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What's Meant By a 'Quirky' Wedding?

| ˈkwəːki/ adjective

  1. having or characterized by unexpected traits or aspect. 

In essence, 'quirky' speaks of being different - emphasising the unique. There's an increasing appetite to do things differently when it comes to weddings. Couples are more discerning. They have more choice. They are breaking from tradition and creating celebrations more specific to them. In return, they'll have a day that's more meaningful with less regret. 

How To Create a Unique Wedding?

The best place to being is by looking for ideas and inspiration via a non-mainstream blog and  directory such as Braw Brides.  Full disclosure - Harper Scott Photo is a member of the Braw Brides collective. You'll find loads of real life examples of couple who've chosen to do things differently. You'll also find independent suppliers who'll offer a quality bespoke experience. 

Attend a non-wedding fair. You'll leave feeling truly inspired. These will be smaller in size and more specific to the needs of couples looking to create a wedding that's personal to them. For the full blog post on this, head HERE

From there, you can create your budget, source your venue and then book your key suppliers. If there's room in the budget, you can add on a couple of extras from your 'wish list'. 

Real Life Wedding: Elizabeth + Dominic's at Cottiers

Elizabeth + Dominic styled their wedding on Dominic's bow tie. Yes. His bow tie which he bought it from Mrs Bow Tie. It was the first item they purchased post engagement. He loved it. Elizabeth saw the charm of it. Why not take things from there? Thereafter, the couple styled their wedding quirky accents. Origami Fox created Elizabeth's besopke paper bouquets, button holes along with other key pieces for the day. 

Sharing a love of their city and, more specifically, the West End of Glasgow, they opted to get married in the iconic Cottiers. As much as I enjoy outdoor weddings (elopements in the hills of Glencoe, converted barns and steading weddings) I love stylish urban weddings just as much. Cottiers afforded me plenty of opportunity to be creative. Following on from their Humanist wedding ceremony, we jumped into the camper van and made our way to Park Circus by Kelvingrove Park. It was easy making relaxed candid portraits of Elizabeth + Dominic. For most of the time, they forgot I was there. Following on from their meal and speeches, was a lively party. Along with his bow tie, music was the other aspect Dominic took control of. He compiled a mighty fine playlist which was filter through the internal sound system for the duration of their wedding day.

Come party time, The Socials wedding band took centre stage. These guys are phenomenal. Lead singer Robin has an incredible vocal range. The Socials blow the cheesy wedding band cliche apart and re-write the script. 

Full supplier list at end of post. 

Supplier A-Team

Venue: Cottiers

Liz's Dress: Lily Amour

Hair: Stacey at Dolce Capelli

MUA: Natalie Sweeney Occasion Make-up

Dominic's Tweed suit: Jennis + Warmann

Stationary: Origami Fox

Cake: Designer Cakes by Paige

Band: The Socials