Tell us about your day?
Our wedding day was everything we wanted and then some! As cliche as it sounds we can honestly say that without a doubt it was the most magical and special day of our lives and if we could celebrate in that style every year we would. We have never smiled, laughed and cried as much as we did on the day and everyone commented that it was the happiest wedding they had ever been too which is exactly what we had hoped for! We met 9 years ago at university and have shared so many important milestones and pivotal moments together but nothing compared to our wedding day! Our day was the perfect combination of traditional wedding and rock n roll party with a jam packed dance floor until the bitter end!
Where did you find inspiration for your wedding?
I have very specific taste and knew I wanted a really girlie pink wedding from the get go – despite this not matching with Andrews red family tartan I went for subtle pink and silver on everything from the flowers to the bridesmaid dresses the even the evening lighting was pink which looked amazing! Despite having hundreds of wedding magazines in the flat and attempting to use Pinterest usually unsuccessfully most of my inspiration actually came from the suppliers themselves. Gemma at planet flowers was truly amazing and helped all my ideas come to life- just check out the hanging candles! Andrews aunt designed and made the bridesmaid dresses and the girls all looked spectacular! The one thing I did discover on the ‘rock my wedding’ blog was the ‘love’ sign which framed the dance floor, jazzed up the ballroom at hopetoun and coincidentally worked in perfectly with our first dance ‘ you’ve got the love’!
Why did you choose your venue?
Both being from scotland we wanted a ‘Scottish’ wedding, and having met just around the corner in Edinburgh it seemed the perfect choice – who wouldn’t want to be married in such a stunning setting full of history! Andrew had his medic graduation ball at hopetoun in 2008 and from the moment we saw it we knew that when we got married this would be our venue. Every time we drove up to hopetoun I got shivers up my spine- from the cosy stables to the stunning ballroom and beautiful grounds it really did tick all the boxes and the photos and video show it off beautifully! Jennifer and all the staff at hopetoun couldn’t have been more lovely and helpful which made my day so much more relaxing!
Why did to choose to have a video of your day?
It was really important to us to capture all the little touches and special moments that we missed on the actual day! The day goes faster than you can ever imagine and having a video brought our big day back to life! Seeing all our family and friends smiling and celebrating along with us in the video is amazing and I still cannot watch the full video without crying at Andrew’s sisters reading!
What was your favourite part in your highlight film?
It has to be the dancing – seeing everyone letting their hair down – it’s an amazing moment!
Any tips for future Brides and Grooms?
Find a moment to escape from the wedding together watch from the outskirts and take it all in – it really is the best day so enjoy every second!
Ceremony Venue: Hopetoun house
Reception Venue: Hopetoun house
Celebrant/Minsiter/Priest:rev normal Faulds
Photographer: Claremont photography
Make up: Victoria Faulkner – a rock star
Ceremony music: caspia trio
Flowers: Planet flowers
Reception venue decoration:planet flowers
Bride’s Dress: customised pronovias dress
Cake: Heather’s cake