AUTUMN WEDDING IN SCOTLAND
Nicola and Andrew had an amazingly gorgeous autumn wedding in Scotland, and her bridal look was stunning! A good example of keeping your bridal look classic while adding your own personal touch to it.
Congratulations Nicola and Andrew!
- Miina -
THE WEDDING DRESS JOURNEY
What made Indiebride London stand out from the other wedding vendors you were considering?
After a significant search online, I stumbled across Indie Bride London’s website and immediately found exactly what I was looking for. I really liked a few of the designs on Miina’s website and loved the fact that she took an ethical approach to dressmaking and sourcing materials.
If you had to describe your experience with Indiebride London in one sentence, how would you do it?
I would highly recommend Indie Bride to any bride looking for a personal experience and an ethical and sustainable approach towards dressmaking.
What was the biggest worry about your wedding that Indiebride London helped alleviate?
I was initially thinking about what guests might think of my choices, but Miina was very helpful in persuading me that I should just listen to my own preferences and gut instinct!
Tell us about a moment you especially enjoyed while working with Indiebride London.
When I saw the Carly veil, and fell in love with it.
Tell us about your bridal look.
I was looking for something very simple and elegant, without embellishment (which can be tricky to find in a wedding dress!), but with some features to make it stand out. I was also aware we were getting married in Autumn in Scotland, so would need something I wouldn’t freeze in. The Anya dress (since discontinued) I went for had all of this, and I particularly loved that I could have both full-length sleeves and a drop-back design.
I also found my veil at Indie Bride. I loved the Carly veil as soon as I saw it; it was completely different from anything I had seen before, with a beautiful floral print. I wasn’t sure whether it was going to be right for me, but decided to go for it and was really happy with how it turned out, as it really paired well with the simplicity of the dress.
The flowers were also an important part of the wedding, which were supplied by Wild Flower Workshop (based in Glasgow). I love absolutely all of her creations, and we were so happy with what she designed for our wedding. I loved the natural look, which focuses on seasonal, in our case, autumnal, flowers. That perfectly matched the general aesthetic of the wedding.
Where did you get married, and why did you choose that venue?
The Cowshed, Crail. We chose the venue for a number of reasons, the first being it’s stunning setting at the prow of a hill overlooking Crail and the sea beyond. Second, the space itself was exactly what we were looking for: rustic, pared-back, and blank canvass. Third, the location is halfway between Edinburgh, where I grew up, and North Fife, where Andrew grew up.
What did you have as entertainment and food at your wedding?
We had a traditional Scottish ceilidh for our wedding, which is an aspect of Scottish weddings we love, as it gets everyone on the dance floor! It was catered by Wild Rover, whom we chose for their ethos of supplying local, seasonal, ethically sourced food and their focus on providing tasty food, which they really delivered on.
Was there anything that went wrong on your wedding day, and how did you deal with it?
After initially having a forecast for glorious autumnal sunshine, in the week leading up to it, it turned into an Amber wet weather warning – and it poured for most of the day! We were so worried about this in the lead up to the big day, thinking it would impact our guests experience and our ability to get some nice photos on the beach (which I had set my heart on!) However, I wish we hadn’t spent so much time worrying, as it all worked out perfectly, with the rain creating a cosy atmosphere in the venue and our photographer Caro Weiss being very flexible to get us out and about in the short breaks in the weather.
Apart from saying yes to your husband, what was your favourite moment on your wedding day?
After I had walked up the aisle, standing at the front, and seeing Andrew and all our friends and family, was really special.
What advice would you give to brides who are still planning their wedding?
Don’t worry too much about meeting other people’s expectations – just plan and host your wedding exactly as you want it!
- Nicola -