Today I am thrilled to share this elegant Glasgow styled shoot where two Grooms meet Scottish Wedding theme inspiration with stylish aspects of greenery and grey.
Cat says of the shoot…
Ask any couple from Scotland, and they will have incorporated some element of their heritage in their Big Day.
Some will embrace with gusto the symbolisms, whilst others will be more subtle with nods ond gestures.
This visible sense of pride in tradition extends beyond hose born in Scotland and extends to those born outside the country who may want to connect familial links, or swept up in the Celtic beauty and romance of the Scottish Wedding.
The sound of the Piper greeting the guests, the clink of the toastmasters whisky glass or the joyous chaos of the ceilidh in full swing are just a sample of the delights that draw people to Scotland.
Unlike the rest of the UK you can get married anywhere in Scotland , there is no need to do the legal bit at the Registry office.
If you can find a celebrant that can wed you atop Ben Nevis, you can. If you want to wed at the stroke of midnight (or Hogmanay, as we call it) thats fine too.
Humanist weddings are also full legal here too.
Through this shoot I wanted to showcase a taster of what a Scottish wedding can offer.
The venue, The Trades Hall in Glasgow is significant as its where Scotlands first gay wedding took place.
Its a bit of a hidden gem in Glasgow, offering all the opulence and the grandeur of a stately home but in a city centre location.
A Scottish Wedding theme is fairly straightforward to put together, and the beauty is that you can be as full on, or as subtle as you wish.
You can wholeheartedly embrace the theme, then go all out with kilted attire, tartan wedding dresses and thistle buttonholes, or bouquets with a tartan flourish.
Tartan is pretty versatile as the array of colours is so vast, and you shouldn’t struggle to find a shade that works for you.
In fact the popularity of the kilt has inspired a whole range of modern contemporary tartans, or even leather for the more adventurous.
Whatever tartan you choose, it will act as a colour base and palette for your wedding reception and decor.
Your chosen colour palette can flow from your stationery suite, through to the florals, to the cake and all aspects of the styling subtly weaving in your concept.
Its easy to go overboard and spoil he effect so the key to achieving a sophisticated look is the quality of your suppliers and the couple having a clear and collaborative vision of their wedding design.
The idea chosen for this shoot was celebrating the union of our two grooms with a Scottish Wedding theme using a grey and purple palette with lots of greenery.
Stationery by Caledonian Cowgirl with an understated grey tartan border gives us an elegant insight into our couples event.
Thistles also featured heavily in the stunning top table arrangements and in the floral adornments to the banisters of the buildings incredible staircase, with more subtle greenery used for table arrangements and chair back embellishments.
Chair Covers and Linens were supplied by Dress My Venue and the gorgeous statement cake with beautiful sugar craft roses and hand painted thistle detail was created by Rosewood Cakes.
Shoot Dream Team
Photography – Fotomaki Photography
Brains and Planner – Cat Duthie – Fin Flükra
Venue – Kirsty ( Co-ordinator) Trades Hall Glasgow
Flowers – Amanda – The Floral Design Boutique
Cake – Edwina – Rosewood Cakes
Kilt Hire – Houston Kiltmakers
Stationery – Fiona – Caledonian Cowgirl
Make Up – Adam Winning
Chair Covers/Linens – Margaret of Dress My Venue
Models – Adam Winning and Stephen Duncan