Drew & Barry


* Drew, English Lecturer & Barry, Computer Science Professor * Photographer: Lillian and Leonard Wedding Photography (APW Sponsors) * Soundtrack for reading: “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler *

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

Drew & Barry | A Practical Wedding

The Info—Photography: Lillian and Leonard Wedding Photography (APW Sponsors) / Venue: The Rowantree at The Caves, Edinburgh, Scotland / Dress: Miss Brache / Shoes: Irregular Choice / Céilidh Band: Thistle Do / Invites: Template from Wedding Chicks, put together by us! / Flowers: Started by an amazing friend, filled in by me, and finally arranged and wrapped by my very talented sister / Reading: ”Your Personal Penguin” by Sandra Boynton

Other cool stuff we should know about: I am American, my husband is Irish, we live in South Korea, and we decided to get married in Scotland. Yup, we’re crazy. We had been living in South Korea for almost four years, so it had been that long since we’d seen most of our friends and family. Our main goal was to host a party for our loved ones, with the plan of kicking it off with a wedding. However, arranging everything from Korea was no easy feat! Thanks to some great teamwork (and a lot of whiskey) we managed to pull it all off. We planned everything blindly, and I mean everything! To this day, we still can’t believe how well it all came together. There were so many wonderful details, but I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: It was a combination of a reunion, a vacation and a wedding, but with less stress and more fun!

Favorite thing about the wedding: Can I say “everything”? No? Fine… it may sound cliche, but our favorite thing was getting to spend time with our loved ones. We are so fortunate to have such wonderful people in our lives, but sadly we don’t get to see them nearly as much as we’d like. While not everyone was able to join us, we were still overwhelmed by the sacrifices that were made to join us. Heck, two of our guest even got their passports for this!

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  • Chiara

    I have to admit I had to listen to the song twice because I got distracted by the video the first time around. Have to rewatch “The Wedding Singer”. Aside from that, your wedding is gorgeous, the pictures are amazing and there’s so much love. The venue looks so very cool as well.

  • http://cuvikingadventures.blogspot.com/ Jenny- Adventures Along the Way

    Looks like an amazing celebration- congrats! And I love that black and white stairway shot.

  • http://landlockedlove.blogspot.com Kelly

    The overhead shot of you going down the stairs is lovely.

  • http://www.3upadventures.com Beth

    Wordless weddings always leave me a little bit wordless. But DAMN girl your calves when giving your future husband a hug? (The pic with all the frames in the background.) AWESOME.

    And of course, your venue looks amazing. Looks like quite a party!

  • http://unexpected-moments.blogspot.com/ Sheryl

    I’m a little bit in love with your dress.

  • http://www.soulwanderings.com/ one soul

    L&L weddings always give me goosebumps.

  • http://www.minnesota-chic.com/ PA

    Beautiful wedding! I love the picture of you two walking hand in hand after the hug.

    It’s always good to hear from someone who planned blindly and had things work out – my fiance is having to trust me to make arrangements for everything, and I’m having to trust that I’m not getting us into anything he’ll really hate!

    Thank you for sharing!

  • http://discerningdilettante.blogspot.com/ KA

    If I’ve said it one time, I’ve said it one hundred: the UK has the best places to get married. SO COOL. Looks like a great party!

  • http://twitter.com/cupcake_orgasm Red

    The dress! The flowers! The location! I die!!!!

    I have a massive love affair with Edinburgh to begin with so I was already biased, but I am in love with this wedding. Drew and Barry I wish you nothing but a lifetime of happiness, good health, and good fortune!

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • http://laurenmcglynnphotography.com Lauren

    I’m with One Soul. All L&L wedding make me want to die a little because they’re so enchantingly lovely. I’ve also tried to shoot a wedding in this venue and was HARD. Yet Cara & Nye make it look so effortless in a way that I can’t at all fathom. They really are the best.

  • Lturtle

    Beautiful! It looks like everyone had a great time. I love the tea length dress, perfect for dancing. And Personal Penguin? Totally stuck in my head now. Congrats!

  • http://www.tilependantjewelry.etsy.com Happily Ever After

    Congrats! Such a Lovely celebration!

  • Caroline

    So beautiful. Can I ask you about the ceilidh band? Do a lot of your friends and family do ceilidh dance? My partner and I and a few of our friends do (and love) ceili dance, which is fairly similar (it’s Irish, not Scottish though). I really want to hire a ceili band and have ceili dance at our wedding, but I’m worried that our families and the about half our friends who don’t do ceili will be intimidated and not dance. (I don’t really think they will, they’re pretty dancing folk, and I think especially if we do a mini-lesson, but having dancing is very important to me. One of the big things I’ve dreamed about since I was a little girl about my wedding was a packed dance floor filled with people I love).

    • http://www.madeinmorningside.blogspot.com Ashleigh

      I would say totally go for it. My family are Scottish, I live in Edinburgh but grew up in England. I had a ceilidh for my 21st birthday in England. It was about 50:50 Scottish:English and a lot of people have never ceilidh-ed before. I would say 90% of people joined in with the dancing from my 80 year old Granddad to my 10 year old next door neighbour. I had so many comments after about how great it was, and in my own opinion it’s better than a disco and usually gets more people up having a go.

      I’m not engaged yet but there is no question about us having a ceilidh if and when we get married.

      xox

    • Drew

      Sorry for the delay. I love that you asked about the ceilidh! My advice? DO IT! Seriously, just do it. Especially since it is so important to you and your partner.

      To be honest, NO ONE from our wedding does any ceilidh dancing. The Irish side had done some Irish dancing when they were younger, but the Americans didn’t really know what had hit them! We were soooo afraid no one would dance that we even told the band to be ready to just play to a sitting crowd. We couldn’t have been any more wrong! Everyone wanted to dance and there wasn’t actually enough room. The first dance had to be split into two different groups! Our band was amazing and the caller was very patient and helped so much. Were some people intimidated? Yes. Were a ton of mistakes made? Yes! Cara, half of L&L, even stepped in with some much needed help at one point!–Thanks again, Cara!

      It was, without a doubt, one of the best decisions we made regarding the day. Sorry about the rambling, but I hope it helps! :)

      • Caroline

        Thanks Drew and Ashleigh. That’s really helpful. I feel like I’ve both thought that people would enthusiastically jump in, and that they wouldn’t so it’s helpful to have the “go for it” opinion reinforced.
        (Ashleigh, we’re somewhere around pre-engaged too, though we’re more mutually waiting for wily ducks than waiting for one of us to get ready, so we’ve done a lot of talking about what our wedding will look like.)

  • http://theparanoidlibra.wordpress.com Paranoid Libra

    Holy Awesome Venue! That place looks amazing! And I love those flowers. I also don’t usually comment on wordless weddings just do a quick photo skim go oooo pretty and go on. Makes me wish I could get a second wedding there….then again I still have waaaayyy too much to do for my first wedding in 4 months(where does the time fly?!)

  • http://www.madeinmorningside.blogspot.com Ashleigh

    I’m from Edinburgh, I love it when you post Scottish Weddings. This one is stunning, friends of mine got married in the same venue last year it’s so magical. And I am totally in love with Drew’s dress she looks stunning. Wishing you all the happiness xoxox

  • Kimberly

    I am seriously rethinking my whole wedding because foreign weddings look so amazing. I just can’t decide on where! Sweden? UK? France?

    I think I’ll stick to good ole Bethlehem PA. :) Beautiful wedding! Wishing you much love and happiness!

  • Drew

    Thank you all so much for the lovely comments and well-wishes! It was such an amazing and important day to us. Thanks to Meg and APW for wanting to share it!