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A jewel-bright humanist wedding at Pollokshield Burgh Hall in Glasgow

A jewel-bright humanist wedding at Pollokshield Burgh Hall in Glasgow


Written by Katie Byrne

Amy and Barry paired a monochrome colourscheme with vibrant blooms at their cosy celebration

 

Amy Brechany, 32, a primary school teacher, and Barry Mochan, 36, a secondary school teacher, held their humanist ceremony at Pollokshield Burgh Hall in Glasgow, Scotland.

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

Budget: £12,000-£15,000

Floral budget: £1,000

Barry and I first met through work. We later got engaged when he presented me with a silver band engraved with ‘Marry me’ on Christmas Day. We then went out on Boxing Day to choose my engagement ring together.

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall in Glasgow

We had a monochrome look on the day, accented with copper. We had sequin tablecloths, copper candlesticks, tea lights and spray-painted mason jars filled with posies.

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

We decorated other parts of the room with white and copper tissue pom poms and garlands, as well as large balloons, and displayed the mason jars on sliced logs with a succulent head added on top.

wedding at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

The colour palette of white, black and copper was highlighted by brightly coloured flowers in jewel tones, inspired by the floral bridesmaid dresses.

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

We spent a lot of time gathering photographs and little props from our home that we could use to decorate and enhance the venue, such as crates, flower pots filled with winter pansies that my mum had grown in her green house, and a memory table to welcome our guests.

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

Flowers were important to us because they bring so much to the overall style and theme of the day.

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

We went for a jewelled-coloured palette to complement the bridesmaids’ beautiful dresses. Highly-scented ‘Pink Floyd’ roses provided the focal point alongside raspberry coloured pom pom dahlias. A mix of wilder style blooms such as anemones, stock, astilbe, clematis, phlox and lisianthus completed the look.

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

The colours used by our florist were truly stunning and everyone still talks about how beautiful they were. I knew that using such a strong colour palette would create a wow factor, but the floral crown I wore brought me to tears when I saw it on the morning of the wedding. I felt like a flower fairy wearing it!

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

I dried my bouquet and have it framed at the top of our stairs at home.

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

Sharing our day with all our family and friends together was amazing. However, we had a part in our ceremony where we lit a unity candle, but the candle just wasn’t cooperating! It kept tilting over as I went to light it, so my brother had to step in and hold it upright!

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

My tip for brides-to-be: Keep track of budgets and cut back on little things that really won’t make much difference to your day. Go to wedding fairs to meet with suppliers and see examples of their work, you’ll know instantly if its what you’re looking for.  

weddings at Pollokshield Burgh Hall

Steal their style!

Photographer: The Gibsons Florist: Floral Menagerie Venue: Pollokshield Burgh Hall Dress: Pronovias at Anne Priscilla Bridal Bridesmaids’ dresses: Chi Chi London  Groomswear: MacGregor and MacDuff Cake: Special Days Cakes Light up letters: GO2 Events


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