A string quartet, gin bar and navy and blush theme – Emma and Martin’s wedding was a classy affair, captured by Andi Watson Photography.
Happy bride, Emma, shares all from their beautiful wedding day.
Last year, Emma and Martin – who met at a wedding in 2014 – decided to go out for dinner just before Valentine’s Day.
“Martin came through to the bedroom where I was getting ready and asked me if I would wear ‘this’ to dinner,” recalls Emma.
“I looked round and he was standing holding the ring in the box.”
The pair decided on their ideal wedding date first of all, then looked for a venue that could accommodate them.
A Catholic ceremony in Emma’s school church, St Aloysius in Glasgow, was a natural choice, with nearby Glenskirlie House and Castle providing the perfect setting for the rest of their day.
“It was affordable with amazing food and accommodation,” says Emma. “The bridal suite was also a big selling point.”
The pair got stuck into wedding planning with only a few hiccups along the way (“Martin forgot that one of his good friends was getting married on the same day [as us],” laughs the bride). Emma even managed to run the London Marathon the Sunday before the wedding.
“We had a spa day and plenty of rest in order to be fit to walk up the aisle,” she smiles.
Pachelbel’s Canon in D, played on the organ by the couple’s friend Simon, provided the soundtrack for Emma as she approached her soon-to-be-husband in church.
“I remember telling my dad to slow down as he was walking too fast,” says Emma.
After an emotional ceremony, a string quartet entertained guests, who were kept well-oiled by a gin bar stocked with Emma and Martin’s five favourite gins.
Soft, romantic and floral was the look the couple wanted to achieve on the day, with a colour scheme of blush pink, navy and gold.
This was reflected in their attire; Emma wore a stunning dress with a blush tulle skirt, while Martin, the groomsmen and bridesmaids all cut a stylish figure in navy.
At night, the tables were dressed with navy runners, set against a foliage backdrop.
“We also had a ‘wish you were here’ table so all of our loved ones who have sadly passed away or couldn’t make it could still be there with us to share our special day,” says Emma.
Band Bahookie kept the dancefloor buzzing all night long, and the day turned out just as the newlyweds had envisaged.
What was the most fun part of wedding planning? “Everything!” says Emma. “You get to plan the biggest party of your life exactly the way you want it. What’s not to love?!”