Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous bright,colourful and summery Scottish Wedding at the beautiful Killearn Village Hall.
Images were captured by Sarah at Fotomaki Photography.
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Annie says of the couples Scottish Wedding day…
How did you meet?
We met at work when we were both support workers working with autistic adults in Edinburgh, and it went from there..
Tell us about the Engagement…
We got engaged in Barcelona in 2016, I proposed in a cable car coming down Montjuic mountain – Catherine then proposed to me again later that night.
Tell us about your Wedding Planning Experience…
We chose Killearn Village Hall because we loved the building’s mix of traditional and modern spaces to use across the day and because the building was a beautiful blank canvas, and so a great opportunity to make the space our own.
The location was ideal for our summery Scottish wedding, with it being not too far from Edinburgh or Glasgow to get to, and set in the beautiful countryside with views of Loch Lomond.
It was important for us to get married somewhere with plenty of natural light and with an outdoor space to make the most of the long summer evening.
The weddings at Killearn are run by Three Sisters Bake, and their wedding co-ordinator, Sheena, was wonderful to work with and made everything really straight forward while giving us lots of opportunities to personalise the day, from the running order of the day to the layout and decorations of the main hall.
They also did our catering and made sure we had great food that everyone would enjoy, including adorable scone canapes!
We really enjoyed being at the hall the day before the wedding, preparing all the flowers with our families and decorating the hall together.
Annie’s mum made us some beautiful bunting which hung across the stage, making a lovely backdrop for our first dance photos.
We were lucky too that we could have such a personal ceremony, and that we could involve our friends and family in the service.
One of our closest friends is a celebrant in training and could perform our ceremony for us. Lucy has known us for years and we were so happy that she could celebrate our marriage, it made the ceremony even more special.
We worked together with Lucy in the run-up to the wedding to make sure our ceremony was just right for us.
We included two readings: Wedding Day by Rowena Edlin-White read by our friend Jayne, and Neil Gaiman’s All I Know About Love read by Catherine’s sister Sarah.
When we walked up the aisle, our Mums and Dads came with us, and Annie’s brother Olly and Catherine’s sister Helen were witnesses.
Did your day a theme or colour scheme?
We wanted our day to be bright and summery, and thankfully the Scottish weather decided to play along!
We had beautiful summery wild flower bouquets and decorations, and had drinks and scone canapes outside in the afternoon, while the children blew bubbles and played games – it was absolutely wonderful.
We had about eighty guests who had come from all over the UK and beyond, and it was so brilliant to have everyone that we love all together in one place.
Tell us what you wore…
I went dress shopping with my mum in Gloucestershire, where I grew up and where my family still live, and found my dress by Brighton Belle at SJP Bridal in Gloucester.
Catherine also went dress shopping with her mum, and found her dress at David’s Bridal in Glasgow.
Both of us found our dresses on our first day of dress shopping, and we managed to keep it a secret what each other was wearing until the big day.
We wanted our bridesmaids to all be wearing something they felt comfortable in, and wanted them all to go well together but didn’t mind whether they were all matching or not.
We asked them all what colours they liked the sound of, and agreed on shades of pink we all liked and then both we and all of them had a search around online.
In the end, all of the dresses were different and all found on ASOS, which worked out really well as not everyone was living in one place and it wouldn’t have been possible to go dress shopping all together.
We were really happy with all the dresses, and we also made sure that our friend Lucy, who was our celebrant, had a dress that toned in with the bridesmaids.
Is there anything you would do differently?
Planning a wedding took more time than we’d anticipated: there are so many things to think about that we hadn’t realised!
We took just over a year to plan our wedding though, which was a nice length of time as we didn’t feel rushed.
For the first few months we decided to tackle one big job a month – things like finding a venue and caterer, choosing a photographer, and working out our invite list.
We are really happy with all the vendors that we chose and don’t think there is anything we would have done differently – the last few weeks were very busy but we tried not to stress about the small details as much as possible.
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Photographer: Fotomaki Photography
Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS
Celebrant: Lucy Hinnie (friend and celebrant in training), plus Victoria Bisland, both from Fuze Ceremonies
Cake: Sugar Daddy’s – Edinburgh
Florist: Endrick Blooms
Wedding rings – Annie Smith – Edinburgh
Accessories: Catherine’s veil – David’s Bridal
Hair: Hair by Shirley
Make-up: Laura Bruce Beauty
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