Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous Village Hall Wedding at Tyninghame with personal touches & pretty florals.
The couple are Anja and Andy and they were wed in September.
Images were captured by Gillian Glover Maclean Photography.
Gillian Glover Maclean is based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
She describes herself as an alternative wedding photographer who offers a unique style which will showcase every part of the first day of the couples new lives together.
She aspires to provide couples with the images that they will love forever!
Her speciality is to capture the occasion for couples that desire to be different, that aim to be alternative.
She loves working with those who want a relaxed and informal environment for their day.
I hand over to Bride Anja to share their story…
How did you meet?
“We met in a muddy field while doing military style exercise when we both lived in Dublin.”
“Things progressed and the rest is history.”
When did you get engaged?
“We got engaged on 1st February 2015 while on a chilly walk on Tyninghame beach, East Lothian.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“We were keen to have a very personal day and be able to do what we wanted to do.”
“We chose a venue that is beautiful but simple, in a stunning setting.”
“Tyninghame Village Hall provided a blank canvas.”
“I like design and craft so most of the decorations were homemade, borrowed or up cycled. This included sewing 85 metres of bunting!”
When did you get married?
“We got married on the 26th of September 2015.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“The whole day was brilliant but some highlights included seeing each other for the first time – we walked in together so had a couple of minutes to calm our nerves outside the hall.”
“We really enjoyed the meal and ceilidh (especially watching our Swedish and Scottish families helping each other out on the dance floor).”
“Taking time out to have our pictures taken gave us a moment to realise that – yes, we’re actually married now!”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Do what you want to do – it’s your day!!!”
“Nobody remembers the tiny details – focus on what matters to you.”
“In our case food was important so we focused on making sure this was right and had a fantastic caterer – Barry Bryson – who helped us run a fantastic meal.”
“Generally try to be flexible and relax… And don’t be afraid to ask friends and family for help.”
“Andy’s dad made the delicious cake, my dad played the piano, our friends helped with bunting production, transport, decorating and clearing up the hall. It was a team effort!”
“Between the ceremony and meal we ran a team quiz which was a great way for people to get to know each other – we had great feedback from guests about this part of the day.”
Venue – Tyninghame Village Hall
Photography – Gillian Glover Maclean Photography
Catering – Cater Edinburgh by Barry Bryson
Flowers – Forget me not farm – Dorothy Hardie – gorgeous flowers, locally grown.
Bride’s Dress – Debenhams
Hairband – Etsy
Bridesmaids dresses and shoes – Marks & Spencers
Hair – Michelle Hunter (Hair, There and Everywhere)
Makeup – Karen Shields Brown
Ceilidh – Derek McLeod
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