Katy and Will's Fun boho Scottish Wedding
It’s not every day you hear of a bride walking down the aisle to a slow acoustic version of “I’m gonna be (500 miles)” by the Proclaimers, but Katy and Will’s wedding was truly one-of-a-kind. Seeking a location that was fun, relaxed and accessible for their family and friends arriving from Ireland, they chose to have their wedding at the Cottiers Theatre - a unique live music and theatre venue in Glasgow. Katy wore a custom design BLUSH wrap lace dress with a unique autumn themed bouquet, incorporating dried flowers in autumnal colors of burnt orange, neutrals and greens. Being Scottish, Will wore a kilt as per tradition in a beautiful deep green and navy, paired with navy jacket and waistcoat. A toast to this amazing couple!
Read on for more on their special day below.
The Couple’s Names
Katy and Will
Where are each of you from? How did you meet?
Katy is originally from Northern Ireland and Will is from the West Coast of Scotland. We met when Katy moved to Glasgow for a job opportunity. Katy knew someone who had come to Scotland for University and upon hearing that Katy was moving, introduced Will over text. Will was just meant to be a friendly face who would help familiarise Katy with the city. Little did we know that we would hit it off instantly!
How long were you in a relationship before you got engaged and married?
We were together for a year about a year and 4 months when we got engaged. We planned the wedding in 6 months from engagement.
Where did your wedding take place?
Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow
Why did you choose your venue?
We wanted something fun, relaxed and something accessible for our family and friends who would be travelling from Ireland.
Who designed your invitations and what was the inspiration behind it?
Katy designed them. We just wanted something quite minimal that reflected our colours. We also wanted to be as cost effective as possible
How many guests attended your wedding?
Did your wedding have a theme? If yes, what was it? :)
We didn’t necessarily have a strict theme but wanted something quite boho and minimalist
What was your wedding color palette?
We decided to embrace the autumnal colors incorporating burnt orange, neutrals and greens
What was your makeup style? And who made you up
I love lipstick so I decided to go for a bold red lip to tie in with the autumn colors. Alice our make up artist did a great job finishing the look off with natural glam. She made us feel so calm and beautiful! @alice.mua13
What was your hair style? And who took care of your hair
What jewelry and accessories did you have? Is there a special story about it?
I don’t wear a lot of jewelers other than earrings so my Dad bought me a pair of vintage and simple pearl job earrings. My engagement ring belonged to one of my Grandmothers, so I added a necklace pendant from my other Grandmother to my bouquet. A simple way to have them at our day as they no longer are here with us.
Where did you purchase the wedding rings and why did you choose this style
What shoes did you wear ?
I found a pair of heels online that had a band of pearl like add ones to match my earrings.
What did your partner wear?
What flowers were in your bouquet?
I had dried flowers! I wanted to be able to keep them and thought they would match in with then autumn theme. @hiddenbotanics are amazing!
Did you make anything DIY?
I did most of the wedding DIY! I recycled vases from charity shops and collected more dried florals for center pieces. I designed all our stationary, that included a wedding bingo and photo challenge for each guest and information about a charity we would be supporting in lieu of favours. I made the table plan and made up the drinks reception packs which reflected our Irish and Scottish sides. We had Tunnocks tea cakes for the Scottish and Tayto crisp sandwich packs for the Irish. If you haven’t had either of these before, they are home snack comforts and favorites!
What kind of music was playing? Did you have a playlist?
During the ceremony we had our wonderfully talented friends play. I walked up the aisle to a slow downed acoustic version of ‘I’m gonna be (500 miles)’ by the proclaimers. We had fun music playing throughout the day in the background, mainly crowd favorites and classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s. In the evening for our reception, we enjoyed a traditional ceilidh, so lots of traditional Irish and Scottish music.
How did you choose your wedding cake? Who made it?
We didn’t fancy a big wedding cake so my aunty made us the most amazing cupcakes!
What is your favorite memory from that day? (I know, it’s hard to pick just one!)
What is one thing you wish you would have known when planning your wedding?
What is your number one tip for building a happy relationship?
Where did you go on your honeymoon? (or planning to go)
We haven’t got to go on honeymoon yet due but we would love to do a road trip around Italy. Depending on the travel restrictions we may also do a road trip through the Scottish highlands, we love being outside in nature.
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