- Monday, October 7, 2013

Jessica's Inspired: Great Scot!

From intern Jessica: 
Making a comeback on the runway this season, drum roll please... plaid! Yes the pattern once worn by Britney Spears and Mel Gibson alike. Since fashion is ever revolving, designers often look to the past for inspiration, resurrecting said motif. So embrace your 1.0% heritage and rock the pattern on your wedding day! 

Show Scottish clan pride by incorporating your tartan (clan pattern a.k.a plaid) in your wedding invitations! Give your guests a first impression of your theme with these plaid invites.

You can carry your clan's colors throughout your day with these subtle plaid place-mats atop natural table cloths. Plan a lavish banquet feast for your reception! Seat your guests at community tables to encourage discussion and serve a hearty dinner of rustic homemade bread with stew served in individual Le Creuset cocottes. Feel like a princess at court by treating your guests to a traditional Highland dance performance by Shot of Scotch!   

When I think of Scotland, I think of all the beautiful castles. Luckily on Long Island we have the perfect setting for a 21st century Scottish wedding, Oheka Castle! With grounds that would rival most Scottish strongholds, what princess wouldn't want a castle and gardens as a backdrop for their photos? 

How romantic would it be to see the bride gliding into the gardens at sunset on the arm of her father, walking towards her dashing groom to the sounds of "Scotland the Brave"? The NYC Piper comes decked out in traditional garb and sounds absolutely amazing. It just doesn't get more perfect than a bagpipe. I vote YES! 
Onto fashion... This Vivienne Westwood gown reminds me of Merida from the Disney movie Brave! The ivory grosgrain corset with a silk jacquard organza skirt and natural waist nods to a more historical look. I love that the dress is accessorized with a gold belt, contributing to the Merida warrior princess look. Add to that a lush natural looking bouquet in green tones, keep the makeup natural and voila your Scottish princess look is complete! 
So you don't want to dress the men of your party in the traditional kilt and epic free-flowing style of conqueror's like William Wallace; desiring more comfort throughout the day, as well as a modern take on men's garments? Not a problem. Try this Joseph and Feiss classic one button tuxedo from Men's Warehouse. Spice this tux up with feathered boutonnieres and a swatch of your tartan!

In the words of the clan Matheson, "Fac et Spera- Do and Hope". Bring your Scottish wedding dreams to life.

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