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Chinese tea ceremony with Teri

Chinese tea ceremony with Teri

We have done quite a lot of Asian weddings over the years which we love- all those great colours to work with. This year so far we’ve done 2 Chinese weddings, the tea ceremony with the parents sound moving and it’s about showing respect to both sets of parents.

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My dress has pockets!

My dress has pockets!

Kerry was so chuffed that her wedding dress had pockets, I was just hoping she wasn’t planning on keeping her red lipstick there! 

Monica and I drove up to the beautiful Perthshire countryside to Fingask castle, we tried and failed to take a video of the grounds and the trees with the unusual topiary.  

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Lauren’s wedding

When Lauren came for her trial the 3 of us bonded over our love of food! A previous client of ours that had recommended us to her runs The Edinburgh Catering Company. Lauren made us laugh when she told us the story of her and her fiancé going for the food tasting and how they ended up eating every single thing they were supposed to be sampling from!

They had chosen a venue which was new to us Colstoun House, it gave us a chance to revisit beautiful Haddington (and of course go for lunch after)! The house was on huge beautiful grounds, you can see the views we had from the library we worked in. 

There were some tears, funny stories from her bridesmaids about California with menus and tags being designed at the same time.  

I hope you enjoy these snap shots of Lauren’s day. 

 

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Her mum

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End result of her glamorous mum

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Her sister checking out the back of her hair

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Monica placed fresh flowers on her natural looking hairstyle (it was full of Elnett but looked natural)!

Monica placed fresh flowers on her natural looking hairstyle (it was full of Elnett but looked natural)!

Done a beach wedding in Scotland- now open for bookings in the Caribbean

Our diary is open and twitching waiting for destination wedding bookings. In the meantime we do love our Scottish beach weddings, we’ve done one in Mull, a couple on the the west coast of Scotland and this weekends was on the east coast at Harvest Moon near Dunbar. 

We’ve holidayed at the resort with some other mums and all our kids in the fantastic treehouses, my youngest has it in his “top 5 holidays” It felt good to go back and grab that wheelbarrow in the car park, but this time it was to fill it with our kits not our overnight bags.

Our bride Poppy had the laid back optimistic personality you need to be married outside in Scotland (I was that woman 11 years ago)! We arrived at the cottage to do everyone’s hair and mup which was a step up from the last wedding we did there in one of the safari tents (terrible lighting for makeup application).

As is the norm on a wedding morning there’s always a lot going on in the room which adds to the atmosphere although I’m sure Poppy’s dog didn’t enjoy me stepping on him several times! We were glad everyone made the decision to have hairups and a rusty red lipstick to contrast the pale grey dresses. 

Thanks for our raspberry vodka and it was great to meet you Poppy xx

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Improvise! 

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Good work sisters! 

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Poppy, her hair’s been in heated rollers now it’s time for mup before the hair goes up.  

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The lovely Poppy  

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Captured! Crazy wedding morning shot

Wedding then cream cakes

We’ve been doing a lot of weddings this season in Fife, must be because there are so many beautiful venues. Saturday was Justines turn to get hitched and she was doing it to her 6ft7 ex rugby playing boyfriend on the Cambo Estate.

After we finished giving everyone the Madeup treatment our thoughts headed to where we should go for lunch. If I’m being honest we were probably thinking about it whilst doing the wedding party as both of us have healthy appetites  <greedy> 

We found a new sushi bar in St Andrews and were lucky enough to find a bench right outside so parked ourselves there and took in the sunshine. Our next stop was an old favourite Fisher & Donaldson, it’s an amazing bakery!

(Monica even had a job there as a teenager in their branch in Cupar).

If you’re reading this Justine we can blame you for igniting our desire for cake after you showed us pictures of your wedding cake!

And if anyone has tips on good restaurants around that area please let us know for future use!

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Justine having a relax before we start on her

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She looked beautiful  

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Only got 1 bridesmaids photo, we both had hair envy! 

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Get into sheet masking!

The fastest way to improve your skin before you put on makeup for a special occasion is to pop on a sheet mask first. For all skin types you can choose to deep cleanse, exfoliate or deeply hydrate these masks are like putting on an intensive serum.

Not to be seen by a new partner or in fact your children who in my case never fail to tell me how scary and/or mental I look! A ten minute mask whilst your faffing around getting organised or preferably lying down with a blanket and surrounded by pillows will do your skin the world of good.

What a difference I notice when a bride has taken heed of our advice email and put one to good use! Easily bought for £1 up to silly money from the usual Superdrug, Boots skincare brands. The next thing I’m keen to try is the Optrex Warming Eye Mask, anyone else used it?

 

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Thanks for being a good sport and letting me take your before shot like this Eilidh!

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