13th September 2014
Photography by Fiona Watson
For Connie and Gavin, the reception venue was sorted as soon as they laid eyes on Kirknewton Stables in Midlothian. “We knew from the outset that we didn’t want a formal hotel wedding – we were looking for something a bit more unusual,” says Connie.
With the date firmly in the diary and just over 11 months to their big day, Connie and Gavin began to think about how they could put their stamp on their venue. “We wanted the day to have a really relaxed, country-style look. The venue itself was a great inspiration with its rustic walls and laid-back atmosphere,” explains Connie.
Thankfully, help was at hand in the shape of Connie’s mum who created the flowers, sourced props and dressed the marquee. “At Kirknewton, it’s pretty much a blank canvas! My mum’s really creative, so I knew that with her help, we could translate our ideas from imagination into reality,” says Connie. “She has even started doing other weddings off the back of mine!” Connie adds.
Venues Kirknewton Stables for celebrations. Ceremony at the Salvation Army church in Gorgie. Arc Marquees supplied the marquee.
Photography Fiona Watson
Dress Joyce Young Collections
Bridesmaids Dressmaker Maggie McAllister
Groomswear Geoffrey the Tailor, Edinburgh.
Catering Gourmet Events
Flowers Bride’s bouquet and flowers for the cake by Endrick Blooms. Flowers for the marquee and venue by Morgans (01786 842559).
Music & entertainment Moondance.
Wedding film Jonathon Fowler
Transport London bus from The Red Bus and Bentleys from Ultimate Private Hire.
Lighting Tower Productions