frankie + gordon | tullibole castle

Frankie and Gordon were married on 5th September at St.Nicholas Church, and had their reception at Tullibole Castle. They were planning their wedding for a year. Massive thanks to the ever brilliant Tub of Jelly for sharing their images of the day. You can catch those cool cats on their website, Facebook or Instagram.

"We picked the church as both our families are heavily involved with this parish. My father is the organist there and both our mothers are elders, myself and Gordon were both baptised there as well. It’s such a lovely old building (over 800 years old). When the sun shines the church is filled with the most amazing light cast through the stained glass windows. I couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere else."

"As for Tullibole, what's not to love? Beautiful grounds, free roaming peacocks and two lovely spaniels! Lord and Lady Moncreiff couldn’t have been more accommodating. Tullibole was the only venue we visited when planning the wedding, there was no need to look anywhere else, it was perfect!"

"Finding my dress was much easier than I thought it would be. I had no intention of ever venturing into a bridal shop and being faced with a wall of several shades of white. However, with a little gentle coaxing from my mum and auntie, along with the help of the lovely Carly at Lamesley Bridal in Edinburgh, I did it and I loved it!"

"Of course it started with shoes, as most of my life choices do! Yellow Suede Manolo Blahnik pumps. So obviously, I now needed a dress to show them off. A Stephanie Allin silk gown, ankle length at the front for optimum shoe exposure and it was my namesake; the 'Frankie' dress."

"From the getting ready right the way through, I enjoyed every minute of the day. However if I had to pick one exact moment, it would be walking out of the church in the glorious sunshine to cheers of our homemade confetti-throwing friends and family. Then I knew I was married!"

"Planning was a total team effort! He was the spreadsheet planning, budget monitoring rock to my airy fairy, creative self. If it wasn’t for him there may have been circus performers and a file for bankruptcy! He also contributed massively with the designing and making of our invites, RSVPs and order of service. We really did do everything together. Is there any other way?"

"I really enjoyed the parts where we could put our own spin on the day. From hand making the cake topper, favours and all the stationery and decorations, to sourcing vintage table cloths."

"Dealing with The Green Cockatoo was a dream. Their treasure trove of vintage glasses and china among other things is phenomenal! Picking all the pieces to use on the day was really fun. Glassware is my jam!"

"There were a few details I loved. We had a 'Confetti Station' in the church for our guests. They could help themselves to a yellow striped paper bag, and fill it with a selection of home dried petals. Then there was the popcorn and candy floss for the arrivals at Tullibole along with croquet on the lawn. We also loved the quirky canapés provided by Lazy Sunday, mini hotdogs, a poke of sweet potato chips not to mention the tomato, basil and mozzarella lady bird creations!"

"Actually saying I Do is a pretty vivid memory! Also driving away from the church in our blue 1975 Triumph TR6 was pretty awesome."

"Have fun! Don’t be lured by the ease of a 'package' wedding. Have a day that represents you and your love for each other. And finally some things won’t go exactly to plan on the day. Its fine, put your big boy pants on and get on with it. Chances are no one will even know!"

STAR PLAYERS

Venue: St. Nicholas Church / Tullibole Castle

PhotographerTub of Jelly

Make-up + HairSophie Crompton MUA / Amber at Maggie's Farm

Bridal Dress + Accessories: Stephanie Allin gown from Lamesley Bridal / Manolo Blahnik / Modiste Accessories (hand made clutch bag) / Alex Monroe Bumblebee necklace

Grooms OutfitWalker Slater

Catering: Lazy Sunday

Cake: Three Sisters Bake

Band: Splendid Gentlemen

Florist: Flowers by Irene (Church, Bouquet, Button Holes) / Just To Say (Table Posies)

Stationery: Hand made by ourselves

"Tub of Jelly were so easy to work with, they seemed to get the best shots even from the most camera shy & went above and beyond on the day and then the package. Oh the package! Hand crafted beehive box filled with our most cherished memories of the day."

"The Green Cockatoo, John and Fiona are a delight and so organised."

"Splendid Gentlemen. Gentlemen indeed! They filled the dancefloor."

"Lazy Sunday Catering; those guys sure know how to do a buffet."

"Tullibole Castle. For truely welcoming us into their home."

"Roulette Retreat in the Scottish Borders provided the most magical location for our honeymoon. A hand carved gypsy caravan, with an eco hot tub, in a meadow. Enough said."