A re-purposed tin shed on a farm in Stirlingshire was the perfect blank canvas for Karyn and Duncan’s informal, fun and friendly spring wedding. After tying the knot in their family church, they celebrated with a party inspired by their love of food (and cheese in particular!). So laid back were these two, that they even took the cancellation of their band, a week beforehand, in their stride. We love their style!
Love at first sight?
We met at a charity ball in Glasgow in September 2012, little did we know we had been set up through a mutual business contact. We were seated together and the rest is history!
I moved from Fife to Stirling in August 2013 and we set up home together.
We were inspired by…
Our huge love of food, especially cheese! We worked closely with the caterers to offer options for all and created personalised menus for our guests on the day. Everyone had the option of three choices for the starter and main, and chose options on our wedding website. A trio of desserts was served on boards to the middle of tables, along with our personally selected cheeses from George Mewes. We had a hog roast at night along with any leftover cheese.
Duncan’s mum made the chutney for our cheese course and our neighbour provided her homemade raspberry gin and blackberry vodka for the favours. We wanted everyone just to have fun on our special day and they certainly did. The vintage games we hired went down a treat.
Duncan has two girls and we wanted them to play a big part in the wedding and both did a speech. The church is Duncan’s family chuch and his mum is session clerk, so it was a personal service and we asked both mums to be our witnesses. It was a real family affair with all our siblings, nieces and nephews playing a part in the day.
We chose to keep it to close friends and family, with no extra guests at the night. It made it really personal and everyone bonded.
Tell us about your venue…
A unique blank canvas that will work with any theme. The owners are relaxed and fun to work with.
At our first meeting, our florist Trudi listened carefully to what we wanted to achieve and came up with extra ideas that really added to the theme. She provided extras such as the vintage crates and filling the milk urns with flowers which really made an impression. My favourite of all were the beautiful pew ends, so simple but stunning.
We are in love with your photos and film trailer – you must be delighted with them!
Wow wow wow! The minute we stumbled across Jo’s work, we knew she was right for our wedding. Meeting her was even better as we all clicked and we had complete confidence and trust she would do an amazing job.
Yvonne and Steve’s work is so impressive and they were so much fun to work with. Between them and Jo our photographer, they made us all relax and enjoy the day. As you can see from our trailer, they captured our whole day perfectly.
Not going to lie, we have a bit of a crush on your dress…
The minute I saw this dress in the shop, I fell in love. The relaxed top was in silk crepe and the skirt and puddle train were in Mantilla lace. The staff at Anne Priscilla mixed it up by adding a champagne sash that we tied in a bow at the back and draped down and we finished it with a bespoke made Joyce Jackson veil in a rum colour.
My headpiece and jewellery was from Corrine Smith Design, as well as all my bridal party jewellery which I gave as gifts.
Were there any surprises?
Our original wedding band cancelled on us a week before the wedding! After a few hours of panic and lots of help from friends, we found Brother Man, who only formed this year and I can honestly say were fab! If you look at their promo video, you’ll see what I mean.
Have fun! We chose suppliers who we really bonded with and it made everything more special. And don’t panic if anything gets cancelled, like your band a week before!
What’s the one truly unforgettable thing about your wedding day?
Watching every one of our guests having so much fun!
Endless cheese, homemade raspberry gin and so much laughter – oh to have been a guest at Karyn and Duncan’s wedding! Christina x
Venues – St Ninian’s Old Parish Church, Stirling
The Tin Shed, Knockraich Farm
Filmmaker – Cherry Tree Films
Photographer – Jo Donaldson Photography
Make-up artist – Karen Bowen
Hair stylist – Rachael Cassie Hairdressing
Florist – Trudi Todd Flowers
Wedding dress – Stewart Parvin I Love Paris dress from Anne Priscilla
Accessories – Corrine Smith Design
Shoes – Charlotte Mills – Becky Gold
Groom’s outfit – House of Henderson
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Junior bridesmaids Dessy Collection Junior Bridesmaid JR532 blush, Adult bridesmaids Dessy 6715 platinum from The Finer Detail, Flowergirl dresses – Monsoon.
Caterer – Bespoke Catering
Cake – 3D Cakes
Band – Brother Man Glasgow
Additional suppliers – Ultimate Private Hire, Piper and MC Skirls Aloud, Tie the Knox Vintage Games, Central Marquees, lanterns from Make Believe Events , cheese from George Mewes.