Working in the wedding industry, as today’s bride does, you get to see so many cool venues. But this one, a distillery, was a hidden gem. Photographer Chantal of The Gibsons told me, “Kristin is the creative behind Struve Photography, and after seeing wedding after wedding she realised that she just wanted to make the day how they would want their day to go. So they got ready together and did a first look then on our way to Glengoyne Distillery we stopped off at locations which had meaning to them both. Kristin was pregnant with their son at the time so this was very convenient for her as well.
“The wedding was small and heartfelt filled with their favourite people. The guests got a whiskey tour while we snapped some more photos of the two of them around the distillery.
“Tables had an outdoorsy forest theme also involving their two beloved cats Pepper and Fidel. There was no dancing in the evening. Just the enjoyment of conversing at the table with each other which was so lovely!”
At the height of summer last year, Hannah married Cal in one of the coolest and most colourful weddings I have ever seen! Mashing up various elements, all of which were truly them, we are treated to some seriously fun wedding styling!!
And this wedding also gave me one of the sweetest ever answers to my question, ‘is there anything you would change about the day?’ Cal said, “the only thing I’d change is the space-time continuum in order to live that day over and over.”
Michelle and Pete had a colourful warehouse wedding where the key was to simply have a relaxed and informal day, to be more of a party than a ‘traditional’ wedding.
Vanessa and Dimitri were married in September 2015 at Cantine Pitars with an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding – the Tim Burton version!
To organise this, they approached Silvia, wedding planner at Chapeau Venti, who worked wonders with their 12,000 Euro budget.
Nicole and Roshan’s civil ceremony and reception at Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, London is the perfect example of a Way Out Wedding: no theme other than ‘everything we love in one go’.
Their main priority? Plenty of fun. The bride tells me,
“We wanted our family and friends to be relaxed and happy, and not feel like they had to be on their best behaviour. We had lyrics from the Baywatch theme tune as one of the readings – I’m a huge David Hasselhoff fan! It was funny to see our friends start laughing as they realised.”
The couple chose their venue after enjoying some great nights out there.
“Each time, we would discover an ornament or painting we hadn’t seen before.”
Definitely keep your mind open to venues because today almost anything goes. And what better place to marry, or have the reception in at least, than somewhere that is special to you both? It will be familiar, personal, and will take on an extra special meaning for ever…
Nick and Jessica married in September 2015. Jessica says of the day, “our theme was kind of a mash up of things we liked.. mainly Sailor Jerry and tattoos.” There are so many gorgeous details (my favourite being the skull candlestick on the ceremony table), and loads of styling ideas to inspire you. And the coolest thing is that they did all of this on just £4,000!!