Vintage-Inspired Wedding With Scottish Touches

This beautiful couple was inspired by South French culture and their Scottish heritage

This beautiful couple was inspired by South French culture and their Scottish heritage

After Kirsten and Jack started a relationship, he was offered a job in Nice, and soon she came to live with him there. Kirsten was inspired by the tropical flowers and foliage of Nice, palm trees, birds of paradise and succulents featured heavily throughout to design the wedding.

The bride was wearing a midi wedding dress with a lace bodice and a lace trim on both skirt’s layers. She was rocking pearl earrings and a necklace to highlight her vintage look, and the groom gave a nod to the Scottish heritage of them both – he was wearing a kilt with a grey jacket and a grey tie plus a white shirt.

The couple collected pebbles from the beach (and ferried them home in their suitcases for 18 months before the wedding!) to use along the aisle and as place settings. Their guests also enjoyed chocolate pebbles as favors, and each went home with a cactus, palm tree or leaf enamel pin as a memento from the day, which Kirsten loved seeing everyone wear in the evening. To ensure there was another nod to the Scottish heritage, Kirsten painstakingly made tartan curtains, table cloths and napkin wraps in colors to complement their theme. Whisky bottles filled with fairy lights adorned the aisle, and the couple drank their favorite whisky from a Quaich at the end of their ceremony.

The groom’s mother made the six-tier Mars rice krispie + rocky road cake, decorated with cactus cupcakes and a clay cactus bride and groom – there was even heart shaped trailing succulents around the edges!

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The bride was wearing a vintage-inspired midi dress with a lace bodice and the bridesmaids were rocking mint green maxi gowns

The bride was wearing a vintage-inspired midi dress with a lace bodice and the bridesmaids were rocking mint green maxi gowns

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The groom was rocking his own kilt, a grey jacket, a grey vest and tie

The groom was rocking his own kilt, a grey jacket, a grey vest and tie

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The ceremony space was done with lights and tropical leaves

The ceremony space was done with lights and tropical leaves

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The wedding cermeony space was lined up with pebbles and palms and cacti in pots

The wedding cermeony space was lined up with pebbles and palms and cacti in pots

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Little tropical touches were incorporated here and there including favors

Little tropical touches were incorporated here and there including favors

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The table decor was done with bottles with LEDs, moss, palms and succulents

The table decor was done with bottles with LEDs, moss, palms and succulents

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Cacti and pebbles plus tartan fabric were incorporated into the wedding decor everywhere

Cacti and pebbles plus tartan fabric were incorporated into the wedding decor everywhere

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The wedding cake was a 6-tiered one with krispy rice and topped with edible cacti

The wedding cake was a 6-tiered one with krispy rice and topped with edible cacti

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Everyone had a lot of fun at this tropical-inspired wedding with a vintage feel

Everyone had a lot of fun at this tropical-inspired wedding with a vintage feel