Jillian+David

Photographed by Linzie Russo Photography

at Kilconquhar Castle Estate

Fife-Scotland

A love of books and all things sparkly inspired this vintage styled wedding. From country to beach, this wedding took in a whole lot of Scottish landscape. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a beach hut?

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Who saw who first?
We met at High School. We got chatting at a school disco in second year and David finally plucked up the courage to ask me out on a date four years later.
We were inspired by…
Wedding blogs, a huge collection of wedding magazines and Pinterest became my best friend. It was important that the day reflected both of us so we had a book theme; David is studying English literature at Open University. I love girly/romantic/vintage and lots of sparkle so we tried to incorporate all of that into the day as well.
HOW DID YOU PERSONALISE YOUR WEDDING DAY?
Family and friends helped collect vintage cups and saucers for about two years. My friend Kate and I spent an afternoon turning the cups into candles, it was so much fun! Kate made the table plan from a vintage suitcase and pegged all our guests’ names on it. The tablet was homemade and wrapped in book paper, she had to cut around a lot of words as we didn’t realise we picked up a ‘risky book’ (ha ha) The same thing happened to my florist too. We also collected vintage signs and vintage sweetie jars.
WHAT WAS ON YOUR WEDDING MENU?
Game Terrine/Symphony of Melon and Parma Ham for starter. Main was Prime Aberdeen
Angus Beef/Supreme of Chicken & Haggis with roasted vegetable mash and new boiled potatoes.

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FIRST DANCE – CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINE OR SEDATE SHUFFLE?
Definitely a sedate shuffle to Songbird by Eva Cassidy. We were desperate for the wedding party to join us!
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES?
Try to find a point in the day where you are both alone as you are so busy mingling with other people and the day goes really quickly. We went to the beach and it was our time to take everything in, we kept in saying “Wow, are we really married?”
WHERE DID YOU SPEND YOUR WEDDING NIGHT?
In the castle suite at our venue.
WHAT WAS THE ONE THING YOU’LL NEVER FORGET ABOUT YOUR BIG DAY?
Having friends and family all in one room. It meant a lot that people travelled to spend our special days with us!
Why Scotland?
Fife Costal route is beautiful and I have fond memories of family trips to Cellardyke, Anstruther which isn’t far from where we got married. I was able to feel like a princess at the castle estate but also get loads of pictures at Elie beach. A lot of people have commented that we look like we are abroad in our beach pictures.

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I love that Jillian found a dress quite literally with her name on it. Any top tips for wedding dress shopping? Alie x
Suppliers
VenueKilconquhar Castle Estate, Fife.
PhotographerLinzie Russo Photography She made us feel very relaxed and is super talented!
FilmmakerRichard Payne Wedding Videography. We booked a videographer very last minute. We didn’t want one for a long time but we are so glad we booked him. He captured the moment perfectly!
FloristPoppy Floral Design. Lyn at Poppy Floral design is excellent at what she does. She is very enthusiastic and clearly loves her job. I know very little about flowers and she ‘got me’ and it was so much fun bouncing ideas of each other. She is also reasonably priced. I loved my flowers, was so emotional when I saw them for the first time!
Hair stylist – Sharron and Shannon at Envy Hair and Beauty in Dunfermline. I have been with Sharron for a long time so wouldn’t have wanted anybody else to do my hair! Received lots of compliments on it, it was very intricate at the back.
Make-up artistPamper Me Beauty Therapy. Karen is amazing! She is more than a make up artist. She stays with you right to the last moment, keeps you calms and she even shares tips on how to go to the toilet with a big wedding dress on! Ha ha.
Wedding dress – My very own ‘Jillian’ dress by Sophia Tolli. I’m not going to lie; I found the whole finding a dress a wee bit stressful. There is so much pressure to find ‘the one’. I can be a very indecisive at times but I knew I wanted sparkly, lots of detail, girly and I didn’t want plain. Sophia Tolli dresses are gorgeous and it was even better that the m y dress and I shared the same name.
Shoes – Had to be Jimmy Choo! I am a shoe addict. They were surprisingly comfy and no I didn’t wear them to beach! I had my very own ivory wedding wellies.
Accessoires – Had to be pearls. I wore my mum’s pearl ring for something ‘old’.
Stationery – Penguin booked theme invitations by Feel Good Invites. We collected our own penguin postcards for the table names.
Groom’s outfit – Kilt by Kingdom Kilts in Dunfermline.
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Teal custom made dresses by Loraine Walker at Hide and Sleek, Kinghorn.
Cake – Made by a family friend, it was delicious!!
BandCorra. We received lots of compliments about them. Our friends have booked them for their wedding.
Transport – Sister’s friend! I felt very special in a red vintage Mercedes.
Additional SuppliersMiss Pepperdays at tricycle treats, I have a very sweet tooth so we had to have a vintage ice cream cart. It was a perfect sunny day for it. Sashes Venue Styling provided the teal sashes, fairlylight curtain and vintage postbox.



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Due to popular demand, from Thursday, 27th November, the Ayrshire-based boutique will be open from 4.30pm -7.00pm every Thursday through to Christmas for drop in gift shopping.

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This week we’ve found ourselves once again coveting the wonderful creations of Edinburgh-based milliner Sally Ann Provan.

This incredibly intricate headpiece is currently on show at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, as part of its Beauty by Design exhibition.

Due to run until May, the exhibition links the renaissance art collections of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery to contemporary fashion design, practice and display. Something tells us you’re going to love it!

 

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And finally, if you want to grab our attention, then putting the name “Gerard Butler” in the title of your newsletter is a very good way to start. Closely followed by Ryan Gosling, Alexander Skarsgard, (you get the idea)… So top marks to Scottish charity, Mary’s Meals for going straight to the top of our inbox this week.

Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education. It was founded in 2002 and now feeds over 920,000 children daily.

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