A pretty handcrafted nautical theme wedding in Glasgow

Today I am thrilled to share this pretty handcrafted nautical theme wedding in Glasgow.

Images were captured by Photography by Juliebee.

Julie is a professional wedding photographer based in Glasgow. Most of her weddings are in Scotland but she works all over the UK and is happy to consider destination weddings.


She says of her work and the couple’s Big Day…


My natural wedding photography is a mix of candid storytelling and relaxed, flattering portraits.

No awkward poses, fake smiles or filters. I capture all the little moments that reflect my couples’ personalities and the emotions of their wedding day.

A lot of my clients book me because they’re nervous about being photographed. My superpower is making people feel comfortable in front of my camera!

When I’m not photographing weddings or glued to my editing screen, I’m shooting portraits and events, obsessing over animals, or procrastinating about running.


Julie (the Bride) and I have known each other for a few years as we’re both members of the Scottish Women in Business community.

I was fortunate enough to be mentored by her for a year, thanks to a SWIB initiative, so she knew all the ins and outs of my business long before she started planning her wedding.

Being involved in Julie and John’s wedding was pretty special. I was on my own with Julie for a while in the morning and helped a little as she got ready, and all their family and friends were really welcoming throughout the day.

I loved Julie’s commitment to WEvolution, involving many of the women’s businesses when it came to her details and quirky, naval-themed decor.

My biggest highlight had to be working in the incredible space that is Glasgow City Chambers. It was a real treat to be able to photograph Julie and John in such stunning surroundings.


I hand over to beautiful Bride Julie…


How did you meet?

We met many years ago at an Open University course.

Tell us about the Engagement…

We had been together for 20 years and were in Liverpool for a few days for my birthday.

We were in a local pub and John asked me what I thought about getting married.

We had discussed getting married before and I had thought it would not happen as he was not very keen.

I thought he was joking and once I know he was serious I asked him to ask me again and I said yes.

Tell us about your wedding planning journey…

Fairly straight forward as I planned it all in advance and most of the suppliers came from the women of the SRGs that I work with.

What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?.

My dress was ivory and not a traditional wedding dress as I am older. A friend suggested coral for the colouring as a good match.

As my husband loves sailing we had a nautical theme, with anchor etc and table places were old maps with the names from the areas for the sailing broadcasts like Malin, North Sea

What was the best bit of your day?

I enjoyed all of it, especially the service. It was fun, relaxing and all our family and friends had a good time.

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?.

Ensure you are not too caught up in all the details you forget to enjoy it. The day is over so quickly.



Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Ceremony – City Chambers Glasgow and Reception – Hillhead Sports Club – Westend – Glasgow,

Photography – Photgraphy by Juliebee. (She was brilliant and really captured the enjoyment of the day for us.)

Dress – John Lewis.

Jewellery for bride and bridesmaids – Wendy of Miss Sparkles SRG

Bridesmaid Gowns – My eldest niece’s bridesmaid dress is from a boutique in Birmingham. My granddaughter’s and husband’s niece’s dresses were bought from Monsoon.

Bridesmaids hair bands – Angela of Maryhill SRG

Suit Hire. Trousers bought from Slaters in Glasgow. Had the jacket.

Buttonholes – crocheted Thistles made by Fiona of Happily Hooked part of 5 Mummies Make SRG.

Cake Maker – Designer Cakes by Paige

Florist. Dried flowers made by Wendy of Dundee East SRG. She also made all the flowers for the table decorations. Table vases decorated in sea shells and rope done by Anne of Pattern Buddies SRG Paisley.

Rings – These were made from old gold from jewellery and stones came from rings from my grandmother and my husband’s grandmothers’ rings.

Redesigned by Helen Swan Designer Jewellery. My husband’s ring was made from a gold ring I had cut off my finger when I had my chemotherapy.

Stylist/ – Bride – I work for an organisation which supports mainly women to make changes in their lives, families and communities. The women in the Self-Reliant groups -SRGs made a lot of the things for my wedding. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase their amazing skills. The website is www.wevolution.org.uk if you want to know more…

Stationery – Invitations were from Handmade by Gillian Miller of 5 Mummies Make SRG

Hair stylist – Danielle Flores – Glasgow. (I was her business mentor when she first started the salon.)


To Contact Photography by Juliebee

Website – https://www.photographybyjuliebee.co.uk/

Email – julie@juliebee.co.uk

Phone – 07710 777121

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  1. Reply

    Very cute! I love these photos!

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