Emma Courtney and Mike Brawley
16th June 2017
“We both live in Surrey but Mike’s mum and dad are from Glasgow and he has such huge love for the city. When we visited the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel and heard about Humanist ceremonies we were sold. After being so sure about the chapel we were a little nervous about finding a reception venue, but as soon as we saw the lighting and high ceilings in The Corinthian Club we knew it was right.
The main inspiration for our day was amazing Glasgow architecture and some traditional Scottish elements with a modern twist. We kept the flowers and decorations quite neutral and let the venues’ characters shine. We did have an ice sculpture in the shape of our dog that you drank flavoured vodka through though!
We were surprised at how emotional we found the ceremony. Our celebrant asked for our stories separately and put them together as a surprise on the day. Mike is a lawyer so he’d written everything with dates and facts in bullet points, whereas I described our history with all the quirky detail. The delivery was spot on and made everyone laugh.
During our couple photos we stepped into Greggs for a cheeky sausage roll. Everyone was taking our picture and we got our lunch for free.
I was so impressed by our suppliers, especially as we were planning a wedding from down south. Lisa from Sparrow & Rose managed everything over email and Pinterest, and our band, The Invitations, even learned a Spice Girls’ song for me and my bridesmaids.”
Top tip: “Do your research for good suppliers and then relax – they know what they’re doing much more than you do!”
Shoes Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids’ dresses Jarlo and TH&TH
Groomswear MacGregor and MacDuff
Flowers and venue décor Sparrow & Rose
Favours Edinburgh Gin Miniatures
Entertainment The Invitations
Celebrant Ross Wright from Humanist Society Scotland
Hair Headways Hair Salon