We know one thing about Lydia – she’s good at keeping secrets. Since she first met Dave when she was 10, she’d known he was The One. One girlfriend and eight years later Dave finally noticed her, and was very glad he did.
Despite knowing a proposal was forthcoming, Dave managed to surprise Lydia by popping the question on an impromptu weekend away. “Lydia’s mum had been keeping the family heirloom ring safe and had thrown her off the scent by pretending she still had it”, says Dave.
Having bought her vintage dress from The Glasgow Vintage days before the proposal, Lydia and Dave spent most of their time on DIY decorations. “We really were just putting together things we liked. From nerdy things like spray painted toy dinosaurs and tables named after cartoon characters to classics of vintage and modern design. I think in all, we were looking for something timeless and informal”, says Lydia who, along with the help of family and friends, credits Eleanor Stewart and Swallows and Damsons for bringing their vision to life.
Their day, held at Hope Church in Glasgow, Scotland would not have been complete however without one very special man, Sydney photographer Tim Coulson. “I really enjoyed the time we spent with Tim and Julia getting shots taken for our photos and video – it was a surprisingly sunny Glasgow day”, says Dave.
CREDITS Photos Tim Coulson // Bridal gown The Glasgow Vintage // Flowers Swallows and Damsons // Rings Alison Macleod Jewellery and The Wood Hut // Grooms suit Topman // Grooms shoes Dr Martens // Groomsmen suits Primark and H&M // Socks Collegien // Flower girl Next // Ring bearer Appaman // Ceremony and reception Hope Church, Scotland // Crockery and utensils Little Cherry // Cake topper MelaboWed via Etsy //Stationery Boxdog Inc. // Wedding favours La La Land and JessQuinnSmallArt via Etsy // Music Tim Kwant and The Craicin’ Murmurs // Cinematographer Rewilding // Celebrant Alistair Campbell // Alcohol Cairn O’ Mohr.