House for an Art Lover wedding

Today’s blog post is Claire and Andy’s wonderful winter wedding at House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

Nearly 120 years ago Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed an entry in a competition to design a “Haus Eines Kunstfreundes” or “Art Lovers House” set by German design magazine “Zeitschrift Fur Innendekoration”. Mackintosh worked with his wife Margaret MacDonald to design an elegant country retreat and although the entry was disqualified the design was highly praised. The house remained a paper design for more than 80 years before Graham Roxburgh had the idea to actually build it. Working with a team of architects Roxburgh developed a workable design which used the ideas which had been created by Mackintosh and MacDonald. The house was built and opened in 1996.

In December 2018 Claire and Andy invited friends and family to join them to celebrate their wedding in this beautiful venue.

Wedding dress, personalised hanger and bridal details

Wedding dress details - grey bridesmaid dresses, lace detail wedding dress, white tulip bridal bouquets

Black and white photography of bride and her party getting ready

Wedding Day celebrations - Bridesmaid opening the prosecco

mother of the bride and bridal preparations at Glasgow Hilton hotel

Claire and her bridesmaids preparations took place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central. On the day all the girls hair was done by Emma Taylor Hair Design and make up by Kirsten Read.

Wedding Bouquet - White tulips from Mood Flowers, Glasgow

Claire had chosen beautiful white tulips for her bouquets and these were delivered fresh on the morning by Mood Flowers.

Black and white wedding preparations in Glasgow - Bridesmaids and bride relaxing before the wedding

Bridesmaids and mother of the bride getting ready

Bridal preparations - hair and makeup

Wedding Day Photography - Black and white portrait of final makeup touches on the wedding dayWedding day moments - the bride and her bridesmaid share a laugh Wedding Day candids - wedding dress moment Wedding Day details - the wedding dress final touches Wedding Day Photography - the bride before the ceremony Wedding Photography - the bride with her dad and her mum

Claire and Andy’s ceremony took place in the Main Hall of the House and was conducted by Maureen Kettle, who is a Humanist Celebrant. It really was a lovely ceremony and so personal to Andy and Claire, right down to the unique things they love about each other!Wedding ceremony details - candles and whisky Before the wedding ceremony - guests arriving at House for an Art Lover Guests gathering for the wedding ceremony Wedding ceremony candid - the groom and the best man chat Black and white moments before the wedding - the flower girl pulls a funny face the bride and her dad walking down the aisle at house for an art lover in Glasgow Wedding ceremony at house for an art lover in Glasgow Exchanging vows at House for an Art Lover Glasgow Reportage wedding photography during the ceremony Bride and groom exchanging vows during the wedding Wedding ceremony moments Black and white portrait of the bride and groom exchanging rings First Kiss as Mr and Mrs A toast to married life with the quaich Wedding Photography - the bridal couple exitAfter the ceremony we took time for some formal photographs before moving into the Music room for one of the the fun parts of the day – the speeches!Bridal Portraits in the Oval room of House for an Art LoverWedding photography in the Oval room of House for an Art Lover The Bridal party in the oval room at House for an Art lover Formal Wedding Photography in the Dining Room at House for an Art Lover Bride and Groom at House for an Art Lover Weddings in the Music Room at House for an Art Lover Wedding Photography outside House for an Art LoverWedding day candids Cutting the wedding cakeWedding meal room - the Music Room Wedding Day Table Names - Gins Wedding Speeches - Father of the BrideThe bride laughing at the Father of the bride speechWedding speeches Black and white candids from the speeches The bride and groom share a looking during speechesGuests enjoying the grooms speech young photographer during the speeches The Grooms toast at house for an art lover The Best Mans speech....and the grooms reaction Wedding guests laughing during the best mans speech The best mans speech at house for an art lover

Finally it was time for the dancing to begin. Music for the evening was provided by the excellent Sneaky Treacle, and they did not disappoint. From the minute Claire and Andy started the evening with their first dance as Mr and Mrs, to the end of the night the dance floor was absolutely packed!Evening Wedding celebrations at house for an art loverNewlyweds arrive for their first danceFirst dance as mr and mrsWedding guests enjoy the dancing at house for an art loverEvening celebrations in GlasgowWedding day guests Dancing the night away to celebrate all hands in during the dancing Wedding guests relaxing at evening celebrations Rocking the dance floor at House for an Art Lover The bride and groom lead the dancing Wedding day finaleNewly wed kiss

Congratulations again to Claire & Andy, I hope you are enjoying married life!

If you enjoyed this sneak peek at Claire and Andy’s day, and would like more information on wedding photography please get in touch so we can talk about you ideas for your big day and make sure you get photographs that tell your story!


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