RUTH AND MATTY'S CREAR WEDDING 

Mutal friends introduced the seventeen year old Ruth and Matty on a glamping holiday in Wales.
Thirteen years after they first met in 2009, twenty seven close friends and family travelled from Scotland, Wales, England… and Australia, to their Crear wedding celebration.

We knew we wanted a relaxed atmosphere so the day before the wedding we had the lasagne made by Allan and his team, some of our guests also brought our favourite bakes, welsh cakes and empire biscuits!
And instead of having a guest book, we had a fingerprint version which is now framed in our dining room.
We also brought garden games and board games which was good fun throughout our stay.
We’d also like to thank our parents who were so supportive.

We chose everything solely based on what we loved. We knew we wanted cheerful and colourful flowers and the flower arch was a highlight. I love candles so we chose to have personalised ones as our favours and also pic n mix as extras.

Ruth and Matty married in the Crear studio looking out over the Isle of Jura with a beautiful Humanist Ceremony conducted by David Smith
Our humanist ceremony was amazing and all of our guests commented how personal it was.

My dress and veil were both from ‘Brides of Perth’ (previously ‘Point Nouveau Bridal’ in Dunblane) My mum is Scottish and we spent a lot of time in Scotland with my Granny and Grandpa, as a little girl we use to pass the shop and I always knew I wanted to get my wedding dress from there. The kindness our friends and family showed us was so heartwarming, my mums friend Christine kindly bought my wedding shoes and our family friend Jean gifted me with her Grandmothers Sapphire pin. 

Matty's suit from Hugo Boss, shirt Charles Tyrwhitt, shoes John Whyte, family clan tartan waistcoat Scotland Shop. Everything was based around the colour way of the tartan! 

The ceilidh and Whisky Kiss was such fun! It got everyone dancing and the whole night was filled with laughter and fun. We also enjoyed having everyone involved in our first dance. 

The day after the wedding, we all went for a swim in the sea and had a delicious Hog Roast from Argyll Hog Roast so the celebrations continued. We also had lots of yummy cake leftover made by Natalie’s Cupcakery. 

Lorraine from Crear was so helpful throughout the planning process! Shout out to her please. LeeAnne Fraser did my hair and makeup and I thought she was exceptional.

Both the ceremony itself and the The ceilidh were our favourite parts of the day! We’ve yet to go on honeymoon! However we’re still on a high from our special day three months later! 

 

"My dress and veil were both from ‘Brides of Perth’ (previously ‘Point Nouveau Bridal’ in Dunblane)
My mum is Scottish and we spent a lot of time in Scotland with my Granny and Grandpa, as a little girl we use to pass the shop and I always knew I wanted to get my wedding dress from there.
The kindness our friends and family showed us was so heartwarming, my mums friend Christine kindly bought my wedding shoes and our family friend Jean gifted me with her Grandmothers Sapphire pin."

ALAN'S SIGNATURE TASTING MENU

 

INSPIRATION FOR YOUR OWN CREAR WEDDING DAY

Ruth and Matty enjoyed our all inclusive Gigha Crear Wedding package inviting 27 guests.

Crear Photography with Radoslaw Rachwal
Alan's Signature Menu
Blooming Wild Crear Flowers
Crear Cocktails - Mojitos
Crear Organic and Biodynamic Wines 
Crear Highland Piper Iain Campbell

Band Whisky Kiss
Hair & Make Up Leeane Fraser 
Cake Natalie Cup Cakery

Humanist Celebrant David Smith
Wedding Dress Brides of Perth
Matty's Suit from Hugo Boss, shirt Charles Tyrwhitt, shoes John Whyte, family clan tartan waistcoat Scotland Shop.

 

Instead of having a guest book, we had a fingerprint version which is now framed in our dining room. We also brought garden games and board games which was good fun throughout our stay.

RADOSLAW RACHWAL AT THE CREAR PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIVE


ABOUT RADOSLAW RACHWAL IN HIS OWN WORDS

I find it somewhat odd to write about myself. My full name Radoslaw originated from Slavic words “happy” and “glory”.
In translation, that means glorifying, spreading happiness.
I do like to think my name truly reflects my personality (Which is helpful as being a photographer!) 
I am originally from Poland. Love Scotland the same way as my fatherland. Fell in love with Scottish landscapes, people.
I consider Scotland as my home, I tie my present and my future. I am the die-hard romantic soul.
My personal goal of creation is that my wedding photography expresses happiness with a twist of melancholy.

Fun fact, I’ve left my job behind as a history teacher.
History, that big one in books or your family, pass down through generations, are stories about great moments of life.
Documenting them in a visual, artistic way is a great privilege.
My adventure with photography began over a decade ago, in Scotland.
I’ve started a career as a graphic designer and later on as a photographer for a large fashion retailer.
I know my camera gear inside and out. I know how to work in the fast-paced fashion industry with artificial light.
I discovered quickly this was not enough, not what I was looking for.
I needed to express myself with some art, emotions, feelings. Create something unique, personal. Almost substantial.
What could be better than capturing happiness, people in love? Taking photographs that can be appreciated by couples and families for years and years to come.
The best thing in the world. The main reasons why I am in the wedding industry.

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