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intimacy & independence. a cute tory burch dress for a wedding at langar hall – hannah & callum

June 23rd, 2015 | Julia Braime

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We just adore this small but perfectly formed wedding carefully put together by today’s bride and groom.

Rather than caving in to ‘the norm’, Hannah and Callum did things their own way, and on their own budget, to create the intimate wedding day that they desired with their very nearest and dearest.

The styling and setting are gorgeous and we love that the bride and groom went down their own  independent routes when it came to their wedding attire; Callum in his traditional Scottish dress and Hannah in her short Tory Burch dress, complete with a fabulous Eugenia Kim hair bow! The girl’s got style!

With images by Firsthand Photography.

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hannah says: We had been talking about getting married for a while, then one evening in October 2014 we said “let’s do it!”

We didn’t want a long engagement so we chose September 2015 to get married. We had a budget to stick to, so picking Tuesday 9th rather than a weekend allowed us to save on costs without compromising on our venue.

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I wanted to get married at Langar Hall in Nottingham as I knew that it would be perfect for our intimate and informal wedding. Callum had never been before so we went for lunch one Saturday and at 5pm we had to tear ourselves away. That sealed it. We planned to marry there with 12 guests, and have a larger reception party elsewhere for family and friends the following Saturday. We married at 3pm in the Indian Room, with dinner in the Garden Room at 5pm and most of our guests stayed overnight.

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We didn’t have a theme as such, but we wanted to incorporate certain visual elements – an eclectic mix of traditional and modern, such as neon script on our invites and our pop art cake topper, which seemed suited to Langar Hall. It was also important to reference our shared Scottish heritage.

We didn’t want a matchy-matchy colour scheme, but Callum’s tartan gave us a starting point and a palette emerged. Somehow everything coordinated with the strong, sherbet-y colours of my bouquet, offset by creams and greens.

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I knew that a traditional dress wasn’t for me. My mum and I took a trip to London and I found my dress in Tory Burch at Selfridges. The short length was modern but the textural fabric made it special – I felt like a bride. A few weeks later I bought shoes and a clutch but the ultimate finishing touch was my hair bow from Eugenia Kim at Fenwick Bond Street.

I did my own make-up, but had a lesson with the girls at Bobbi Brown in John Lewis in Nottingham, who gave great advice. My regular hairdresser, Anna Jones at Solos Nottingham did my hair as she always gets it right.

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There was never any doubt that Callum would wear traditional Scottish dress, including a custom-made kilt in McNab tartan (a gift from his brother) – plus Paul Smith brogues. Callum was supported by his brother Aly as best man, and father who both wore Scottish dress.

I was supported by my friend Mhairi who wore a Whistles dress in blue.

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Jack from Firsthand Photography took our photos. A friend had noticed that whenever she saw nice wedding pictures on Facebook, Jack was responsible. Her reportage style and informal groups were just what we wanted – and she’s Scottish! She captured our day perfectly.

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For my wedding flowers I worked with Vaas who created my mixed bouquet of heritage roses, dahlias, eryngium, berries and mint.

The table was set by Langar Hall and we added place cards by Marby & Elm from Quill London.

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My mum made our cake and we added a topper from Miss Cake at Not on the High Street. It was a traditional fruitcake with marzipan and icing and there were a lot of prototypes and taste tests which, went down well in the office! The cake stand was by Jansen & Co.

Luckily as there were just 14 of us, we were able to choose from the menu at Langar Hall so everyone could have the food that they wanted. 4A Personal Wedding at Langar Hall (c) Firsthand Photography (35)

Our parents prepared a couple of surprises for us on the day. We were given a photobook titled, ‘Callum & Hannah – The Early Years’, featuring corresponding photos from our childhood. We also received a letter from the McNab chief, welcoming me to the clan, and I was given a silver brooch featuring the crest by my new in-laws.

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The Nottingham-based jeweller Loree Bologna designed and made all of our rings. It was fantastic to find someone locally who understood exactly what we wanted.

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We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Langar Hall – a beautiful place, with fantastic food in a great setting. Everything is done properly, but with ease and a lack of stuffiness. Avishek guided us through the planning and tailored the day to our individual needs.

My favourite moment of the day was walking out of the Indian room, looking at Callum and saying “we did it!” There was a glass of champagne waiting for us and we stood and greeted all of our guests.

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For our honeymoon we took a mini tour of Scotland – first stop Killin, home of the McNab clan. Then we spent two nights in Stonefield castle in Argyll, where my grandparents come from, before finishing off in Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow.

My top tip to other Brides Up North would be to invest in a good photographer. It was important for us to stick to our budget, so we had a strong set of priorities. Although it can seem expensive, the right photographer is worth every penny. The images of our day will give us, our family and friends a great deal of pleasure for years to come.

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Friday Fabulous!

November 30th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Friday Fabulous Carvela at Selfridges

 

Take a close look at these absolute beauties.  Is this not bridal heel perfection that we see before us?

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And in the sale too.

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Santa baby…

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Carvela Aubrey Metallic Courts at Selfridges £75

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One Stylish Mother…In Ivory!

October 16th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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It was my Mum’s birthday yesterday!  Happy Birthday Mum!  This very special occasion got me to thinking that it’s high time I give a little air time to the lady whose big day this really is… your Mum.  If you have been planning your wedding since you were five, you can bet she’s been planning it since the day dot. 

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Today, it’s all about style in the front row of the aisle, with a selection of high street and designer pieces in ivory to make your mummy feel very very yummy.  All she will need is a huge hat and she’s rocking. 

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As always, I’ve made the shopping part easy.  Click the links below to go straight to the online stores.  Just don’t let your Dad see the credit card bill.

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Have a lovely Sunday evening Brides Up North !

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mother Of The Bride Inspiration Ivory

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Tori Lace Dress by Coast £145

Jocasta Dress by Coast £175

Botany Dress by Hobbs £129

Bloom Jacket by Hobbs £134

Spot Sequin Dress by Jaeger £199

Sheer Floral Cinderella Dress by Chesca via John Lewis £195

Blonde Fringed Dress by Phase Eight via John Lewis £98

Illusion Cut Out Shoulders Dress by Michael Kors via Harvey Nichols £855

Colour Block Pencil Dress by Karen Millen £175

10 Python Printed Dress by Chloe via Harrods £3,250

11 Belted Dress by Milly via Selfridges £390

12 Solenn Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg via Selfridges £540

13 Leticia Dress by Malene Birger via Selfridges £510

14 Eliana Faux Fur Cover Up by Coast £75

15 Ida Long Tassel Necklace by Reiss £79

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