Wednesday, January 5, 2011
debs & richie
If I was to write a list of what makes our type of couple, Debs and Richie would tick every single box. We love their sense of style, their amazing wedding design ideas, their families, their taste in music, their little boy Oliver... but most of all, we love them.
We had met them a few weeks prior to the wedding to shoot their engagement shoot and straight away I knew it was gonna be a great wedding.. and they didn't disappoint! I arrived at their gorgeous flat in the morning and was greeted by Debs, her bridesmaids (the bigger ones and the little ones) and their little boy Oliver. The morning was so lovely with everyone chatting and getting ready, with the bridesmaids in a stylish navy and white number with red accessories and the little ones in beautiful white flower girl dresses with sparkly red shoes... even Oliver had a red bow tie and red converse!
Debs then put on her teeny tiny wedding dress. The dress had such a wonderful story... Debs picked it up from a charity shop and the lady in the shop contacted the lady who donated it saying that it was going to be used again! Debs and the original owner met up the week before the wedding and she gave Debs some gorgeous black and white photos of their wedding with her wearing Debs' dress! The lady even turned up on the day to watch Debs get married! (One of the original wedding pictures is on the fireplace in picture 6).
We then headed over to Glasgow Registry office for the cutest ceremony! Their little boy Oliver fell over just before we went in so wanted his Mum all the way through and in the end Debs had him on her hip saying their vows and exchanging rings.. it was perfect.. their little family up there together.
After the ceremony we went to a fabulous venue called Cail Bruich which had the most wonderful restaurant downstairs and then we taken upstairs to an amazing school hall kitted out beautifully with huge pom poms and lights!
We then headed out in the snow for some piccies and the bridal party got stuck in with wellies, scarves and fur coats! Speeches were hilarious and heartwarming and then everyone tucked in to a beautiful wedding breakfast (I really recommend the restaurant) and then the night was finished off with an indie disco and the photo booth! The highlight of the evening had to be a very small group of us dancing and singing our hearts out to 'Home' by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero's... LOVE THAT SONG!
I also want to say thank you to Debs and Richie for getting me one of the best presents I've ever been given. On the morning of the wedding Debs gave all her bridesmaids little gifts and then she came out of her room with another present and said 'This one's for you Em'... what? A present for me? But I'm working... then I spied what it was through the wrapping and cried. When we had shot their engagement shoot a few weeks back we'd all gone to this amazing vintage shop (to take piccies and have a browse) and I'd seen the most gorgeous yellow padded throw for the bed and showed Pete. They'd gone back and bought me the throw.
Oh and another thank you to the lovely Kat from Rock 'n Roll Bride for featuring Debs and Richie's wedding at the same time on her most fabulous blog! Thanks Kat!
Debs and Richie... thank you for making us feel like one of the family... me and Pete think the world of you both and looking forward to a night out with you guys very soon... xxx