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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Lynsey & Martin ♥


From the beginning -

When Martin proposed in the South of France I knew I'd want to head home to the motherland to tie the knot. Ok, so I'd had it planned from our first date (but he doesn't need to know that).

It poured with rain for the rest of or stay in France, giving us loads of time to think about guests, venues etc.

Once back in London the plans began, we knew we didn't want to hang around so planned to marry within 10 months. We flew to Scotland to venue hunt. When we arrived at Taychreggan Hotel on the shore of Loch Awe, we knew we'd found the one. It was perfect in every way!! Small, intimate and remote with  stunning views.




Being a journalist Martin was in charge of organising photography, it was also a huge priority of his. He chose the fabulous Team Thompson from Glasgow, a husband and wife team specialising in wedding photography. From our first conversation we knew Ken's style was exactly what we were looking for, very relaxed, non intrusive and natural.


A family affair -

I'm not one for themes but I did have a "look" I was aiming for. Pretty, plenty of flowers, soft and feminine, with little hints of our personalities. With the help of our fabulous families I think we pulled it off on the day.




My sister was roped in to bake, she made beautiful cupcakes, with the odd fresh flower on the stand to continue the look. As a nod to my career as a nanny, our stand was topped with a Lego bride and groom. I've been told they were delicious, they were all gone before I could get my hands on one.







Martins wonderful and very talented mum was in charge of flowers. I wanted lots of flowers but without fuss. We chose to decorate our venue with jam jar and glass bottle displays. Our families were munching jam on toast, washed down with milk for months!! I was delighted with the result and received lots of compliments.

The big day -

Our families had travelled for miles to our very remote venue, it was wonderful to be surrounded by everyone we loved and wanted to share our special day with.  Including best man Tom, all the way from Sydney.





Stepping out of the car to the sound of bagpipes made my skin prickle with excitement. I couldn't wait to reach the end of the (grassy path) aisle and be stood beside my groom.  On my dads arm, surrounded by my gorgeous nephews and godson, looking fabulous in their mini kilts, and my beautiful flower girl, Evie, We headed towards my future and my happiness. We stood at the shore of the loch with our guests huddled around us, the service was incredible and so very moving. We were beaming from ear to ear. As we walked back up the aisle as husband and wife, we couldn't believe we had pulled it off and more importantly the rain had stayed away!!




After a delicious meal it was time to ceilidh. The Midgies were our band of choice and they didn't let us down. The dance floor was packed, the music was outstanding and our non-Scottish guests took to the ceilidh with gusto. The dressing up box went down a storm, afro wigs and inflatable guitars all round!! I had no idea so many of our friends had rock star alter ego's.



We didn't want the day to end but happy memories and photographs keep our special day alive. Jetting off to tour California, very quickly gave us something else to look forward to!!


All the best with your special day, Katy. All the stress, hard work and prep will all be worth it as you step down the aisle. Enjoy every second - the day is all about you and your future husband!
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