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This Portnahaven Hall Wedding Went Totally Natural By Decorating With Potted Plants

June 30, 2016 | gabby

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Sarah and Mark’s wedding at Portnahaven Hall blends Scottish tradition with a natural woodland flair! The couple knew they wanted relaxed, organic vibes for their ceremony and reception halls, so they worked closely with Archipelago to develop amazing potted herb and foraged plant decor that also doubled as wedding favors! Sarah’s Jenny Packham gown was a total showstopper with its 1920s inspired dramatic beading, and Mark chose a Scottish kilt to honor his family’s traditions. Caro Weiss Photography captured every moment of the day, including some absolutely stunning couple portraits on the Scotland coast.

The Couple:

Sarah and Mark

The Wedding:

Portnahaven Hall, Islay, Scotland

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The most memorable moment was coming into the gallery and seeing Mark standing under the beautiful wreath Archipelago  made, completely surrounded by all of our friends and family.

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We said our vows at Outback Art, a gallery on the north west side of the island, the coastal area around the gallery holds special memories for both of us as it’s first place I took Mark when he came over to Islay to visit 10 years ago. The dance was at a community hall in the pretty village of Portnahaven – where all the best Islay weddings are held!

 

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We wanted a very natural, relaxed feeling to our wedding. Working with our florist Nicole from Archipelago we decided to use herbs & foraged plants as our decoration in both the gallery and the hall. The rich yellow flowers on the gorse coupled with the fragrant herbs made both spaces look and smell amazing.

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We gave out packets of seeds in beautifully printed envelopes as well as all of the potted herbs and plants that were scattered around the hall. We thought that it was a lovely idea to have flowers that could be planted after the wedding as a reminder of our friends and families trip to Islay.

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Our advice is choose brilliant suppliers, research what they’ve done before and make your decision based on which ones best reflect your personality. Don’t be afraid to discuss your budget with them, they will be able to tell you what you can and can’t do with what you have to work with.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Caro Weiss Photography
Ceremony Venue – Outback Art
Reception Venue – Portnahaven Hall
Floral Design – Archipelago
Catering – The Port Charlotte Hotel
Cake – The Icing on the Cake
Live Music – Gráinne Brady
Invitations and Favors – Skinny Malink
Makeup Artist – Suzanne Christie
Hair Styling – Laurie Bauld
Wedding Dress – Jenny Packham
Bridal Accessories – Kate Wood
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – French Connection
Rings – Sarah Brown JewelleryKatie Lees Jewellery

 

Congratulations to Sarah and Mark, and a big thanks to Caro Weiss Photography for submitting this wedding to Junebug! Love the natural Scotland inspiration from this wedding? Then you’ve got to see this DIY nature inspired wedding in Scotland!

xoxoGabby

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One Comment

  1. Absolutely loved seeing the photos and reading about Sarah & Mark’s beautiful wedding. I’ve not seen Sarah since our uni days at GSA so was just delighted when I came across this lovely blog. Congrats you lovely pair. Love Harriet xxx

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