Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous Dalduff Farm wedding where Yorkshire meets Scotland with pretty pastel green details.
Images were captured by Captured Life Photography.
Charlotte of Captured Life Photography is a Derbyshire based contemporary wedding and portrait photographer, working across the whole of Derbyshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, South Yorks & destination weddings abroad.
Charlotte says of the couples Dalduff Farm wedding day..
Having a small budget never stopped this couple from pulling out all the stops for their big day.
Kelly made the wedding cake herself the night before the wedding, and many of the decor pieces made by Kev or members of the family as well as many favours pulled in from local businesses across Sheffield and the local Scottish area.
From start to finish the day was full of so much fun and laughter.
The vibe was relaxed and choc full of character with both Kelly and Kev’s personalities popping up throughout all the decor and activities.
It really was a wedding jam packed with both Yorkshire and Scottish flavour as well as personal touches including a help yourself Scottish whiskey bar (safe to say it didn’t stay full very long).
There was an all night Ceilidh dance off to finish the day off.
It really does go to show that you really don’t have to spent a fortune to have a truly awesome day and the Scots really know how to throw an epic party
I hand over to stunning Bride Kelly to tell us the couples love story, and about their beautiful Dalduff Farm wedding day…
How did you meet?
We first met on Tinder!
Tell us about the Proposal…
We were on holiday in Scotland in July 2016. Kev had planned the whole trip as he was keen to show off the best bits of his home country to me.
We made it to the island of Iona, which is absolutely stunning. We went to the beach and Kev was keen to find the perfect secluded spot for a “picnic”.
Once he found the perfect place, he started telling me how much he loved me and then he got down on one knee showed me the ring and popped the question.
I was in complete shock, so much so I forgot to actually answer (I needed a prompt!), but of course I said yes!
Tell us about your wedding planning journey…
We didn’t want to have too long an engagement, so wanted to get married in the Summer of 2017.
We were keen to have a relaxed and quite rustic wedding. We really didn’t want too much pomp
We were also dead set on a wedding in Scotland.
We spend a lot of time in a little town call Maidens on the West Coast (Kev’s parents have a static caravan there so go up all the time for holidays), so were looking for somewhere nearby.
We found our perfect place, Dalduff Farm – it looked relaxed, quaint and we would be able to put our own stamp on our big day.
Unfortunately, when we called up to find out about availability, we were told that they were fully booked for the whole of Summer 2017. We were gutted.
However, it was obviously meant to be as only a few days later we got a call back from Dalduff letting us know there had been a cancellation in August 2017 – we snapped it up immediately!
James and Jeny at Dalduff made it really easy for us and it was so nice that we could really make the space our own.
We looked for lots of ideas on Pinterest and Instagram which filled us with inspiration.
We wanted to make the wedding day a coming together of Yorkshire and Scotland so themed all out signs and decorations around that.
We had great fun putting together the invitations ourselves, making tartan and Yorkshire rose bunting, and I learned how to decorate wedding cakes!
Lots of new skills learnt, which made it really fun and a memorable experience.
Any special touches/DIY?
We were really keen to do as much as we could ourselves, partly to keep the cost down, but also to make it extra special.
Kev (being an art teacher) did all the designs for the stationery and signage we had up in the venue. I made the wedding cake and all the desserts for the big day.
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
“When Yorkshire meets Scotland” – lots of Yorkshire roses, Scottish thistles. We went with a pastel green as the colour palette.
What was the best bit of your day?
The first dance – we had arranged for our band to do a special version of “I would walk 500 miles” by The Proclaimers, where it started slow and acoustic and then at the appropriate time kicked in to the song we all know and love.
We loved it and all the guests we completely surprised by it.
The weather also made the day (which is no guarantee in Scotland!) – it meant we were able to get married outside in the garden which was perfect and just what we had imagined!
Is there anything you would do differently?
No. We loved every minute of the planning and the day itself.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Someone had given us some advice to make sure we spent lots of time together during the day as you can often get pulled apart and not actually see each other that much!
We made a real effort to do that and it made the day feel even more perfect so we would definitely advise others to do the same.
Dalduff Farm Wedding Suppliers
Venue & Catering – Dalduff Farm (ceremony was in the garden and reception in the grounds and in the main barn)
Photographer – Charlotte Heather-Cray – Captured Life Photography
Wedding Dress – Heritage from Balbier-Wyatt at New York Bridal – Sheffield
Bridesmaid Gowns – All bridesmaids selected their own dresses in pastel green/ flower girl who was in white
Kilt maker: – The Kilt Studio – Bathgate
Cake Maker – The Bride
Florist – June Dunlop – JD Flowers
Rings – Brides – Originally Brides Grandma’s / Groom’s – Tiago – Sheffield
Stationery – all designed by the groom and printed by Loop Print – Sheffield ( now closed)
Make-up: Amy Hamilton – Scruples Hair and Make-up
Hair – Bride
Entertainment – Local Maybole Two-piece Stewart Robertson (accordion) and Kev (drummer) & Jim Jam Ceilidh Band
Favours – Campbeltown Loch whisky & Tunnocks tea cakes
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