6th June 2015
After first crossing paths at St Andrews University, it was in the verdant setting of St James Park that Ian popped the question to Ruth after eight-and-a-half years together. With their hearts set on a wedding north of the border they were tasked with finding a venue that could still feel relaxed and cosy while hosting 160 guests. It seemed like a tall order – until they visited Tullibole Castle in Perth and Kinross.
“As soon as we stepped into the Highland Tipis in the grounds we knew that was what we wanted,” recalls Ian. “The cosy, homely feel of Norwegian pine beams, combined with a roaring central fire and fairy lights everywhere, gave us the feeling we were entering something special.”
After being mesmerised by the rustic charm of the tipis, Ruth and Ian realised this would be the central focus. “They were a blank canvas, which allowed us to craft something really unique and personal. We had candles, rugged wooden furniture and fairy lights,” recalls Ruth.
Ruth says they were blessed with plenty of support from friends and family, in particular her very talented sister Emma, who worked wonders on the cake, flowers and décor: “There was one moment when I entered the tipi before we started preparing and it looked really bare. I was so worried, but five minutes later Emma came in with huge containers of homemade flowers, leaves, peacock feathers and an assortment of gold accoutrements. Needless to say, the place looked amazing soon after!”
Dress Mori Lee gown from Emma Roy of Edinburgh tailored at Freja Designer Dressmaking
Cake & flowers Cakes in the City
Catering Lazy Sunday
Rings & jewellery Zoe Watson
Entertainment Callanish and Gordon the Piper
Venue décor How Lovely
Hair and makeup Louise Quinn and Complexions