Photographed by Carley Buick
at the bride’s family home
& Kinloch Hotel
Isle of Arran-Scotland
Photographer – Carley Buick (assisted by Eileen). She made us and our whole family feel at ease, understood exactly what we wanted and gave us so much more. A very talented lady who we can’t recommend enough!
Florist – Eleanors flowers, Brodick, Isle of Arran
Hair stylist – Shirley Sloss, Lamlash, Isle of Arran & Alice Anderson, Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran
Make-up artist – Emma McNeil, Isle of Arran
Wedding dress – This was a bespoke design, beautifully crafted & made by the ridiculously talented Holly at Totty Rocks, Edinburgh. I tried on a few, but just couldn’t find anything like the image I had in my head! My sister saw a wedding skirt in the window of ‘Totty Rocks’ so we just went in to have a chat, met Holly and new immediately that she understood exactly what I was looking for, and what I got back was even better than I had hoped.
Shoes – Amazon. Customised with bows made by the bride. (They had to be flat to allow me to traverse the garden, golf course and beach!)
Accessories – A fresh rose in the hair, jewellery I had been left by both of my grannys, and a necklace lent by my mum.
Groom’s outfit – McCall’s Kilt Outfitters, Edinburgh
Bridesmaids’ dresses – The bride’s sister was the maid of honour, and also 7 months pregnant! So we ended up finally finding a dress at John Lewis and having it customised to fit her beautiful blooming bump. For the flower girls, the groom’s nieces, aged 7 & 8, we very luckily found dresses that reflected the design of the wedding dress in the Next kids department.
Stationery – Save the date, day and evening invites all designed & illustrated by the bride. After years of designing invitations for my friends and family it was difficult to finally sit down and do my own! I’m a graphic designer and illustrator working at Tayburn.
Cake – A bespoke design by the very talented Heather Maciver, owner of Heathers Cakes. Heather made the most beautiful cake that not only looked stunning but tasted incredible. She also had to work with some odd little fox cake toppers that the bride had already made! The Groom’s surname, ‘Tod’ means ‘fox’ and this was our way of incorporating this.
Musicians – Findlay Napier and Gillian Frame. We were so lucky to haveour friends Gillian and Findlay play our favourite songs, (which also happens to be their music!) for the first dance and a few thereafter; we felt very, very lucky and our guests loved it. Another friend, Gill then did the calling for some ceildh dances and another friend, Tom was the DJ till the end!
Transport – The bride and her family got ready in the house where the ceremony was held, and the groom and his family walked down from their home at Balgowan Farm in Shiskine. It was Shanks’ Pony (on foot!) for the guests also as they walked across the harbour bridge between the service and reception.
Caterer – Arran Foods for canapés in the garden, Arran Dairies, Arran Butcher, and the Kinloch Hotel for the wedding breakfast.
Additional suppliers – The Cameron’s store, Blackwaterfoot