“We got engaged on Christmas day 2016 and started looking at venues a few months later so it was about eighteen months of planning. It definitely wasn't continuous planning though! We were pretty relaxed and did things in stages over the course of the eighteen months.”
“We knew we wanted a venue with a more relaxed feel which was a bit of a blank canvas! We also wanted to get married in Glasgow as that's where we’re both from. As soon as we saw Killearn Village Hall we knew it was our perfect venue! The building is just so beautiful with the most stunning views over to Loch Lomond! The weddings are also organised and catered by The Three Sisters Bake so we knew the food would be amazing!”
“We had a Humanist ceremony carried out by the brilliant Kathryn Ross from the Humanist Society Scotland. We always knew we wanted a Humanist ceremony as we love how unique and personal they are to the couple and we felt it makes the ceremony have a more relaxed feel. We both loved the ceremony as Kathryn made sure it fully reflected us as a couple with a mix of romance and humour. We had a symbolic gesture of a hand fasting and two readings which were read by Scott's cousin and my Aunt (one of which was a passage from our favourite film…Love Actually!).”
“We both agree that the day we did our meal and cake table tasting at The Three Sisters Bake was our absolute favourite part of planning! We also loved meeting Angus from Carberry Campers. He travelled up to meet us in Perth so we could see Bailey the campervan and to take us a drive around about!”
“I loved all the nice appointments like flowers and makeup trial but I especially loved going for my bridal package facials with the wonderful Jo from 33 Dowanhill. The facials are absolute bliss! Jo is such a lovely relaxing presence to be around. It's time where I could completely switch off from the wedding and knew my skin was going to be glowing on at the wedding!”
“I did the majority of the research and planning but Scott was fully involved in the decision making (especially as I am so indecisive). He came to almost every meeting with me so was fully aware of what was going on…and was always vocal if he didn't like something! Scott also created and was in charge of our complex spreadsheet and was also pretty equal with our wedding crafts!”
“Dress shopping was the part of planning I was dreading as I just didn't see myself being comfortable in a wedding dress! In the end I went to six shops and tried on about forty dresses as I really had no idea what style was really me! The dress I ended up falling in love with was a Maggie Sottero ex sample dress in Annarose Bridal in Dundee. It was two sizes too big for me but I loved it and the girls assured me it could be altered and would still look the same…they were right! Penny from La Mode Design Studios did a fantastic job of the alterations. It was completely different to what I thought I would go for. It was so light, comfortable and easy to move around in and I just loved all the back detail to it!”
“We decided to do a lot of DIY for the wedding as we both like doing crafts and we wanted to make the wedding more personal. It was nice doing these things together and I think everyone appreciated all the little details! We also loved how everything looked set up on the day!”
“Our crafts involved a lot of hole punching large card hearts for bunting, spray painting things copper and creating chalkboards. I also spent months drying petals, from any flowers I had, to use as confetti. I made cardboard cones to put the confetti in for our guests. I loved that all my beautiful flowers ended up with a second use!”
“We had a bit of a travel theme to the wedding as we love going on holiday and did three years of long distance. We made our table plan using a map and our card box was a suitcase which we painted and decorated with luggage stickers. For our guest book we had two parts…a black globe that people could sign and a book that I stuck airmail envelopes into. Our guests could then write a message on a postcard and add it to an envelope. I think both forms of the guest book went down well!”
“Scott made paper planes for our guest’s place settings, which was probably the most appreciated detail! Scott put his aeronautical engineering degree to good use and made multiple prototypes so he could find the best flyer! Everyone became kids again and there were paper planes flying all over the hall during dinner. There are some brilliant photos! The best part was you knew who hit you with a plane as their name was on it!”
“We spent months collecting empty gin bottles (Gin71 were amazing!) to use around the hall with lights and flowers in them! Our table names were different locations so I managed to locate two bottles from those specific countries, to use as centre pieces! It was hard work but I actually enjoyed the challenge! All the bottles looked incredible with lights and flowers!”
“We both loved our ceremony and walking back down the aisle to Mr Blue Sky! We also loved going away in Bailey the campervan after the ceremony, with our photographer Lynn. Neither of us are usually very comfortable on front of the camera but we had such a good laugh with Lynn! I think we were both so happy and relaxed after just having the ceremony and the sun was also coming out! It was so nice to have the time together after the ceremony! We also had such an amazing time dancing all night with our friends and family! Our band Jim Jam Ceilidh band were incredible and the dance floor was constantly full.”
“Despite the fact the day went quickly I feel like I remember everything really well! The memory that really sticks out for me is Scott's speech as he is quite shy and was really dreading doing it. He did such an amazing job though, his speech was perfect and he hid his nerves really well!”
“Just try to enjoy the whole process as it honestly does go by so quickly! At points the planning can be overwhelming, especially when you get lots of opinions from people, but it will be worth it all in the end. Just do things exactly how you both want to do it!”
Venue: Three Sisters Bake at Killearn Village Hall
Florist: Betty Bluebell
Bridesmaids Outfits: Chi Chi London
Grooms Outfit: Oban Mist tartan from MacGregor and MacDuff
Transport: Carberry Campers
Stationery: We did our own! I designed all of our stationery and we used printed.com to do our bulk printing (who we'd thoroughly recommend).
Favours: With the amount of money spent on the wedding, we wanted to give something to charity. We picked The British Heart Foundation as it's a charity very close to us and both of our families. We ordered wildflower seed hearts from the BHF website and made cards that we stuck the hearts to.
Photographer: Lynn from Photography 78
Rings: Scarlett Erskine designed my wedding band to fit around my engagement ring. She also made my earrings which matched the shape of my engagement ring diamond.
Humanist: Kathryn Ross
I think you already have our album from our photographer Lynn. If not then I can forward it on to you. It's so hard to pick a favourite photo. I absolutely love the incredible sunset one, the one of the two of us chatting walking down the hill and the one of us walking through the confetti!
“We honestly had the most amazing suppliers so I've got a few here!”
“Sheena from the Three Sisters Bake who was our wedding coordinator. She was absolutely brilliant at helping our visions to come together. She is so organised and was on hand to answer my constant questions on the lead up to the day. On the day she kept everything running so smoothly! We couldn't have done it without her!”
“Emma from Betty Bluebell was amazing and completely understood our style! She's so friendly and really goes above and beyond for her clients! We knew we could trust she was going to create something incredible but the flowers were even more beautiful than we could have imagined (with thanks to Cath too)!”
“From the first time we spoke to Kathryn, our Humanist, we knew we wanted her to marry us! She was absolutely brilliant! She was so organised and in constant contact with us on the lead up to the wedding. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble! The ceremony was incredible, she made sure it was so personal to us. She also helped us to deal with our pre-wedding anxieties!”
“Lynn from Photography 78 was amazing! The photos from our pre-wedding shoot and from the day are absolutely perfect! She has managed to capture every little detail from our day! Lynn is so easy to talk to and just made us feel so comfortable on front of the camera.”
“Angus and Gillian from Carberry Campers really went above and beyond for us. They are so friendly, organised and professional! They've put so much work and love into the campervans which has definitely paid off as they are immaculate and so beautiful!”