A Celebration of Life and Love – The Preview

Today I want to share just a few images from probably one of the most challenging but intensely fulfilling days of my career so far.

In the last week of January I answered a call for help from the Honeyrose Foundation who were trying to fulfil the last wish of Lynda who is terminally ill with renal cancer.

Lynda wished to repledge her love and devotion to her husband Gordon by renewing her Wedding Vows.

The HoneyRose Foundation is a team of people with a desire to help individuals that are enduring a terminal illness.

The call came through Laura Reece of Laura Reece Bridal who was providing Lynda’s dress. From that initial point and after I had spoken to the Foundation, I took over co-ordination and sourcing of suppliers.

In just those few short weeks, and through the extreme generosity of UK Wedding Suppliers and those I now affectionately call Team Kindness an amazing day came together.

These wonderful individuals gave their services and products for free to make a truly special day, in a beautiful pallette of purple and cream.

Though the day was brought together through sad circumstances I hope it became instead a celebration of love and life, and I truly believe we achieved that.

The Couple renewed the vows at St Vincent De Paul Church in Thornliebank, Glasgow with a reception at the Busby Hotel.

Apologies for my shoddy photography. The Official and much more clear images shall follow when ready from Official Photographer, Nikki McLeod


I would like to extend my very great appreciation to Team Kindness for helping me make this day a success.

Alison Tinlin – Plans and Presents – Co-ordination http://www.plansandpresents.co.uk

Louise Graham – Wedding  and Baby – Jewellery http://www.weddingandbaby.co.uk

Charlotte Balbier/Amanda Wyatt – Bridesmaids Gowns  – Amanda Wyatt – Drama Queen range http://www.charlottebalbier.com http://www.amandawyatt.com/drama-queen

Melissa Cherry – Freelance Hairstylist http://www.facebook.com/melissacherryhairstylist

Leigh Blaney – Make Up http://www.makeup-by-leighblaney.co.uk/

Ecosse Classic Cars – VW Camper Van – Cream – Wedding Transport http://www.ecosseclassiccars.co.uk

MacGregor and MacDuff – Kilt Hire – http://www.macgregorandmacduff.co.uk/

Caroline Graham – Chic Wedding Stationery – Wedding Poem Booklets and Placecards http://www.chicweddingstationery.co.uk

Dawn Lloyd – Silk Flowers – Bouquets, Top Table Arrangement, Bridesmaids posies and buttonhole http://dawnsuniqueflowers.vpweb.co.uk/

Fraser Porteous – BagPiper http://www.fraser-porteous.co.uk

Nikki McLeod and Anita Williamson [assistant]  – Photography http://www.­nikkimcleodphoto­graphy.­com

Kirsty Duncan – Singer – Entertainment http://www.kirstyduncan.co.uk/

Andrina Greig – Fabricated Alteration [ seamstress – Bridal and Bridesmaid gown alterations] http://www.fabricatedalterations.com/

Laura Reece – Laura Reece Bridal – Bridal Gown http://www.laurareecebridal.co.uk/

Sandra MacKenzie–  Cakes Baked by Sandra – Wedding Cake http://www.facebook.com/cakebakebysandra

Sandra Hogg – West End Wedding Boutique – Weddings Shoes http://www.westendweddingboutique.co.uk/

Seasonal Decorations – Centrepiece supplies http://www.seasonaldecorations.co.uk/

Jilly Milligan – Crystal Wishing Tree http://www.crystalwishingtreesatstickyfingersdesigns.co.uk/

Venue – The Busby Hotel http://www.busbyhotel.co.uk

Amy Mohammed – I want a poem [ bespoke wedding poem to supliers and personal poem between bride and groom] http://www.iwantapoem.com

Katrina MacDonald – Tablet favours http://www.katskakes.co.uk

With special thanks to Charlene at the Holiday Inn Express in StockWell Street, Glasgow for arranging guest accomodations and the lovely Couple’s overnight stay.



UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow


  1. Reply

    Well done Alison and Team Kindness – what a beautiful (and touching) post. And what a special day for Lynda and Gordan. xx

  2. Reply

    how truely inspiring I am so honoured to know many of the suppliers involved you are all amazing xxx

  3. Reply

    A very moving post, Alison, and it looks like a beautiful wedding.

  4. Reply

    What a wonderful day for the happpy couple, glad you could be a key part in making this really special for them Alison. x

  5. Reply

    Aw, what a lovely story. Really nice to see it written down.
    I’m sorry I couldn’t make it on the day.
    Sandra (Cake Bake by Sandra)

  6. Reply

    Amazing work Alison and all those involved. I hope Lynda and her family had a very special day.

  7. Reply

    This would of made a lovely story for the kindness shown in the local newspaper.

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