs the Bonnie Bakehouse
BandCorra
TransportEcosse Classic Cars, Jaguar. White Star Coaches – Two buses to take all guests from the ceremony to the reception.
Additional suppliersMake Believe Events provided our postbox for our postcard wedding guestbook; David’s sister Katy sang me up the aisle (Katy Hedalen-Shariff) to Lucky Jim’s You’re Lovely to Me.



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