We all love Movie Love, so for sweethearts and movie buffs Rich and Pamela the romance and glamour was incorporated into their own Big day big screen epic “Tie the Knot”.
Their Blockbuster Event took place on the 13th of July 2013 and images of the day were captured by Robert of Lush Wedding Photography.
I previously shared the couples Comic Strip style Engagement Shoot a few months ago and that can be seen HERE.
Richard is from Hawick in the Scottish Borders and the couple met when Pamela moved to Hawick from Linlithgow in 2009.
The Groom takes over the story and Part 1 of our Big Screen Blockbuster is Bridal Preparations and the lovely Ceremony….
How did you meet ?
“We met in 2010 whilst doing a production of Beauty and the Beast with the local amateur opera group (Hawick Amateur Operatic Society).”
“I was cast as Lumiere and Pamela was cast as Mrs Potts.”
“We went out with each other for 7 months and got engaged on the 17th June (the day before my birthday) in 2011.”
“We were out for dinner with our respective parents and my sister and brother-in-law, and we revealed to them all that we’d just got engaged.”
Tell us about your Wedding Planning Journey
“Our wedding planning journey took 2 years.”
“We started off doing the big things like booking the church (St Michaels Parish in Linlithgow), reception venue (Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh), photographer (Robert Wilson of Lush Wedding Photography) and our cars (a Rolls Royce silver Phantom and 2 Chryslers supplied by St Clair cars – as Pamela is very into cars).”
“We decided quite quickly that, because of how we met and our general shared interest, that our wedding would have a movie theme to it and that it would be called ‘Tie The Knot’.”
“We made our invitations as giant “old school” cinema tickets.”
” We included a couple of quirky touches to our day such as clapper boards as table names (with our favourite movies/TV shows on them), our cake which had its own red carpet, cinema reel and cinema doors on it, a popcorn machine, a big wooden candy cart filled with sweets, 2 Oscar statuettes at either end of the top table, face masks of various movie stars were placed on all the tables for our guests to have fun with.”
“Our first dance (which we chose as the theme song from Beauty and the Beast and also choreographed with a friends help).”
“Our stationery was also all themed including the name of our wedding and including details like the ‘stars’ (us), ‘supporting cast’ (bridesmaids and ushers) and ‘producers’ (our parents) on the order of service (which was designed to look like a theatre program.”
“We also named our dinner courses as ‘trailer‘ (starter), ‘main feature’ (main course), ‘end credits’ (dessert) and ‘bonus features’ (tea and coffee).”
Best Bit of the Day
“We have slightly different opinions of the best part of our day.”
“Richard liked all things involved with the photography as we got to do some very unique and different photographs such as “Hulk smash”, “Vader chokehold” and” Hadouken”.
“These were executed wonderfully by our photographer, Robert, who became affectionately known to us as Flash.”
“Pamela’s favourite part of the day was the actual ceremony. To have all our family and friends there and, a few (Richard’s dad, Roy and Pamela’s uncle, Ian Hunter) involved in doing readings, made it really personal.”
What advice would you give to other Couples getting Married ?
“The advice we would give to other couples getting married is do it your own way. Our wedding was quite quirky and different and we wouldn’t have had it any other way….it was totally “us”.
“Also, pull in any favours you can from people.”
“Our dance choreographer from Hawick Amateur Operatic Society helped us choreograph our dance, Richard’s brother in-law designed and made all our stationery as he is a graphic designer, and a family friend made our cake.”
Now what can I say about those Custom converse, really funky and such a stylish yet functional way to remember the day.
And I just love the Order of Service, so cool printed like a Movie Credit.
This is one inspired couple that have truly made their day THEM, an their continued creativity is showcased in PART 2.
For the full CAST LIST for “Tie The Knot” – see Part 2, a little later today.
– St.Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow. Married by Dr. Reverend Stewart Gillan
– Reception at Norton House Hotel – Wedding organiser, Kirsten Ronnay and duty manager on the day, Chris Monks
– Photographer – Robert Wilson of Lush Wedding Photography assisted by second photographer, Will McFarlane
– Videographer – Lee Richardson of Lee Richardson Videography
– Cars – Robert Sinclair of St.Clair Cars
– Cake – Hilary Brown
– Stationery (Invitations, orders of service, menus, large table plan, place names for tables, ‘thank you’ cards) – Sally and Colin Tait
– Florist – Flowers By Carolyn, Linlithgow
– Oscar statuettes – Matthew Masterson of MM Sound & Lighting
– Chair covers/table decorations – Keo Kidd of Beautifully Covered
– Candy Cart – Laura Brown of Sweet Celebrations
– Popcorn machines – Sweet Chocolate Delight
– Band – The Tatties (point of contact was band member, Graeme McArthur)
– Bride and bridesmaids’ dresses – Bella B in Berwick
– Groom, best man, ushers and both dads’ kilts supplied by David Thompson’s in Jedburgh
– Bridemaids’ jewellery – Jill Scott
– Bride, bridesmaids’ and both mothers hair – Kev Sykes of D*fine Hairdressing, Hawick
– Bride, bridesmaids’ and both mothers make-up – Catriona McCann of The Tranquil Room in Linlithgow
– Pam’s wedding Converse All Star trainers were custom made and hand painted by Jen of Custom Converse