Scotland wedding: Susie + Moss

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scotland forest wedding

Despite the unpredictable Scottish weather Susie + Moss celebrated in the open lawn of one handsome little cottage set in the wild woodlands with 130 of their favorite guests. Decor was a huge factor for this bride. Always having been inspired by the imagery seen photographer, Tim Walker’s work, she envisioned the wedding to be an explosion of massive balloons, streamers & garlands strewn everywhere. Her and the mister toned down that idea some but kept color high on the mind – going for yellow, turquoise, white and grey (colors largely dictated by the Scottish weather). As far as that toned down Tim Walker-esque decor? Yep, we see it and we’re loving it!

custom foil wedding invitations

Our invites were quite the process – with us closely involved in every element as I am a bit of a stationary print/paper nut! I thought sourcing the paper for our invite was almost as exciting as skimming through rails of gorgeous wedding dresses! The process involved:

1) A beautiful reference point, pinning down my colour palette and sourcing the paper (a gorgeous dove grey cairn board). Moss and his copy-writing wisdom (he works in advertising) nailed the text on the invites. 2) Our friend, Pandayoghurt took these elements and designed the invitation. 3) We then used the amazingly talented Luma Studio to screen print the invitations. 4) My lovely university friends and fashion accessories gurus Jenkins & Power, then helped me gold foil to add the finishing touches.

Jenny Packham dress

wild flower bouquets

1970s scottish cottage

custom designed bridesmaid dresses in pastels

light groom's suit

gold striped goblets

Bridesmaids wore dresses that I roughly designed and my very talented aunt then made with fabrics bought from a London market. We teamed the tea dresses with white cardigans to add a more casual air with chunky heeled pumps to complete the look.

forest bridal portraits

custom print cards

paper flag accents

paper flag accents

custom itinerary and map prints

Such a fun program outlining the day: Fizz & Nibbles, Grub & Speeches, Drinking & Dancing, Bonfire Boozing.

paper wedding elements

outdoor forest ceremony

outdoor forest ceremony

outdoor scotland wedding

traditional scottish wedding

group photos in the forest

yellow envelope message area

When walking through this little greenhouse, guests were asked to grab a card, write a message and place it inside an empty yellow envelope. Of course Susie wanted to jazz the space up a bit, so she added colored gell to the inside of the windows with a light-bulb placed in the ceiling so it glowed at night.

outdoor cocktail hour

folded paper games

escort card hanging display

Their escort cards consisted of hanging tins filled with flowers and each guests’ names taped down the length of string.

circular paper decorations

decorative baked treats

stacked crate dessert tables

copper tea pot and cake pops

monogrammed paper accents

long dining tables

floral dinnerware

white tent and gold chairs wedding reception style

simple floral centerpieces in colored bottles

colorful dessert table

three-tiered, multi-layered powdered wedding cake

white tented wedding reception

custom streamer bar

Like many of you, Susie found Pinterest to be the best tool in helping to keep all her ideas in one place. Event though her wedding is over, she’s still pinning away and adding to her wedding board. It’s neat to take a peek at what she pinned and see how she included certain elements in her decor.

vintage bar cart

photo booth accessories

cardboard instruments

outdoor scotland wedding

So many good details! Congratulations Susie + Moss!

Photographer: Ed Peers / Venue: Family House / Florist: The Passion Flower / Bride’s dress: Jenny Packham / Jacket: Maggie & Me, House of Fraser / Shoes: Folk / Wedding ring: Katie Rowland / Head-piece: Jenny Packham / Bridesmaids: Dresses, made by aunt with fabrics from Shepherds Bush Market, Cardigans: Uniqlo / Shoes: ASOS / Groomswear: Jacket: Gant, Trousers: Cos,  Shirt: Burberry, Shoes: Oliver Spencer, Tie: The Hill Side at Folk / Ushers: Cardigans, H&M, Tie: New Look / Cake: Dottya About / Marquee: Bakerwood / Cardboard Props: Naju / Hair Stylist: Anne Marie McElroy / Invite Design: Panda Yoghurt / Invite Production: Luma Studio & Jenkins and Power / Band: Teannaich / Caterer: Caterbirds / Crockery hire: Bride sourced / Illustrated map/order of ceremony: Andy Bumpus

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(@WeddingReports) (@WeddingReports) on Aug 1, 2012

Scotland wedding: Susie + Moss via @100LayerCake #wedding

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Aug 1, 2012

Scotland wedding by @edpeers w/ screen printed, gold foiled invites + a sweets table made of reclaimed wooden crates:

(@helenChupp) (@helenChupp) on Aug 1, 2012

Scotland wedding: Susie + Moss

Tenielle on Aug 1, 2012

Ed is a genius and this is a stunning reflection, beautiful.

Charley | London Bride on Aug 1, 2012

WOW. I was loving this wedding, the details, the location, the venue and then realised it was in the UK! Amazing. Don't normally see such gorgeous outdoors weddings like this due to weather issues! Ed has done a wonderful job - the photography is incredible and really does capture such a beautiful fun day. Congrats!

London Bride (@LondonBride) on Aug 1, 2012

wow, blown away by this wedding by @edpeers on @100LayerCake - just beautiful - :)

(@LayneCorban) (@LayneCorban) on Aug 1, 2012

Scotland wedding: Susie + Moss #bridal #wedding

(@WeddingCakeBook) (@WeddingCakeBook) on Aug 1, 2012

Scotland wedding: Susie + Moss

Julie - Hollyhock Lane on Aug 1, 2012

I second Charley's comment. I know how it feels to plan an outdoors wedding in the UK not knowing whether the weather will actually be good on the day or not, but i had the advantage of doing it in the South of England. After 10 years of living in Scotland I can definitely confirm that they were very brave! Love the botanical prints in the photo booth - really nice touch.

(@clubwedd) (@clubwedd) on Aug 1, 2012

Despite the unpredictable Scottish weather Susie + Moss celebrated in the open lawn of one handsome little cotta...

Envidienmiboda on Aug 1, 2012

A lovely wedding, full of nice touches and original. The bride's gown is elegant, glamorous and extremely nice. Thank you for sharing this wedding with us.

(@museida_graph) (@museida_graph) on Aug 1, 2012

Scotland wedding: Susie + Moss

ed peers (@edpeers) on Aug 1, 2012

Thanks so much! “@LondonBride: wow, blown away by this wedding by @edpeers on @100LayerCake - just beautiful - :)”

Valerie (Pieceful Wedding) on Aug 1, 2012

This wedding photography is really captures the beauty of this wedding! Love the fun decorations, the sweet bridesmaid looks, the bride's gorgeous dress, and the amazing wedding cake....everything is absolutely perfect!

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Aug 1, 2012

Inspired by Tim Walker, this bride envisioned an explosion of balloons & streamers strewn everywhere...

Paula on Aug 1, 2012

Love the brides styling and details, the colour palette, and of course, the awesome Ed!!

ed peers on Aug 1, 2012

Well this brings back good memories of good times! Susie and Moss and all their friends are awesome. Thanks or the comments and a great job with the feature guys.

Jessie on Aug 1, 2012

Wow, this wedding is amazing! Love all of the stationery details, they simply beautiful.

Susie S on Aug 1, 2012

Thank you for the lovely comments - brings back lots of amazing memories. We did indeed brave it with the weather - in the days leading up we had two hail storms so had sheets to cover the grass, pulled back for when the sun peeked through - it was like being a ball girl at Wimbledon! Luck was on our side though and we had the most fantastic day, with Ed working his magic in capturing every moment (thank you!). Big thanks to 100 Layer Cake for all the amazing weddings and ideas they've featured that had me pinning and referencing like crazy to create our big day!

(@AriaDress) (@AriaDress) on Aug 1, 2012

This Scotland wedding on @100LayerCake is beyond beautiful! Too many lovely details to count:

claire k on Aug 1, 2012

The most beautiful, inspirational wedding ever for two gorgeous buddies. Well done Suze for pulling off the most thoughtfully dec'd do I have ever been to. x x

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Aug 1, 2012

This groom's copywriting/ad skills totally paid off. The way they outlined their programs is too cute:

nancy {so happi together} on Aug 1, 2012

I am LOVING this wedding and all the details the bride incorporated!

Catherinewr (@Catherinewr) on Aug 1, 2012

@100LayerCake thanks for the mention on your blog post I loved the your blog about Susie's wedding. x

Lucy Clark (@lucysaysido) on Aug 1, 2012

Gorgeous scottish wedding on @100LayerCake

i4Detail Photography (@i4DWeddingPlan) on Aug 1, 2012

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chaeyoung oh (@chae5) on Aug 1, 2012

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Eileen O'Rourke (@sugar8weddings) on Aug 1, 2012

@mcelroy_anne this is one of yours I think. On @100LayerCake no less. Get you.

Paper Moss on Aug 2, 2012

WOW- the dessert table and table settings are just gorgeous!!!

anne marie mcelroy (@mcelroy_anne) on Aug 2, 2012

Delighted to see my work in this fabulous wedding blog today

MossGroom on Aug 2, 2012

Does anyone know of any Repetitive Strain Injury lawyers? I want to sue my wife for all the handwriting she made me do xx

Lucie & Mark (@StudioLuma) on Aug 3, 2012

The least wedding-ey wedding invites we've made. That girl's got good taste.

(@wwwladymagnolia) (@wwwladymagnolia) on Aug 4, 2012

Um casamento delicado, simples e muito lindo. Adoramos o bolo sem cobertura, que está bem na moda ultimamente. So...

WeddingDates (@WeddingDates) on Aug 6, 2012

Love the Green and Blue pastel tones in this Wedding Decor and Bridesmaids dress

Francesca Hales (@FrankieHales) on Aug 7, 2012

My lovely colleague Susie's gorgeous wedding: xx.

Tilly Hunter on Sep 3, 2013

Love this wedding decoration. Amazing dress. It was simply superb.

Martin Price on Sep 25, 2013

Stunning photos from Ed (as always!).

Dotti on Apr 6, 2015

You look amazing

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