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Sarah + Scott

Photographed by Struve Photography

at The National Piping Centre

Glasgow-Scotland

Few settings could be more Scottish than a centre dedicated to bagpipes! Add in a fabulous 1950s style dress and lots of quirky DIY touches, and all the elements were in place for a celebration full of character and style.

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Love at first sight or gradual attraction?
A bit of both. We lived together first so I fought against it until Scott wore me down (to be fair to him it didn’t take that long)!
We were inspired by…
The 1950s, polka dots and tartan. We (well I) love the timeless glamour of the 1950s, but also the fact that we are Scottish. I wanted to bring together the two and was really happy with result.
HOW DID YOU PERSONALISE YOUR WEDDING DAY?
In so many ways. We had a Humanist wedding, which meant that the entire ceremony was personalised to include our friends and family, and we also wrote our own vows. We also have a bunch of very talented friends who contributed in loads of ways to make our day very personal and saved us a bunch of cash. We love them all and worry that we don’t have the skills to repay them!
What was on your wedding menu?
Starter – Haggis, neeps and tatties; Main – Steak Pie; Desert – Chocolate tarte.

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FIRST DANCE – CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINE OR SEDATE SHUFFLE?
Andy Williams – Can’t take my eyes of you. We tried to pull off a couple of moves on the dance floor but nothing practised!
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES AND GROOMS?
Don’t feel you need to get or do anything that is expected, if you don’t care about it. For example I didn’t have a veil, fancy cars, readings, a line up, a videographer, a makeup artist, florist, etc. Weddings are expensive enough without splashing the cash on stuff you don’t want! My mother-in-law also gave me some good advice to take a bit of time to take everything in, you have spent a lot of time and effort make sure you enjoy all the wee touches. Most of all have fun and don’t let it bother you if stuff isn’t quite right, nobody will notice!
Honeymoon or mini-moon?
More of partymoon! We went to Ibiza with 12 of our friends, it was more of an endurance exercise than a honeymoon but awesome all the same!
WHAT WAS THE ONE THING YOU’LL NEVER FORGET ABOUT YOUR BIG DAY?
It is hard to pin point one thing as folk are not kidding when they say that the day goes by in a flash. I struggled with this question so asked the other half he replied without any prompting – “How beautiful you looked when you walked down the aisle”; I knew there was a reason I married him!
Why Scotland?
There could be no other place for two proud Scots to get married, plus Humanist weddings are legal here!

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I love all the DIY details in this wedding, especially the book page buttonholes and bouquet. Will you be making anything for your big day? Christina x
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VenueThe National Piping Centre, Glasgow
Photographer – Kristin Mitchell, Struve Photography; Second photographer: Julie Broadfoot.
Florist – DIY “The bouquets and buttonholes were handmade by my sister and I from old books, dress offcuts and potato sack material.”
Hair stylist – “I used my regular hairdresser, Tina Reilly in Glasgow. It was a relatively last minute decision as I had originally said I would do my hair myself but Mum persuaded me to get the professionals in. I am so glad I did, even if you are quite good at doing hair you don’t need that stress on you wedding day!”
Make-up artist – “I did my own makeup with the help of my bridesmaid Laura. It was pretty much the same as my normal makeup. Laura however found the perfect red for pale skin nars’ manhunt, I now wear it most days, I don’t believe in saving things for special occasions!”
Wedding dress – Wendy @ Flossy and Dossy. “I found Wendy at a vintage wedding fair, she was amazing! I knew what I wanted and she made my vision a reality. I had always wanted a 1950s style dress and didn’t even try on any other style of dress on!”
Shoes – “My shoes were an amazing gift from my bridesmaid Fiona, her sister runs a wedding shoe shop in Perth (Arabesque). They were Rachael Simpson, model Eva.”
Accessories – “My jewellery was various gifts I have received over the years from friends and family. My lovely bridesmaids also gave me some amazing Tiffany earrings on my wedding day which were perfect. My hairclip was bespoke from a wedding boutique in Glasgow (Melle Cloche). I didn’t want a veil or anything too fussy so this was perfect.”
Stationery – “My invites was designed by a friend. I wanted something not to weddingy. I incorporated the tartan bows which were in my husband’s tartan; my sister helped me glue them all on!”
Groom’s outfit – “His kilt outfit had been a present for his 30th birthday and had been worn to a few weddings before ours. However I bought him a polka dot bow tie from amazon to ‘tie’ him into the wedding!”
Bridesmaids’ dressesFlossy and Dossy. “They were designed to fit in with the 1950s polka dot theme. Wendy was fantastic as it was logistically tricky with a couple of my bridesmaids not being local.”
Cake – “My husband’s friend, Allison made the big cupcake and all the little cupcakes as a wedding present. She did an amazing job and they looked fantastic I can’t thank her enough. She does tell me though that she hasn’t made cake since! I also had a cake of cheese from marks and spencer which was amazing; I still have some of it my freezer!”
Band – The Jiggernaughts. “My bridesmaid Laura’s boyfriend Tom has a Ceilidh band which was handy. They were fabulous and the dance floor was packed all night. We also had a disco later which was done by another friend.”
Transport – “My friend Kat drove the bridesmaids and my uncle drove me, my dad mum and sister.”
Additional stylingMake Believe Events supplied the fairy lights.

  • Cat Ospina - November 25, 2013 - 5:32 pm

    Hey We Fell in Love team,
    please ask Sarah for the “tutorial” or steps for the DIY bouquets and buttonholes. There are amazing!!!ReplyCancel