Bryony + Andrew

Photographed by Craig & Eva Sanders

at Brig O’ Doon


Fans of the Sound of Music (it must be on again this Christmas surely) will love that Maria Von Trapp’s dress was the inspiration for Bryony’s wedding dress. We love everything about this dreamy, romantic wedding and know you will too…


How did you meet and become engaged?
Andrew and I met at Uni and were introduced by my bridesmaid! We were together throughout uni and that included the year abroad Andrew did in Paris. We are often back in Paris and on out fifth anniversay Andrew proposed on top of the Arc De Triomphe.
Our wedding day was inspired by…
I really wanted to feel like Maria Von Trapp on my wedding day! For years I’d watched her wedding scene in the Sound of Music and loved her veil and dress. So I wanted a more modern version of that!
We were inspired by…
We went into wedding planning with no themes or any firm ideas of what we wanted. In the end, the venue set the tone but honestly, we both have quite simple, classic taste and our wedding reflected this.
I read We Fell In Love for many years, even before I was engaged! I loved seeing stylish and well put together weddings in venues I knew and loved with Scottish suppliers that I might be able to use.
Right from the outset I knew I wanted Craig and Eva Sanders, I even held off on confirming the wedding date until I knew they were free. I loved the clarity of their images and the fine art approach they have. I knew they would do an incredible job and we were lucky to have them capture so many great moments.
Tell us about your venue…
Our ceremony was held at my local parish, where my mother and father had gotten married before us. We had a wonderful time working with the priest to arrange reading hymns and music. We felt really privileged to be sharing the sacrament of marriage together and it was great to do it in the church where I had spent many years as a child.
Brig O’Doon is a classic Ayrshire venue and one that my aunt had used at her wedding. I was a flower girl for her and always imagined I would have my wedding there too. Thankfully Andrew liked it too!


We love your flowers. What was your inspiration?
Lorraine instinctively understood what we were trying to achieve with the flowers and delivered it. I wanted the flowers to feel like a guest in their own right at the wedding and spending money on them was as important to me as the dress. I wanted palette for the day to subtle but all tired together with the strong colours in the blooms.
The scent as well was unreal, sitting at the top table looking out of all the smiling faces and smelling the sweet flowers surrounding me is something I will never forget. I know not everyone wants to dedicate lots of their budget to flowers, but for me they were so important.
Anything surprising about your day…
My brother was my maid of honor! We’re really close and the thought of him not being there by my side was crazy! He knows me better than anyone and was a great support all though the process. It was hilarious to see him walk down the aisle with a bouquet too!
Your dress is so beautiful! How did you find it?
Maria Von Trapp’s wedding dress was my inspiration for my dress. I wanted a modern version of it – clean, elegant and have a huge train! I searched high and low for a dress, even taking a trip to Barcelona, but in the end I got it in Glasgow!
I attened a desiger day at Eleganza Sposa where my mum and I met Suzanne Neville and with lots of help from the eleganza gilrs Suzanne was able to make my Maria Trapp dream come true by adding and extending to her Lady dress. In the end we needed two cars to take it home as I wanted it as big as possbile with a long train!
Suzanne and Eleganza also made my Mums outfit for the day and worked closely with William Chambers Millanary to match the hat and dress.
What did you choose for your first dance?
Our first dance was to a song by Meursault a local Edinburgh folk band we both love! Its not a classic first dance tune but we loved being able to swish around the dance floor to it.
Following that the Brassholes played an amazing set of funk and soul music that had everyone up dancing! The DJ’s from Electric Circus in Edinburgh finished off the night with classics from the 50s to now. One of my most favorite moments of the whole day was standing on the dance floor surrounded by all our friends and family giving it a right good dance!


I am loving the sound of Bryony and Andrew’s evening entertainment. Feeling inspired? Alie x
VenueBrig O’ Doon, Ayr
PhotographerCraig and Eva Sanders Photography
FloristLorraine Wood Flowers
Hair and Make-upLaura Gray Pro Bridal Team
Wedding dressSuzanne Neville Bespoke version of ‘Lady’ from Eleganza Sposa
ShoesRussell and Bromely
Accessories – Bridal Rouge Gallery, London
Bridesmaids’ dressesReiss and Niki MacFarlane for Flower Girl
Groom’s OutfitMoss Bros
StationeryRock Paper Pen
CakeSuzanne Esper
BandTom MacGuire and the Brassholes and Kitchen Disco DJs
TransportBothwell Bridal Cards
Additional musiciansNina Koppaheard and the Afton Strings

Friday Loves

A week on, we’re wondering who of you were lucky enough to bag those Gin Bobbles? This week we are loving DIY (think Christmas wreaths and wedding signs) and the scent of Christmas is well and truly in the air. Happy advent everyone!

South Queensferry Flower Company

Christmas Workshops
Fancy trying your hand at Christmas wreath making? Then book yourself into The Queensferry Flower Company’s Christmas workshop.
There are still spaces available on Sunday afternoon and something tells us you’ll have lots of fun, as well as go away with some crafty creations.


Wedding Readings and First Dances
If you didn’t catch this week’s update from Guest Blogger Steph then check it out. We are loving her DIY wedding action.
And thank you to all the great suggestions on Facebook for ceremony readings and first dance tunes. Super-Helpful. Anyone else got any suggestions then be sure to let Steph know.

Scented Winter Candles

What to Burn
Truth told I love a scented candle. At this time of year is anything more comforting than popping on a candle when you come home? Perfect to create some hygge and savour those some winter scents.
Favourites are Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir and the White Company Winter Candle (note it’s reduced at the moment!).
Ooh – two more weekends to go until Christmas. Us? We’re slightly excited! Alie x
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