Morning all :-) I have yet another scrumptious wedding to share today!!
Sam and Adam married on the 19th February 2011, in a beautiful vintage inspired day. I am head over heels for Sam’s stunning Ian Stuart gown, isn’t it spectacular?! She looks so very stunning too, i love the fact Adam wears a Topshop suit, it looks fab!!
Thanks so much to the amazing Glasgow based wedding photographers, Christopher Currie Photography for sharing their images with us today, here is what they had to say about the day….
“Sam & Adam were one of those precious first bookings we took. February 2011 seemed so far off both personally and in our business but as all brides will know it comes before you know it. Never having been to this part of Scotland we were both incredibly excited to get out the city and towards some wilderness way.
With Sam & Adam being based down in West Yorkshire we couldn’t quite put together a meeting with them in advance of their day. Normally we like to get to know our clients well (to enable some silliness and inevitable giggling on the day) so we headed up the day before to grab a cup of tea with them and check out the venue. Ardanaiseig Hotel is without doubt one of the most spectacular venues we have been to. There is something so homey about this place despite the grandeur and luxuriousness of the décor. Having been their favourite family retreat for many years it was lovely to witness how familiar everyone was with the place.
It couldn’t have been more evident how happy both Sam and Adam and both their families & friends were that these guys were tying the knot but hopefully we can let the pictures do the talking…”
Whilst on holiday in Turkey Adam arranged for a speed boat journey to a small island near Fethiye, the only thing on the island was a seafood restuarant where apparently the likes of Prince Charles had visited. Whilst watching the most beautiful sunset either of us had ever seen Adam proposed and through my tears I accepted.
The vision for the day…
As soon as we got engaged we both knew we wanted the day to be a thouroughly enjoyed by only our nearest and dearest, neither of us wanted a big wedding and wanted the day to be about our friends and family helping us celebrate our special day. We both wanted to keep the day simple and ensure we did not get wrapped up in the Wedding day itself, we did not want to forget what the wedding represented.
The vision sooned changed from being a simple no frills day to having a vintage theme, still simple but with character.
The dress and accessories….
Ian Stuart Babette, the dress came with a lightweight, sheer beaded bolero jacket and my mums wedding present for me was a gorgeous hair comb from Flo and Percy, my shoes were a pair of silver shoes my parents had bought me for my 21st birthday.
The dress was by far my favourite story of the wedding. Whilst looking on the internet and flicking through magazines I immediately fell in love with Ian Stuart wedding dresses but knew I would never be able to justify spending the money his dresses sold for…….. Until…… Whilst in between appointments trying on dresses my mum and I dropped into a local Wedding dress shop where we were both drawn to one particular dress. I couldn’t beleive my luck when it turned out to be an Ian Stuart dress and not only that the lady in the shop explained that as he was increasing his prices to almost double what they were now they could no longer afford to stock his dresses and this was the last one so I could have it for half price!
The planning process…
As I was training for a new job, Adam and my mum took on a lot of the planning and organising, although I was fully involved in any decisions made they were the ones trawling the internet and shops for the best photographers, entertainment and decorations. Without the two of them nothing would have been organised in time for the big day.
I was pleased when Adam decided he did not want a formal wedding suit, although they look nice we both didn’t want them at our wedding. Adam decided he wanted a modern yet classic looking suit and found a skinny grey suit from Topman whihc he wore with a white shirt and skinny black tie.
The readings + music…
We had one reading at the wedding which Adams brother chose from a selection I had asked him to look through, the reading he chose was called Indian Wedding Blessing, we both chose our own vows from a mixture of different ones found on the internet so they suited what we wanted to say to each other and so the vows were more personal than the standard vows. As Adam is not very enthusiastic about music I was left to decide what we were to have:
Entrance – Leona Lewis Frist time ever I saw your face
Exit – Snow patrol chasing cars
First dance – Ben E King Stand by me
Don’t forget to stop by later for the amazing reception ;-) happy Monday!! xoxo
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