Very excited to share this FASHION+FLOWERS inspiration shoot by TWC Florist Tupelo Tree . . . recently featured in JUTE MAGAZINE + on PhotoVogue in VOGUE ITALIA!
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The idea for this photoshoot has been planted in my mind for quite some time, so when I started to organise a collaboration, I knew what to look for.  Jade Starmore (the photographer) has such a beautiful and interesting style to her work, Rachael Forbes is well known for her attention to detail with makeup and styling and of course, Emmi Keane had the exact look we were after – long hair with a dark complexion.
So with this team, we were able to create the most beautiful set of images…

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I am a lover of anything and everything wild, foraged and full of life. So when I was choosing what to include in these arrangements, I wanted them to make people think of the wilderness, and of nature. I’ve used lots of twigs and leafy branches, gorgeous deep hydrangeas and even some brambles (which were a little painful to wear!)

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Emmi was a fantastic model and saw our vision clearly of how to show off these arrangements.  Jade suggested light colours for the set and hand made the skirt worn in the photos to match the colour scheme, which highlighted the flowers beautifully.

Personally, I’m in love with the glued hydrangeas petals and Japanese maple leafs flowing down Emmi’s back with her knotted pleats towered around her head! The placement was to resemble a gust of wind gently moving the flowing petals along her back, like in autumn when circles of leaves dance around your feet.

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This is what inspires me – seasons, movement, the natural rhythm of nature itself. I like to think my wedding work resembles this also and I love to encourage brides to do something a bit out of the ordinary for their flowers, even if it means turning a simple head garland into a twiggy crown with brambles, or instead of a tall centepieces – suspended sticks covered in bright blooms, like trees in the summertime!

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We all had so much fun with this photoshoot and I’m still so excited seeing my arrangements in such an elegant style.
You can see more of my work by following me on Facebook, Instagram or on my website – www.tupelotree.co.uk

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SO INSPIRING + SO BEAUTIFUL!
Be sure to check out more work by Tupelo Tree over in her Profile on our Directory + grab Natashas contact details from there while you’re at it!  Dream wedding florist for a nature-loving couple.


Welcome to the first post in our Wedding Insider Series!
We’re handing over to Maggie Mowbray Millinery to tell us how to dress that head with a classy hat that suits. GOLD ADVICE.

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One question I often get asked is which styles of hat or headpiece will suit?  Like any piece of clothing, hats and headpieces may not necessarily suit everybody the same, our face shape plays a huge part in design suitability.  However once you determine which styles will work with your features and not against, you will soon discover that you do actually suit hats and headpieces!

How to determine your face shape?  see http://maggiemowbraymillinery.co.uk/hat-fitting-guide/ for our guide!


Oval shaped faces.

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You will suit most hat and headpiece styles including large brimmed hats, should your height allow. Brims will look good either floppy or straight, Unless you are tall, brims should be equal to or narrower than your shoulders.  Famous oval face shapes are Kate Middleton & Charlize Theron.


Round shaped face.

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Irregular brims; hats worn at an angle or an angled brim and prominent or high crowns. Designs which have height or vertical detail, such as feathers will help to elongate your face.  Famous round face celebrities include Kate Bosworth & Cameron Diaz.


Rectangle shape face.

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If wearing a hat, opt for designs with full or wide brims but also look for uplifted brims.
Be sure to avoid wearing prominent or high crowns and hats with small brims as they will make your face appear longer. Examples of rectangle faces are Liv Tyler & Jade Jagger.


Square shape face.

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To make your face appear longer and to detract from the width, wear styles which have an irregular brim and preferably with a prominent crown will make your face appear longer.
Another tip is to wear your hat at an angle as this will soften your face.  Celebrities with square faces include Angeline Jolie & Jennifer Anniston.


Triangular shape face.

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Wear styles which add width at the forehead to balance your face shape. It is also more flattering to wear styles with asymmetric brims and high crowns or headpieces with height which will help to draw the eye upwards. Famous triangular face shapes include Victoria Beckham and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.


Heart shape face.

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The most flattering styles are designs with a prominent or large crown which will help make your forehead appear narrower.  However the crown shouldn’t be too large to prevent your chin looking narrower. Designs which can be worn on an angle are also great for this face shape.  Famous heart faces are Katie Holmes & Christina Ricci.


Diamond shape face.

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Choose designs with medium sized brims to avoid making your forehead or chin appear narrower.  Designs with side detail will help visually widen your forehead. Famous diamond face shape Scarlett Johansson.

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Be sure to head over to Maggies Profile in our Directory to see more of her designs & grab those contact details!x


We are some seriously lucky wedding-havers in this country with an amazing selection of unique wedding venues Scotland has SO many to choose from we are thoroughly spoilt!  Whether you want to get hitched in the city, married by the sea or deep in the Scottish Wilderness. Here are our favourite rural barns, urban warehouses, remote escapes and eclectic spaces!

Our handpicked team of Wedding Creatives thrive on creating stylish celebrations in these spaces so don’t forget to head to our directory for the cream of the crop and pop July 28th in your diary for Bridal Market Late at Woodside Warehouse in Glasgow.

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SECRET HERB GARDEN

A dreamy, plant-filled glasshouse & garden space with laid back bohemian vibes.
Outskirts of Edinburgh

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WOODSIDE WAREHOUSE

A unique pop-up, dress it as you like space that oozes industrial character and natural charm.
Westend of Glasgow

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TIMBERYARD

An authentic brick warehouse in an urban setting – the perfect venue for a modern foodie couple.
Edinburgh

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RAVENSHEUGH LOG CABIN

Rustic cliff top venue with beach side charm, beautiful surrounding woodland + that magical seascape backdrop for your marquee or tipi wedding.
East Lothian

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SLOANS

A traditional Scottish pub venue set over 3 decadent floors – think warm cosy vibes & impressive woodwork in this charming venue filled with character and history.
Glasgow

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Images by Jo Donaldson

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ROWALLAN CASTLE

A romantic historic 5* exclusive-use venue with impressive interiors and charming grounds – the perfect backdrop for a classy elegant wedding.
Rural Ayrshire

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ROULOTTE RETREAT

A circle of handcarved oak Roulottes – little French palaces on wheels – found in a meadow of wildflowers + woodland. You won’t find a prettier bohemian space for your intimate wedding or elopement than this unique Eco venue.
Scottish Borders

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Image by The Curries

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MONACHYLE MHOR

Rustic Dutch barn with modern hipster touches nestled beside a luxury boutique hotel in the remote countryside of the Trossachs – this venue is seriously on trend + a must for foodie couples.
Balqhuidder, Perthshire

 

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Image by Caro Weiss

 

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KILLEARN VILLAGE HALL

A bright and airy blank canvas village hall venue with the dreamiest of Scottish landscapes as a backdrop.
Killearn, Loch Lomond

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Image by Craig & Eva Sanders

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Image by Craig & Eva Sanders

 

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INSHRIACH HOUSE

Set among 220 acres of rolling woodlands, this cosy house in the Highlands with dark wood paneling, open fire and farmhouse kitchen is the perfect stayover venue for your tipi, yurt or marquee wedding.
Aviemore, Inverness-Shire

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INCHYRA BYRE
This exclusive-use, blank canvas, Barn venue has been lovingly restored to rustic perfection.  Nestled inside beautiful walled gardens in an impressive 150acre estate, you can really let your wedding imagination go wild at the Byre.
Perthshire

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Image by The Curries

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HARVEST MOON

Dreamy beach side venue situated on the East coast offering safari tents + treehouse accommodation by the sea. Set your marquee or tipi in these Glampsite grounds for a unique boho celebration.
East Lothian

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Image by Caro Weiss

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Image by The Curries

 

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GLENCORSE HOUSE

At the foot of the beautiful Pentland Hills lies this beautifully restored 17th century Kirk settled on the elegant grounds of this exclusive use country house venue.
Outskirts of Edinburgh

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ERROL PARK

This rural stately home, featuring beautiful landscape gardens, nearby woodlands + various impressive outbuildings, dates back to 1747 – a real hidden gem. With countless options and spaces to use – including a unique circular stable block, ancient folly + luxury grand old house – this spot really is your wedding venue oyster.
Perthshire

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Images by Caro Weiss

 

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DALDUFF FARM

You won’t find a more rustic, character filled Barn venue than this traditional farm set in rural Ayrshire. Take advantage of all the amazing spaces Dalduff has to offer from the giant red tin sheds outside, idyllic farmhouse garden with views of surrounding rolling fields + the old stone barn draped in fairy lights for a warm + cosy party atmosphere.  Foodie couples take note too.
Crosshill, Maybole

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CREAR

Settled on the idyllic West Coast, this white washed, gallery style space oozes understated luxury + clean minimal style for a stayover wedding weekend gathering or romantic elopement getaway. Think magical views + peaceful feelings at this stunning remote venue.
Kilberry, Argyll

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COWSHED CRAIL

A brand new, recently refurbished traditional farm steading full of rustic barn character + charm.  See white washed walls, warm timber beams and a sprawling outdoor courtyard – you can really make this blank canvas space your own.
East Neuk of Fife

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COOS CATHEDRAL

This charming former cow shed provides the perfect rustic blank canvas for your wedding day with its original, high, wood panelled ceilings, timber beams + stunning brickwork archways, situated on the enchanting grounds of Aboyne Castle.
Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

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Image by The Curries

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COMRIE CROFT

This award winning Eco venue has it all.. boasting 231 acres of countryside, accommodation for 74 people across the farmhouse, campsite and katas, a perfect restored rustic barn and cow shed, as well as 16km of mountain biking trails into the surrounding woodlands. An ideal DIY venue.
Comrie, Perthshire

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CAMBO ESTATE

This is no ordinary country house venue.. boasting a variety of spaces and nooks to use as your own, including courtyard, elegant stately home interiors, surrounding woodlands + incredible giant ‘tattie barn’.  Not to mention idyllic accommodation offering for you and your guests. A magical place.
St Andrews

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Image via Cambo Estate

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BALBEGNO CASTLE

A luxurious romantically medieval 1560s venue, with stunning Georgian wing, perfect for a classic countryside in quintessentially Scottish surroundings.
Aberdeenshire

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Image by Donna Murray

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ASWANLEY

A secluded estate in the Highlands, this 16th century Victorian steading & beautiful grounds lend the perfect romantic backdrop for your wedding.
Aberdeenshire.

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We hope you enjoyed our round up of Unique Wedding Venues Scotland and don’t forget to check our directory for more unusual & creative Scottish wedding businesses!


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1/ Business:
  View from the Slow Lane
You + your team:
  Sammy & Colin
   Where:
 Forfar, Angus

2/ Describe your workspace:


A constant split between the garage & our office at home. Both spaces are a modge podge of the practical & the creative items we need, from power tools & sewing machines to fabrics; ribbons; polish & of course the WD40 is never too far away.

3/ Where did it all begin?

We were just back from working for 2 years in the middle of the Masai Mara in Kenya. It was therefore a little hard to know what was the best direction to go in after that. We were tucked up around the fireplace (still acclimatising to Scottish winters) looking for properties online, when in amongst the house listings we came across an advert for a classic camper van holiday hire company in England. The more we looked into this business the more we realised there was definitely a market for it in Scotland too. That same week Colin’s mum had said that their Triumph Gloria, the family vintage car, needed to start earning her keep. Most people of course (including ourselves at times) thought we were totally mad with our idea of a quirky collection of vehicles, that could be hired out, not only for weddings, but self drive holidays too. So Gloria has become a ‘working girl’ & 3 VW vans later, and an ever growing fan base, it is probably safe to say there was method to our madness.

4/ favourite work to date?
Of course we couldn’t possibly say which our favourite vehicle is; however, as we have done the interiors of the vans up ourselves, we would have to say our most recent 4 wheeled creation, the 1967 VW Splitscreen, has to be our favourite work to date.  Blood, sweat & tears have literally been shed over this project. Her name is Lickety Split – she is now cream & pale blue but until recently she was racing green & white. Unlike our other 2 vans, Lickety Split is our tailored wedding vehicle & so she didn’t need kitchen units or storage, leaving a much brighter & simpler space with seating & a champagne bucket corner unit, what more do you need really!
The focus is therefore on unique tailored pieces, such as the Scottish burred Oak side tables; true vintage accessories, our 1950s French Champagne bucket & lots of handmade details, from the curtains & upholstery to the cushions & bunting.

5/ What inspires you?

Travel, sunshine, surprises & dreams, the list goes on. However, enthusiasm, appreciation & excitement in others, when helping them to plan their wedding, is our greatest inspiration for the service we provide.

6/ Describe a typical day:



Our busiest day is often a Friday, getting all the prep work done for the weekend weddings &/or van hires. The morning usually starts with a route recce to the wedding venues, to double check all timings. Then up to our elbows in soap suds & polish getting the vehicles to a spotless shiny finish; filling the vans with fuel, the fridge with ‘bubbly’, choccies & strawberries, the hampers with specialty goodies & making sure the ribbons & bunting of choice are all pressed and ready to go on. The afternoon is then handover time for the holiday hires, a short drive around the block with our guests to make sure all the quirks of the 40+ year old vehicle is known, followed by a little demo of the elevating roof, fold out double beds, all the electrics and a wave off on another adventure. All in between the boring stuff – updating social media & responding to enquiries.

7/ where’s your favourite place to go?
Any Hebridean island, remote, white sand & blue sea; but in particular the journey to get there. Bimbling along in a camper van getting endless waves & smiles along the way. Stopping whenever the urge takes us to put the kettle on & admire the gorgeous scenery.

8/ favourite wedding venue:

Oo a difficult one, I would have to say most of the byre venues or steadings & barns, as there tends to be a very relaxed & natural feel to them. We are looking forward to one next year in Tentsmuir Forest, that is sure to be a gorgeous ceremony spot.

9/ best piece of advice you’ve ever been given:

Well a motivational proverb I have always loved is “if you think you are too small to make a difference then you have never spent a night with a mosquito.”

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Watch out for new images of the super-cute Lickety Splits new Bespoke interior coming soon..
Can I justify a fridge of bubbly, chocolates & strawberries in my car?!

Meanwhile, to see more of View From The Slow Lanes fleet & get some info on hiring one of these retro campers as your wedding wheels, check out their Profile in our Directory!


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Rowanjoy. Designer and maker of bespoke bridal wear – this dressmaking wizard creates each piece by hand, working closely with you to design the dress of your wild wedding day dreams or to add a unique, individual touch to one of her own collection of playful and eclectic designs – be it swapping in a coloured fabric, changing the neckline, adding embellishments, dipping the back, incorporating a HANDMADE CAPE (yes yes yes) – whatever your wedding-wear wants may be, Rowan has an impeccable eye for style & fabric, and loves a Bride with a vision…

From ethereal silk and lace backless gowns …

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To bespoke button down, collared dresses in crochet lace …

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Bridal separates like this floral lace over-tee ..

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And classic cuts in lace and silk panelling ..

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Long sleeved, chunky lace, 70s vibes…

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.. dresses in colour and statement seperates..

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Sheer sleeves & elegant embellishments anyone?

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Rowan really does it all.

To see more designs and read a bit about her process, check out Rowanjoys profile in our Directory.
And follow on facebook & insta for behind the scene sneeks and a ton of fabric swatch goodness and colour inspo from Rowans studio!