Natalie from the get-go was super creative with ideas and options for how she wanted the Mackintosh suite and Café bar to look. During our initial visit together, I could almost see the Pinterest boards forming in her head as she planned favours, welcome boards, dresses - you name it! Throughout the planning I tried to assist in every way that I could but Kriss was an amazing support as he ‘also got his hands full making a few things’! Finally, when they had finished the countdown, they celebrated the most perfect day in November 2018.
“Greg & Lauren”
This lovely couple initially met whilst working together. After many dates, holidays and adventures they decided to walk the West Highland Way in October 2017, nearby at Conic Hill Greg said his ‘shoe lace had came undone’ but much to Lauren’s surprise a beautiful engagement ring appeared for her acceptance. Two months later they booked the House for their wedding to be married in November 2018.
When I asked Greg “Why they chose House for an Art Lover” he said
“it is a great venue that catered for all our needs. It has an ideal location that didn’t break the bank and we had heard nothing but great reviews from folk who had previously been married there. The staff were very friendly and welcoming from day one.”
Throughout the planning process both Greg & Lauren were both really involved in making sure that their day was as perfect as it could be; this meant regular emails containing updates, ideas and popping in frequently with their suppliers. This method of planning worked perfectly as it allowed us all the chance to get to know each other better and put our minds at ease that everyone knew their role on the day. In the end, they had the perfect winter wedding which was assisted by so many amazing people!
Most memorable moment of the day
“It’s hard to pick just one as there were so many! Our Humanist was superb, he helped relax us on the lead up to the day and before the ceremony itself. Dinner was lovely and our band had our guests dancing all night! Can’t recommend Sneaky Treacle enough.”
Anything that you would do differently
"We wouldn’t have hired buses, that’s just a personal opinion though. I would also make time to try the buffet and wedding cake, we spent months planning what to have in the evening hours and in the end never managed to try any! On reflection I’d definitely make time for that.”
“Adam & Holly”
Adam & Holly were an absolute delight to plan with and look after. They initially met through friends and as they began to get to know each other, the rest became history! The proposal itself happened on the morning of Holly’s birthday whilst they were celebrating with a holiday to the Isle of Skye; as they sat at the beach, Holly opened a large gift box containing her present which (in a much smaller box inside) contained her engagement ring.
Why did you choose the House?
“Due to my late father being Scottish and us both having Scottish roots we were quite set on getting married in Scotland. Holly is an artist and so as soon as we found the House we had to have a look, and let’s face it when you see the House in the flesh there simply isn’t anywhere else to get married.”
When in discussion with Adam I had asked ‘Why you chose the Wedding Suppliers that you did?’
“We were doing our wedding on a budget, paying for a large chunk of it ourselves, so in our case it we had a lot of friends helping. Our Auntie made the cake, my friend took the photos, due to it being winter we used silk flowers. Then we simply used the power of google to find local suppliers to make life that bit easier. When you live in Yorkshire and get married in Glasgow it’s challenging logistically but we managed to find a local florist who delivered everything on the day, and a local DJ who had been at the venue in the past. Everyone we found was super nice and made it all really easy to sort out.”
When wedding planning, it is fantastic to make the most of the people surrounding you like Adam & Holly did. They had many talented friends & family surrounding them - so why not make the most of their skills! It makes the day that bit more personal to you.
Most memorable moment of the day?
“For me, seeing my little boy Murray leading everyone down the aisle in his kilt, followed shortly by the love of my life as we were about to get married. Also, Holly surprising me with a poem before the speeches started. For the funnies, it has to be my uncle losing control of his trousers as we stood up to toast the bride, if you lose weight get a new suit is the moral to that story! Everyone needs a funny moment to remember and he stole the show, funnier than any jokes us speech givers came up with. That’s 3 moments really but there were so many!”