jenny + dougie | myres castle

Jenny and Dougie were married on 15th October at Myres Castle in Fife... "Totally by coincidence we got married exactly a year after we got engaged!" Big thanks to the lovely Lindsey from Mack Photo for sharing her images of their day with us. You can catch Lindsey on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

"I wanted to get married in Fife as that’s where I grew up and a lot of my family and friends are from there. Of all the venues we visited, Myres Castle was by far our favourite! We loved that you and your friends and family could stay in the castle for the weekend and turn it into a bit of a holiday!"

"I’d actually like to think that I wasn’t your typical ‘bridezilla’ and that we made most of the decisions together!"

"A friend who got married the year before had recommended Apple Blossom Time, a lovely family-owned business run from their spare room in their house near Perth. I spent a couple of hours there with my mum, my sister and my best friend Annie and together we whittled the dresses down to two. My gut was telling me to go for one of them - a lace Stella York dress with thin straps, a low back and a gorgeous long lacy train - but I’m a terrible decision maker so I went away, mulled it over and went back the next week to make the final choice. I honestly couldn’t recommend Apple Blossom Time enough. They were patient, professional and helpful without ever being pushy and because it’s a by appointment only in their family home it feels a lot friendlier."

"I have to say I LOVED the menu tasting with our brilliant caterers, Lazy Sunday. I have always had serious food allergies so initially I was worried about finding a caterer who would be happy to create a menu that I could eat from. Lazy Sunday were so accommodating, designing an entirely ‘Jenny-friendly’ menu and putting on a separate menu tasting just for us. The food was all so delicious that I ate far too much and ended up feeling full for the next day!"

"Neither of us are religious so we had a Humanist Ceremony, led by Dorothy Nowak."

"My mum and my mother-in-law, Linda, made homemade jam from fruits they’d grown in their own gardens and turned it into favours for our guests. I thought it was a lovely, quirky touch and it went perfectly with our wedding’s Autumnal, rustic vibe."

"It’s really hard to pick a favourite part because the whole day was brilliant. I loved the ceilidh as our ceilidh band, Stravaig, were fantastic and kept the dance floor full all night. It was just lovely seeing all the people we love in one place at one time having so much fun!"

"I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s my clearest memory as everyone was probably a bit tipsy by the end but our final dance is certainly my funniest memory! It turned into a bizarre impromptu (and totally out of character) performance to Loch Lomond, which at one point involved us running round the circle high fiving everyone! I just remember being totally and utterly confused about what was happening but barely being able to breathe with laughter!"

"Your wedding day will all be over so quickly so make sure you really enjoy the whole planning process!"

STAR PLAYERS

Venue: Myres Castle

Band: Stravaig

Florist: Blue Poppy

Caterers: Lazy Sunday

Cakemaker: Missy’s Vegan Cupcakes (I’m not actually vegan but I’m allergic to dairy and eggs so Missy created a delicious cake that I could eat too!) 

Make Up/Hair: Karen Doherty for make up and Scott Robb Hairdressing for hair

Bridal Outfit: Apple Blossom Time

Bridesmaids Outfits: Monsoon

Grooms Outfit: Slanj

Stationery: Invites, order of services, table plans etc. were all homemade 

Favours: Homemade jam by our mums!

Photographer: Mack Photography

"Our suppliers were honestly all excellent. Lazy Sunday were so relaxed about cooking an entirely ‘Jenny-friendly’ and totally delicious menu, Stravaig had the dancefloor full all night, Catherine from Blue Poppy created the most beautiful bouquets, and Lindsey from Mack Photography was a pleasure to work with!"