Anna & Kevin


* Anna & Kevin * Photographer: Lillian & Leonard Weddings (APW Sponsors) * Soundtrack for reading: “Get Over It” by The Young Evils *

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The Info—Photography: Lillian & Leonard Weddings, London Wedding Photographers (APW sponsors) / Venue: Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK / Caterer: Avenu Hospitality / Band/DJ: The Young Evils / Cake: Sugar & Spice / Flowers: Florette / Hotel: Carlton GeorgeHorse & Carriage: Prestige Carriages / Transport: Glasgow Airport Cabs / Anna’s Dress: Custom by Kiko’s House of Couture / Kevin’s Kilt: Hector Russell / Maid of Honor, Best Person and Flower Girl Dresses: Nordstrom

Other cool stuff we should know about: Anna was born in London, Kevin was born in New Jersey, and now they both live in Seattle. With our friends and family scattered all around the globe we decided the best way to not favor any one family and keep our wedding small and intimate, what better than to get married in Scotland! Anna’s mother and her side of the family are from Glasgow after all, so everything seemed to fall in place pretty easily. The internet is a wonderful thing, as we were able to find and coordinate most everything we needed for the big day from afar, and then made a trip over for one week to finalize most everything else in person. As two total music nerds, we also knew that we needed music that best represented us. After all, Kevin did have one of Anna’s favorite songwriters, Eef Barzaley of Clem Snide, write a song that he proposed with. During the ceremony there was to be no “Pachabel’s Canon in D” or “Bridal March,” but rather instrumental covers of songs we love and fit the occasion. Songs involved in our wedding day: “Here Comes Your Man” by The Pixies (groom’s entrance), “Air on a G String” by Bach (Bride’s entrance), “Sing” by Travis (signing of the registrar), “We are the Champions” by Queen (the recessional), and “Lovely Tonight” by Josh Radin (First Dance). We also knew we wanted both a band, but not a cover band, and a DJ to play our reception, so we reached out to Troy Nelson and Mackenzie Mercer of The Young Evils and brought the two of them over to provide both.

One word sum up of the wedding vibe: Personal. Our ceremony was a family affair. Iain, Anna’s brother, played a large role in the ceremony itself while sister Fiona, took on the role of Maid of Honor and Kevin’s sister, Karen, the Best Groomswoman. The Flower Girls were Anna’s nieces Ava and Micah. We decided to write our own vows and kept everything but the last line, which we had written together, a secret until the ceremony. We made sure that every component of the wedding had a bit of both Anna and Kevin, but also represented and thought about our guests. From every handmade invitation to personalized messages for each guest from the bride and the groom included in their favors, we wanted to make sure the forty-six people in the room knew that they were our nearest and dearest, and that Kevin and Anna would not be the same, or even together, without each one of them.

Favorite thing about the wedding: It’s hard to pick just one… Anna would say it’s either our vows, the guests’ surprise at their messages, the band, our moment away and alone in the carriage as husband and wife. Kevin would lean towards the turnout for our wedding, getting to have it in Scotland, and getting so many of our friends to show up in kilts.

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  • Class of 1980

    Gorgeous wedding, but I was distracted by the perfect dress!

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

      The neckline/bust/sleeves on that dress are amazingly gorgeous. Well, the whole dress is, but that was my favourite part.

      • Class of 1980

        It’s so graceful.

      • Anna

        Thank you so much for the compliments on the dress… I was lucky enough to find an amazing and affordable dress designer and we worked together to come up with the vision. He crafted the dress on and for me… Such a fun process, albeit time consuming, but it couldn’t have turned out better. I would recommend Kiko to anyone in the Seattle area.

  • Laura

    It could be because we just got married two weeks ago, but this is the first Wordless Wedding to make me tear up. So much joy.

    Also, your hair is AH-MAZ-ING.

    • Brooke

      Made me teary too! Just beautiful. Always love the weddings captured by Lillian & Leonard Weddings.

  • http://bettencourtchase.blogspot.com Helen

    This is so beautiful! And it sounds like a perfect wedding for you. I would have described our wedding as “personal” as well, so that is wonderful. Congratulations!

  • http://wedding-beauty.com/ Wedding Beauty

    Congrats for everything, including the traditional side you counted as part of the event!

  • Anna

    Wow, that dress is beautiful! I’m hoping to find my perfect dress at Loehmann’s Grab the Gown event next week in NYC. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Kelsey

    The joy on your faces. Oh my!
    Also- the dress! The dancing!! It looks like it was a wonderful day.

  • Sarah

    Just so beautiful. Your pictures reminded me very much of my own wedding and that helped bring me a little peace about my own day.

    I guess that’s the thing with wedding photography, all the drama llamas are out of the frame.

    Thank you for sharing.

  • http://www.aboutshaadi.co.uk/ London Bridal Wear

    I love all the collection of the Images which you have posted above with this lovely post. The two kids are looking more beautiful in these images than the wedding couple. But it doesn’t mean that they are not looking beautiful. They are but not more than two little princesses.