Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous Scottish Castle Wedding with a Pronovias Wedding Gown and a soft cream and blush palette.
Images were captured by Amanda Balmain Photography.
Sarah and Alex had only just met when Alex became seriously ill with septicaemia.
As Alex recovered their romance grew, and they finally managed some dates away from the hospital.
Of course all their friends and family know this story and it produced much hilarity when Sarah raised her eyebrows at the ‘in sickness and health’ part of their wedding vows.
When I arrived at Auchen Castle on the morning of the wedding I found my way down a maze of tiny corridors to the beautiful four poster suite where Sarah was beautifully calm and relaxed.
Andrea Elsby was working on hair and makeup for Sarah and her sister.
Andrea always goes above and beyond for her brides and had Sarah listening to a meditation app while she finished up with Amanda.
There was some concern about the dress being a bit tight as Sarah had just found out she is unexpectedly pregnant but all was well.
The ceremony began with the traditional bagpipes before Sarah’s nephew led the procession wearing his super cute ‘Don’t worry ladies, I’m still single’ sign with him mostly stealing the show.
The day was wet and windy, fairly typical for Scotland in October, but that didn’t stop us all dashing outside following the ceremony to capture some couples portraits, and to give the couple a few minutes to reflect.
The castle itself has several large light rooms and I loved the tapestries and suits of armour that give this place a real castle feel while still feeling cosy and luxurious.
Alex and Sarah sat at a sweetheart table for their wedding breakfast, a lovely idea instead of a top table if you prefer.
The speeches certainly produced all the feels too!
The night ended with everyone dancing and a special performance by Sarah’s singer best friend.
She was amazing and had everyone partying until late into the night.
Another bonus of taking over a castle is that no one has to go home, all the guests were all able to dance until their feet could take no more and then just stagger upstairs.
It made for a fabulous party and wonderful wedding weekend.
Venue and Owl: Auchen Castle
Photography: Amanda Balmain Photography
Hair and Makeup: Andrea Elsby Jones
Flowers: Bell’s Florist
Cake: Sandra Braid
Singer: Haifa Jordan
Sax: Harry Greene
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