weddingday

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. But the challenges the groom has to face with the bridesmaids sound hilarious!  They are put through their paces to make sure they are suitable to marry the bride-to-be.

So think humiliating singing/dancing/story telling and afterwards they have to pay the bridesmaids for the honour of marrying their friend. This needs to be adopted into British weddings! 

Teri came for her bridal trial with her mum who could’ve passed for her sister, look out for her in the pink dress helping Teri with her many pieces of jewellery. A tradition that was made fun as she told us about some of them (we liked the piglet necklace)!

Her room at Dunglass Estate was buzzing with family & friends, I hope you enjoy these snapshots of our morning. 

 

 

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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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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

Married at Myres

We have been lucky enough to work in some really beautiful venues and Myres castle is up there as 1 of our favourites. Just outside a small village in Fife called Auchtermutchy (only Scottish folk can pronounce that properly)! The castle feels warm, comfortable and nothing like a wedding conveyor belt.

We like getting everyone ready in the bathroom of the bridal suite - yes it’s that big!

Imogen had 5 bridesmaids plus herself and the mums to get ready so we had to start early and work to a strict timetable, this ran over a bit which would make most brides stress but Imogen was cool & calm (I kidded on I was).

There aren’t many pictures (see above regarding timings)! But I hope you get an idea about our morning.

 

 

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The bathroom turned into a salon! 

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Our bride before! 

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The hairstyle Monica did on all the bridesmaids.

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View from the window whilst you’re having hair and makeup done. 

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Her custom made jacket for over her dress was fab we thought.

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Imogen looked stunning

Car ready to take them to church

Car ready to take them to church