3582: (roughly) the number of miles Amy and Westin travelled for their wedding day.
22: the number of guests they had accompanying them to celebrate their marriage.
0: the number of days that go by without us thinking of this gorgeous small wedding in Scotland, and what an honour it was to be part of it.
This wedding was the perfect example of how a more intimate guestlist doesn’t have to mean a smaller celebration. Amy and Westin knew they wanted to go all-out on treating their guests to a bit of West Texas at their small wedding in Scotland, and they chose our micro wedding service to make it happen. This service combines both our styling and our floristry, and the result was an absolute dream.
The perfect restaurant wedding setting
The couple travelled all the way from Texas to wed at The Bothy, one of Glasgow’s finest culinary institutions. Not only is the food delicious, but the restaurant itself is beautiful: especially The Scullery, the atmospheric private dining room which is the perfect setting for a small wedding in Scotland.
Their guests’ first peek at the styling came in the form of layered boards placed at the entrance to the upper floor. As well as introducing the colour and style of the day, these acted as signage for their arriving guests, getting them excited on the way to the late afternoon ceremony.
A family friend conducted Amy and Westin’s blessing at the head of the long feature table, which their guests were sitting around. This was in front of the beautiful fireplace, which we’d decorated with wild, organic floristry (more on those below) and candles. After the blessing, they went outside to enjoy the small garden area for drinks, before returning to the table for the meal.
Bringing Texan vibes to their small wedding in Scotland
When discussing the style they were going for, Amy and Westin knew they wanted the wedding to nod to their home of West Texas. We loved the idea of bringing West Texan vibes to their small wedding in Scotland, marrying together their past and their present, their home and their sense of adventure. With this in mind, we created a strong boho desert vibe for their styling.
This meant a colour palette chock full of earthy tones, which were muted but still impactful. Imagine the arid desert, the orangey-red of the sand and dust; and the sun-bleached greens of the cacti and local foliage. This was the basis for our colour palette, which included rust, terracotta, sage green, fern green, and cream. We also utilised texture, using wicker, draped fabric, and clay to soften the natural wood and stone of the venue.
Along with the mantelpiece the table acts as the focal point of the room, so we made sure to dress it accordingly. The table is huge, so we worked on a hand-dyed terracotta muslin runner that was wide enough to accommodate it! Then, on top of this runner we placed an abundance of Ester & Erik candles in pink and earthy tones, as well as lots of tea lights. In fact, candles were a feature throughout, placed on furniture and along the platform which ran the length of the back wall.
Again, to hark to the Texan roots of this small wedding, we used clay and ceramics to conjure up a desert feel. A careful curation of vessels and vases along the runner included glass, metal, and ceramic, which matched the rust-coloured ceramic name cards at each guest’s seat. A knotted sage green textured napkin sat on each wicker mat place setting, as well as the menu listing the joy that were about to experience.
To top it all off (pun intended) and to thank their guests for travelling to their small wedding in Scotland, Amy and Westin had bought ceramic cowboy hat incense holders for their favours. We also created a playful fabric cowboy sign that the couple could pack in their suitcase, and take home as their souvenir.
Wild and wonderful floristry
A smaller guestlist doesn’t mean you have to play it down with the styling: in fact, it often means you can go even bigger and better. And that’s certainly what Amy and Westin wanted for this small wedding in Scotland!
The Bothy had a great foundation for this: one of the features in The Scullery is a wide platform that hangs above the table, with foliage trailing over the sides. To frame the couple during the ceremony, we created foam free floral arrangements which complemented the warm wood tones of the fireplace. For a more impactful shape, we combined tall stems with ranunculus dancing the foreground, resulting in a soft, dreamy, ethereal finish.
The florals boasted an almost edible colour palette – with caramels, blush, peaches, pops of deep crimsons, cappuccino and apricots. Amy’s bouquet was one of the highlights of our season, featuring a romantic mix of tonal roses with light touches of foliage. We also used dried grasses here and there, to give everything a more textural edge.
Planning your own small wedding in Scotland?
…and looking to make it unforgettable? We’d love to chat. Wherever you’re travelling from, we specialise in wedding styling for romantics at heart.
And we seriously do mean wherever. We’ve got loads of experience creating meaningful micro weddings and elopements for couples who are travelling to Scotland from abroad – meaning you can not only relax safely in the knowledge that your wedding will be beautiful, but that you’ve also got a good team on the ground when you can’t be! Check out some of our other small, intimate wedding work here, or get in touch with us here.
Venue, Catering & Bar – The Bothy, Glasgow @bothyglasgow
Styling, Stationery, Floristry & Linens – Gloam @wearegloam
Celebrant – Family Member
Photographer – Lena Sabala @lenasabala
Tables/Chairs – The Bothy, Glasgow @bothyglasgow