We’re inspired by their #InstaGoals lifestyles on the daily, so of course their big days are going to be pretty fabulous!
From designers to Scottish bloggers, here’s how the social media savvy have been saying ‘I do’.
THE REALITY TV STAR
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Millie Mackintosh, a former Made In Chelsea star turned businesswoman and Insta style icon, is renowned for her sartorial savvy – so it’s no surprise that her big day to Hugo Taylor was filled with on-trend décor and personalised touches.
Following a low-key registry office wedding a few days earlier, the happy couple marked their new status as husband and wife with an outdoor ceremony and celebration with their loved ones at a countryside manor.
For their big big day, Millie’s Kate Halfpenny gown was tailor-made, complete with detachable puff sleeves and stunning A-line skirt.
GET THE LOOK | Wendy Makin Couture ‘Willow’ gown (POA) Kudos – Edinburgh
The off-the-shoulder neckline gave a nod to Millie’s love of fashion, whilst the delicate lace kept a classic bridal feel. Post-ceremony, the sleeves were removed to show off the bride’s strapless gown.
In keeping with their wedding vibe mix of traditional and contemporary, Millie and Hugo unveiled an impressive balloon and floral arch, which served as a backdrop to their ‘I do’s’, whilst their sumptuous wedding breakfast was served banquet style accompanied by plenty of lush blooms, gold table settings and rustic wood.
Love Millie’s style? Click here to see when the fashion icon inspired our wedding ideas!
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YouTube star Lydia married vlogger beau Ali Gordon in December 2017 – and their big day really was a winter wonderland.
Huge floral arrangements by Maison De Fleurs created a romantic backdrop, and the couple scented their day with their fave Jo Malone candles.
Lydia’s bridal look perfectly befitted the season, too; the Insta star chose the dramatic ruffled ‘Riri’ skirt by Kate Halfpenny, and the acclaimed designer created a custom long-sleeved top for the ceremony.
The low back and covered button bespoke design was so popular with brides who loved Lydia’s look, Halfpenny had to add it to the collection!
For brides-to-be who love the Halfpenny look, the designer’s exclusive Scottish stockist is Anne Priscilla Bridal, Glasgow.
For the wedding celebrations, Lydia changed into the ‘Dita’ beaded corset, giving a strapless gown look for their meal and reception.
GET THE LOOK | Wtoo by Watters ‘Effie’ skirt (POA) Anne Priscilla Bridal
Décor-wise, Lydia and Ali showed you don’t need to go for dark colours if you’re tying the knot in winter.
Pastel pink added femininity – Lydia’s bridesmaids wore the colour, which was also present in the floral décor – complete with feather boleros to complement the bride’s ruffled skirt.
Did you know… Lydia launched a collab with her wedding florist!
THE UBER-COOL DESIGNER
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As a creative designer famed for her bold accessories, we knew Charlotte Simone founder Charlotte Beecham’s big day would be seriously style-led.
Sharing snaps from her summer wedding day on her brand’s Instagram account, Charlotte revealed her big day had a boho-chic vibe.
GET THE LOOK | Ghost ‘Bella’ dress (£245) Melle Cloche
The bride wore a gorgeous embroidered flowing wedding dress and pretty fresh flowers in her hair and her bridesmaids were dressed in a similar silhouette, their simplistic ivory silk gowns perfectly accessorised with delicate gypsophila crowns.
Charlotte and her bride tribe showed how to match without the bride being outshone by keeping the bridesmaids’ dresses chic and simple, and adding subtle texture and detail to the bride’s look.
THE INTERNATIONAL BLOGGER
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It was always going to be the most stylish of big days for model-turned-influencer Rachel ‘Rocky’ Barnes when she got hitched to photographer Matt Cooper, and she did not disappoint her 1.5million Instagram followers with their lavish New Jersey celebration.
For the ceremony, Rocky wore a beautiful custom Atelier Pronovias tulle-embroidered mermaid silhouette gown, a perfect nod to her boho-luxe signature style.
With a deep v-neck and a stunning open back, the dress’s geometric patterns and dramatic train made it extra special.
Created in the Pronovias Atelier in Barcelona, the gown took over 113 hours to create and was completed with a simple yet captivating tulle veil, also by Pronovias.
Complementing her big day look, Rocky’s five bridesmaids all picked different gowns, with plenty of ruffles and print, to make a unique style statement.
THE SCOTTISH STYLE ICON
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When model and blogger Emily Shakarji (known better to her 700k+ followers as @emilyshak) got hitched to long-term bf Paul Gough in September 2017, it was always going to be a glamorous big day.
The happy couple headed to Cyprus to say their ‘I do’s’ in front of 75 of their nearest and dearest, with the day captured perfectly by Aphrodite Productions, Cyprus.
We spoke to the social media star about her dream proposal, dress shopping at Reeta Fashions and how they partied the night away in style.
THE MUMMY BLOGGER
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Scottish YouTuber and social media influencer Ash Reid a.k.a Mama Reid is a stylish mum, best known for sharing a glimpse into her day-to-day via Instagram, and we just could not wait to see her big day style.
From the gorgeous blush florals to Ash’s see-it-to-believe-it DIY cake, it was every inch the glamorous, elegant wedding.
We love Ash’s blush velvet Jimmy Choo’s!
THE MODEL WEDDING
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Zack proposed to Scottish model and beauty blogger Hayley at Rest and Be Thankful, a famous view point on the west coast of Scotland. “It was just the two of us, it was February and it had been snowing so there was crisp white snow all over the valley. It was beautiful,” says Hayley.
Hayley’s parents live in the Algarve and so the couple decided on a beach wedding. “We visited the venue for a drink and knew it was the one!” says Hayley. “We wanted a wedding with great food, great wine and lots of dancing where our guests could have an amazing experience.”
Keeping their theme rustic and neutral, the day had a relaxed vibe, right down to the footwear – or lack of. “We were all barefoot in the sand for the ceremony so there were no shoes needed!” says Hayley. “We both wrote our own vows, and hadn’t heard each other’s before the ceremony so it was emotional in a lovely way.”
After the ceremony, the couple had a fun-filled evening with sparklers, fireworks and even a belly dancer, who taught Hayley and her bridesmaids some moves at the end of her set!
The next day, the couple hosted a barbecue for their guests. “Everyone relaxed in the sunshine then headed down to the pool where Zack decided to throw me in (with him) fully clothed!” laughs Hayley.
THE FAIRYTALE COUPLE
If you’re thinking this gorgeous bride looks familiar then you’d be right!
Ellie’s not only a former Miss Scotland but a model (who’s appeared in SWD in the past!), and we fell so in love with the shots from her wedding that we HAD to have her feature on our Autumn 2018 issue cover.
Ellie and partner Richie Gray, a professional rugby player, headed to a château in France for their fairytale wedding, filling the picture-perfect venue with feminine décor and delicate gypsophila to spectacular effect.
~ INSTA BRIDE-TO-BE ~
Meet some of Scotland’s most stylish bloggers turned to-be-weds…
From Scotland, Jamie is now one of the most internationally recognised beauty vloggers, so of course her engagement was seriously big news!
The iconic influencer is set to say ‘I Do’ this summer and has already shared some gorge behind the scenes snaps at her Eleganza Sposa dress appointments.
SWD’s guest blogger, Yasmin, gets hitched in Tuscany this July, so we’ll be keeping an eye on her Insta account in the wedding run up!
Rachel, one half of this Glasgow-based sister blogging duo, announced her engagement with a gorge Insta pic of her new bling and we can’t wait to see more of her planning.
Street style icon, Lucy, got engaged during a holiday to Florida last summer and has been showing us how to seriously rock your engagement ring with her Insta posts.