Steph and Alan’s Fashionable Wedding at Glenbervie House Hotel
I tend to procrastinate when it comes to writing blog posts, mainly because I am often not in the right frame of mind to write to words to go with the pictures. When it comes to Steph and Alan’s wedding at Glenbervie house hotel I didn’t have to worry as Steph decided to write everything herself! There are a couple of things I’d like to add to her words. Firstly, the Ian Stuart dress and headpiece were amazing and the makeup and hair by Lynsey Findlay and Laura Scarff respectively complemented them perfectly. I have had the pleasure of working with Lynsey and Laura several times in the past and I was also delighted to get to meet Humanist celebrant Mary Wallace again after too many months – she always brings a ray of light to every one of her ceremonies I have ever photographed. Steph and Alan decided to have a ‘First Look’ before the ceremony itself. It was the second time this year that I have photographed one and I think it is such a lovely idea. It is a brilliant way of calming the nerves before he ceremony and getting a few private minutes together before the ball starts rolling.
Here is the part that Steph sent me;
“My dress – I always knew I had to have something with a bit of character. I went to Eleganza Sposa on Bath Street in Glasgow for my first dress appointment and told them I want big and bold. The second dress I tried on was Ian Stuart – Passionflower. The moment I put it on I knew it was the one. I had my mum, godmother and bridesmaid welling up, including myself. I went to every stockist of Ian Stuart in Scotland and contacted him directly many times about his dresses but nothing compared to Passionflower. I bought the dress and then it was the hunt for the head piece. A veil was not going to work with my dress, I needed something to stand out. I went online and ordered an Ian Stuart head piece with feathers. It was very flamboyant..exactly what I needed! I also ended up with Ian Stuart bracelet and earrings. If he made shoes I probably would have had them. In the end I got my shoes custom made to add some pink into my outfit to match the girls!
My colour scheme came as a shock to most people. I guarantee most people would assume I would have picked black or red. I wanted to stand out but in a different way. I wanted to surprise people and kept most of the Wedding very close to my chest. We even tried to convince my Gran I bought a black Wedding dress. My cake came from Liggy’s Cake Company in Bearsden. They were excellent. They bring you in for a consultation and discuss your ideas and come back to you with a customised sketch of your Wedding Cake. We needed a big cake, something that would stand out. As Glenbervie give you a sword to cut your cake with.. a 2 tier was not going to do!! We threw the Ivory and Navy into the cake with Supernova supplying the flushia flowers. We had M&M Characters for the top of the cake to match our personalised favours. We also got a wee German Shepherd Character to represent our Puppy “Mia” who couldn’t be there as she would run amok. Two tiers of our cake were Chocolate Vegan. We also had Vanilla, Carrot and Pecan and Lemon. Went down a storm. Our table names represented all the families dogs!
Our band Nothern Star were very accommodating. A slightly intoxicated irish usher requested Metallica and to our surprise they played it. To quote my Aunt “All of a sudden they’re playing heavy metal and there’s not a space to be had on the dance floor!!!”