When the groom’s mum is a florist, the styling was bound to be beautiful

Lyndsey Boyd & Christopher Hunter

5th May 2018

Venue | St Thomas Episcopal Church and Coo Cathedral, Aberdeenshire
Photography | Neil Thomas Douglas Photography

bride and groom outside

Having lived in United Arab Emirates since 2013, we knew we wanted a traditional Scottish wedding. Chris is from Inverness and I’m from Glasgow, so we decided to look across the whole of the country for a venue that suited.

I’d heard about Coo Cathedral in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, when a friend of mine was researching her wedding and it had always stuck with me. When we visited, we both felt instantly that it was perfect for what we wanted. Nowhere else compared.

We both felt strongly that we wanted a church ceremony as that’s what we both identify with. I was raised Catholic and Chris’s aunt is a Church of Scotland Minister. St Thomas Episcopal Church is only a short walk from Coo Cathedral, so it suited us perfectly. Chris’s aunt, Gillian Weighton, conducted the ceremony which made it incredibly special and personal.

My mother-in-law is an amazingly talented florist. I knew I wanted rich, moody flowers and thought these would work beautifully against the white stone interior at the Cathedral. With Chris being a ‘Hunter’, we decided to incorporate pheasant feathers, deer antlers and skulls into our decor which looked amazing with the blooms.

I can’t express how happy I was with how Angela interpreted what I imagined for the day. Every detail, from the centrepieces to the buttonholes – and even the hairpiece I asked for at the very last minute – was beyond what I dreamed of.

Looking back, the only thing I’d change is the ceremony time. Having it earlier would’ve made the day last longer!”

Top tip: “Try not to worry too much about being alternative or different just for the sake of it. Traditions are there for a reason; they make sense and have stood the test of time.”

Dress Reeta Fashions
Slanj Kilts
Flowers & decor Angela Hunter Flowers
Catering Country Flavours of Alford
Entertainment The Socials, booked via Coast Entertainments
Filmmaker Sugar8 Films
Eagle Cars
Lys-Na-Greyne B&B
Hair Simone Saint
Stacey Stewart

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