A romantic proposal, a sudden snowstorm, and plenty of lively Scottish Spirit, this Real Wedding Story is full of love and surprises. When they chose to get married in March 2018, Linzi and Craig didn’t expect their day to become a white winter wedding. But, it turns out that Britain’s biggest cold wave in years created the perfect backdrop for their big day.
Linzi and Craig
This happy pair were together for ten years before tying the knot. Having been high school sweethearts, they finally bought their first home together in August 2016. Three months later, Craig planned a mysterious treasure hunt that caught Linzi entirely by surprise.
We both had two weeks off work. On the first day, I had been out and returned home to an empty house. On turning off the house alarm, I found a post-it note with my first clue on it … – Linzi
The search led Linzi to a personalised book written by Craig. As she began to read, her final clue fell out of the back – a postcode and a packing list. Getting back in the car, Linzi found herself driving to an address at Scotland’s stunning Loch Lomond, where Craig was waiting.
Craig got down on one knee on a little beach overlooking the Loch and asked me to marry him. – Linzi
A Traditional Scottish Wedding Theme
From day one, both Linzi and Craig knew they wanted a traditional Scottish element to their wedding. Craig and his groomsmen were to wear kilts, and it was important that they matched with the bridesmaids. During a successful shopping trip, Linzi and her friends found their ideal dresses in Lavender, and that set the basis for their colour scheme. They then found a contemporary grey and purple tartan called Scottish Spirit, which tied everything together.
Having chosen the gorgeous Gleddoch Hotel as their venue, they set about planning the rest of the day. The colour scheme looked beautiful throughout the wedding stationery, flowers and cake, which was decorated in a grey marble with a tartan ribbon.
One of our good friends made our cake which was really special to us. We had the most amazing cake tasting and ended up going for Victoria sponge, lemon drizzle, and toffee in the different tiers. – Linzi
As soon as guests arrived, they wanted them to know that this was going to be a fun day. So, they chose to welcome everyone with a Gospel Choir singing upbeat music. The choir performed while people took their seats, when Linzi walked down the aisle and during the ceremony, which set the mood perfectly for the celebration ahead.
A Winter Wonderland Surprise
A couple of weeks before the day, everything was almost ready to go. But there was one thing about their wedding day that Linzi and Craig couldn’t plan for… The Beast from the East.
The date of the wedding was set for the 3rd March 2018. One year earlier, Linzi remembers that it had been a bright spring day with sunshine and blue skies. But, a few days before their ceremony the infamous blizzard came in and Linzi and Craig’s nuptials suddenly turned into a white winter wedding they could never have imagined.
While it was extremely stressful in the days leading up with the airports closed, deliveries to the hotel cancelled and my dress and ring being stuck in the shop… by some miracle, everything worked out, and we had the most spectacular backdrop to say our vows in front of. – Linzi
When I look back at our photos, I am so delighted. And our day was made even more special by the lengths that our friends and family went to be with us as we became Mr & Mrs Geddes. – Linzi
Linzi and Craig’s Wedding Stationery
Wedding invitations are the guests’ first glimpse of what lies ahead for a celebration, so Linzi and Craig put a lot of emphasis on getting them right. At the start, they both had different ideas of what to choose. A classic elegance was important to Linzi, while Craig wanted a unique element that set them apart from anything people would have seen before.
Our Modern Venue Invitations became the perfect solution. We created a bespoke illustration of Gleddoch Hotel, featuring its remarkable stag statue. Linzi and Craig then chose silver foil, which looked elegant on marble card and complemented their colour scheme.
Craig came up with the idea to incorporate our venue onto the front of our invitations, and the team at Foil Invite did an excellent job of designing it. – Linzi
To keep the theme going during their wedding day, they also chose this design for their on-the-day stationery. The same proud stag welcomed guests to their reception as part of their wedding table plan and their cake matched with the same marble effect.
Linzi and Craig’s colour scheme and theme were striking throughout their entire white winter wedding day. They set the tone with their invitations, then ensured the outfits, venue décor and stationery all tied together. For anyone planning a wedding with this much detail, Linzi has these words of advice:
At times it’s challenging with lots of decisions to make and people to think about. But stick together and do what’s right for you and you’ll have the wedding day you envisage. Don’t forget to have fun while you are planning too – especially the cake tastings, dress try-ons and honeymoon! – Linzi
About Modern Venue Invitations
When you’ve found your dream wedding venue, it can also be a beautiful basis for your stationery. Each of our Modern Venue Invitations includes a bespoke design, which adds a unique element. All you need to do is send us a picture of your chosen venue, and we’ll illustrate it in our contemporary style. You can then choose the foil and card colours to match the rest of your wedding plans.
Special thanks go to:
Linzi and Craig for sharing details of their winter wonderland wedding day with us.
Photography – Tandem Photo
Venue – Gleddoch Hotel
Dress – Sarah Louise Bridal
Kilts – Slater Menswear
Hair – Kirkland Spa
Makeup – Lesley Neil
Cakes – Speciality Cakes
Band – Fiore Wedding Band