We’re no strangers to crafty brides around these parts, but this creative bride take the cake for sure! Not only did she plan her entire wedding from another country, she made most of the details herself. Oh, and that amazing dress she’s wearing actually belonged to her mother. LOVE! Jo Bartholomew captured all the love and smiles from this vintage chic DIY fete brilliantly and you can see even more right here.
From Jo Bartholomew… Nora and Ed live in Sydney but are from the UK originally, so they decided to have two weddings! A small ceremony in Sydney for their closest friends, then a much larger wedding in Scotland to be celebrated with their old chums and, of course, their families. They decided to get married in a quaint little village called Peebles in the heart of the Scottish highlands (around two hours from Edinburgh). Nora is a very creative and talented girl who created a beautiful, vintage-themed wedding, making most of the details herself. Her amazing dress once belonged to her mother. She had it altered by “The emergency button” in Double Bay, Sydney, and they did an incredible job. The bridesmaids sourced their own vintage-styled, softly-colored dresses. The groomsmen wore vintage tweed waistcoats and neck ties that were sourced from various op shops around Sydney and Surrey Hills in particular.
Nora got ready at an old house in the village where she was staying for the duration of the wedding. They were married the gorgeous local church of Peebles and then went to their reception venue, The Peebles Hydro, for photos and to eat, drink and be merry! Nora wore yellow gumboots to have her photos taken as the weather had been very very wet and unpredictable in the days leading up to the wedding. The reception room was filled with old vases of white and green flowers to give it a fresh, simple, country feel. The guest favors of custom notebooks and ring-shaped crayons were sourced from Etsy. They also had a cake buffet table filled with delights such as macaroons, cupcakes and sweets, all sourced from the local suppliers in the village. The cake stands were all vintage sourced from various op shops. They also created a photo booth table, which had a Polaroid camera on it along with mustaches, glasses and lips on sticks which Nora made herself. Nora also made all of the signs on the tables. Nora and Ed’s cake was made from cheese and fruits — they bought everything locally the day prior to the wedding and constructed it themselves.
Wedding Photography: Jo Bartholomew / Ceremony: A Local Church in Peebles, Scotland / Reception: Peebles Hydro Hotel in Peebles, Scotland / Floral Design: Scent of Ginger in Peebles (01721 720 659) / Wedding Cake: DIY by the Bride & Groom / Cake Stands: Vintage / Wedding Invitations: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Dress: Her Mother’s / Alterations: The Emergency Button in Sydney (02 9327 1433) / Bride’s Shoes: Unknown Store in Sydney / Bride’s Jewelry: Swarovski / Bride’s Headpiece: North Sydney Markets / Hair + Makeup: Lindsay of JD Bridal Hair