Louise and Mark had the most gorgeous chilled out, relaxed and colourful 60s wedding with cute DIY woodland details at Fortingall Hotel. I just had to share it with you!
They got married in the St.Margaret’s church in the picturesque village of Comrie and then headed off on a drive through the beautiful Perthsire countryside with a picnic basket and half bottle of champagne which was put together by Louise’s Mum.
After the ceremony, they had some fun with homemade birdseed ‘confetti’ and bubbles.
On the way, they stopped off for some awesome pictures with their photographer Lee Davidson Connor and then headed over to their reception at Fortingall Hotel which they picked as it is close to where Louise grew up.
The inspiration for the fabulous style of their 60s wedding started with Louise’s amazing 60’s style dress which she found in a shop in Auchterarder while shopping with her mum. What an amazing find!
Louise, her bridesmaid Janet and the flower girls all looked stunning in their 60s outfits.
One of my favourite parts of their wedding has to be the flowers with their bright colours and funky twigs which were bought from Asda and arranged by Louise and her mum and aunt.
The flowers weren’t the only DIY details, they made all of the decorations, favours and room welcome packages etc.
Even the cake was made by Louise’s Mum with special Vegan tier. I love the little wooden deer heads.
Louise and Mark wanted to create a very relaxed wedding day/ weekend as they said they have been to weddings where it just seemed so stressful for the couple, with a lot of waiting about for the guests. So they had a small wedding with around 30 guests that wasn’t too formal and rigid and everyone could enjoy. Their wedding didn’t stop there, they had a party at the hotel the next day for more of their friends.
They both love food so had so they had an extended 5-course wedding breakfast with matched wines. Sounds delicious!
I asked Louise and Mark what their favourite part of their day was. Of course, they said they loved it all, but some of their fav moments were waking up to a beautiful blue sky, seeing all their friends and family together and their first dance which they told me all about:
“We also loved having our first and only dance in the bar which was also open to residents. Louise knew the band and they played the newlyweds waltz for us to dance to. It was fun and magical, dancing in a packed bar with locals, visitors, friends and family”
I asked Louise what advice she would give to couples planning their wedding. Here is what she said:
“Enjoy the planning, it really doesn’t need to be stressful. Less is more. Try to do as much as you can yourself. Avoid falling into the ‘wedding industry’ trap and it’s overpriced, often low quality, carbon copy products. It’s your special day and it should be special. Finally, although you will no doubt receive a lot of ‘you are doing what?’ comments, don’t be afraid to do something different, after all we are all individuals!”
More pics from their 60s wedding:
- Ceremony Venue: St Margaret’s Church, Comrie
- Reception Venue: Fortingall Hotel
- Photographer: Lee Davidson Connor Photography
- Bride’s Dress: Labels for Less, Auchterarder
- Bride’s Shrug: Vintage Co, Glasgow
- Bride’s Headband: Liberty in Love
- Groom and Best Man’s Outfit: Slanj Kilts, Glasgow
- Bridesmaid’s Dress: Dorothy Perkins
- Bridesmaid’s Tights and Stole: John Lewis
- Flowergirl’s Dresses: Monsoon
- Jewellery: Retro, Glasgow
- Hair: Coco Belle
- Make-Up: DIY
- Flowers and Buttonholes: Bought from Asda and arranged by Bride, Bride’s mum and aunt
- Cake: Bride’s mum
- Venue decorations: DIY
- Favours: DIY
- Car: Jim Stevenson, Crieff
- Rings: Jane Harrison Jewellery
- Music for ceremony: Wedding guest, Matt
- Music for reception: Local session musicians including Andy, Katy and Tam of Tombreck.
All of the photos of Louise and Marks awesome 60s wedding are copyright of Lee Davidson Connor Photography.