I want to big up WWW readers Jen and Nick today for totally embracing their non traditional wedding plans and going for it in full on style. I mean just look at them both, aren’t they just uber cool in their stylish attire? Jen fell for WWW faves Grace Loves Lace‘s free-spirited Edita gown and looked utterly gorgeous, while Nick chose a navy jacket and waistcoat teamed with custom tartan trousers. Wow.
The pair decided to get wed in the Spring after viewing their beautiful venue The Byre at Inchyra in Perthshire, Scotland. The gardens were perfect for their humanist ceremony, which featured a gorgeous lace and branch backdrop and blooms in jars. While we’re on the subject of flowers, Jen’s whimsy bouquet really blew me away, those peonies! The celebrations continued into the barn, which was decked in crafty touches, then the newly-weds danced the night away, with Jen adding an emerald green sequin jacket to her outfit. The wedding didn’t end there though and the day after a BBQ continued the festivities.
I am loving these images today from John Elphinstone Stirling, thanks so much for sharing them with us John.
THE PROPOSAL | Nick proposed at my parents’ home in Scotland.
THE VISION | We wanted a relaxed, personalised non-traditional weekend long wedding. After being to a few humanist weddings we knew this was exactly what we wanted.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | We took a relaxed approach to planning.
Securing all the fairly big things in the first 6 months like the venue, catering, photographer, florist.
From then we had over year to the wedding to iron out the details. Everything ran very smoothly, so smoothly that we thought we must have forgotten something. We even shocked ourselves by managing to complete the table plan in less than an hour and with no squabbles.
THE VENUE | We both fell in love with Inchyra as soon as we entered the drive. It was the first venue of three we visited. Originally planning for an Autumn wedding, as Caroline took us on tour of the grounds we quickly changed our minds to a spring wedding. The venue gave everything we were looking for. We had the ceremony on the Saturday and a BBQ on the Sunday prepared again by Lazy Sunday.
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Grace loves Lace Edita Dress and Corrine Smith Headpiece.
FINDING THE DRESS | My friend Lyndsey tagged me in a post from Grace Loves Lace and I fell in love with the Edita dress straight away. I went shopping with my family to Edinburgh but nothing lived up to the Edita. It was a risk purchasing a custom dress from Australia but it was absolutely perfect.
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Suit Jacket Ted Baker, Trews custom made at McCalls of Glasgow.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | Florence and the Machine ‘You’ve got the love’ and Stacy Q ‘Two of Hearts’.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | My sister Rebecca, and two friends from college Claire and Nicola.
THE FLOWERS | Lisa from Sparrow and Rose was amazing. She was suggested to us when we met our photographer John. I had the biggest wild bouquet with peonies, my favourite flower. My bridesmaids had miniature versions of my bouquet. Lisa also filled jars and bottles with wild flowers and created huge sprays, which we hung from the eaves with some rope and wooden floor.
THE CAKE | We had a beautiful naked cake made by our caterers Lazy Sunday and decorated it with flowers by Sparrow and Rose.
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Having searched online for documentary style photographers we came across John. His style of capturing the details and beautiful candid shots were exactly what we wanted. After an initial meeting with him and Emma we knew straight away we wanted them at our wedding. John and Emma have a way of making everyone feel at ease and being able to capture the moment perfectly. We had a trial run in Pollok Park a few days before the wedding so we knew what to expect on the day. We absolutely adore our pictures and can’t thank John and Emma enough.
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | I spent months on pinterest searching ideas for the décor as The Byre was a blank canvas. Having over a year to plan I still left things a little late and crammed craft into every spare hour 6 months before the wedding. I sourced or made most of the décor and loved every minute of it. We had the whole Friday to set up, with the help of family and friends, and it was so amazing to see the venue come to life. Nick works for a wine agency so we incorporated some details like sray painted wine bottles or cork signs. I also LOVE unicorns so spray painted one for each table. We had a translation guide of popular Scottish sayings for our English guests on each table too as a bit of fun.
THE HONEYMOON | We went on a mini-moon straight after the wedding to an eco-pod on the west coast of Scotland. We are planning to honeymoon in Thailand and Bali for three weeks over Christmas.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | There were so many great memories over the weekend but my Dad starting the conga on the dancefloor was definitely one of the funnier ones.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Breathe it all in on the day. It goes by so quickly. Grab your new hubby for ten minutes somewhere quiet and just breathe it all in. During the planning stick to your guns. It’s your day. We were so lucky everyone embraced the type of wedding we wanted.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photographer | John Elphinstone Stirling
The Venue | The Byre at Inchyra
Catering and Cake | Lazy Sunday
Flowers | Sparrow & Rose
Photobooth | Blushbooth
Headpiece | Corrine Smith
Grooms Suits | Slaters
Bridesmaid Dresses | Asos
Grooms Custom Tartan Trousers | McCalls of Glasgow
Groom | Ted Baker
Rings | Studio 35
Make Up | Lovely Laura Rose
Hair | Hair by Amy
Huge thanks to Jen and Nick for sharing their wonderful wedding here at WWW xo Lou