Samantha Reade and Ross Mowbray

24th February 2018

Venue | Cramond Kirk, and Norton House, both Edinburgh
Photography | Emma Gray Photography

“I surprised Ross with a holiday to Hong Kong for his birthday, and he proposed to me while we were watching the Symphony of Lights there, which surprised me right back! I bought our wedding rings as soon as we got home, I was so excited.

The next thing we ticked off was our venues. We chose Cramond Kirk for our ceremony as we love going for long walks on the beach there. I’d been for a spa day in Norton House and was really impressed, so we decided to book it for our reception.

When we were getting ready, we had a disaster with one of the bridesmaids’ dresses. Our photographer Emma Gray was a lifesaver – she was right in there with a needle and thread that she carries around in her ‘magic bumbag’. I wore two dresses and whilst I thought the second one was a bargain because it was a sample, the price of the alterations wiped out the discount.

It was amazing to see sunshine in February, especially as we were hit with snow a few days later. The shots on the beach look lovely, but some tourists were feeding seagulls so for some of our couple shots they were swarming round our heads. It was so funny.”

Top tip: “Don’t feel too rushed into booking your suppliers. Aside from the key elements like venue and photographer, there’s really no need. In this economic climate there’s always a chance the company might not even be in business by the time of your wedding, plus you could change your mind when new things come out nearer the time.”

Dress and headpiece Pronovias at Kavelle Bridal Couture
Shoes Jimmy Choo, and a surprise pair of Louboutins from the groom!
Bridesmaids’ dresses House of Fraser
Groomswear Kapital Kilts
Jewellery Fraser Hart
Cake 3D Cakes
Venue décor Ambience Venue Styling
Favours Moffat Toffee Shop
Flowers Flowers by Arrangement
Filmmaker Gryffe Weddings
Entertainment Sarah MacNeil Harpist and Kickback (booked through Music for Scotland)
Transport VW Camper from Ecosse Classic Cars and bridal car from White Diamond Wedding Cars
Hair Row66
Makeup Kaeleigh Wallace Makeup Artist

 

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