Despite a bit of a bumpy start, Laura & Mark soon fell head over heels after being introduced by friends. Their Great Gatsby-inspired Glasgow wedding is full of our favourite things – love & laughter, gorgeous flowers & gold high-tops, little Lego people and a very lively dancefloor. We would have loved to be at this party! Enjoy this week’s #ThrowbackThursday post…
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT OR GRADUAL ATTRACTION?
We knew each other through friends, however it took us a while to get together. We had our first kiss on Burns Night but took another three months before we got together officially after a friend gave Mark the wrong phone number, he thought I was ignoring him and I thought he wasn’t interested! When we got together though, we knew instantly it was special.
We were inspired by…
Mark proposed to me in my favourite restaurant for my birthday, however wasn’t brave enough to pick the ring (a good choice). We got the engagement ring (and wedding rings) made by a local jeweller (Blair and Sheridan) and loved the individuality and personal aspect of it and knew we wanted this for our wedding.
We didn’t really set out initially with a theme as such, however after getting my dress we loved the idea of having a vintage style wedding. We both love movies and incorporated this into the day as well. We wanted the day to be relaxed and laid back for everyone as well, so didn’t want anything too formal. Although we had a theme, we tried not to focus on it too literally and just bought and made what we liked. We went to loads of venues and when we saw Cottiers we knew that it would give us the day we wanted.
How did you personalise your wedding day?
Although at first it was the reception that we were mainly focusing on, it was the actual service that really was the highlight of the day and the most personal. We had a brilliant organist who played me in to Clare de Lune and our exit was Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke. Mark’s cousin, Kerrie, and friend also played Ave Maria on the flute/guitar during the signing of the register which was beautiful. My godmother and Mark’s brother also did the readings we chose and my mum did the bidding prayers. The service was so enjoyable and the priest had everyone laughing. It really started the day off the way we wanted.
I made all the stationery, church service, seating names based on a Great Gatsby theme, a movie poster for our seating plan and table names based on our favourite movies. We also made the wedding favours – a recipe for our signature cocktail, along with the ingredients to make it, for the girls and comic book buttonholes for the boys as Mark loves comic books and we both love comic book based films.
We got some beautiful vintage champagne glasses for the welcome drink and vintage tea sets on all the tables. Our florist made some simple flower posies in jars with hessian and lace wrapped around them and a friend cut some wood to put them on.
What was on your wedding menu?
We are both really into cooking (and eating), so our menu was really important to us as well as ensuring people had a choice. For starters we had Duck Liver Pate with Tangy Orange Salad or Goats Cheese and Red Pepper Terrine with Red Onion Marmalade. Mains were Ballotine of Chicken Stuffed with Black Pudding Wrapped in smoked Ayrshire Bacon or Slow Braised Shin of Beef With Red Wine Jus. And for dessert we had Eton Mess or Warm Chocolate Brownie with Orange Creme Fraiche. We then had a curry for our buffet along with the wedding cake and other cakes made by me and my friends.
– St Peter’s Church
– Struve Photography
. Second photographer – Juliebee
– Lavender Blue
Hair & makeup
– Ailsa Docherty
– Belle and Bunty
from Lamesley Bridal
– Gold high heels for during the day and gold sparkly high-tops for night-time. After struggling for ages trying to get the right shoes and nearly paying a fortune, I eventually stumbled across them in New Look
– Hair piece from Melle Cloche
, Bracelet from Dyrberg/Kern
I already owned.
– MacGregor & MacDuff
for the bridesmaid and Monsoon
for the flower girl.
– I made all the invitations, the table plan, the name places and table names.
– The Little Cake Parlour
. A triple layer cake of Victoria sponge, red velvet and salted caramel chocolate!
– Pin Up Nights DJs
– We looked at wedding cars however as we didn’t live far from the church and were walking from there to the venue we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on them when nobody would see them! Mark got a taxi from his parent’s house and a friend drove me!
– Vintage champagne glasses from The Green Cockatoo
, Vintage tea cups, saucers and side plates from Vintage Blue
. Rings by Blair and Sheridan