3rd October 2015
“Ross and I visited a few places but immediately fell in love with Thainstone House. The grounds are stunning and were a dream background for our photos. We also loved the venue’s cosy feel inside with its Victorian coal fires throughout and that we could also hire the venue exclusively.
We had a Christian ceremony. We have known Pastor Ben Ritchie our whole lives and wouldn’t have chosen anyone else to marry us. He brought a personal touch to our wedding and gave our guests a few funny stories. Our wedding had a vintage autumn theme as I love the colours that are typically associated with the season. The copper leaves, fallen acorns and trees around Thainstone were major influences.
I run my own cake business called Cakerella Cakery and have a shop on Fraserburgh High Street, so I always knew I wanted to make my own wedding cake and for it to be different to anything I had seen. It was a six-tier cake with three double-height layers, ruffles, lace, flowers, chalkboard hearts and handpainted detail. It fitted in perfectly with the day’s vintage autumn theme! We created many of the wedding’s finishing touches.
We handpainted all 180 invites to give them the ‘wooden’ look I was after. We also made our favours: toffee apples individually stamped with our initials, along with our table plan, acorn place cards and naked cake centrepieces on some of the tables. Ross built a lemonade stand for daytime guests to enjoy, which doubled up as a hot chocolate bar in the evening. All these DIY details couldn’t have happened without our family and friends.
I got my sparkle butterscotch tulle ballgown when I was on holiday in Florida. I didn’t plan on it but it just happened! I picked up the bridesmaids’ dresses at the same boutique and my mum got her Ian Stuart outfit too. My dad and I surprised everyone with a special dance at the evening reception. It was a last minute decision to do it and we only had a few weeks to practice but I’m so glad we did it in the end. Cut the Cake wedding band were fantastic! The dancefloor was never empty.
Top tip: I would recommend every bride use Pinterest to help plan their day – it really does give you loads of ideas and inspiration.”
Bride’s dress and bridesmaids Collection Bridal
Groomswear Millsom and Main
Flowers The Flower Shop
Cake Cakerella Cakery
Stationery and favours All made by the couple
Music Cut the Cake
Table numbers and cake topper Button Sparkle
Hair Shelley Robertson from Evolve Hair Design and friend Alisha Mackay
Makeup Jade Koemans