Real Wedding: A Music Themed Wedding in a Dramatic Glasgow Venue
Gillian's show-stopping wedding dress came complete with a princess worthy train, while Ross opted to go for a celtic look, rocking a tartan kilt.
As music lovers, the couple made sure music was a key element to their day - click through the gallery to find out their impressive playlist and how their favourite musicians were included as part of their day.
Photographer | Cademuir Photography
Ross and Gillian met at work; Ross looked after annual leave requests and managed to get Gillian a holiday to a music festival she'd dreamed of going to.<br /><br />His proposal was a complete surprise; the pair were in Loch Lomond and Ross took Gillian out on a speedboat to an island called Inchmurrin, where they explored an old castle ruin that overlooked the loch and hills. This majestic spot was where Ross decided to get down on one knee.
The Glasgow venue
Gillian and Ross held their wedding ceremony at <a href="http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/chaplaincy/weddings/venues/chapel/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel</a>, and their reception at <a href="https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-venues/29-glasgow_6858.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">29 Private Members Club</a>. <br /><br />"Both of our fathers went to Glasgow University, so it felt like it had a nice link to our family, and we fell in love with the chapel," says Gillian.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/32-fabulous-wedding-venues-in-scotland/20134.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 32 fabulous wedding venues in Scotland</a>
The two venue choices
"We wanted to have a real juxtaposition of venues, so as our church was old and very classic, we wanted a really modern evening venue that our guests wouldn't expect."<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/17-modern-wedding-venues/19663.html" target="_self">READ MORE: The best modern wedding venues</a>
The wedding decorations
Gillian and Ross opted for a colour scheme of white, suede rose and silver, with an abundance of flowers, creating a soft and romantic look.<br /><br />"The flowers were done by a family friend, Anne Hertwig, and she was amazing. I trusted her to take what I explained and make it a thousand times better," explains Gillian.
The musical theme
"Our theme was our love of music, and we incorporated this throughout the day," says Gillian.<br /><br />As well as naming their tables after their favourite musicians and displaying this creatively, they had a perfectly curated selection of music as the soundtrack to their ceremony. <br /><br />"Our organist played God Only Knows, by the Beach Boys, Life on Mars by David Bowie and One Day Like This by Elbow," for our guests as they entered," she shares. <br /><br />"Our choir sung All You Need is Love by the Beatles on our exit from the chapel."<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/entertainment/the-ultimate-wedding-playlists-for-your-ceremony/22440.html" target="_self">READ MORE: The Ultimate Wedding Playlists for Your Ceremony</a><br /><br />
The table names
With tables named after their favourite music acts, it was a great opportunity to get creative with displaying the table names. <br /><br />"Our table names were canvases painted with our favourite artists, alongside chalkboards with the band or artist's logo on," says Gillian.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/24-unique-wedding-table-name-ideas/22479.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 24 Unique Wedding Table Name Ideas</a>
The wedding dress
Gillian purchased her <a href="https://www.tarikediz.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Tarik Ediz </a>wedding dress from <a href="http://eleganza.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Eleganza Sposa</a> in Glasgow.<br /><br />"My dress was modern and fitted; it had an intricate design on the bodice with a scalloped waist and satin skirt," says Gillian.<br /><br />Ross wore a Glen Orchy Mist tartan kilt from <a href="http://www.macgregorandmacduff.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">McGregor and MacDuff</a>.
The wedding veil
Gillian's dress had a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/21-beautiful-wedding-dresses-with-statement-trains/22200.html" target="_self">beautiful and dramatic train</a>, so she chose a fingertip length veil with small crystals to avoid covering the train.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/how-to-choose-your-wedding-veil/21449.html" target="_self">READ MORE: How to choose your wedding veil</a>
The lilac bridesmaid dresses
Gillian's bridal party wore <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/bridesmaids-flowergirls/pretty-purple-bridesmaid-dresses/19654.html" target="_self">purple bridesmaid dresses</a>, courtesy of <a href="https://dessy.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Dessy</a>, purchased from <a href="http://www.the-finerdetail.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Finer Detail</a>. <br /><br />"I loved the way the dresses moved when my bridesmaids walked, as well as the colour of the gowns and the delicate shoulder detailing," says Gillian.
The purple wedding cake
Ross and Gillian had a trio of spectacular cakes, including a <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/cakes/lovely-naked-wedding-cakes-for-your-big-day/22192.html" target="_self">naked cake</a> and a wedding cake created by Lisa at <a href="http://littlecakeparlour.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Little Cake Parlour</a>. <br /><br />"It was the most amazing cake I have ever seen, and we got so many comments on it," says Gillian.
Advice for other couples
"If you aren't happy with something you've been offered, don't be afraid to say," advises Gillian. <br /><br />"Most of all, enjoy the wedding planning. It can seem a hard task but it is truly worth it - just keep the end goal in sight."