Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous Fife Wedding with Golf elements and pretty soft blue and white details at The Cow Shed Crail.
Images were captured by Trevor Wilson of Silver Photography.
Trevor is a relaxed documentary style wedding and elopement photographer based in Glasgow working throughout the UK …
I hand over to beautiful Bride Mairi to tell us the couples love story, and about their stunning Fife Wedding…
How did you meet?
We met in Glasgow in late 2013 when we were both working in the same bar.
Scott had started a winter job in a Glasgow bar in between playing golf professionally meanwhile, I was my third year at university.
After dating for a year or so we moved through to Fife which is where we currently live with our Labrador Shadow.
Tell us about the Proposal…
In 2017, we went on holiday to the South of France where Scott’s parents have an apartment.
From previous holidays Scott had the perfect spot in mind, a secluded part of the beach in Boulouris.
Although the proposal didn’t go quite to plan with Scott forgetting what he had prepared to say, it was still a really special moment and I didn’t hesitate to say Yes!
After the proposal we met Scott’s parents for a champagne celebration in a beachfront restaurant and had a wonderful night.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
Our original plan was to get married in the Highlands of Scotland, which is where I’m from.
We were struggling to find a place where we could put our own stamp on our special day, as we wanted our venue to be unique and somewhere we could make our own.
We accidentally stumbled across Fife Wedding Venue the Cow Shed, Crail on Facebook and decided, since it was a short drive away from where we were living at that time, we should have a look.
As soon as we arrived at the venue we both knew this was the place where we wanted to say “I do”.
The location was rural and had beautiful views over fields looking out to the sea.
The barn style venue also acted as a blank canvas allowing us full flexibility to dress the venue as we wanted and to make it really personal.
Another bonus was that they allowed dogs so our Labrador Shadow was able to be with us on our wedding day.
Any special touches/DIY?
One of the special touches was our favours which were little chocolate boxes.
My mum, Shelagh, had wanted to make these for us and she decided to make them out of recycled envelopes.
On the inside of bank statement envelopes, the paper is decorated in most cases with blue patterns.
She made these envelopes into small boxes which held some chocolates. The end result was really effective and all of the boxes were slightly different. It saved us a lot of money.
We were really lucky that we had so many people willing to help out with the preparation.
The day before the wedding both our families came together to help set everything up in the venue and we dressed the whole area. Although, we were worried it may have been stressful it was lovely to spend the day with everyone ahead of the wedding.
My sister’s boyfriend, Thomas, made us our wedding cake, which was beautiful and very tasty, and our friend Fran created our wedding invites for us.
My parents also created the table plan, name cards and also provided the flowers for the tables.
Scott’s parents provided the fairy lights, lanterns and lots of our props throughout the venue.
Our caterers and the Venue were also amazing at helping us to set up and helping with the running of the day.
What was the colour palette of your Big Day?
The colour palette for our “Big Day” focused on soft blues and whites.
As a September wedding, we wanted a classic colour scheme and felt that blue was appropriate with the wedding being held in the sea side town of Crail.
We had six bridesmaids so decided to have a different dress for each of them, doing this so all wore something that suited them and made them feel comfortable.
This resulted in a really nice mix of different shades of blues throughout all their dresses.
In terms of the table dressings we had classic white table clothes with blue napkins and our favours were in blue boxes. We kept the table arrangements simple with some gypsophila flowers and fairly lights.
We both work in the golf industry so although we didn’t want to make this the overall theme of the day we certainly wanted it to feature.
We decided to have our tables named after golf courses in the UK which had hosted an Open Championship.
Mairi’s dad, Iain, created a table plan in the form of a map showing where each of these course was within the UK.
He also created pin flags with the course names to sit at each table.
What was the best bit of your day?
This was a hard question to answer as we both had the best day we could have hoped for with so many highlights.
We both agreed however that our ceremony was our favourite part.
Ahead of our wedding we probably hadn’t realised how special the wedding ceremony is and we were most looking forward to the evening party.
However, our humanist Stewart was incredible and made the ceremony so special for us both. It was a very personal ceremony which had us both laughing and crying.
Is there anything you would do differently?
One thing we would do differently is to have had a videographer filming our lovely Fife Wedding.
Although, at the time you think you will remember everything, because the day goes by so fast, there are parts you forget and it would be nice to have a video to look back on.
Another thing we would have done differently is to enjoy the food and drink more. You spend months planning out your food and drink but on our Wedding Day we were so busy trying to speak to everyone we barely ate a thing.
This was even more frustrating when after the Wedding our guests raved about how good the food was.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Some advice we would give to other couples is to not get stressed or worked up about their Wedding Day.
Things will go wrong and timings will slip on the day but just enjoy every moment and everything will work out. You only get one chance to enjoy this day so don’t waste it getting upset.
Another piece of advice I would give couples getting married is to try and find a quiet moment after the ceremony where you can both be alone together and take a moment to appreciate the special day.
It sounds silly but it’s so easy on your wedding day not to spend much time together at all and with everyone wanting a moment with you it can become quite overwhelming.
We were given this piece of advice by our friend so after our ceremony we nipped back to our cottage just for ten minutes to have some time to reflect on our ceremony. It was a really special moment and one we look back on fondly.
Fife Wedding Suppliers
Venue – The Cow Shed Crail
Photographer – Trevor Wilson – Silver Photography
Bridesmaid Gowns – All high street shops – all different
Kilt Hire supplier – MacGregor and MacDuff Kilt Hire – Glasgow
Cake Maker – Thomas Neal
Florist – Lyn Wilson – Poppy Floral Design
Rings – Chisholm Hunter
Make up – Kara Crozer
Hair stylist – Natasha Dardas
Caterers (also provided tables and chairs) – Delicious Catering – Glenrothes
To Contact Silver Photography
Website – https://www.silverphotography.co.uk/
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