Today I am thrilled to share this pretty & relaxed Glasgow Wedding at House for an Art Lover.
Images were captured by Tommy Cairns Photography.
Tom Cairns Photography is a fine art portrait photographer, wedding photographer and corporate photographer based in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
His approach to photography is a refreshingly simple one: his style is honest and fun, celebrating life, love and family.
Tommy says of the couples day…
“My first wedding of this year was held at the beautiful House for an Art Lover in Glasgow.”
“Originally designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh as an elegant country retreat for a person of taste and culture.”
“Today, more than 110 years later, House for an Art Lover exists to stimulate public interest in art, design and architecture…and it was a fantastic location for Jen & Jim’s wedding.”
“The brief was chilled, relaxed, informal, slightly nuts with great music…suited me down to the ground.”
“Folks from far and wide came to celebrate the day with them both….and a brilliant day it was.”
I hand over to Jen to share the couples story…
How did you meet?
“Its very droll – we met through work nearly 12 years ago.”
“Jim was my bosses boss and we travelled quite a lot together to our various branches as I was a manager of the Financial Services division and he in the Insurance division.”
When did you get engaged?
“About 8 years ago Jim popped the question completely out of the blue when watching Eastenders.”
“I think he proposed with a ring I fell in love with in an antique shop which I thought was sold to someone else.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“It was generally very smooth and Jim was interested in very little of the detail which gave me a free run.”
“I worked hard to source unique and talented professionals to make our day special.”
“As this was each of our second times round and as we are a ‘mature’ couple I took more time in making decisions.”
“It was wonderful to work with the amazing Di from Myrtle and Bracken on our flowers. Janet from Renee Walrus who hand made me a pearl headband, Tommy our very clever photographer, Stacy Spalding who went the extra mile to give me my rock star makeup and Three Sisters Bake who made the most amazing naked carrot cake and collection of scones for us (very little was actually left the next day it was so good)!”
“The venue were amazing throughout the entire process from planning to the actual day and if I were to do it again (which I am not J) I would go back there.”
“Finally meeting and working with Ross Wright who was our humanist and made the most important part of the day – actually getting married – perfect and magical.”
When did you get married?
“We got married on Friday 27th of May 2016.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“The service no doubt – it was very special and entirely made by us and Ross.”
“Friends and family gave readings and read poems etc which they and we chose together.”
“A close second was the music which was a play list built by Jim and I and some close friends of a collection of classic love songs and some not so classic 70’s rock hits.”
“Also my bridesmaids speech – I wish I had videoed that. “
“ The rest really was gravy and a big party for our friends and family.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Be prepared for the post wedding blues. Neither one of us expected them and they were awful.”
“Also take your time finding just the right bits and bobs for you and set a budget – we didn’t and therefore lived on bean and crumb in June!”
Thanks so much to Tommy for sharing this gorgeous Glasgow Wedding.
House for an Art Lover is such a lovely venue not far from me and its been my pleasure to visit in the past.
Love the laidback vibe about the day, that’s how weddings should be focusing on the love, togetherness, fun and celebration.
The florals are exquisite and just look at that carrot cake, doesn’t it look absolutely delish.
Venue: House for an Art Lover
Photography: Tommy Cairns
Humanist Celebrant: Ross Wright
Bridal & Bridesmaid Dresses: Olivia Cameron Bridal
Pearl Headband: Rene Walrus (Janet)
Bespoke Kilt/Suit: Andrew Brookes Tailoring
Floristry: Myrtle and Bracken (Di)
Make Up: Stacey Spalding
Cake: Three Sisters Bake
To Contact Tommy Cairns Photography
Phone: 07775 896 680