Photographed by Blue Sky Photography
at St Margaret’s Church, Dunfermline & Hopetoun House
Our initial invite, a 14 track CD of songs, in the style of The Beatles’ White Album (with inserts for info), broke with tradition, but then we had a traditional church service.
It’s hard to ditch tradition as people enjoy it. I didnt want to do a first dance simply because picking a song for that was the hardest decsion in the end, but you disappoint people if you don’t. I just added some one-armed press ups and a hip hop dance off later on! We threw in glow sticks later too. Tradition is great but it is also good to add in fun elements, that reflect you and your likes as a couple.
Our wedding flowers were one area where we didn’t follow a usual traditional style. Planet Flowers came up with a unique take on table design, with upside down orchids being hung off the table decoration. Amazing! We also had vinyl table plan and table names, incorporating bands from The Stone Roses to Take That and Primal Scream.
Reception venue – Hopetoun House
Photographer – Blue Sky Photography
Wedding dress – Vera Wang
Accessories – Bird cage veil from Flo and Percy; Pearl bow cuff from The White Closet
Shoes – House of Harlow at My Wardrobe
Groom’s outfit – Bespoke dinner suit by Richard Smith; Shoes by Jeffery West; Cufflinks, pants and socks by Paul Smith.
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Project D at Harvey Nichols; Younger bridesmaid – Coast
Florist – Planet Flowers
Stationery – CD invite, Vinyl table plans and vinyl table names by Weddings Vintage
Band – Franco (Evening), Macumba (Brazillian beats with bagpipes – Drinks reception)
Catering – Heritage Portfolio
Wedding transport – Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars
Wedding filmmaker – Kissing Gate Films