Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful handcrafted Ayrshire Wedding with pretty soft pink, copper, sage details.
Images were captured by Fotomaki Photography.
Fotomaki Photography is run by Sarah, a fox loving, cake scoffing photo ninja who resides in Glasgow.
She loves nothing more than to capture joy & colour on wedding days which make you look at your wedding photos and smile.
She says of the couples day…
This couples day was a long time coming!
Mhairi & Stephen had originally planned to wed at the Cow Shed in Fife but due to COVID scuppering those plans they moved the shindig closer to home.
What a find they had in Belleisle, it’s beautiful! I absolutely loved being a part of their lush wedding.
They both enjoyed their day so much and there’s just nothing better than getting to witness that
Beautiful Bride Mhairi says of the couples gorgeous Ayrshire Wedding Day…
How did you meet?
We met at secondary school…and were childhood sweethearts.
Over the years we caught each other’s eye and may even have shared a few kisses at school dances.
It all started to come together when we shared a best friend, our best man David.
This meant we ended up spending more time together at lunch times and parties.
The romance started blossoming after our school prom at a party at my house.
There wasn’t much alcohol left but we chatted the night away over a stale bowl of Cheerios.
After that we went on our 6th year holiday to Magaluf where we made it official!
Tell us about the Proposal…
We often travel to London as Stephen’s grandparents have a flat in Chalk Farm. We went on a morning run around Regents Park.
Afterwards, we got a coffee at our favourite coffee shop and walked to the top of Primrose Hill to drink our coffee whilst looking at the London skyline.
Just as we were about to walk down the hill Stephen got down on one knee and asked the big question.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
We were quite quick to begin our planning, originally we wanted to get married within the year.
Once we started looking at venues we realised that most places had a two year wait.
We visited lots of beautiful venues and finally decided on the Cow Shed in Crail.
We sent out our save the dates…then the pandemic hit
Our original wedding date was 3rd of April 2021. We decided to hang tight rather than postpone as we still had a while.
As we approached December 2020 we started to realise that having all of our friends and family at our big day might not happen if we went ahead with the original date.
We decided to postpone and thought that the possibility of having all our loved ones would be more of a reality in October.
Sadly our original venue didn’t have any dates in October. So we cancelled our booking and came up with Plan B!
My mum had always thought it would be a lovely idea to get married in a glasshouse in a local park (Belleisle).
They have held a handful of weddings and events over the years, and when we contacted them they had the date!
I had also been to a ceilidh in the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum a few years back and thought it would be the perfect place for a wedding reception.
We contacted our suppliers and from there everything began to slot into place!
Any special touches/DIY?
During lockdown there was plenty of time to DIY. We created our table numbers and name places out of acrylic and paint pens, collected glass bottles for flowers and spray painted them.
Stephen is a graphic designer by trade so he designed our wedding signs and stationery.
The day before the wedding it was a big family effort to set up. Stephen’s Mum and sister took charge at the greenhouse and my family took charge of the reception tables.
Both venues turned out better than I had imagined!
What was the theme / colour palette of your Big Day?
Our original plan was soft pinks, copper, sage and white. The flowers and foliage the glasshouse was just bursting with colour! It was beautiful.
What was the best bit of your day?
We loved our ceremony. It was perfect beginning to end. Our celebrant Tasha, just got us.
In front of all our loved ones she spoke about our journey and then started us on the next chapter marrying us. It felt so special.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
When you begin to plan a wedding there are so many things to think about at times it can feel so stressful. Don’t sweat the small stuff!
The most important part is that you are marrying your best friend.
Photography – Fotomaki Photography
Wedding Dress – Unbridaled Boutique
Accessories – Lady in Bianca
Bridesmaid Gowns – Silkfred
Suit – Moss
Cake Maker – Bake That
Florist – Wildwood Blooms
Caterer – Regis Banqueting
Band – The Jim Jam Ceilidh Band
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