Would you hold your wedding party off land? Well Lisa and Stewart did just that back in August where they held their wedding reception on The Tall Ship, Glasgow. Amazing.
Lisa and Stewart are a couple with serious style credentials, they looked fabulous. Lisa donned a classic Stephanie Allin Kelly dress with statement feather birdcage veil and red nails. While Stewart went for a blue Hugo Boss suit with red socks and on trend shoes.
I love the navy colour scheme and pops of red throughout. Gorgeous.
Thanks so much to Lisa Devine for sharing her breathtaking imagery with us today.
The Proposal… Down on one knee in our favourite bar/restaurant in Glasgow, Stravaigin. I was just back from a weekend in Inverness with the girls, which gave Stewart the opportunity to run out and buy a ring with the help of my sister! We had been together for 7 years at that point but he still took me by surprise.
The Vision for the Day… We wanted to have a real party so good music, plenty of drink, a fun venue, a laidback photographer and our guests were the most important things to us!
The Planning Process… We had less than a year between getting engaged and getting married so it was all go. We found our venue really quickly and then after that everything else just seemed to fall into place.
The Venue… Our wedding service was at the University of Glasgow chapel. The reception venue was The Tall Ship, Glasgow. We were looking for a venue with lots of character and charm and certainly found it here. All of our guests were looking forward to partying on the ship, and she didn’t disappoint!
The Dress + Accessories… Dress: Stephanie Allin – Kelly. Headpiece: Joyce Jackson – Pisa.
Finding the Dress… After a bit of perusing online I knew that it had to be a Stephanie Allin dress. The belt with Kelly absolutely sold it for me!
Groom’s Attire… Stewart and his best man wore three-piece light blue Hugo Boss suits with navy blue and red accessories. The ushers wore ‘Gordon Highlander’ to bring a bit of Scottish tradition to the day!
The Readings + Music… We wanted something light hearted so we went for well-known jolly hymns. We came across A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton and thought the sentiment was perfect for our day. We signed the register to Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles as it reminds us of some of our best times together.
Beautiful Bridesmaids… I had a vision for my two beautiful bridesmaids from the offset – short navy blue dresses with bright red shoes! We saw a few Dessy styles that we liked and the girls chose their favourite. They wore different styles in the end, which I loved as I wanted them to feel completely comfortable. We bought ivory lace heels and had them dyed red. It was a gamble as they couldn’t guarantee us what shade of red we would get on the lace, but it paid off! They wore pressed poppy heart-shaped necklaces that sat beautifully against the navy dresses.
The Flowers… We went straight to Sophie from I Heart Flowers. She had done such a beautiful job of my sister and brother-in-law’s flowers a couple of years earlier. Sophie understood exactly what we were looking for (despite me doing a very poor job of explaining it!) The flowers on the day were just perfect.
The Cake… We didn’t want a traditional wedding cake but were looking for something understated and, more importantly, delicious! Three Sisters Bake made us an amazing three-tiered naked Victoria sponge cake. Our guests were raving about it (there were no leftovers!) and it looked fantastic sat on a barrel on the ship.
Your Photographer… We came across Lisa Devine’s work online and fell in love with her style. We met Lisa for a coffee and we were absolutely sold, we definitely wanted to share our day with her. We had a pre-wedding shoot in Glencoe and the photos were absolutely stunning! Our practice run gave us plenty of time to get to know Lisa (and her cameras!) and we were totally relaxed in front of the camera on the day. Lisa has managed to capture every moment of our day just as we remember it.
The Details + Decor… We didn’t have to do much to the Tall Ship as it has so much character of its own. We got our favours of miniature damson gin from Demi John in Glasgow, which were perfect for mixing with the prosecco for the toasts. We made all our own place and table names, which I am very glad about as we had a last minute change to a table name just the day before!
The Honeymoon… We went around the Amalfi Coast, Italy after a great day in the pub after our wedding with lots of family and friends. This was the perfect choice for us as we were able to eat, drink and truly relax for 10 whole days after the excitement of our wedding.
Memorable Moments… The speeches will stay with us forever. My dad, Stewart and his best man Albert all did such a great job. The ship literally rocking to Rasputin by Boney M, with everyone going for it, dancing arm in arm was pretty memorable too! And the reception we got from the people on the Waverley as it sailed past us whilst standing on the top deck mesmerised by the firework display, lighting up the Clyde, is something we will never forget!!
Advice for Other Couples… Don’t worry about the weather! We spent months worrying it would rain and on the day it didn’t even cross our mind!
Credit Where Credit is Due…
Venue: The Tall Ship www.thetallship.com
Photographer: Lisa Devine Photography www.lisadevinephotography.co.uk
Cake: Three Sisters Bake www.threesistersbake.co.uk/
Flowers: I heart Flowers www.iheartflowers.co.uk
Bride dress and headpiece: Anne Priscilla www.annepriscillabridal.co.uk
Bridesmaids dresses: The Finer Detail www.the-finerdetail.com
Bridesmaids shoes: Westend Wedding Boutique www.westendweddingboutique.co.uk
Ushers kilts: Gibbs www.gibbsmenswear.co.uk
How utterly wonderful.
Thanks so much to Lisa and Stewart for sharing their beautiful wedding with us today XOXO Lou
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