Remember the heatwave we had this summer, when it was so hot that any movement was too much of an effort? Well, that’s exactly when Jennifer and Stephen tied the knot – and despite the sweltering temperatures, they brought all the style and good vibes to their Glasgow wedding.
The inspiration for the day was, according to Jennifer, “opposites attract”. They deliberately chose 2 very stylistically different venues for the day: Glasgow University Chapel for the ceremony, and BAaD for their reception, as Jennifer explains. “The grandeur and classicism of the chapel ceremony contrasting with the effortless and laid back party vibe of BAaD very much reflects the theme of our relationship: that opposites attract.”
Jennifer chose a sleek and elegant Grace Loves Lace slip dress as her wedding outfit, and went with a cool, tousled updo for her hair. She paired it with a textured, tufted veil for the ceremony, and a pair of sunglasses for the blazing sunshine of the reception. Stephen looked dapper in a blue checked suit from Slaters, which he also paired with sunglasses later on. (note to self: sunglasses as part of your wedding outfit? Effortless levels of cool.) Her four bridesmaids glowed in a selection of deep, sunshine-yellow dresses, which shone like joyous beacons throughout the whole day.
They also provided fans for each guest, which were very gratefully wafted around for the rest of the day, as well as Bare Bones chocolate bars and scratchcards. They placed these at each guest’s seat on the tables at BAad, the venue they’d chosen for their Glasgow wedding reception, where the tables were laid out on the main inner courtyard, a space filled with glorious natural light. Guests made their way in here after enjoying some drinks outside, surrounded by the street art of the Barras, and welcoming the newlyweds in with a confetti shower.
Then it was time for “speeches and scran”, in Jennifer’s words, her two favourite parts of the day, before they opened the dancefloor properly. We love these party photos, expertly captured by Harper Scott (who also created the gorgeous wedding film you see above), because the raw emotion is palpable. After a year of pandemic, postponements, and disappointment, the fact that they were there, surrounded by their loved ones – the feeling of that is obvious in every smile, and the joy is definitely evident in every powerful dance move!
If you’re looking for some Glasgow wedding inspiration for your upcoming day, then check out the gallery below for all of the good bits. Plus, we’ll leave you with Jennifer’s top tip for wedding planning: “Ensure you surround yourself with organised friends/family/professionals – let someone else stress about formalities on the day – this is for you to cherish!” Wise, wise words.