We LOVE this elegant Glasgow wedding, shared with us by Alyssa at Adorn Invitations. Christina and Paul didn’t have a big agenda regarding a theme for their big day, other than knowing they wanted a traditional Scottish wedding. In these stunning images by photographer Carley Buick you will see they achieved that and more with groom and groomsmen looking incredibly smart in their kilts, and everyone dancing to a traditional Scottish song at the end of the evening. As she should, the bride stole the show in her dreamy Pronovias gown, and coming in a close second were the unique and dramatic floral arrangements by Flowers 4 Hours. Christina’s advice for brides: “Don’t get too stressed over the minor details. Remind yourself that your wedding guests aren’t going to notice the tiny details which haven’t gone to plan. All that really matters is that everyone is having a good time!”
How did you and your partner meet?
We met in November 2010 at the birthday party of two mutual friends.
How did he propose?
We got engaged in Barcelona in July 2015 in front of the Fountains of Montjuic. Paul got down on one knee with my great granny’s engagement ring which I had always loved. It was very romantic and a very special but surreal moment which we’ll never forget.
How did you choose your wedding gown?
I found it relatively easy to choose my dream dress as I knew I wanted a fitted dress with lace. I wanted a dress which was modern but elegant. I found my dress in a shop called Anne Priscilla Bridal in Glasgow. They had the most amazing selection of dresses and the staff there completely understood what style of dress I was looking for. I felt that the Pronovias dress which I chose was elegant and suited to the classic venue. The fabric was amazing quality and it was such an easy dress to wear all day.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
We never started out with a particular theme/style in mind for our big day. We thought the interior of our venue was so beautiful that it wasn’t so necessary to have a bold style. We wanted a traditional Scottish wedding that was elegant and natural.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
Dancing with our nearest and dearest to Loch Lomond (a traditional Scottish song) at the end of the night!
Any DIY décor elements?
We took inspiration from various things we’d seen at other weddings, blogs, Pinterest and Instagram. I had made a few chalk boards.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
I would love to do it all over again as it really was the best day ever but I wouldn’t change a thing.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Don’t get too stressed over the minor details. Nobody really cares! I threw a bridezilla fit the day before the wedding when we were setting up the venue as I thought the speakers looked huge. In hindsight…it really didn’t matter! The whole venue looked great even with the speakers. Remind yourself that your wedding guests aren’t going to notice the tiny details which haven’t gone to plan. All that really matters is that everyone is having a good time!
Stationery: Adorn Invitations // Photographer: Carley Buick // Flowers: Flowers 4 Hours // Ceremony & Reception Venue: St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow, UK // Dress: Vicenta dress by Atelier / Pronovias // Makeup: Louise Ballantine // Hair: The Hair Boutique Renfrew // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters // Groom’s Suit: Geoffrey Kiltmakers // Cake: A-Cakes // Food: Café Source @ St Andrews in the Square // Music: Little Red Wedding Band // String Quartet: Capella String Quartet
stationery @adorninvitations // photographer@carleybuickphotography // flowers @flowers4hours //
dress @pronovias // makeup louiseballantinemua // hair @thehairboutiquerenfrew // shoes @badgleymischka // bridesmaids dresses @willowbywatters // grooms suit @geoffreykilts