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, […]
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 … To bespoke button down, collared dresses in crochet lace … Bridal separates like this floral lace over-tee .. And classic cuts in lace and silk panelling .. Long sleeved, chunky lace, 70s vibes… .. dresses in colour and statement seperates.. Sheer sleeves & elegant embellishments anyone? 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!
The perfect Bridal look is a collaboration between you and your make up artist. And Kate Elliot-Muir is one lady who knows how to work with you – whatever your style – to achieve the look you want. With a focus on simple fresh looks, Kate creates flawless, glowing skin to enhance your natural beauty. Priding herself on being able to get that ‘feel’ just right for each look. “My style is relaxed and natural but it’s always great to do a strong, dramatic look too. During my long and varied career – from weddings to TV! – I feel I’ve dealt with most situations and am able to keep calm and help the bridal party in every way possible. Whether that is sewing a dress at the last minute or driving the lost bridesmaid to the venue. I’m loving my new business, a chance to be creative again and work with lovely suppliers and be a part of someones really special day.” Kate’s trend predictions? We’ll all be channeling the style & drama of BBCs War & peace with long ringlet hair, gently styled up dos, pearls & gold, and strong, natural brows. OH YES. Get in touch with Kate to chat about working with her on your perfect wedding day look. You can find out more over on […]
Sam & Sequoia are the gal-power duo behind MIRRORBOX PHOTOGRAPHY – a pair of funny funny, super talented photographers who love them some sun-soaked light & simple, COOL, modern couple shots. They also offer a stop-motion film package – you have to check this out! Click here to see some videos – such a cool addition to your wedding photos! And if ever a pair can catch THE dance moment of your wedding night – it’s the Mirrorbox girls… To us, a wedding photo shouldn’t just be a record of the day – its a statement, a memento and a moment all in one. You’re going to be looking at your wedding photos for years to come, showing them to friends, family, colleagues and kids. We don’t want to give you a set of images you are pleased with, but a set of images that you LOVE. When you look at them in 30 years time, your pictures will tell a story about you, about your wedding day and the marriage that followed.
Warm & MERRY 2016 welcomes now to one of our next new teamTWC members – the latest edition to the Three Sisters Bake empire – KILLEARN VILLAGE HALL. We are so excited to have this incredible space join our Collective. Three Sisters Bake have been on our Directory since the very beginning – nailing it from the start! – and this new venture is no exception. This bright & light blank-canvas venue is the perfect setting to host a laid-back celebration full of personality and style. Located just 20mins North of Glasgow – with stunning views of the Endrick Valley and beyond.. Killearn Village Hall, not only has Three Sisters Bake in charge of all things food and cake (deliciousness) but the most beautiful backdrop for your wedding day. These gals are wedding industry GOLD and with them as the in-house caterers & on the day coordinators – you can expect only the best for your big day! Check out their brand new profile in our Venue category (and be sure to check out Three Sisters Bake original profile in the Cake category too! WEDDING CAKE WIZARDS they are) – we’re delighted to have this beautiful space as part of The Wedding Collective.