If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know that I adore the unusual, the quirky and a wedding that shows the true essence of the couple tying the knot. It was as I was browsing facebook market place just the other evening, that I stumbled across Jennifer selling her beloved wedding dress..... The fact that it was a beautiful green dress made me stop and look...... and I'm delighted that I did. I discovered that this was a dress from no ordinary wedding.
For those who are fans of the "Vikings" series on TV, you're going to absolutely love this creative couple's big day. With axe wielding groom and rampaging guests, you could be fooled that you've stepped in to a historical drama, a colourful and earthy feast to behold, I just love everything about this wedding, every little detail has been lovingly included in the theme.
Speaking to Jennifer she tells me:
"We had been together for 4 years when we got married, and met through a love of animals. We are both creative, arty people with a love for tattoos, piercings, animals and history. Ewan has qualifications in Fine art and design, and I have a degree in Zoo biology. We would both love to live in a time in history where life was more simple!
We both fell in love with the series ‘Vikings’ when it came out, and after many, many discussions and theme ideas we decided to go with an earthy, natural Viking theme. Ewan is from Scotland and I moved up there to be with him, we both absolutely love the country so it was a no-brainer that we would get married there.
We wanted something close to nature, yet could also accommodate all of our family and friends for the weekend. We saw a few castles etc, but fell in love with Friars Carse, overlooking over the river Nith and the beautiful house. We were supposed to get married outside overlooking the river, but of course the Scottish weather dictated otherwise!
We decided to go with a brown and green colour scheme, which may sound bizarre but are really earthy natural colours that we love, and I feel it worked amazingly well. We really struggled to find anyone who could cater for the ideas we had in mind, so we did it all ourselves!
We sourced the brown table cloths, collected the skulls (yep, real sheep skulls), made the save the dates and invitations, made the centrepieces, decorated the post box, made the table name places and the seating plan all by hand (and covered in fake blood). I had a custom made sage green wedding dress which Ewan sewed a bronze ‘Tree of life’ for and it was sewn onto the back of my dress".
The meaning of the Tree of Life:
The Tree of Life is a symbol of a fresh start in life, positive energy, good health and a bright future. A symbol of immortality. A tree grows old, yet it bears seeds that contain its very essence and in this way, the tree becomes immortal, as a continuing symbol of growth and strength.