We’re In Love
Here’s what has caught our eye this week
Looking for some tips on what to see at the Edinburgh Fringe? Our sources highly recommend: Pappy’s: Last Show Ever! – a zany sketch show; Re-Animator – The Musical (pictured) – perfect if you like horror, hilarity and gore (top tip, wear black and sit in the front row); and B*tch Boxer – an emotional drama tapping in to the Olympic Dream.
Remember us telling you about Miss Flicklash – innovative false eyelashes with an eyeliner flick attached? Well the Scottish sisters behind the brand have now launched a new range of colour pop lashes. Available in turquoise, purple and yellow, they are perfect for summer nights!
The World Pipe Band Championships
returns to its heartland, in Glasgow Green tomorrow (Saturday, August 11th). Expect exciting competition across all grades, a fiercely contested Drum Major contest, Highland Dancing and the Glasgow World Highland Games Championships.
And finally, one for our American readers. We have fallen for Douglas Sweets – Vermont-based maker of traditional shortbread and other Scottish treats.
It’s a family business, with a great story behind it: “In 1956, my mother longed for the traditional Scottish shortbread she had grown to love while in the old country. After much experimenting she duplicated that perfect rich buttery taste. For years our family has been baking that same shortbread and enjoying it with friends. ”
And from that love, grew a great business idea. Inspirational!
Photographed by 1500 Photography
at St Andrews Cathedral & Glenbervie House Hotel
Following a truly romantic first meeting, which saw bumping into each other lead swiftly to a dance-off (think Notting Hill meets Zoolander) the path was paved for a truly perfect day, shared with a peacock called Ashley. Don’t you just love Scottish weddings?
Who saw who first?
We bumped into each other in a nightclub that we both love (The classy Shed in Shawlands). A song that we liked came on which we both started to dance to. We were dancing back to back and literally bumped into each other! We both apologised and then had some cheeky chat: Davie: “I think you’ll find I was dancing here first so you will need to move” Ashleigh: “haha I think you’ll find I was dancing far better than you so you’ll need to move!” Davie: “Well there is only one way to settle this, a dance off!” Ashleigh “haha you’re on!” … we still disagree to this day on who actually won the dance off!
How did you personalise your wedding day?
Davie and I have always had a love of champagne and thought it would be apt for our table names to be named after our favourite champagne brands. We also organised through our videographer to have a special video filmed to the song ‘Perfect Day’. All of our family and friends took part in it and sang a line each. It was a great laugh and so much fun acting it out on the day and it will be something that all of us will look back on with fond memories. In addition to this, Alan Dedicoat, the announcer for Strictly Come Dancing, recorded a very special introduction for our first dance a.k.a Strictly Come Dancing style as a wedding gift for us. It added a very personal touch to the day and it will also be something that we will treasure fondly.
What was on your wedding menu?
Smoked Salmon, baby leaf salad with caviar crème fraiche, Roasted plum tomato and basil soup, Roast Sirloin of Scottish Beef with roast potatoes, port wine and mushroom gravy, Assiette of Desserts.
First dance? Choreographed routine, or sedate shuffle?
‘Your Song’ by Ellie Goulding. Neither choreographed nor a sedate shuffle! haha Davie and I both love a good shimmy so we would like to think that for a couple who did not take dancing lessons or learn a choreographed routine that we did our first dance justice!
What is your advice for future brides?
Enjoy every second of the big day and take as much as it in as you possibly can! I felt like my watch was on fast forward the entire day but I guess the well-known saying must be true “Time flies when you are having fun!”
What is the one thing you will never forget about your big day?
The peacock called Ashley!
We are loving how much personality Ashleigh and Davie put into their wedding day? What’s your favourite bit of their story?
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