I think this morning I have one of the most elegant weddings I have ever shared with you on these very pages. I am pretty much speechless with how to describe this utterly beautiful day.
Ilona and Stewart were married back in August last year at Pollok House, with the aim to create a classic and elegant day.
Ilona looks incredible in Jenny Packham, and her Jimmy Choos are just to die for! I so love the tux’s, especially that of their cute little doggie!! The macaroon tower is a real triumph along with the beautiful countryside florals.
Thanks so much to the amazing Craig and Eva Sanders Photography for sharing their gorgeous images with us today… you guys are going to love this!!
Wedding Date: 20th August 2011
The Proposal: Stewart proposed in London in January 2010. We got on the subway on the subway and I could see he had a box in his inside pocket. Knowing what it was i said “just give me that now, I know what your going to do” We were both lauging and because of that he made me wait all day. He finally proposed at 8pm at night outside Parliament-not the most romantic but he was intending to take me up the London Eye but I was too scared of the height.
The Dress + Accessories: My dress was Jenny Packham. I knew that I loved her dresses and after that it was about finding the right one. I bought it from Cuco in Troon who I found through the SECC wedding fayre. This was the first dress shop that I went to who were honest and helpful and didn’t tell you that you looked amazing in everything you tried on. I bought my veil from there too but I can’t remeber who designed it. I had fine crystal clusters buut was quite plain.
Beautiful bridesmaids: My bridesmaids were my half sister Xaine who lives in Canada and friend Amanda. My sister was three months pregnant and Amanda had not long had her first baby so I wanted them to feel as comfortable as possible. We opted for black as the colour as it would be too hard to co-ordinate between here and Canada. I just asked them to pick a dress they liked and it turned out they were both one shouldered so it worked out really well.
Your Photographers: The wonderful Eva and Craig Saunders. I couldn’t recommend them more and I don’t think I need to say much once you see the photographs. Eva was due around the same time as the wedding and she still attended for most of the day as well as hiring an extra photographer just in case. They were so relaxed and brought a great atmosphere to the day and they just took the MOST amazing pictures!
The Details + Decor: I used Lyndsay Barbour from Lily Special Events to assist with decor was so happy with the results. She just did all the finishing touches that finished off the room and corridors and outside smoking area. It is quite a new company on the wedding scene but highly recommended
The Honeymoon: I started a new job 6 days after the wedding so we haven’t gone on honeymoon yet! We are planning to road trip the west coast of America in the summer of 2012 either that or to hire a retro convertable and do the Amalfi coast.
Memorable moments: The taxi ride home at 5.30 am after the best after party ever with my husband, that or the first dance to a mash up of Oasis “She’s Electric” and Rolling Stones “Wild Horses” by our friends who are in a band-Everyone was on that dancefloor
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