One of our recent projects was something completely new to us, it proved to be a great challenge and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it – we were asked to create floral table decorations for a Scottish wedding.
The design spec we were given was “Black Watch tartan, thistles, heather and Scottish with candles” so we pretty much had a free reign on what we created. This was something totally different to what we have done in the past but we really enjoyed being able to use our creativity to come up with something which was going to be so significant in the bride and groom’s special day.
The wedding was a relatively small affair… only twenty people in total around one long table for the meal so we had three centre-pieces for the table. One with a tall, hexagonal pillar candle for the middle and then one either side with a tin candle.
We also created a fourth table decoration which was to be placed on the wedding cake table, this was made using the same colours and style.
We also decided that because this was a small wedding and wedding guestbooks tend to have dozens of pages, we would offer a wedding “wishing tree” instead… this is a standalone tree with tags strung onto each branch which allowa each guest to write their own message and then ‘tie’ it onto the tree as a permanent keepsake. This was a surprise for the bride and groom and was very well received by everyone.
The wedding was beautiful. The surroundings were spectacular. The bride, groom, bridesmaid and bestman all looked incredibly smart and very Scottish. The day was perfect.
So, who was getting married? Where did the wedding take place? When was the big day?
The bride is Laura’s aunt Lynda, the groom Lynda’s partner of 20+ years (Colin) and the bridesmand Nicola and bestman Callum are Lynda and Colin’s children.
The wedding ceremony took place aboard Souter’s Lass on Loch Linnhe on Thursday 12th April 2012, followed by a beautiful meal at the Crannog Restaurant in Fort William.
Lynda wore a beautiful handmade wedding dress while the men wore Black Watch tartan highlandwear. icola wore a beautiful petrol colour dress and welcomed the bride and groom to the sound of her playing the bagpipes. Laura’s dad John had the pleasure of ‘giving’ Lynda (his youngest sister) away and looked very proud and incredibly smart in his highlandwear.
Lynda and Colin’s perfect day was full of special touches which were no more than coincidence… as they signed the register onboard Souter’s Lass at the end of the ceremony there was a single aircraft RAF flypast which flew straight above the boat and as then as the boat came to rest in the harbour there was a pair of swans swimming happily alongside. It’s little things like this which really make a difference.
If you would like to see more photographs of Lynda and Colin’s special day please visit out folder on Photobucket by clicking >HERE<.
To find out more about the Crannog Restaurant and Cruises please visit their website at www.crannog.net
And lastly if you would like to discuss table decorations like those shown please contact us through our website at www.cardsandcandlesforalloccasions.co.uk