Photographed by Struve Photography
at The National Piping Centre
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’ dresses – Flossy 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 styling – Make Believe Events supplied the fairy lights.