Today I am excited to share this breathtaking Ayrshire Wedding at Turnberry with beautiful sage green and peach details.
The couple are Gemma and Steven and the Brides unique connection with the venue meant it was the most perfect place to wed.
Images were captured by The Gibsons.
The Gibsons are husband and wife team Scott and Chantal who work together to ensure full coverage of the Bride and Grooms day.
Their style is artistic, contemporary and very natural.
I hand over to gorgeous Bride Gemma…
How did you meet?
Steven and I were both members of Young Farmers which is how we met!
We were both in the same club for a few years but never really spoke until we took part in our Annual Concert and the rest is history!
Tell us about the Engagement…
We got engaged the day after my birthday in 2015.
I had always warned Steven that if he ever proposed that it would be quite low key but meaningful.
We were just relaxing at home in our living room!
Steven was tickling me so I was rolling around on the sofa and when I turned around he was down on one knee which was a massive surprise.
In fact I had to ask him 4 or 5 times if he was really serious. Even now I can’t remember exactly what he said!
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
We were very laid back when it came to planning the wedding!
I am Front Office Manager at Turnberry and when it came to deciding on a venue, we looked at a few places and decided that for us, nowhere really compared to Turnberry!
It was lovely that the people I work with on a daily basis helped plan my wedding and were there to look after us so well on the day!
When I came down the staircase on the day of my wedding the team I work with were lined along the corridor!
We tried to keep the wedding as personal as possible and involved as many people as possible.
The registrar who married us was one of my mum’s best friend’s, Mr Logan who made our wedding rings is one of our regular guests at work, my colleague Andrew made our Wedding Cake and our friends sung, spoke and did readings throughout the day at our wedding.
Planning the wedding was relatively stress free as we knew what we wanted which made decision making a lot easier!
The most difficult part for us was choosing where to go on honeymoon!
Second to the honeymoon the second toughest decision we made was choosing a photographer.
For us, this was the most important decision that we made and we were so glad that we chose The Gibsons.
The wedding day goes past so quickly and they captured so many different elements of the day and reactions of our guests that we can treasure for years to come.
What was the colour palette of your Big Day?
Knowing the venue so well, I knew that bold colours don’t really work so well with the surroundings so I wanted to keep everything as natural as possible.
Before I even went shopping with my bridesmaids I knew I wanted dresses in a sage colour. The other colour just fell in to place when I chose my wedding stationery!
I knew I wanted letterpress stationary but having everything green felt bland so we tied in peach and pale pinks as well as different tones of green. It wasn’t really planned at all and the day before the wedding I was actually worried that it wouldn’t come together but it was stunning!
What was the best bit of your day?
The reason that we were so laid back about the finer details and planning of the wedding was because we just wanted to be married. Everything else was secondary.
For both of us therefore, the best part of our day (by a long way) was our ceremony.
Even though we had nearly 140 people watching, it felt like it was only the two of us as we made our vows. We also chose to incorporate a Quaich ceremony with our dads, which was a lot of fun!
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Don’t get caught up on the finer details- as long as you have a venue, marriage license and someone to conduct the wedding, nothing else matters.
Spend as much as you can possibly afford on a photographer- it is worth every single penny!
We spent a lot of time debating whether to have a videographer or not as it feels like an unnecessary expense but my recommendation would be to go ahead and do it!
We debated this up until a few weeks before the wedding and decided at the last minute to book. Again, it was a decision that I am so glad I made
Sometimes it can be hard to make decisions as you are trying so hard to please your guests and there are so many people who want to give their input! Stick to what you and your partner want and you won’t regret it!
The first thing I did when we started planning the wedding was write a guest list and complete a table plan based on those guests.
People say that table plans are often the most stressful part of wedding planning but having a plan in place from the start meant that closer to the date I just had to amend when any regrets came through.
Thank you so much to Chantal and Scott for sharing this elegant Ayrshire Wedding day.
Moments are so precious and these images are memories of such a happy day.
Love the delicate palette and the stunning location, and the happiness that oozes form the images.
The couples Wedding Film from Studio Four Media…
Venue – Trump Turnberry
Photographer – The Gibsons
Shoes – Badgley Mischka
Suit/Kilt Hire – Slanj Kilts – Glasgow
Cake Maker – Andrew MacKay – Trump Turnberry – A Luxury Collection Resort
Florist – Kirstie’s Flowers – Troon
Videographer – Studio Four Media
Rings – Logan The Jewellers
Stationery – Print For Love
Make up/Hair stylist – Kerry Craig
To Contact The Gibsons
Website – https://www.thegibsonsphotography.co.uk/
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone – 07935 294928