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Shona and Jonny – Crossbasket Castle

Scotland!! We love a Scottish wedding, so we were so excited when Shona emailed us to see if we were free to film her wedding at Crossbasket Castle….of course we were!

The whole day was wonderful, both families so friendly and welcoming, and you can see just how important they all are to each other. Family was a big theme on the day and it made it very special. From the venue to the weather (the day previous was thick fog and rain!) it all came together to make a gorgeous day.

Shona chose the brilliant Jesus Peiro for her dress, one of my favourite designers, paired with Manolo Blahs shoes. The bridesmaids wore Maids to Measure dresses in a beautiful dusty pink colour. Flowers on the day were by Mood Flowers, who did a wonderful job. Make up was by Complection Perfection (not that they needed much….)

Jonny wore a kilt teamed with waist coat and jacket by Andrew Brookes tailor. His whole team of ushers wore kilts too…they looked pretty sharp!

After the heartfelt ceremony the pair left the church in a family sports car, complete with tin cans trailing behind, and led the guests back to Crossbasket Castle. The sun shone and we able to enjoy drinks on the terrace before heading into the reception inside.

The beautiful cake was made by Heathers Cakes and the entertainment in the evening included a traditional Ceilidh (our fave!!) and live music by Callanish. We left them in full swing and they no doubt partied the night away.

Www were fined by Euan Roberston who was the photographer on the day. He was an absolute delight to work with, hope we see you again somewhere Euan!

Thank you so much Shona and Jonny for having us with you; you made us feel so welcome and part of the day, it was a total pleasure to meet you all and share the day with you. Lots of luck and love for your future together xx

Bryony and Ed – Scottish Highlands

I know every wedding supplier says that their couples are the best, but our couples really are the best! This is the wonderfully happy, fun, energy filled, drop dead gorgeous wedding of Bryony and Ed, who were married at the church at Ballindalloch, followed by the reception in a marquee in the grounds of Ballindalloch castle, all just a few minutes from Bryony’s home village of Aberlour. The setting for all this was that kind of wild beauty you only get in Scotland and the they filled the place with their friends and family who had travelled from all over the globe to join them.

Although Bryony and Ed now live in London, the wedding was a wonderful mixture of Scottish with a South African twist (Ed was born in South Africa). Bryony’s family are well known for making shortbread (you’ve probably eaten some of it) and I loved the sense of tradition and heritage it gave the day, which blended perfectly with the energetic and vibrant guests.

Bryony looked so beautiful in her white, slim fitting, lace dress, by Rime Arodaky finished off perfectly with killer heels by Nicolas Kirkwood and bright coral nails. She did her own make up (she really doesn’t need much!) and wore flowers in her loose bun. Ed wore a tailor made suit and together they looked amazing.

We were joined by my wedding sidekick Rebecca Goddard who was the photographer for the day, as always it was great fun to go on another adventure to the highlands with Beccy…I really wouldn’t want to travel with anyone else!

We were blessed with some beautiful sunlight at the reception by the river, and the party was kicked off later with a Ceilidh where everyone danced their feet off. Fireworks followed and the party carried on until the early hours. Both Beccy and I have a soft spot for Scottish weddings…you just can’t beat a man in kilt with a set of bagpipes…and this one came up trumps! We loved filming you both and your beautiful families and friends, you’ve been a pleasure to work with and incredibly laid back about everything, which makes our job so easy. We wish you both endless luck and love for your future together xx

Louise and Andy, Lincolnshire

The second Scottish influenced wedding today is the wonderful Louise and Andy and their beautiful, fun, happy wedding at Louise’s family home in Lincolnshire. Now Andy is a writer and Louise is reads drama TV scripts for  BBC Worldwide, so writing a blog entry for them needs me to think carefully about what to say…but really, the whole day was just one big, fat smile (if I had to sum it up)…oh, with a bit of cricket thrown in. Louise is the first bride we’ve filmed that’s played cricket on her wedding day! They were just genuinely a very happy couple and very obviously in love. (plus I think Andy is one of the more emotional grooms we’ve had for a while, which is just fabulous!)

Louise got ready at her parents’ house with her family while Andy got ready at the local Inn. Louise chose the ever beautiful Sassi Holford and looked stunning. Andy wore his family kilt…you looked stunning too Andy! They then had their ceremony at the church where Louise’s Great Grandfather was vicar, which was such a lovely thing to be able to do. Their vicar, Val and Andy’s family Minister conducted the ceremony, which really was touching and very personal. The couple then led the guests back to the family home for the reception on the lawns of the garden. It was a gorgeous day, people smiled, great food was eaten and the whole atmosphere was one of laid back happiness…perfect.

The party was kicked off by the amazing Earth, Lights Boogie Band, who entertained the guests late into the evening. Photographer on the day was Andy Fletcher, who was very easy to work with.

Louise and Andy, you were an absolute pleasure to be around, as were your families. Thank you for having us around you on the day, your kind and happy natures shone through and we hope you will both continue to be happy and in love xx

 

Sarah Anne and Jamie – Isle of Skye

I don’t really know where to start on this wedding…there’s so much to try and sum up. It’s a cliche to say we (myself and friend/assistant Beccy)  fell in love with our couple, but we truly did, they and their families, the island, the weather, the atmosphere…it just knocked us off our feet and I don’t think we’ve stopped talking or thinking about it since. It was a perfect day in every sense of the word, but more so, it was just so full of love and happiness; it will always make be smile every time I think of it.

It all started with us being collected from Inverness airport by Jamie’s bother Will, (aka best groomsman in the world… ever), who took us and the photographer, Marianne Taylor and her assistant Susanna (don’t need to say much there…she was amazing…look at her photos!) back to Skye on our own mini road trip, showing us the Castles, Loch’s (and golfers) on the way…by the time we got to Portree we felt part of the family and so excited to meet everyone.Sarah Anne and Jamie live in Australia now, as do lots of their friends and family, so it felt like a giant reunion, with everyone returning home to Skye for the wedding. The island was positively buzzing with excitement.

The wedding day came and we woke up to glorious sunshine, sparkly sea and the most beautiful setting for a wedding. Sarah-Anne got ready at her family home, Scorrybreac, which overlooks the sea and has dreamy views form all the windows. Sarah Anne looked gorgeous in her  Martina Liana dress and shoes from Vera Wang, Jamie and the boys all wore Kilts…it was our first time with kilts…we are now converted! Beautiful details ran through the day, Lavender, Peonies, candles, paper pompoms, bunting…it was all perfect.

I’m not particularly religious, but the Ceremony was conducted by family friend, Fr Jim Lawlor, who was so touching and funny, he made me want to go to his church just to hang out with him. The drinks reception took place back at  Scorrybreac and a traditional highland march though Portree, led by bagpipes, took everyone to the Skye Gathering Hall for the wedding breakfast and evening. This venue was special to so many people there, Sarah Anne’s parents even met there, it was magical. Premier Wedding Planners helped co-ordinate events here, it ran seamlessly.

A ceilidh followed the Speeches and lots of drams were downed…we got in at 5am…LOVE this wedding so much!!

We wish you both so much happiness in your future, you two are amazing, I hope we get to meet up again one day in Skye, with love xxx