Tue 19th Apr, 2011
Amy and Jamie are based in Shanghai but chose to celebrate their wedding back in their hometown of Stirling, Scotland.
Not only was their wedding a glamorous affair, but it was full of amazing flowers, which I just love.
Amy and Jamie were married on 29 January this year at St Margaret's of Scotland, Stirling followed by a reception at Glenbervie House Hotel, Larbert
Amy first met Jamie when she started a summer job as a receptionist at a local garage where Jamie was a mechanic.
"It took until the very last day of me working there for any numbers to be exchanged and we eventually went on our first date 2 days after I left...the rest is history!"
I asked Amy to tell me about their engagement...
"Jamie had my Mum in on the plan... the deal was she kept me out of the house one night after work and brought me home when Jamie said so. The first planned night my Mum insisted we go to the supermarket and spent as long as she could inspecting bleach and tea-towels but she couldn't keep me out long enough so I went home and moaned to Jamie about spending an hour in the supermarket for no reason!
It worked the next night though and when Mum took me home and Jamie answered the door all dressed up, I still had no clue. Jamie had curtains closed, Michael Bublé playing and a candlelit dinner with flowers etc all set up...I thought we were just having nice dinner so went upstairs to change and when I came back down and opened the livingroom door he was on one knee holding a wrapped box... I figured it would be rude to ask to see inside the box before I answered so took a chance and said yes! We'd spent 9 months renovating that house and it's was our first home together so it was really special."
Their brief for the wedding was glamour, glamour, glamour!
"I wanted sparkle, sophistication and everything to have the 'wow' factor. I also wanted my much loved family to have a fab day so a lot of what we did was geared towards helping our guests have a great time.
I initially had so many different themes and colour schemes I loved that I created different mood boards for them all. Eventually it came down to finding things in the flesh that I loved and working with them. I had my shoes before any other piece of wedding attire and based the design of my dress around them. Everything evolved from a few key pieces that I loved."
Thank you to the lovely Niels and Alie at Blue Sky for sharing their gorgeous photography - "I came accross Blue Sky online and couldn't see past them...it was as simple as that!"
The Ebury Collection wedding blog. Photography copyright 2011 Blue Sky Photography
"When you dream of buying your wedding dress you don't think you'll trail down the backstreet alleys of Shanghai to find a local called Tina! However, this is what I did and it was such a great experience. I designed my own dress and based the skirt section of the dress on Carrie's wedding dress in Sex and the City. I picked my shade of silk and Tina did the rest! I went for fittings fortnightly and watched the dress evolve, it was fun but stressful at times as one month before my wedding I still didn't know what my wedding dress looked like! I took Tina my Jenny Packham jewellery so she could match this for the crystals on the bow of my dress. I carried my beloved dress all the way home to Scotland and even asked people to swap seats with me on the plane so I could sit near it in the cupboard! The skirt came off the dress so it became a knee length dress that I wore at night to show off my Aruna Seth shoes...they are amazing!"
"I had admired Planet Flowers work for years and I thought they would give me the 'wow' factor I was after!"
Supplier info (UK)
Dress: Tina Couture - designed by me and made by her in Shanghai
Flowers: Planet Flowers
Photographer: Blue Sky Photography
Bridesmaids dresses: Coast stores
Groom’s suit: Kilt hie -House of Henderson, Stirling
Transport: White Wedding Cars
Cake: 3D Cakes
Hair: Garratts International, Stirling.
Make-up: Christine Forster
Stationery: I designed with Caronline at Five Dollar Shake
Filmaker/videographer: Cherry Tree Films
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