Photographed by Jen Owens Images
at Murthly Castle
This week’s #ThrowbackThursday post takes us back to a dreamy, romantic Scottish castle wedding. As hosts of their own wedding party, Selina and Matthew had a ball creating a theme which took in everything from their bespoke stationery to their coffee station. We are loving the look they created…
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT OR GRADUAL ATTRACTION?
We took our time!
WE WERE INSPIRED BY…
The beautiful venue, our love of architecture and graphics and generally the opportunity to use our skills to try to host a great day that not only we would remember for the rest of our lives – but for everyone who joined our special day also.
HOW DID YOU PERSONALISE YOUR WEDDING DAY?
We both love design and graphics. The run up to the big day allowed us the opportunity to make, design and put together some really cool wee bespoke items which reflected both our styles and a theme which we continued from the engagement party up to the day of the wedding.
These included bespoke laser cut invites in the shape of the chapel / order of service / menus which we displayed tucked into napkins with a stripey straw and team bride or team groom badge which we designed / table plan with tables named after our favourite restaurants / confetti envelopes so that everyone could be involved in that all-famous confetti toss! / our signature cocktail ‘ginger love’! / hand painted signs / pom poms / posters designed as a backdrop to the coffee station.
We worked closely with the lovely Emma of Coach House Flowers to get exactly the look we were after – simple yet beautiful and all white! My peony bouquet was to die for and complimented the hydrangea and branches table centres which had hanging tea lights. The styling of our day was just as we had imagined and represented ‘us’ which was so important.
WHAT WAS ON YOUR WEDDING MENU?
A feast of canapés then on to Arbroath Smokie mousse with tomato salsa, rare roast sirloin of beef with potato dauphinoise and summer salad which was served family style at each table. Our wedding cake was served for dessert with a berry compote – the cake was incredible both in taste and appearance!We also had a coffee station with lots of amazing tablet, tray bakes and cake pops baked by our talented and amazing friends.
FIRST DANCE – CHOREOGRAPHED ROUTINE OR SEDATE SHUFFLE?
A sedate shuffle with some swirling thrown in for good measure! We danced to the band’s own version of ‘Is this love?’ by Bob Marley which we asked them to learn especially for us.
HONEYMOON OR MINI-MOON?
Honeymoon all the way. We spent the night at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow before catching a flight to Bangkok. 3 days there and then we flew to Koh Samui for some beachside, Thai luxury! Heaven!
WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES & GROOMS?
Do things exactly the way you want, do not be pressured by others or let others tell you how things ‘should’ be done. We learnt that you cannot please everyone and the people that truly love you will not judge you or your special day! It really is the best day ever, enjoy every minute running up to and on the day – make the most of everything!
WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU’LL NEVER FORGET ABOUT YOUR BIG DAY?
There are so many things, but one thing that we’ll never forget was both feeling so relaxed and happy and looking around at all our family and friends looking like they were having as much fun as we were. The walk up to the chapel in the stunning surroundings, hand in hand with my Dad, was a true highlight and of course seeing my soon-to-be husband waiting for me at the top of the aisle.
How about the extended aisle walk for Selina and her Dad? The beauty of a hidden chapel on a Scottish country estate. Alie x