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The prettiest floral feast for the eyes! Kerri & Scott tied the knot at the Bothy Glasgow, in this not-to-be-missed city micro wedding which also features a flurry of feline friends! Read on to see all the jaw-droppingly gorgeous details!

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How did you two meet?

We met over 10 years ago now when we were both out with our friends in Glasgow during our uni fresher’s week. Our best pals were together at the time too so they introduced us and we quickly ended up dating through our Uni years and I guess the rest is history! It was in 2018 when we went to Thailand on holiday that Scott popped the question and wedding planning began!

What inspired your wedding plans?

We loved the idea of a rustic barn wedding where the focus of the day was good people, good food and good music – something simple! We booked Knockraich Farm (Fintry) for May 2020 and of course 8 weeks before the big day, the pandemic hit and we had to cancel. They advised we could postpone 6 months and we agreed that would be fine… until that was cancelled again for September 2021. Once 2021 was here and we found ourselves in another lockdown, we decided we just didn’t want to wait or plan anymore for something so unknown. We wanted a day that we knew would happen whether the restrictions were 5 or 500 people and allow ourselves to get excited again. It was the best decision we made! We had always loved the idea of getting married in The Bothy as we’d been on a lot of dates there when we were younger so it felt special to us. We decided if we weren’t going to have the big wedding in Fintry we wanted to do something completely different. The original plan felt a bit tainted to be honest! The ceremony room was so beautiful and simple and reminds you what a wedding day should really be about – being married! Our Humanist Celebrant Sheila was amazing and really took the time to create such a personal ceremony for us. She was so accommodating throughout all of the changes and we’ve had so many comments since the day about how great she was too. I was able to keep a lot of the decorations we bought for the barn wedding and use them for the ceremony and reception. Our favours were the Love Gin miniatures from Eden Mill and our table names at the reception were all places that we had lived or travelled to together.

Tell us about your venue…

This was the perfect venue for our evening reception and allowed us so much flexibility with the numbers. When we booked The Bothy, wedding numbers were still limited to 20 people and receptions weren’t allowed so we didn’t want to book a huge venue and pay another deposit for something that may be cancelled. The Grosvenor Cafe was a 2-minute walk from our ceremony and the staff were amazing – so lovely and helpful! And the pictures on Ashton Lane are some of our faves. The perfect backdrop for a city wedding.

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We love your outfits! Tell us more…

I tried on quite a lot of dresses before I found the one! It was difficult to choose as everyone was so beautiful in its own way and I felt quite a lot of pressure for it to be perfect and also to not go crazy over budget which is easily done when it comes to the dress! I loved how whimsical this one was and how different it was from anything else I had tried. It wasn’t super traditional and I remember thinking it was a dress I could definitely eat and dance in – both v important considerations! The style was perfect for the original plan at the barn and also our city wedding so that was very lucky! My advice to future brides would be just to take your time with the dress decision. It can feel like there’s a lot of pressure to buy the dress a certain amount of time in advance of the day, to spend a certain amount of to choose a certain style but just take your time and go with whatever feels most you! My shoes were from Monsoon.

Scott went out with some of his groomsmen to pick a kilt and after trying one of two styles that he didn’t like, he saw one on the mannequin and decided that was it without even trying it on haha! If only I could have been that relaxed with my dress! I guess when you know, you know! The groomsmen all wore different kilts and I love how that looks in all the pictures with everyone relaxed and in their own styles. Scott’s shoes were also MacGregor MacDuff.

How did you choose your photographer?

We feel so lucky to have booked Scott & Chantal for our wedding. We loved their light, airy, natural style and found them while reading a blog about another wedding. We debated about booking a photographer for the Bothy due to our budget and it being such a small wedding but we’re so glad we went with our hearts because they were honestly such an amazing addition to the day – so lovely, so discreet so chilled out and so talented! Scott usually hates getting his photo taken but The Gibsons made the shoot so effortless and fun and we both had the best time! One of the highlights of the day for sure. We couldn’t be happier to have such amazing photos to look back on over the years to come.

Were there any challenges along the way?

I still don’t think I can believe half the challenges we had to face or how we overcame them but if anything it brought us closer together and even stronger as a couple. There were a lot of challenges that came with the postponements, the venue changes, the budget and of course the guest list. It is very difficult to invite 120 guests that you then have to cut to 20 but the majority of our loved ones were extremely understanding and helped us navigate that and we are just so grateful that we could invite everyone to the reception in the end and share part of our special day with them celebrating. On the morning of the wedding, our cat was sick, my sister ripped a bit of her dress and my bridesmaid’s bag snapped as we were leaving but you’ve got to laugh! Everything worked out in the end and we really can look back and laugh at all of the ups and downs we faced along the way. I guess if we can make it through wedding planning 4 different dates in the middle of a pandemic and moving house at the same time we should be set up to face the challenges that marriage will bring together!

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Did you manage to stick to your budget?

We were under budget in the end and put some of the money intended for the original day and honeymoon towards our dream house – safe to say our priorities changed throughout the planning and we’re so glad they did! You really don’t need all the bells and whistles I promise – you will be just as happy on the day as long as you’re with the right people.

Any advice?

Remember what the day is about – you guys are getting married!!! It’s so easy to get wrapped up in all the wee details of the day, the budget, the plans and what everyone else wants or expects of you, but none of that really matters in the end. I was guilty of worrying about all these things during our planning and wish I was able to tune it all out. If you’re a bit of a worrier too I couldn’t recommend a smaller wedding enough. It was perfect for us. Once we booked The Bothy everything felt easier!

… and always make time for a confetti moment! I was close to leaving this as we didn’t have a traditional aisle to walk down but it was such a fun part of the day to celebrate and some of our favourite pictures too.

Honeymoon or minimoon?

Both – a silver lining to travel restrictions! We went to London on our minimoon and then Italy for our honeymoon once the borders had opened up.

What’s the one moment you will always remember?

Our Ceremony and garden drinks after was my favourite part of the day. After all the postponements it felt like a bit of a fairy tale that wasn’t ever going to happen so standing at the top of the table as bride and groom with 20 of our closest family and friends was such a surreal and special moment. After the ceremony, it was so nice to take half an hour just the two of us while we were getting our photos taken to just enjoy! It’s true what they say – after months or years of planning it’s the quickest day of your life and these wee moments are the ones that you will remember, not the silly details that we all worry about in the build-up! The speeches were also a highlight of the day and the guys did so well which you can see from the laughs on everyone’s faces around the table!

So much to love. Christina x


VenueThe Bothy Glasgow
PhotographerThe Gibsons photography
Hair stylistJenn Mathieson
Make-up artistCat Robertson
CelebrantSheila Scobbie Humanist
Kerri’s DressVera Wang from David’s Bridal
Scott’s KiltMacGregor MacDuff
Wedding party outfitsMonsoon
CakeBella’s Cakes
Stationery The We Do Workshop