Glencorse House Wedding – Kim & Iain

One of the great pleasures of my job is working with such lovely people.  It was an absolute pleasure to plan Kim & Iain’s Wedding in Scotland.  From their travels across the globe, it was hard for them to plan their wedding in Iain’s birthplace, so they approached me to plan the event.  The day was absolutely beautiful and even Scotland’s weather played ball and they had a complete blast!  Laughter, tears, and lots and lots of fun!

I do sometimes think one of the best way of really seeing into a couples wedding day is to see it on film, so here’s a film of Kim & Iain’s Wedding courtesy of the lovely Cherry Tree Films.

Oh, and I think a big thank you has to go to “Bacon”…. watch the film, you’ll see 🙂

Enjoy!

Yvonne
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Floors Castle & Balmoral Hotel Wedding Planner – Su & Ernest

Su & Ernest had plans. Big plans.  Their wedding was a truly global one, with family and friends coming from The US, Canada, China and many more corners of the world.  So they wanted a true “WOW” venue and we were very fortunate to be able to secure Floors Castle as the Ceremony venue for their Wedding.  A truly stunning venue.

Su & Ernest live in Canada, so planning their wedding in Scotland was not easy with a huge amount of organisation to be done, and with my help I think their amazing vision was truly realised.  An absolutely stunning wedding from the start to the finish, in two stunning venues, with beautiful sunshine, and a trip of a lifetime for many of the guests who got to experience the best in Scottish hospitality.

I have so many people to thank for being part of their special day including Elizabeth and her team at The Balmoral Hotel & Floors Castle, but special mention should also go to Planet Flowers for their truly inspiring floral artistry.

I have lots of photographs to put on the blog in coming weeks (need to find more time for this!) but for now here is a short Trailer film from Cherry Tree Films for you to take a peek at… Their full Highlights film is stunning and I’ll share it soon.

Enjoy!

Yvonne
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Made From Scotland – online store for Wedding Gift Ideas & Favours

Happy Friday everyone!

This week I’m featuring a super online site where you can find fabulous quality Scottish products.  No tacky Scottish hello Jimmy hats here, just great ideas for wedding jewellery, wedding gifts and favours which are made right here in Scotland by very talented people.

I’ll leave it to the great folks from Made From Scotland to tell you all about their site and the goodies you can find there!

Hello Sixpence Weddings & Events blog readers! We’re madefromscotland.com, an online marketplace which showcases the best of independent Scottish designers and producers. Our founder, Fay Gourlay, set up the business in September 2013 as she felt that Scotland really lacked a place for these creative designers to sell their products, distinct from the mass-produced Scottish gifts that are normally promoted and found that some designer-producers were really struggling to be seen.

In the madefromscotland.com online shop you’ll find a wide variety of designers from all over Scotland, both established names and new or graduate designers, selling beautiful, handmade products which are perfect for adding a wee touch of Scotland to your wedding.

On the site you can search for items by category, business/designer  name or the location of the designer if you want to buy something from the area that the wedding will be held or where the bride or groom’s family comes from.   You can find out about the creative business on their profile page, email them if you have any questions and purchase items from different designer-producers using one check out and transaction process on the site, making finding out about Scottish designers and shopping for wedding presents, decorations, favours, accessories and jewellery from Scotland quick and simple.

Wedding Jewellery

Our selection of beautiful handmade Scottish jewellery is perfect for both the bride and groom. Kit out your groom’s kilt with a stunning kilt pin like the Silver Thistle Kilt Pin by renowned Orkney designer Ola Gorie, or opt for something unique like Tomasz Jablonski Jewellery’s Feather Kilt Pin which features a real feather which has been silver-plated. Don’t forget some cufflinks too; we love the Ballachulish Slate and Silver ones by Jenny Parker Jewellery.

For brides, we have a wide selection of gorgeous, dainty jewellery which would add the perfect accompaniment to your dress. Graduate designer Holly Wilcox’s Blossom range is beautifully simple yet stunning. We also love Hannah Eccles Jewellery’s handmade designs; her Petal Pearl Earrings are sophisticated and would add some extra elegance to your wedding outfit without detracting from your dress.

Wedding guests would also love our range of jewellery by independent designers to add the finishing touches to their outfit. Alison Moore’s fun designs with bright gemstones would be perfect!

Wedding Favours & Decorations

Madefromscotland.com also has lots of lovely products which would make great wedding favours and decorations. Couthie’s Tweed Lavender-Scented Hearts would be the perfect little keepsake for guests, and the matching Tweed Bunting would look great as a decoration around the room. Couthie also create other little trinkets which would make great favours, such as candles, soaps and even Couthie playing cards! The lanterns by E.C. Ceramic Designs would also make great decorations for your special day; they come in butterfly, star and heart patterns and would add a lovely finishing touch to table centrepieces.

Keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be launching a brand new category, Food & Drink, in May. We’ll have lots more inspiration for foodie favours, like homemade Scottish tablet and other sweet treats!

Wedding Gift Ideas

If you’re going to be a guest at a wedding soon and are stuck for unique gift ideas, we can help! Our independent designers produce a wide variety of gorgeous homewares, art, accessories and other gifts which would be perfect for the new couple. We love Gillian Kyle’s range of retro-inspired homewares; her iconic Tunnock’s Teacake Cushion or Scottish Breakfast Tea Towels and Apron would add the perfect splash of Scottish humour to the newlyweds’ home. Graduate designer Amy McGregor’s sophisticated range of homewares and textiles would also make beautiful gifts for the home, and the prints by Dwelling Bird or the linocuts by A Pair of Blue Eyes would be lovely wedding presents.

Wedding Guest Accessories

Our Scottish producers also design fashion accessories for unique wedding guest outfits. Wear a beautiful bright silk scarf, like the ones by Claire Corstorphine, to add a splash of colour to your outfit, and don’t forget a fascinator, like Mairi Brunning’s Betty Pillbox Hat, to finish the look off. We also have a lovely selection of bags, like those from Dunmore Scotland, perfect for completing your wedding day outfit

 

I hope you enjoyed this post, if you see something you like, please follow the links and take a peek!

Yx

 

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Featured – 21cc Fireworks & 21cc Group

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I’m sharing a company that has the skills to give your wedding a real WOW factor!  Today I’d like to introduce 21CC Group Ltd!  I’ll hand you over to Geoff Crow who formed the company back in March 2000, to explain more about what they do.

21cc Group has grown from the original vision of a company with a passion and excitement for excellence in event delivery, into a group of companies who are able to offer a complete and quality assured support service for your wedding day.  The group now incorporates 21cc Fireworks Ltd, 21cc Pyrotechnics Ltd and 21cc Events Ltd and offers everything from fireworks displays & pyrotechnics, special effects to full wedding production and scene setting.

21cc Fireworks Ltd is a multi award winning professional company delivering the highest level of wedding day fireworks all over the country. With our spectacular wedding fireworks starting at just £750, everyone is able to enjoy something of our professional products and services and celebrate their wedding in style.

The shows that we design and present to our clients are fully professional displays that are of the highest quality, using top quality professional fireworks and firing systems – not to be confused with the fireworks that are available to the general public.  Our fireworks to music packages really are spectacular and emotional, bringing together the very best of our client’s choice of music precision fired to professional fireworks.  There is quite simply no better way to end your special day.

To put your mind at rest knowing that you’re in safe hands, 21cc Fireworks Ltd won the VOWS Industry Award in 2013, putting us at the top of our game serving the Scottish wedding industry.  21cc Group Ltd are also fully insured to £10,000,000, licensed and operate using professionally trained and qualified crew. We are also members of the British Pyrotechnic Association and Industry Explosives Group.

If you are looking for something especially memorable and different to create that unique photograph for your album, then our fabulous indoor pyrotechnics from 21CC Pyrotechnics are for you.  We also have professional confetti cannons for when you are pronounced husband and wife, or table top ice fountains for when you enter your reception room for dinner and huge silver fountains as you celebrate the cutting of your cake. Or for a great finale,  why not exit your venue in style with our amazing driveway fountains?

You can also engage the 21CC Events Ltd team to bring that special touch of professionalism to the set up of your day. They’ll take care of everything from sound systems, dressing products, lanterns and lighting, working with you to set the perfect scene for your special day.

As a specialist event company, we thoroughly love what we do and we look forward to having the opportunity to make your special day safe, memorable and spectacular.

Visit their website www.21ccgroup.com for more information on how to make your wedding day stand out from the rest, or call them on 0131 331 4509 to request a wedding products and services brochure.

All images in this feature are copyright of 21cc Group

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Featured – More Than Words – Typographic Word Art

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today’s post is from the lovely Lisa Long from More Than Words.  She’s a very talented lady who can turn your ideas into an amazing, totally bespoke piece of art that you’ll treasure for years to come!

I was honoured when Yvonne contacted me to ask if I’d like to feature on her blog… Yvonne’s husband Steve shot our wedding video nearly 8 years ago now (a talented man!) and it’s not until I started the business that I’ve had the pleasure of coming into contact again with some of the Scottish Wedding industry ‘greats’.

More Than Words was launched as a hobby in between nappies and nap times four years ago.  It was something to keep my brain occupied and to earn a little pocket money whilst on maternity leave with a 6 month old and a toddler.  It all started when I created a piece of word art for a new room in our own home, capturing all of our wonderful family memories.  I had so many lovely comments and requests to create pieces for friends and family, that I decided to make a go of my little venture. Believe it or not, at the time, personalised ‘typographic art’ of this style barely existed so it really was quite unique.

My artwork has been commissioned by celebrities, hotel groups, features in regular interior design TV show slots, and is regularly spotted in national magazines.  It’s a dream come true to be running a successful growing business, doing what I love every day!

My favourite piece, to this day, remains our signature ‘vintage framed canvas’.  It’s become quite an icon in the wedding world and has made a special keepsake for thousands of brides and grooms.     We love that we get a little insight into people’s weddings and I’m just so pleased we can capture their special day in this way.

If you see something you like or would like to find out more about More Than Words, please visit them at http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/ and mention you found them here at Sixpence Weddings & Events Blog.

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