Edinburgh Castle Wedding
Some notes from the bride Ali on her typically Scottish wedding day – and yes it rained haha!
The wedding venue is the family home of Andrew’s parents, Newhall House, and its being turned into a full time wedding and events venue. We wanted our wedding theme to be very rustic, I really enjoy being creative, so we wanted the main vibes to be relaxed but with lots of personal elements. My favourite element of the day was the bar! It was a joint effort and we spent lots of time making it together – its made out of pallets from the farm, with the top being wood sourced from a local timber yard. It took ages to make, but was so worth it!
My dress was from Kate Halfpenny – I tried on about 35 dresses and this was the last one! I didn’t want something too bridal, I wanted it to be very casual with a bit of lace, so this was perfect!
All our vendors were from word of mouth! I found Rachel, our photographer, on Instagram as she had photographed some other friends’ wedding.
Our favourite memories from the day are the first dance which was very special as everyone was singing along with my boss Bryan Adams! Also the sparkler send off that we had when leaving the party, all the Scots started singing ‘Flower of Scotland’ while the Brits sang ‘Swing Low’!
My advice for couples embarking on their planning journey would be to try to do as much stuff in advance as possible, there is always last minute things that happen (like a marquee falling down!) and you want to be able to have time to deal with those things and not have too much other stuff left to do, that could’ve been done earlier.
Ali: Marriage means having to watch the Six Nations and not cheer too loudly for England…
Andrew: It means that I will be made to eat kale for the rest of my life….!