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A traditional real wedding in Glasgow with gorgeous peach bridesmaids. Lauren and Brian got married in November 2010. Read on to find out all about it!

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WHO: Lauren and Brian

WHERE: St Andrews in The Square, Glasgow

WHEN: November 2010

PHOTOGRAPHER: Craig and Eva Sanders Photography

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The proposal

“It was Christmas Eve. Brian knows how much I love that time of year,” recalls Lauren. “He said he wanted it to be a total surprise, so he asked me at home, because I might have got suspicious if he’d organised a special trip away! As it happened, I was preparing a ham joint with stuffing for the following day, wearing a scruffy old pair of pyjamas. Not the way I imagined a proposal – but more special because I was completely and utterly surprised!”

The bride’s outfit

We have serious dress envy for Lauren’s timeless Enzoani gown. The dress was made from layers of tulle, decorated with floral embellishments and cut into a 50s screen-siren hourglass shape. “I loved its vintage, romantic look and the shape reminded me of the style old Hollywood stars would wear to their film premieres,” smiles Lauren

The accessories

Lauren let her real wedding dress do the talking and kept her accessories to a minimum. She wore a vintage-inspired headband from Jo Barnes and a jewellery set from Mikey Jewellery. Her shoes were by Dolcis

“My dress reminded me of gowns the Hollywood stars wore to their film premieres in the 50s”

The bridesmaids

“The girls’ dresses were from Dessy. They chose their own gowns from a selection of styles I had picked out. We all chose a lovely peach colour, which was perfect for our autumn wedding, and gave a pretty vintage look to our photographs when teamed with the boys’ brown kilts,” explains Lauren

The groomsmen

Brian was attended by his two best men and four ushers, including the couple’s eight-year-old son, Shay. The boys all looked handsome in their chocolate-brown kilts hired from Mackenzie Kilt Hire

The ceremony

“We had a local singer, perform Coldplay’s Green Eyes (Brian’s favourite song), followed by I Want To Hold Your Hand by the Beatles for the recessional. A family friend also read The Irish Blessing – a family favourite of ours. We sadly lost my younger brother a few years ago, and those words hold a special place in all our hearts,” says Lauren

The flowers

RoseMae flowers were the perfect choice to design the couple’s sweet-scented and romantic blooms. “I fell in love with some gorgeous peonies from David Austin Roses, so I had to have some sent up from England,” remembers Lauren

The transport

Classic Scottish Wedding Cars provided the couple with a 1934 Rolls Royce, and a Daimler for the bridesmaids. “Gerry who owns the cars was a true gentleman. He makes you feel like the most special person in the world as he chauffeurs you around on the big day,” recalls Lauren

The reception

Lauren found a selection of charming birdcages from the home section of Bhs, that her florist filled with fresh flowers to use as table centres. Their tables were named after the couple’s favourite bands, and even included lyrics from their favourite songs

The speeches

“Towards the end of the speeches, our son Shay bravely stood up and introduced a beautiful tribute by our Piper to Auld Lang Syne, in memory of absent family and friends – in particular my brother,” says Lauren

The cake

“Naomi of Whisk in Glasgow made the most delicious cupcakes I have ever eaten!” recalls Lauren

“We decided to make donations to charities that have helped our family”

The entertainment

“We had an amazing live band – Ernest. The singer has incredible vocals and the band are young and energetic, with great taste in music!” smiles Lauren

The favours

“We decided to make a donation to Headway Ayrshire and MacMillan Cancer Support because they are two charities who have helped our families in the past,” explains Lauren

The honeymoon

Due to snowy weather, the newlyweds had to postpone their honeymoon. Brian has promised his bride a trip to New York in the future!

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