Happy Friday folks. We’re just a hop skip and a jump away from the weekend and to celebrate we have a joy filled, whimsical wedding filled with pastel colours. It doesn’t really get much better than that does it now?
WWW readers Steph and Tim chose to hold their 13th August 2016 wedding at the beautiful Pollok House in Glasgow. They envisioned a vintage travel theme for their wedding and went all out crafting their dream day. Set upon a glam gold sequin table runner they added pretty flowers in metallic vases, customised globes, stationery and props. It looked so stunning. They also added sweet pastel ribbons to the chairs for a really special touch.
One of my very fave elements has to be the gorgeous floral arrangements, particularly Steph’s dreamy bouquet. In peach and yellow tones, there were roses and foliage, tied up perfectly with tassel ribbon. Swoon. Steph chose to wear a pretty Mark Lesley frock with a classic veil and pearls. Tim looked really handsome in a blue Next suit, peach tie and tan shoes. How stylish.
Many thanks to The Gibsons for treating us to these incredible shots.
THE PROPOSAL | Tim proposed during a horse and carriage ride around Central Park, in New York. About minutes afterwards a pigeon poo’d all over Steph – apparently a sign of good luck!
THE VISION | Vintage Travel.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | We started planning in January 2016, and chose a theme and vendors together and split duties up between us.
BUDGET | £12,000
THE VENUE | Pollok House, Glasgow.
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Mark Lesley 7168, vintage pearl bracelet from Nan.
FINDING THE DRESS | The dress came from Mia Sposa in Newcastle, in hindsight I left wedding dress shopping a bit late, but the ladies at Mia Sposa were so lovely and helpful that everything worked out.
GROOM’S ATTIRE | The groom’s attire was a bit more difficult to source as not many places cater for men over a certain height! But Next had a lovely suit in a beautiful blue shade, that fit perfectly.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | Radiohead, Grizzly Bear and a Poem by Frida Kahlo.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | Steph’s Sister Sian.
THE FLOWERS | The lovely Lisa from Floral Menagerie, provided us with some of the most beautiful flowers we’d ever seen! We’re both keen gardeners, so finding the right flowers was just as important to us as any other aspect of the wedding. Steph has been collecting and growing succulents for a number of years, and Lisa was able to incorporate them into the wedding in a really creative and whimsical way. The succulents used in the wedding are growing well in Steph and Tim’s flat.
THE CAKE | We found Mike Skene over Instagram as we both really liked his design aesthetic. We met up in our favourite Shawlands haunt, The Glad Cafe to sample some of his flavours which were lovely! We gave Mike the brief of geometric shapes with flowers which he matched perfectly. He also kept us in the loop with sketches and emails detailing his progress.
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | We took a little while to book our photographer, as there were lots of options to choose from, but after following advice to “go with who you get on with most” The Gibson’s Photography was the obvious choice. We bonded really well with Chantal and she totally understood our preferences and tastes. Neither of us are very comfortable with having our picture taken but Chantal made it into such a lovely part of the wedding that captured us perfectly, we couldn’t be happier with how the pictures came out!
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | To achieve the theme of Vintage Travel we created a lot of our own props and decorations. This included decorating globes with different designs and quotes, decorating wooden versions of our initials with map paper and creating place settings using different travel themed postcards we’d collected over the course of planning the wedding. Lisa from Floral Menagerie provided candles, candle holders succulents and vases to give the setting a warm and romantic feel. We also had a custom made table runner from The Sweet Hostess who can be found on Not on the High Street.
THE HONEYMOON | Venice and Rome – we started with a few days in Venice before getting the train down to Rome. It was great to sample two great historic cities and the food and wine was out of this world!
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | The celebrant (Julie) giving Tim a toffee crisp to calm him down, great speeches and a brilliant ceilidh band that had everyone up dancing.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Make sure you keep control of the big day and ensure its the day you want! Take advice from others but don’t let anyone else take over.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | The Gibsons
Venue | Pollok House
Ceremony | Independent Humanist Ceremonies
Table Runners | The Sweet Hostess
Flowers | Floral Menagerie
Dress | Wedding Dresses Newcastle
Oh my. So special.
Steph and Tim, thank you both so much for sharing your wedding story with us today, it’s been amazing xo Lou