Anyone who knows me knows that I have very simplistic tastes when it comes to my make-up (basically eye liner on my top lid and that is literally it.) So when I was trying to find a make up artist I spent my time researching artists who provide a natural look and use some of my favourite brands of make up such as Mac, Urban Decay and Benefit, which luckily my make up artist does use. Phew!
It was not an easy process to choose a make-up artist. After much research I decided to go with Eyecandy Make Up, winners of the The Scottish Wedding Awards 2015 and nominee for vows 2014.
Though we have only emailed one another, Lynne has shown what an organised and friendly person she is and I can't wait for Eyecandy to be a part of our big day.
Till next time,
Katie :-) #blogjacker :-) #guestblogger :-) #hashtagger :-)
When we told people we were getting married the most regular question we got asked was 'who are you going to get to do your photos?' and things like – ‘Can’t take your own photos. Isn’t that going to be tough for you?’ - Well as much as we’d liked to, we were not about to pick up that gauntlet as we just kind of want to enjoy our day….with only the odd selfie and duckface thrown in :-) . We spent quite some time looking at fellow wedding photographers and were almost overwhelmed by the vast amount of talent and skill that is available out there especially in our own wee town of Edinburgh.
We know an awful lot of photographers. They are our friends and neighbours and mentors. We opted to go for someone we could have a purely professional relationship with. One day I was looking through an article on Buzzfeed (LOVE Buzzfeed) about incredible places to get married in Scotland and I was instantly taken by the photographs by Mirrorbox Photography. I contacted them to see if they still had our date available and was delighted when Sam said they were.
I met with Sam in the Blackbird, Tollcross and was instantly taken with her warm demeanour. We had a lovely chat about our big day and Sam showed me some of her work. I was delighted with their style and cannot wait to have them capture our special day. We were both super chuffed when we realised that Sam had shot at Kinkell Byre, our wedding venue. We were pretty much sold anyways after meeting her but this was the final piece of the puzzle for us. We both (Matt and I) do a lot of photography at the same venues throughout the year and this has proved to be a great selling point when marketing ourselves to other future clients. If you can shoot in a particularly challenging venue (lighting, size, etc.) and make consistently good images then you stand a far better chance of getting consistent work throughout the year.
Till next time,
Katie :-) ( THE BLOG-JACKER!!!) :-) (Insert Evil Laugh Here!) :-)
There are so many wonderfully talented hairdressers in the wedding world. When looking for inspiration, through Pinterest (because lets face it, this is what most brides do nowadays,) I'm often blown away by the different, beautiful creations that are there to help generate ideas.
However, for me, it was a no-brainer. My sister was married in 2012, a beautiful ceremony at Prestonfield house hotel. She used the remarkably talented Gail Rankin of Bespoke Wedding hair, whose friendly, positive demeanour made it feel like a friend was with us, and even though my sister wasn't nervous in the slightest, who made everyone feel incredibly relaxed.
We first met Gail when she came to do a trial run with my sister for her wedding. She was bubbly, fun and so talented. She knew exactly what my sister wanted and was able to create it perfectly. On the day of the wedding I simply showed her a picture of what I wanted and she got to work. Not long after she had designed my hair perfectly (as you can see from above - though excuse the poor mobile phone quality photo!) I loved my hair and felt confident that it was going to stay in all day - which it did. It should also go without saying that my sister looked absolutely stunning too. so as i said, when it came to choosing my hairdresser for our wedding, I knew exactly who to choose and i can't wait. till next time, Katie :D
The next item that I was determined to tick off the list of to-do was our Catering. We went to a friend's wedding a couple of years ago and they had a BBQ for the evening guests, we both loved the idea of having an informal BBQ for our 'Wedding Breakfast,' followed by a Hog Roast for the evening guests (all this is despite the fact that I don't actually eat pig meat - it's my wedding gift to Matt!) Kinkell Byre are incredibly organised and actually provide you with a list of potential vendors.
After perusing a few of the websites suggested we decided to meet with St Andrews Event Catering, St Andrews. Diane, who works at St Andrews Event Catering, was quick to reply to my enquiry and we made a date to meet.
I met Diane at the local theatre in St Andrews and straight away felt at ease with her. This is definitely something which I feel is really important, you absolutely have to feel comfortable with all of your wedding suppliers. It'll take any stress you may have about your day away if you know that you are in capable hands and I definitely felt that way meeting Diane. She basically said we could have whatever we want. This was pretty exciting to us both as I had a very long and hungry look at their awesome food gallery. You have to take a look at this just for funsies. It'll make you want to go out and eat or cook - trust me! :-)
As we chatted it turned out that Diane used to work as a Classroom Assistant before working at St Andrews Event Catering, so we had a lot to talk about ( I teach Primary School). There was a good bit of shop talk that I won't bore you with but a good chinwag was had.
Within a couple of days of meeting Diane had sent me a list of everything we had talked about and with her kind and organised nature I was certain that St Andrews Event Catering were the company for us. Since that day Diane has been on hand to answer any and every one of my random questions. I feel totally at ease now, knowing that the company will be there on the day to help with the running of the day.
Till next time,