Photographed by First Light Photography
at Powis House
Photographer – First Light Photography Ditte is an amazing photographer! We can’t have been outside more than 10 minutes (due to the FREEZING conditions!) but Ditte got some incredible shots, which says so much for her vision and quick thinking. We knew she was good, but really! Again, when it came to the ‘family photos’ these were really fast-moving, whilst still feeling like she had ‘got’ what we wanted. I didn’t even get to the jaw-aching smile again face before a sloe-gin prosecco was thrust upon me with the instruction to go and mingle and enjoy ourselves. If you want a record of your day that feels like an album of real memories (as opposed to composed ones), Ditte is your woman!
Florist – We wanted to create a natural/wild but simple look with our flowers. We worked with the lovely Moss in Bridge of Allan to select the stems, which we then arranged ourselves in big kilner jars. We also dipped pheasant feathers in gold glitter for a touch of sparkle. My mum is really creative so she made all the flower displays in the house, which were just beautiful. A neighbour potted snow drops from the garden for us, which were really pretty on the tables. Rob’s buttonhole and my bouquet were from Planet Flowers.
Hair stylist – Capelli Hairdresser, Bridge of Allan
Make up – The bride’s sister
Wedding dress – I bought my Charlie Brear dress on Preloved and the lovely Mette at Bridal by Freja worked her magic to make it fit! Mette was so reassuring and did a wonderful job to make the dress suit my shape. She made the whole ‘wedding dress process’ much more relaxed than I expected – and my mum had an incredible contemporary tweed suit made by her too. On the wedding day itself the dress felt so wonderful to wear – despite dragging it through the mud in boots for photos and dropping a chocolate coated meringue down it after the main meal, it looked amazing (most of the time!) and I certainly had fun!
Wedding shoes – Dune Gold Mid Court Heel (being able to walk in them was a priority as I always wear flats!)
Accessories – I bought some pretty little gold leaves to go in my hair from Notonthehighstreet and I borrowed a ‘vintage’ fur wrap from my nanny, which felt very glamorous. My ‘unofficial bridesmaids’ bought me some lovely sparkly earrings which I had on for the dancing, and I also wore a pearl necklace that Rob had very unexpectedly got me for our 4th anniversary. Other than that my ‘something blue’ was a hankie my Aunty gave me, stuffed into my bra – about the only place it wouldn’t show!
Groom’s outfit – Rob had a great day in Edinburgh getting various stylists to dress him in various outfits! In the end he settled on a lovely combination of trousers from Hugo Boss and Tweed waistcoat and jacket from John Lewis Collection. He looked gorgeous on the day and very Rob, which is just how I hoped he would look!
Transport – Our own 1961 Series 2 land rover
Stationery – Homemade
Cake – We made a Cheese Tower with help from artisan cheese expert Tanny Gill
Caterer – We were very lucky that our team of Wild Roverers agreed to cater for us!
Band – Friends played us in and out of the ceremony, while neighbours played a ceilidh set
Additional Suppliers – Virginia’s Vintage Hire – this made styling a room very easy and effective. And making our own rings with Donna at Make Your Own Wedding Rings in Edinburgh was such a special experience – I’d really recommend that to everyone.