Real Opus Atelier Bride | Jayde

After having to postpone their wedding due to Covid-19, our stunning Berta Bride Jayde married Steven in an intimate ceremony with their closet families and friends there to share the magical moment when they said ‘I do’. Jayde tells us all about their love story, planning a wedding during lockdown and finding her dream wedding dress.

How We Met

Steven and I met on our first day at the University of Strathclyde in 2010, and while I'd like to say it was love at first sight, our story started out as just friends before our friendship blossoming into romance in December 2011 and we've pretty much been inseparable since.We've shared every huge moment in our lives together, from getting our degrees, to carrying out our PhDs in the same group and finally to getting our first 'real' jobs in the same company.

We've grown up a lot since that first meeting at 18 years old, and gone through a lot together, but its only made us stronger and we can't wait to see what this next chapter as husband and wife has in store.

Bride wearing wedding dress with veil and groom wearing kilt

The Proposal

Steven asked me to marry him on the 16th of June 2017 while on our dream trip travelling across Italy. He got down on one knee in the Boboli Gardens overlooking Florence and while I had had my suspicions about a proposal, when it actually happened, I was speechless.

Bride and groom wedding ceremony

Wedding Style

We wanted to keep the wedding quite simply styled, not too many flowers or decorations, just neutral flowers and mixed metals throughout. We did, however, put quite a lot of personal touches throughout the wedding day.

Wedding ceremony personal details

The Wedding Ceremony

We were married at Brig O’Doon House Hotel. At the ceremony, we had an 'In Memory' table with photos of my grandparents, all of whom I'd lost within a few years and it meant a lot to have them there with me during such a special time.

Alternative wedding cake, cake made of cheese

The Wedding Reception

Our wedding reception took place at Loch Green House Hotel. We themed our wedding tables with our favourite fantasy worlds (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter), so we decorated each table with a framed quote from each and various props ( a wand of course for HP). Our favourite quote from Lotr 'I'd rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone' sat at our top table. We wanted to have a wedding that was fully ours with everything we loved, and so we also decided to have a wedding cake of cheese, which was amazing. We loved how everything turned out for our day and it was so unique to us.