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Here’s what has caught our eye this week

This Sunday – the 31st March – the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh are hosting their wedding fayre between 12 and 3pm.

You can enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival as you get to see how your wedding day could unfold in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre.

For more details contact Gemma at The Scotsman Hotel.

Following on from our Easter Wedding ideas, we are loving these personalised glass Easter Eggs.

We think they’d be perfect gifts for little people at your wedding, or for styling around your venue – such as on your wish tree.

They’re available from Not On The High Street, they are crafted by the team behind Scottish company Seahorse.

If you’re on the hunt for your wedding dress you may have come across the beautiful designs from Claire Pettibone. We love her dresses lots.

The exciting news is that this weekend Rachel Scott Couture will be hosting Claire and a huge collection of her gorgeous dresses.

Interested? Get in touch with Rachel for an appointment.

 


Beecraigs Park

Following a soft vintage-inspired wedding, Rachele donned her wedding dress again and headed to the woods with Chantal Lachance-Gibson Photography. The vision was of a moss-filled Scottish forests, filled with old ancient trees and magical pockets of light capturing natural sunlight – a sweet sequel to the wedding day…

We love the idea of having a reason to re-wear your wedding dress and have some fun at the same time. Have you booked a post-wedding shoot, or are you inspired?
Credits
Photographer – Chantal Lachance-Gibson Photography
Wedding Dress – Sarah Louise Bridal
Make-up Artist – Lisa Good
Hair Stylist – Beau by Claire
Venue – Beecraigs Park

Easter

Wedding Ideas

Planning an Easter Wedding and looking for some ideas and inspiration? Think yellows and brights to bring that fresh sense of spring. And whatever you do, don’t forget the chocolate…


This yellows for that touch of spring in your wedding. From bridesmaids’ dresses to kilts, to buttonholes there’s a lot you can do…




For flowers, think seasonal spring flowers. We love lilies and daffodils – they’ll make everyone smile and the yellow is fantastic as as an accent colour.



If you’re having kids at your wedding, what could be better than introducing a treasure or ‘egg hunt’? As long as there’s a good prize at the end of it you can’t go wrong. We love the classic Lindt Bunny, which also works great as a theme and for your wedding cake. Or how about these Mini Eggs or Happy Easter Bars from The Chocolate Tree are guaranteed to keep the adults, as well as the kids, happy.
Are you having an Easter wedding? Let us know if you’re adding any little touches, or even hiding an Easter Egg or two…

Photographed by Mack Photography

at Balbirnie House

Fife-Scotland

True love was the theme for a fun, colourful wedding set in an 18th century Scottish Georgian mansion.

We were inspired by…
No-one really inspired me, I have my own tastes and I knew exactly what I wanted when I started planning the wedding. We got engaged in May 2012 and in June 2012 found out my mum was terminally ill with cancer so we decided to bring our wedding forward, booking the venue in August 2012 with the wedding three months later in November 2012.
HOW DID YOU PERSONALISE YOUR WEDDING DAY?
I wanted the theme to be true love! So using red and hearts. The bridesmaid dresses were red, so were the flowers and the sashes on the back of the chairs. The decorations in the ceremony were truly stunning with red rose petals down each side of the aisle. It looked gorgeous and was set up by Kirsty, the wedding co-ordinator at Balbirnie.
WHAT WAS ON YOUR WEDDING MENU?
We had a Scottish menu – Haggis Neeps & Tatties in a filo pastry parcel, roast pork with all the trimmings & sticky toffee pudding, followed by coffee and tablet.
FIRST DANCE. CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINE OR SEDATE SHUFFLE?
Sedate shuffle – “The first time ever I saw your face”.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES?
Don’t get too stressed before the wedding day (easy for me to say now). Everything will be perfect!
WHAT WAS THE ONE THING YOU’LL NEVER FORGET ABOUT YOUR BIG DAY?
Having all our wonderful family and friends there to share our special day, it was truly amazing – also Sean’s face as I walked down the aisle, I will never forget the way he looked at me.
Why Scotland?
Because Scotland is so beautiful and Balbirnie House is the perfect venue.
We love the pop of colour in this wedding and the huge smiles. What do you love most?
Suppliers
Ceremony venue – Balbirnie House
Humanist Celebrant – Juliet Wilson
Photographer – Mack Photography
Wedding dress – Pronovias
Accessories – Tiara – Halo & Co; Underwear – Bridal by Ultimo
Shoes – Menbur
Groom’s outfit – 21st Century Kilts
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Dessy
Hair Stylist – Alison, Ishi Hair & Beauty, Edinburgh
Make-up Artist – Debra, Concept Hair & Beauty, Glenrothes
Florist – Lou Lou Flowers, Dunfermline
Stationery – Angel Wings Perfect Plans
String Quartet – Allestri, Edinburgh
Chair covers – Silver Event
Cake – Blakes Cakes, Edinburgh
Band – Corra, Edinburgh

  • Lana - March 26, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    Absolutely stunning photographs Mack Photography. Lucky bride and groom!ReplyCancel

Photographed by Elemental Weddings

at Hopetoun House

Edinburgh-Scotland

Love at first sight; a short engagement and a wedding day filled with personal touches and bathed in autumnal elegance: Surely the stuff of happily ever after…

Love at first sight or gradual attraction?
Love at first sight (of course!).
We were inspired by?
Each other!
HOW DID YOU PERSONALISE YOUR WEDDING DAY?
In lots of ways… including beginning the day with a warming glass of mulled wine for the guests on arrival, an autumnal theme to the styling including leaves in the aisle, and a movie theme for the tablenames and music played during the meal.
What was on your wedding menu?
Starter – ‘The Scottish Tapas Trio’ crumbed haggis with salad of heritage range potatoes, creamy dunsyre blue parfait, mull cheddar and chutney glazed smoked haddock; Main – Duo of aged Highland gold beef; roasted fillet and slow cooked shin with green beans, chantenay carrots & sweet potato fries;Dessert – Chocolate praline fondant pudding with vanilla ice cream.
FIRST DANCE – CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINE OR SEDATE SHUFFLE?
We had a relaxed first dance
Honeymoon or Mini-Moon?
Honeymoon in the Maldives.
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES?
Stay cool calm and collected. We organised our wedding in three months and it was just the way we wanted it. There were no compromises, so it can be done. Long engagements are boring!
WHAT WAS THE ONE THING YOU’LL NEVER FORGET ABOUT YOUR BIG DAY?
Being so happy from beginning to end!
Why Scotland?
The bride is Scottish and we live here and love Scotland. Great venue too!
How much are we loving the colours and the styling of Mhairi and Matt’s wedding? If you’re planning an autumn wedding, we’d love to know what you’re planning…
Suppliers
Venue – Hopetoun House
Photographer – Elemental Weddings
Wedding dress – Alan Hannah
Shoes – Benjamin Roberts
Hair Stylist – Bespoke Wedding Hair
Make-Up Artist – Looking Good MakeUp
Groom’s outfit – MacGregor and Macduff
Florist – Planet Flowers
Caterer – Heritage Portfolio
Stationery – Purple Edge
Band – The Jiggers
Transport – Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars – Beardmore Taxi and VW Campervan

Alternative

Wedding Bouquets

If you’re looking for an alternative for your wedding bouquet, then how about having a bouquet made from vintage brooches? You could have one made for you, or even start to collect some of Granny’s heirlooms yourself.



If you love the idea of creating a bouquet that is a little bit different and will last longer than the wedding day, then how about these from Lindsey Hunter at Get Knotted? To find vintage jewellery for the bouquets, Lindsey scours antique markets for unusual pieces. We love the idea that each one will be completely unique and timeless.


Or how about involving your family in collecting their items of jewellery and create your own bouquet? Warning – this is not for the in-experienced crafts person. If you’re not great with a needle and thread yourself then involve family and friends who are. Who knows – you could even make a party of it and get all the girls round…
Are you having a non-traditional wedding bouquet? We’d love to hear about it…

We’re In Love

Here’s what has caught our eye this week

Scottish catering company Heritage Portfolio has been celebrating this week after being given the Royal seal of approval.

The company, which provides catering services for corporate hospitality, weddings and parties, this week announced that it has been granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen as Supplier of Catering Services.

Heritage Portfolio has worked with The Palace of Holyrood House since 2002, catering for prestigious events which include The Queen’s annual Royal Garden Party.

Looking for the perfect photographer for your big day but confused by the huge choice and range of prices out there?

I-Pro Photographers is a group of experienced professional photographers from around Scotland who have collectively come together to share their passion for quality photography and to promote the use of an experienced professional photographer.

The website includes useful advice on choosing your photographer and explains  the terms you may encounter along the way.

If, like us, you’ve been sampling a few Easter eggs already this month, then you might find yourself tempted by this selection box from the Highland Chocolatier.

40 Ornate Chocolate Eggshells and Praliné Eggs are presented in an elegant white and gold presentation box.

The eggs are also available at Harvey Nichols Edinburgh.

 


international day

of happiness

In honour of the very first International Day of Happiness, here are a few ways to bring a smile to the faces of your wedding guests.

Adding a humorous reading to your ceremony is a sure way to raise laughs and set the tone for the celebrations ahead. Our favourites include Edward Monkton’s A Lovely Love Story, which begins with: “The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice. Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his cage.“.
Also check out Dr Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go – (“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”) And we love The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear – “They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.

You could also work the theme of happiness into your wedding styling with this Wooden letter garland by Lilac Coast Weddings, a Recipe for a happy marriage guestbook by Intwine and this Happy Days print by Catherine Colebrook.

Looking for a gift for your other half? We love this Wooden framed print by House and Interiors Gifts. For your wife to be, these Silver plated bangles by Tales from the Earth – which carry a secret message of love, luck and happiness – are perfect. And for your groom, how about these quirky Happy end cufflinks by EVY Designs?

And if you are a guest at a wedding and are looking for an unusual gift to give, how about one of these? Personalised ‘Happiness is’ mug by A Type of Design, Key to a happy marriage artwork by Velvet Ribbon and Vintage-style Do More of what makes you happy clip board by Posh Totty Designs Interiors. And we love the Happy racoon couple prints by Moonglow Art.
We hope you have a very happy day! If you’re doing something that makes you smile, we’d love to hear about it!

Aurora Styled Shoot

This inspiration for this shoot came from Zoe Campbell Photography and was based around the idea of celebrating new beginnings. The result is what happens when a team of creatives come together and create something new and fresh and have a bit of fun at the same time…

There is something so magical about this shoot and we love the contrast between the different looks. Feeling inspired?
Credits
Photographers – Zoe Campbell Photography and Jen Owens Images
Venue – Altskeith Country House, Loch Ard
Make-up Artist – Emma Motion
Hair Stylist – James Cadle
Florist – I Heart Flowers
Event Planner and Stylist – Be Eventful
Models – Sarah Drummond and Zoe Campbell
Wedding Dress Alterations – Flossy and Dossy
Petticoat – Honeypie Boutique
Hats – Sally-Ann Provan Millinery
Shoes – Arabesque, Perth
Jewellery – Alison MacLeod Jewellery
Cake – Heather’s Cakes
Stationery – Label Laura Paperie

  • Zoe Campbell - March 19, 2013 - 11:06 am

    Yey! thank you so much for featuring this shoot! Huge thanks to Jen Owens for her wonderful images and the amazing team behind this shoot, every one of them astounded me with their generosity and talent xxxReplyCancel

  • Laura {Babb Photo} - March 19, 2013 - 1:09 pm

    Wonderful work. This makes me want to visit the lochs. Stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Cooper - March 19, 2013 - 3:13 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful….such a wonderous lot of perfect images, the location is beautiful, the punch of colour in the details is spot on. Loved it all, so well done.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Hein - March 22, 2013 - 11:26 am

    Beautiful work Zoe and Jen! Love the colour in the details and the setting is perfect.ReplyCancel

wedding style

bridal headwear

The traditional tiara and veil have been joined by a host of fabulous headwear options. From rhinestone-encrusted headdresses to flirtatious birdcage veils, here are some of our favourites.

If you’re looking for vintage-inspired glamour, then how about these beautiful jewelled pieces? Main image: For an Art Deco feel, try Georgette – a stunning diamante headdress; top right: Amarante comb – a Swarovski crystal vintage style brooch accented with beautiful Swarovski crystal stones and lustrous pearls; bottom right: Verity side headdress – the ultimate statement piece featuring pear shaped and oval diamantes, Swarovski crystals and lustrous pearls. All by Corrine Smith Design.

Glasgow-based milliner William Chambers is a firm favourite at We Fell In Love HQ. We love this crystal double band (left) and Art Deco style beaded leaves headdress with birdcage veil.

Fancy something a little different? Embrace your dark side with this stunning statement piece by Joyce Paton (top left) or Rene Walrus’ Jet Aphrodite (top right) – an unusual vintage style side tiara dripping with Swarovski crystals, sequins and silver lined bugle beads. We love the Auryn Headdress (bottom left) – A delicate forehead piece with Swarovski crystals, ivory pearls and pearlescent glass bugle beads, also from Rene Walrus’ Black Mermaid collection. Also catching our eye was the range of Edwina Ibbotson Millinery at Magpie Vintage, which includes this fascinator (bottom right).

If you’re looking for the finishing touch for your lace wedding dress, then check out this elegant ivory lace asymetric headdress with freshwater pearls and crystals by Sarah Drew (top left). Lace from your dress can be used to make a similar headdress to match your outfit perfectly. Or for a nod to the roaring twenties, we love this delicate handmade layered flower on a lace tie headband (top right) by Silver Sixpence in her Shoe. We also love this beaded lace comb (bottom left) by Timeless Couture and this Beautiful ivory feather headpiece with scattered jewel trim (bottom right) by Rachel Simpson.
So much pretty, we wouldn’t like to have to pick! We’d love to hear which you go for…