The 4th of July is a date synonymous with celebrations and thats exactly how it was for Lisa & Steve’s wedding day. Unfortunately the unpredictable Scottish summer weather tried its best to dampen the spirits throwing wind and very heavy rainfall at us, however this wonderful couple were up for going out in the worst of it if it came to it to get the images they wanted for their wedding album. Thankfully the rain ceased after the wedding service and while the ground was sodden and there were puddles everywhere, Lisa donned the welly boots I’d brought along and off we went outside to get some beautiful images in the lovely light that follows the rain.
Here’s a selection of their wedding photos and a little bit of their history and planning for their wedding. Please feel free to leave a comment for the newlyweds, I’m sure they would love to read them!
Where did you meet each other?
We first started speaking on MSN chat through a mutual friend then met at an 18th birthday party
Was it love at first sight?
Nope I’m afraid not!
Tell me about your dress…where did you get it, who was the designer, did you try on lots before finding “the one”, how did you feel seeing yourself in your chosen dress?
Tried on a few after first getting engaged but on the day of going to Mel’s Wedding Belles Bridal in Alness it was the second dress to try on (although I had stalked it online for a year before) and I knew it was the one after crying and the rest of the bridal party tearing up too. It’s a Sottero and Midgley “Shaylee” dress.
Who did your hair/makeup and why did you choose them?
Emma Martin for hair, she used to do my hair when we lived in Wick. Jo Sutherland (Skin and Tonic) for makeup had heard good reviews for her
Where did you have your ceremony and reception?
The Ceremony was at Thrumster House, we just knew as soon as we went to visit. Reception was Mackays Hotel, knew it was great service and seemed like the perfect venue.
Why did you choose Julie Fraser Photography for your photographs?
There was no doubt Julie was the first choice for photography, well known for beautiful wedding photography it was an easy choice!
Was there a theme for your wedding?
Not as such really other than the colour of the bridesmaids dresses and a lot of white! I had white hydrangeas for my bouquet and my cake was white, made by Ros at Cups in Scrabster, I gave her things I wanted included but let her do what she wanted. We also had a white Rolls Royce to take me to Thrumster and us back to Mackays Hotel.
What were the most memorable things about your Wedding Day?
Probably being 40 mins late to the ceremony, can laugh about it now though! We had Steve’s Grandad pipe me up the aisle and then again into the meal. He then presented us with a framed copy of the tune as he had specially composed it for our wedding. We really loved the band we hired, Carbon Copy from Glasgow, it was great getting a chance to watch everyone enjoying themselves. We also had Steve’s Mum Liz play the ceilidh section with her band the Elizabeth Mackenzie Ceilidh Band so that was great to have her do that for us.
Do you have any tips for any future Brides who might be reading this?
Hire a planner!! Would have saved a lot of stress especially with being busy at work and not having time to do things.
Photography – Julie Fraser Photography
Wedding Dress – Wedding Belles Bridal, Alness
Ceremony Venue – Thrumster House Estate
Reception Venue – Mackay’s Hotel, Wick
Cake – Ros of Cups Tearoom, Scrabster
Hair – Emma Martin
Make Up – Jo Sutherland of Skin & Tonic
Flowers – Jane Sutherland of The Flower Shop, Wick
Wedding Car – Top Class Inverness
Band – Carbon Copy, Glasgow
Ceilidh Band – The Elizabeth Mackenzie Ceilidh Band