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Real Wedding | Grace + Jamie

Why did you decide to get married where you did?

Almost exactly a year to the day before our wedding we were sitting by the river in The Taybank in the sunshine with our family talking about how brilliant it would be if everyone we loved could be there. We decided to get civilly-partnered that day and knew we wanted it to be as close to a perfect day at the pub as we could manage!

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Tell us about your outfits.

I am so lucky that my dad is an amazing fashion designer so we worked together to design my dress. It was such a special process - we went fabric shopping in Paris with one of my best friends to choose the fabric - that was one of the best bits of the whole year. We found a brilliant seamstress in Glasgow, Elspeth Ker to bring the vision to life. I felt really pretty all day - but also comfortable and at ease. I also bought an amazing pair of Loeffler Randall shoes but never put them on - I was walking around barefoot most of the day. 

Jamie’s suit was from Beggars Run in Shoreditch, east London. He was born in London but his father was from Scotland - for that reason he decided to see if Beggars Run would make a suit in his family tartan. Luckily the Urquhart tartan was navy and green rather than anything more garish. Beggars Run made the whole process incredibly easy and it was a delight from start to finish. They’re an independent business with a real personal touch to their service and he’d got a suit from them before for a previous wedding so it was lovely to go back to some friendly faces for this time around.

What was the most important aspect for you, in terms of planning your wedding?

We wanted the day to feel like us. When you are planning a big event its so easy to default to the normal way of doing things and before you know it you’ve a cookie cutter wedding you can’t afford. For that reason instead of a traditional ceremony we planted a tree - instead of a formal reception we just had an afternoon at the pub. We didn't skip out on the dancing though - there was a lot of that! 

Were there any elements that were important for you to incorporate? 

Macaroni Pies! 

Any tips for couples getting married?

Let people help and get people involved. We were so worried that our wedding would be a massive inconvenience to people. They’re so expensive to attend and its can feel like a bonkers amount of attention to demand of people. But in the end most people were thrilled to be there and to help and loved being involved - even if it was just mopping the floor. 

Are there any vendors that you would like to tell us a little more about?

My dad! He trained as a florist when he was young and after retiring from his career as a fashion designer he started it back up. If you’re looking for flowers in Scotland check out North Lodge Flowers.

And our amazing photographer Charlotte Kinsella - she was a delight to work with!

Photographer: Charlotte Kinsella @charlotte_kinsella | Ceremony Location: Private Home in Dunkfeld | Reception Location: The Taybank @thetaybank | Dancing Location: Caputh Village Hall

Celebrant: Grace's brother Hamish | Entertainment: Local musicians + a pub quiz from friend Lily | Flora: North Lodge Flowers @northlodgeflowers | Cake: From friends of couple Lauren & Theo and Arran Bakery @aranbakery | Bride's Dress: Designed by her father and made by Elspeth Ker, Kerfuffle Glasgow | Groom's Suit: Beggars Run @beggarsrun | Wedding Rings: Made by the couple at The Smiddy in Banff @vanillainkthesmiddy


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