laura + stuart | brig o' doon

Laura and Stuart were married at Brig o' Doon on 8th May. They were planning their wedding for 18 months “(in fits and bursts!)” As always a huge thanks to the fabulous Chantal Lachance Gibson for sharing the images of Laura & Stuarts wedding day. You can catch Chantal on her websiteFacebook or Instagram.

Brig o Doon Wedding
Brig o Doon Wedding
Brig o Doon Wedding
Brig o Doon Wedding
Brig o Doon Wedding

“Brig ‘o Doon just ticked every box… setting was perfect, beautiful gardens, venue has a fantastic reputation and is absolutely immaculate, main hall is dramatic and unique, the hotel has lots of romantic details and all Costley & Costley hotels do excellent food!”

Brig o Doon Wedding
Brig o Doon Wedding
Brig o Doon Wedding
Brig o Doon Wedding
Brig o Doon Wedding

“I enjoyed going to look at venues – we are both really busy so it was good to get the opportunity to have some days out together. Other than that I’m really glad the wedding planning process is over – I agree with my friend who thinks that Bride’s should be allowed to put wedding planning on their CV!”

Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding

“Stuart was helpful when he needed to be! He did lots the week before the wedding when there were lots of last minute things to do. I did most of the planning myself but I’m happy to admit I’m a bit of a control freak.”

“I actually found it quite difficult to choose a dress and was starting to panic when I had tried on approximately fifty and still couldn’t decide! I’m not great at making decisions and there are so many beautiful dresses. I ended up choosing a Pronovias dress called Ontario. It was a very plain ivory satin dress with a high neckline and square cut arms/shoulders. I added a belt which was sewn into the side seams to add detail/sparkle. It had satin buttons running down the back of the dress to the end of the long train.”

Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding

“I was most nervous about our civil ceremony and kept it fairly short. Our Registrar was very helpful with suggesting options for vows.”

“I have lots of favourite moments of the day – Stuart’s speech was fantastic – I was really touched by all the nice things he said. I shouldn’t have doubted his speechmaking abilities.”

Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig o' Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding

“I loved seeing everyone enjoy themselves at the reception – the dancefloor was packed from the first dance and at that point it felt like all the planning had paid off.”

Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding

“It was also lovely to have an opportunity to get all our friends and family together – so many of our friends and family made a huge effort and travelled from far and wide which we will be eternally grateful for!”

Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding

“I really loved our favours. They were little wicker baskets holding a miniature spirit and disc of tablet. The miniatures were given to us as a gift from a friend, and another of our friend’s made the tablet.”

Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding
Brig 'o Doon Wedding

“I think the ceremony was the calmest part of the day.  I was really nervous about the ceremony however Stuart was clearly more nervous and kept slurring his words/making up some new ones! This kept everyone giggling and eased the nerves.”

Brig 'o Doon Wedding

“Don’t stress too much about the details – everything comes together on the day. Don’t spend a fortune on shoes – I wore mine for about an hour before changing to flats! Believe everyone when they tell you the day will fly by – it was the fastest day of my life! Try to take a few moments to take it all in.”

STAR PLAYERS

Venue: Brig o Doon

Band:  Ernest

Florist: Don’t Eat the Daisies

Photographer: Chantal Lachance Gibson

“I couldn’t fault any of our suppliers – I would have no hesitation in recommending any of them.”