Tell us about your day?
Our day was exactly what we’d hoped – fun, informal with lots of food, drinks and dancing.
Where did you find inspiration for your wedding?
Initially Colin and I were meant to get married in October so our original vision was quite different from the spring wedding we actually had! We knew we wanted the wedding centred on all the things we love most in our lives – our family and friends, music, good food and travel. I used Pintrest to get ideas to bring it all to life and also took advice from our suppliers. I knew that I didn’t want a ‘theme’ and to have each element compliment the others rather than match (which made life easier!) to get classic elegant look we wanted.
Why did you choose your venue?
We have always loved Prestonfield, we stay every Xmas and often go for dinner or lunch. We look at a few other venues but we’d had our heart set on Prestonfield from the start, especially Colin! The house and grounds are beautiful (who doesn’t love peacocks and highland cows!) and the service is amazing.
Why did you choose to have a video of your day?
We knew the day was going to fly by for us and wanted to be able to look back at the day and remember everything, all the little details you often forget over time. We also wanted to capture all our friends and family on camera as a lasting keep sake, especially our parents and Elsie. Having seen the video I am so glad we did, we absolutely love it.
What was your favourite part in your highlight film?
We love the whole thing but if we had to choose I think it has to be our best man Murray’s speech and Colin and I riding on the mobility scooter!
Any tips for future Brides and Grooms?
Let go of all the planning and organising and enjoy the day with your family and friends, don’t let go of your new hubby/wife’s hand and make sure you take some time away from the chaos of the day to have a moment with your other half. Colin & I greeted our evening guests with a drinks reception in the house and they walked us in for our first dance, which was great as we were able to spend time with all of our guests on the day.
Ceremony Venue: Prestonfield House
Reception Venue: Prestonfield House
Celebrant/Minsiter/Priest: John Bishop
Photographer: Nadin Dunnigan
Make up: Bekki Robinson, Make Up by Bekki
Band: The Royals
Flowers: Planet Flower
Reception venue decoration: Handmade by Us!
Bride’s Dress: Enzoani at Emma Roy
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy at Pretty Woman
Cake: …was a wedding gift from our talented friend Claire