Lorna + Brian

By Erin Rose Films

& Laurie Gray Photography

at Shieldhill Castle

South Lanarkshire-Scotland

From the fairy light canopy to the blush pink and ivory peonies, today’s wedding is packed with so much pretty. And you’re in for an extra treat as we’ve got a beautiful little highlights film from the day to share with you too. Enjoy Lorna & Brian’s traditional, and very fun, Scottish wedding…

Who saw who first?

When we got engaged, we had been together for over 10 years. We met as students, working part time in B&Q and the rest is history! Brian proposed on my 30th birthday and the wedding took place 18 months later.
We were inspired by…

Family, tradition, romance and my Pinterest wedding board! We wanted to create an intimate atmosphere in the dining room and extend this into the marquee for the evening reception with a fairy light canopy on the roof of the marquee, mood lighting on the dance floor and floral centrepieces and candlelight on the tables.
The end result was amazing, exactly what I had envisioned – blush pink and ivory peonies, roses and lots of hydrangeas. We had floral centrepieces and hurricane vases filled with hydrangeas and roses in the dining room, marquee and lounge areas in Shieldhill Castle. I love flowers and it was important to me that they were a main decorative feature on our wedding day.
I read We Fell In Love most days during the months before the wedding. Of course, there are other wedding blogs that brides can refer to, but most were focused on specific wedding styles. I like that We Fell in Love features a wide range of weddings and focuses on locations and suppliers across Scotland.
Tell us about your venues…
We were married at St Mary’s Church in Lanark. It really is a spectacular Church with stunning architecture, a beautiful choir loft and a very long aisle! The ceremony was the most important part of the day for us and we both fell in love with St Mary’s immediately. The Parish Priest, Father Thomson, was great and did an excellent job of calming our nerves before and during the ceremony. 

We came across Shieldhill Castle whilst browsing on our photographer’s website and decided we had to to go to Biggar and take a look. We are so glad we did. We loved the setting.

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Any surprises?

That I didn’t trip over my dress during the father daughter dance! We couldn’t find the hook on my dress to hold the train up moments before we had to be on the dance floor and so it stayed down for the full dance, but my dad led me really well and I didn’t trip up thankfully! We had gone to a few dance classes leading up to the wedding and still managed a few moves, despite my train getting in the way.
Tell us all about your gorgeous dress…
I had expected to choose a strapless full lace Maggie Sottero style wedding dress. However, after trying on around 10 dresses at Emma Roy, my sister Gemma, selected the Mori Lee Larissa dress and I fell in love with it. I loved the combination of lace and satin and the open back detail of the dress. I adapted the dress to exactly what I wanted through numerous alterations and a few minor amendments to the design of the dress. I felt fantastic in it.
My mum and dad gave me a Links of London bracelet that I wore on the day. I loved the bracelet as it was very delicate and complemented my dress nicely. I also wore a diamond necklace and earrings that Brian had given to me the week before the wedding.
And Brian looks very dapper!
He wore a black evening suit from Slaters, a white shirt and bow tie, as did his groomsmen and the father of the bride and groom. They all looked very sleek and handsome. Kilts weren’t really an option as Brian doesn’t like wearing them and most of the groomsmen were rather short and didn’t have the legs for kilts to be honest!
Any advice?
Make sure that you choose suppliers who really understand your vision for the day. Our florist, for example, completely understood the type of bouquet I wanted and the atmosphere I wanted to create with flowers at the venue. The flowers on the day were perfect. Exactly what i had envisioned. 

Advice for brides on the day would be to walk slowly down the aisle! Take it all in and enjoy being in the moment.
What’s the one truly unforgettable thing about your wedding day?
Brian – The one thing I will never forget is being extremely nervous in the church, waiting for Lorna to arrive. I felt like I was doing quite well, managing to hold it together and not get too emotional in spite of my nerves but then the organist started playing Phil Collins Groovy Kind of Love and for some reason that song just got me and I got a bit teary. I have no idea why that song did that to me! I told Lorna about it in the car afterwards. When we went on honeymoon to Bali the next week the musicians on the beach offered to play a song for us and we asked for Phil Collins. They said the only one they knew was Groovy Kind of Love and played it for us. That’s the song that now reminds us both of our wedding day.
Lorna – Walking down the aisle to the choir singing Ave Maria and seeing Brian waiting for me at the end of it.

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I love when brides schedule a special dance with their dad! Anyone else planning to do the same? Christina x
Suppliers
VenuesSt Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Lanark
 & Shieldhill Castle, Biggar
FilmmakerErin Rose Films
Photographer – 
Laurie Gray
FloristMoody Cows Florist
Hair stylist
Lilly Lu
Make-up artist
Louise Ballantine

Wedding dressMori Lee, Larissa
 from 
Emma Roy
Shoes – Lottie by Jimmy Choo
Groom’s outfit – 
Slaters
Bridesmaids’ dresses – 
Berkertex

StationeryArtcadia – Heligan, in gold foil letterpress
Cake
Cake and All

BandThe Jets

Additional suppliersGlasgow City Chorus, 
Rennicks Wedding Cars, Make Believe Events



Our top 10

photos of September

We hope autumn is treating you all well so far! We’re loving embracing the cooler days by bundling up in cosy clothes and getting our hygge on (not sure how we’ll explain the candle bill to our accountant though!). As the leaves start to fall around us, we’re faced with the fun but always tricky task of picking our favourite Scottish wedding photos. Here are the images that made us smile, tear up and quite frankly want to hop onto a classic motorbike and hightail it into the sunset with our true love, this month…

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Places, people and photography like this are the reason we felt that Scotland really deserved its own, dedicated wedding blog when we launched We Fell In Love (almost 5 years ago – eek!). This country never fails to blow us away with its beauty! And a bride who borrows her friend’s (Primark) leather jacket and wears flip flops to her wedding sums up #ScotSpirit perfectly. (Photo by EnaMay Photography)

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The brooding sky, the ancient hills in the background and the bride with a brolly – this could really only be a Scottish wedding.  The romance conjured up in this walk by the newlyweds was just too much to resist. (Photo by Tandem)

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Meanwhile, a special mention has to go to these very well turned out VIP guests. We can only guess how many attempts it took for these three to achieve this pose. So good! (Photo by Tandem)

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We were a little sad that we didn’t get to see a photo of the best man’s wedding ink (although to be fair it was in a rather intimate place), but Caroline and David’s festival-inspired wedding still made us smile lots. (Photo by Raymond Keith Photography)

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Joanne & Liz’s intimate West of Scotland celebration was full of our favourite things. A sublime setting for a very beautiful day. (Photo by NDK Wedding Photography).

Guest blogger HAnnah

The first of our fabulous guest bloggers tied the knot and we were so excited to share her official photos! The imprompto moment when a piper led Hannah & David up Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, playing one of their favourite Scottish songs, was so very special. (Photos by Peter Atkins and Phil Murwill)

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You can actually feel Susan & Hamish’s joy when you look at this photo. We would have loved to have been guests at their library wedding – late night stair-sledging always gets our vote! (Photo by Craig & Eva Sanders)

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Someone is feeling the love for sure! A polka dot dress, lots of limoncello and a dog with a floral garland – there was so much to love in Helen & David’s Glasgow wedding. (Photo by Wilson McSheffrey)

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Packed with bold brights and DIY charm, Laura & David’s Trossachs wedding was the perfect reminder of summer days spent in scenic places. We loved their super relaxed wedding style. (Photo by Kevin Key Photography)

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This breathtaking biker elopement on the white sands beach of Luskentyre, in the Isle of Harris, gave us all the feels. It was a spontaneous, very personal celebration of two people in love, with a good amount of serendipity too – one of Scotland’s top photographers just happened to be on the beach that day to capture the moment for them! (Photo by Soraya Photography)
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