2nd August 2015
“I’m Scottish and my husband is Canadian. I moved to Canada three years ago to be with him, but still have very strong ties to my homeland (all my family still live in Scotland).
Many of our wedding guests travelled from all over the world and some had never been to Scotland before, so we wanted them to experience a traditional Scottish wedding. We had a four-day wedding weekend, which included a welcome drinks party, whisky distillery tour and a BBQ the day after the wedding.
As a young girl, I dreamed that one day I’d get married at Solsgirth House. Previously, it was owned by a family friend so my family already had many great memories from spending time there, plus it is absolutely stunning so picking our venue was the first planning decision we made!
My dad built a mileage signpost which detailed all the places our guests had travelled from. It was a fun talking point and made for some great photos.
My beautiful Pronovias dress had been altered in Toronto but it was not quite right by the time I flew to Scotland. I contacted bridal alterations specialist Elizabeth Wallace in Kilmarnock, who agreed to see me four days before the wedding. I had my dress back in less than 48 hours. I felt like a princess wearing it and that was all thanks to Elizabeth.
Top tip: Accept the offer of help from friends and family. Planning a wedding is a massive undertaking, so the support of loved ones can be invaluable. It also makes the day much more special knowing that the important people in your life helped make it all possible!”
Dress Pronovias, bought in Toronto
Alterations Elizabeth Wallace
Celebrant Gillian Phillips of Fuze Ceremonies
Flowers Irene’s Florist
Entertainment Goldstar and Dollar Academy Pipe Pand
Hair Review II
Makeup by bridesmaid and Toronto-based makeup artist Jessica