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Real Wedding Recap Summer 2013: Rewind: A Real Wedding In Scotland – Michelle & Jav

June 26th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Its holiday season here on the blog, and as the team take a break until to rest and recharge for the second half of what’s set to be the biggest and best year year yet at Brides Up North HQ, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding pretty. 

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Usual service will recommence on 1st July 2013,  but in the meantime watch out for recaps of our favourite Real Weddings so far in 2013, plenty of eye candy, new features that we won’t be able to wait to share, some special supplier showcases and a couple of surprises too!

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Michelle and Jav’s gorgeous Real Wedding in the North of Scotland – first featured this April – has got to be one of my favourites to date, mixing up just the right amount of fun and frivolity, beauty and elegance.

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I’m impressed by their pretty vintage styling, Michelle’s ability to look flawless when travelling by open topped VW Beetle (does she remind anyone else of a young Elizabeth Taylor?!) and the cool, calm way that all their style choices work together beautifully to exude a sort of old time charm. 

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With images by SD Photography, this is one for the Pinterest boards ladies. 

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Michelle says:  Jav asked me to marry him at home in June 2012, and our big day was the 18th August 2012.  Our venues were Holy Trinity Church & Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry, which is in the North of Scotland. 

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We chose our venue as it had great surroundings and views and looked like a real Scottish palace!

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Our wedding colours were ivory, pastels and champagne gold with a little vintage style and a bit of elegance!

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My favourite part of the day was walking down the aisle and just the whole of the ceremony actually!

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I chose an ivory dress with a full skirt and some sparkle! It was purchased from Bliss Bridal which is in Dundee.  The groomsmen wore The Hunting Pride of Scotland tartan kilts (bottle green with a hint of ivory) and these were from Mccalls of Broughty Ferry, near Dundee. 

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My bridesmaids had champagne knee length prom dresses with ivory underskirts, which were all hand finished by a dressmaker we know.

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We travelled in a cool 1970′s ivory beetle with the soft top down from Classic Car Holiday Hire. 

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Martin’s Ices brought along  their vintage ice cream cart with treats for all our guests. 

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I carried a bouquet of pastel pinks, ivory and lilac coloured David Austin roses by Coachhouse Flowers. 

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We chose a simple two tier sponge cake which was pale pink with some rose detail (made by the my Uncle). 

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We used photo keyrings (taken at our engagement shoot several months before) as favours. 

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In the evening we hired “Dead Man’s Shoes” – a classic/contemporary 5 piece band from Glasgow and my best friend sang our first dance song!

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After the wedding we went on honeymoon to Cancun in Mexico!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to step back for five minutes together to take everything in and watch your loved ones enjoy your day! Oh, and have a videographer – you wouldn’t believe how much you miss when you watch it back!

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Congratulations Michelle & Jav!

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If you would like to see your big day featured on Brides Up North, get in touchHere’s how

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Singing in the Rain, A Real Wedding – Tonya & Scott

January 31st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Friend of the blog Your Wedding at Loch Lomond sent in this fun Real Wedding by CIA Photography.

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YWALL explains these great shots: Tonya and Scott  were married at Ross Priory which is owned by the University of Strathclyde. It is right on the banks of Loch Lomond and is where the team behind CIA Photography had their own wedding!

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Tonya and Scott live in LA where Scott is a football coach. They returned to Scott’s native Scotland for their wedding. As you will see from the photographs, Scott had a ‘relaxing’ game of golf before the wedding…

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Ross Priory is famous for having been visited frequently by 19th century author Sir Walter Scott. Indeed one of the main bedrooms is named the Scott Room after him.

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During the day, it started to rain heavily, but unlike many bridal couples, Tonya and Scott didn’t panic and were more than happy to get photographed in the rain!

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Tonya and Scott booked CIA Photography based on recommendations from friends Tonya said the day was so relaxed and natural.

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On the Bonnie Bonnie Banks, A Real Wedding – Laura & James

December 10th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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It must be hard to find a more beautiful setting than the banks of Loch Lomond!  This lovely Real Wedding was sent to me by Kirsteen of Your Wedding at Loch Lomond and her husband Colin of CIA Photography

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Kirsteen tells us about this very special setting: Laura and James were married at  Bonhill Church, Alexandria, Scotland by the Reverend Ian Miller, who is a bit of a local legend.  Everyone wants him as their minister. Its no exaggeration that people come to Loch Lomond simply to have Mr Miller as their minister! (he was ours!) He’s a very funny man.

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The reception venue was The Cruin at Loch Lomond. It is right on the banks of Loch Lomond. The staff there are fantastic, really friendly and cannot do enough for you. I always highly recommend this to our brides to be. They even have their own pier – a great spot for photographs!

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We also took a walk to Balloch Park, again by Loch Lomond. There is a castle within the grounds of this country park and James and Laura were photographed in the grounds with Loch Lomond in the background.

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