REAL BIJOU BRIDE – CLAIRE’S BIG DECISION A SCOTTISH WEDDING

Tuesday April 17 2012.

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Every Bride has a story and today’s Bride Claire made the difficult choice to run to the sun and exchange vows with her Groom.  Well it was Mexico, so I think we’ll let her off.

Going to Mexico alone to get married was a hard decision to make as we are so close to our family and friends. There was even a point in Mexico prior to the wedding when we questioned our choice. However, as soon as we were married, we knew that we had made the right decision. The day was perfect and intimate and more importantly, solely about us.”  

Upon return to their Glasgow home town the newlyweds threw a Scottish Wedding reception to celebrate with their loved ones, adding small accents of their Mexican marriage adventure for all to see. “I feel that that we definitely had the best of both worlds in that respect.”  Luckily they had the wonderful Lindsey of Mack Photography on hand to capture the occasion and share it with us.

BRIDE

Claire describes herself as a Vintage lover with her bridal style reference sitting firmly in the 1970’s “I had a vision of the dress I wanted and stumbled across a Halston Heritage version online which was completely identical to the image in my head. I couldn’t believe my luck, so ordered it straight away and I wasn’t disappointed! It was pretty much the first dress I’d laid eyes on too, so that saved a tonne of stress!”

In keeping with the 70’s theme, I went for nude platforms from Dune which were mega comfortable for dancing the night away to our favourite genre of music…disco of course”  I recommend extensive shoe research, it is a mighty long day and you won’t want to be hobbling down the aisle!

Chris and Claire’s Scottish Wedding celebration was the first time for friends and family to see them as newlyweds so the Venue selection was pretty important.  They decided on Sloans Lounge Bar in Glasgow for its laidback Vintage vibe “we were smitten as the grand ballroom is stunning beyond words and bursting with character! For this reason, I didn’t want to take away from the interior by going over the top with decorations. We kept it simple with some embroidered table cloths on the tables and a simple vintage inspired, rose-scented candle on top. We decorated the gorgeous marble fire place with a picture from our wedding in Mexico and some bird ornaments which were inspired by our invitations.

Still keeping it simple, we opted for a tiered victoria sponge cake, with homemade jam and decorated with roses and fresh fruit. A friend of a friend made it who had never done anything of that scale before, so we were absolutely delighted with the results! And yes, it tasted as good as it looked. If not better!”  My mouth is watering just looking at this sponge wonder.

WORDS OF WISDOM

Over to Claire “You should do what is best for you and your groom and go with your gut feeling on things.  Stay true to yourself and your style, and most importantly have fun throughout the whole process.  If things get a bit stressful at times, take a step back and remember what the day is really and truly about…you and your groom and the start of forever.

Congratulations Chris & Claire I hope your marriage is filled with nothing but blue skies just like your Mexican beach.

More about the lovely Lindsey and her photography skills at:

http://www.mackphotography.co.uk/