Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful Waterfall inspired wedding at The Glasshouse in Edinburgh with pretty coral and teal details.
Images were captured by Roslyn Gaunt Wedding Photography.
Roslyn is a Wedding and Portrait photographer with a background in photographing fashion and celebrities.
She is based in Edinburgh, but works throughout the UK, and overseas.
She loves love to create stylish images full of life, laughter and personality that capture the emotion and tell the story of your special day.
I hand over to stunning Bride Carol to share the couples love story and about their waterfall inspired wedding…
How did you meet?
We met at work many years ago.
Tell us about the Proposal…
We were on a cruise in Norway.
We went on a train excursion to see the Kjossfossen waterfall, where Ken proposed. By this time we’d been together for 18 years!
Tell us about your wedding planning journey….
My wedding dress was very special to me, having drawn on the setting of our engagement as inspiration.
I knew I would never find what I wanted in any bridal couture shop, so I sought out Mette Baillie who owns Freja Designer Dressmaking in Edinburgh and went to her with a few ideas and images of various elements which I thought I would like to have incorporated into the design.
Even as an older bride, I still wanted to wear something unique and special but I felt that it was essential to get the design right.
I wanted to introduce colour into the design and as I had already seen some of the stunning dresses which Mette had created which incorporated colour, I knew this was what I wanted too.
Mette immediately got on board with my ideas with great enthusiasm and she created a stunning dress which reflected the inspiration of cascading waterfalls and clear glacial lakes.
I know I had picked the right person, within minutes of meeting Mette and she was an absolute joy to work with. She has infinite patience, incredible talent and takes such clear pleasure in her work. She and her staff are amazingly talented.
Most of our wedding planning was arranged with and provided by well-known suppliers but we tried to introduce unique personal elements into various design aspects e.g. artwork for stationery, table plans and name cards etc.
We also used an artist for the artwork on the “Order of Service”, who kindly modified an existing piece of her artwork in order to suit our chosen purpose.
These personal touches involved a lot of to-and-fro communication in order to get things just right… but it is definitely worth doing so in order to personalise your wedding and make it memorable.
We also asked our amazingly talented cake maker – Mandi McKenzie of Rainbow Sugarcraft to create a novelty cake which depicted both of us – and our cat – and which reflected various elements of our life together… including a waterfall!
The end result was spectacular.
Any special touches/DIY?
We worked hard on the ceremony, with our superb celebrant Alan Ness, who was happy to let us have free rein with much of the content and he conducted the ceremony in a warm, humorous and very personal way and with great flair
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
We chose waterfall inspired wedding theme. It was the inspiration for my dress design and we named our dinner tables after waterfalls.
We had a coral and teal colour palette. I don’t recommend the combination though because although they look stunning together, the experience of matching shades of coral (they can be either pink or orange in tone) and shades of teal (they can be either blue or green in tone) was a total nightmare!
It also made choosing the flowers a very tricky task. That said, the overall effect was amazing in the end but we did make it rather hard for ourselves by choosing these colours.
What was the best bit of your day?
Seeing everyone enjoying themselves so much. It was a happy, joyous day and it was great to see our various sets of family and friends all getting on so incredibly well and having such fun.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Try not to make plans which are significantly weather dependent because although your venue will always have a Plan B, some of your own Plan A ideas may not quite work so well with the Plan B option.
In our case, unfortunately it rained on the day of the wedding and we had hoped to be outside for most of the day.
The hotel had a very good wet weather plan but it did involve a lot of moving people about and this ended up being hard on some of our older guests.
Not the fault of the venue – but it is something to bear in mind if you have guests who need assistance, because it did create a little additional stress, which we would have preferred to avoid.
The other issue was my entrance music. The piece I had chosen was fairly long but with significant lyrics and would have worked fine in the intended outdoor setting.
We had asked for the piece to be played in full for the significance of the lyrics, but the revised indoor setting meant that the piece was a bit too long.
Venue – The Glasshouse Hotel – Edinburgh
Photographer – Roslyn Gaunt Wedding Photography
Celebrant – Alan Ness (Humanist Society Scotland)
Wedding Dress – Freja Designer Dressmaking – Edinburgh
Bridesmaid Gowns – Simply Bridesmaids – Edinburgh (shop now closed)
Suit/Kilt Hire supplier – McCalls – Edinburgh
Venue Dressing – Beautifully Covered – Edinburgh
Cake Maker – Rainbow Sugarcraft
Wedding favours (Scottish tablet) – Sixpenny Blue
Florist – Stems Florist – Edinburgh
Rings – Groom’s ring was bought in Kefalonia / Bride’s ring – Chisholm Hunter
Make-up – Karen Bowen
Hair – Janice Dawson – JD Bridal
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