We are in love with this sweet, simply styled East Coast wedding!
CARO WEISS PHOTOGRAPHY  captures all the details, those sweet moments, and all the love in a day with her fresh stylish eye + magic ways, every time.

From the clifftop view of Bass Rock, to this brides beautiful style – love that panelled dress! – and those TUPELO TREE botanicals styling up the marquee..  this real wedding is up there with the sweetest.

Thanks for sharing Caro!
To see more of Caro’s photography – head straight over to her Profile here

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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.

wedding tips how to wear a hat

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.

wedding tips how to wear a hat

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.

wedding tips how to wear a hat

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.

wedding tips how to wear a hat

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.

wedding tips how to wear a hat

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.

wedding tips how to wear a hat

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


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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!


Celebrating the ethereal landscape and tones of the Scottish wilderness in Autumn – this shoot by Eva of Craig and Eva Sanders Photography is magical and inspiring … all deep berry shades and wintery sun-drenched golden glow.
Those stunning, wild moors of Glencoe are the perfect location for a Scottish elopement .. and those almost bohemian, slightly gothic bridal looks.. and wild, ghostly flowers… JUST SAYING.

Featuring fellow #teamTWC suppliers :  Asteria / Pyrus / and Ribbons and Lace ..

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Thanks for sharing Eva xx
So beautiful.