Corrina Fraser & Ian Ferguson
1st September 2018
“On Christmas Eve 2016, Ian appeared out of the garage with a box. It was full of polystyrene balls, but I could see something glass sticking out of the top.
I pulled out a Beauty and the Beast-style bell jar. Inside was a rose with lights intertwined around it. Then, I noticed a (barely visible) small white card that read, ‘make my wish come true.’ When I turned around, Ian was down on one knee!
Our first planning decision was the theme. I live and breathe Disney, but I wanted to be sure we got the right balance. The top table was centred around Cinderella. I bought a little gold carriage from Etsy, which housed a glass slipper with my name engraved on it, that Ian had gifted me six months into our relationship.
Every table was inspired by a Disney film. They looked better than I imagined. From the gilded frying pan and miniature bamboo boats representing Tangled, to the large, spray-painted salad fork posing as the dinglehopper from The Little Mermaid, it was a labour of love and came together beautifully in the end.
I discovered our venue, Glentruim Castle and Cottages, online. We decided to go visit and that was it: as soon as we got out of the car, we knew it was where we wanted to marry. It was the ideal size for our wedding party to stay for the full weekend.
Music was so important. The harpist played Tale As Old As Time as I walked down the aisle and our first dance was Wake Me Up by Avicii. Ian had a transplant in 2013 and when we were driving down to Oxford for it, this song started playing on the radio. It’s very special to us.
My second dress was my biggest bargain. I held off on buying it and, lo and behold, the designer went into liquidation. I nabbed it for £300.
I also won my wedding shoes from Kudos Bridal Boutiques in Edinburgh. I struck lucky when I stopped by their stall at a wedding fair.
The day was everything we dreamed of and more. We’re truly grateful.”
Top tip: “Try to have a clear vision and don’t be afraid to ask for help. I was convinced I had to tie up all the loose ends myself and know now that people were prepared to pitch in. In particular, Dingwall-based Eva’s Covers and Fiona’s Flower Studio were sheer perfectionists. We couldn’t have done it without them.”
Dress Martina Liana at Eleganza Sposa
Bridesmaids’ dresses Wedding Belles
Groomswear Scot Kilt
Celebrant Neil Lynch
Teepee hire PapaKåta
Catering Good Highland Food
Cake Ildiko Cakes
Flowers Fiona’s Flower Studio
Stationery Piccolo Press
Venue decor Eva’s Covers
Entertainment Margaret Knight Harpist and Torridon
Filmmaker Solar Weddings
Hair Suzanne McMahon
Makeup The Dolls House