two very different weddings on one very lovely day

It's not uncommon for us to design the flowers for two weddings on the same day if its manageable and logistically possible.

Last weekend we designed the flowers for Laura's Wedderburn Castle and Barns wedding in Duns and also for Jen's Barony Castle wedding in Peeblesshire. Originally Jen was due to get married later on in the year but brought it forward for family reasons. We had to find a way to make this work as we got along so well with Nick and Jen and loved all of their ideas for their wedding flowers that we couldn't not be a small part of it.

Between the two weddings we had 21 table centres, 4 pedestal arrangements, mossed letters, vase arrangements, a long & low table piece, garlands, cake flowers, bridal bouquets, bridesmaids bouquets, lots of buttonholes and corsages, hair flowers... the list goes on! 

Becky at EnaMay Photography kindly took some bouquet shots for me ahead of delivering the flowers & here they are...  

 A very Scottish themed bouquet with Memory Lane roses, eryngium, heather, nigella, hydrangea & eucalyptus.

A very Scottish themed bouquet with Memory Lane roses, eryngium, heather, nigella, hydrangea & eucalyptus.

 Another shot of Jen's bouquet.

Another shot of Jen's bouquet.

 An unstructured bridal bouquet designed using a mixture of foliage, astilbe, sweet avalanche and cream avalanche roses, lilac, double eustoma & nigella.

An unstructured bridal bouquet designed using a mixture of foliage, astilbe, sweet avalanche and cream avalanche roses, lilac, double eustoma & nigella.

 Another shot of Laura's bouquet.

Another shot of Laura's bouquet.

the secret herb garden styled shoot

Do you dream of a laid back, natural, light and airy kind of wedding day? Somewhere with space to put a sneaky gin bar and stretches of lawn for some summer garden games with your wedding guests... The Secret Herb Garden is that place. You don't have to bus your guests off out into the countryside - it's in Edinburgh! Just 5 minutes or so from the bypass it's very well situated but also tucked away enough that you and your guests would not think you're in the capital - win win.

Below are some of my favourite images from the shoot and here are the suppliers we worked alongside...
Venue - Secret Herb Garden
Photographer - Siobhan Stewart Photography 
Flowers - Stems
Bridal gowns, accessories & shoes - Whimsical Bride
Mensware - Walker Slater, Edinburgh
Models - Rio & John from Superior Model Management 
Stationery - Laura E Patrick Calligraphy 
Venue styling - Pretty Rustic Events
Make up - Carrie Duffy
Hair - Lauren at the Loft 
 

when the borders girls come together...

The Haining, situated in Selkirk is a stunning old building sat on a beautiful estate with photo opportunities galore. I was too excited to be asked, along with Something Borrowed Events, to dress the building and marquee for some photos which they would use for promotional purposes.

Bringing in more weddings & events will create more revenue to help restore some of the rooms within the building which are currently not in use. 

I asked my go-to photographer Becky from EnaMay Photography if she would be keen to shoot and thankfully she was free. The idea then came to us to do a full on styled shoot, so we found a 'couple', got them suited and booted and got some action shots. 

There are so many wonderful images from the day but here are a few of my personal favourites.

Click the here to see more images as featured in Tie The Knot Scotland.

Massive shout out to everyone involved...

Photography - EnaMay Photography  
Bridal-ware - Whimsical Bride  
Venue - The Haining, Selkirk  
Hair - Signature Hair by Kirstie 
Makeup - Danni Burnside MUA
Mensware - Scotch Tweed
Event decor - Something Borrowed Events
Cake - Ruby & Pearl Cake Art
Models - Heather Hall & William Brown

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a horse with a floral mane? why not.

Sometimes I have random ideas pop into my head. I dont always find the time to bring them to life but this time (with the help of Ena May Photography, Mac the horse and his proud owner Elisa) I did bring this vision to life. 

It would be a fairly easy process I figured, make a floral garland and secure it to the horses mane, simples. 

Except I forgot a horse is a living animal and they can be quite stubborn. They also dont seem to appreciate flowers hanging off their mane... queue much head shaking and hoof stomping from Mr Mac followed by an almighty sprint through the field. 

Luckily we had owner Elisa on hand who chased him around and got him into a more tolerable mood and Becky managed to capture some shots of him in his flowery glory. 

Here are the results! 

 

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