I am back! I have finally gotten my shit together after what feels like an eternity. What was supposed to be a 2 week break from the blog while I focused on my family and wedding. Turned into 2 months! I think I could become the poster child of what a stressed out person looks like. But things have settled and I am ready to get back in to life.
So where do I start? So much seems to have happened since my last post. I lost some weight, I bought some new tops .. and oh I got married!!!
I remember sitting down to lunch with one of my old friends who was reminiscing about her wedding. She turned to tell me that “Your wedding day will be the best day of your life”. I remember smiling and thinking how could it be? I have a child. The best day of my life is the day that Gabriel was born. I still remember that feeling of meeting my baby for the first time. Nothing can ever be better than that.
But she was right ( to an extent). The day Gabriel was born was the best day of my life, but so was the day I married my partner, lover and friend. Nothing prepared me for how emotional and fulfilling this day was going to be. A day of pure happiness, joy and love, that I wish I could relive again and again.
Here is a recap of our Fairytale Scottish Wedding Coo cathedral!
The day started in Aboyne at Lys-na-greyne where the owners of this stylish B&B were just delightful and made our wedding weekend really feel special. Joyce cooked all of us a lovely breakfast before heading upstairs to start with hair and makeup. With a little music and prosecco we got pampered and ready for the big day.
After some laughs and giggles things got real, and my bridesmaids had to help me get into my dress.
After a few photos and last minute make up touch ups it was time to head to St Thomas church and tie the knot.
While the girls got ready in their satin robes, the boys had some photo fun outside of the church showing off their mini kilts!
It was time. I remember feeling slightly nauseous with emotion. I couldn’t believe the it is happening.
The ceremony was lead by Reverend Vittoria Hancock which was beautiful. I was unable to get through my vows because I was so emotional.
We are husband and wife! Ceremony over, we headed outside to get some photos with our little baby bear. Unfortunately he was overwhelmed and tired, and wasn’t up to posing for photos.
The grounds of St Thomas are beautiful and with lots of tall tress which was a perfect setting for a few photos.
After some photos at St Thomas, we headed to Coos Cathedral in Aboyne to take a few more photos on the castle estate and then start the reception in the beautiful converted cow barn. The venue was everything that we had hoped for. It is romantic and rustic and really played on the whole Scottish theme we wanted for our wedding.
Our guests sat outside on hay bales and tucked in to canapés and prosecco before being called in for the Wedding Breakfast. For our gin lovers, we hired Tipple in a Tuk Tuk, who had a vast array of different Scottish gins for our guests to enjoys as well as a Pimp my prosecco table. This little Tuk Tuk was a great addition to our wedding. Not only did it look great, the gin cocktails were amazing. My only regret is that I was away taking photos and only got to enjoy one glass before we were called in for Breakfast.
A lot of the decorations were sourced by myself and put up the day before the wedding with the help of our amazing friends and family. We couldn’t have done it without you, Thank you !
My Step Mother in law made Scottish Tablet for our favours and also made some of the decorations. There are three alcoves in Coos Cathedral and we filled them with little treats and activities for our guests. We had a candy cart by Candy Corner and Ferrero Rochers tables, a rustic styled Photo Booth by Sillysnapz and a handmade photo washing line with photos of us over the years with all of our guests.
Our caterers were Country flavours who we cannot praise enough. There food is absolutely amazing and everyone was well fed on the day. We used Coast Entertainment to source our band. We chose The Veronas from Glasgow who went above and beyond to make sure our day and wedding songs were just how we wanted. They were brilliant and had the dance floor occupied the whole night.
After 2 long years of preparing and organising, our wedding day had finally come and it was everything we had hoped for. Seeing the love and joy from all of our friends and family as Lee and I officially became one is something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you to everyone who made this day so special.
Brides Dress : The House of Oscar Lili Edinburgh
Bridesmaids Dress : Brides Selection Australia
Kilts : Royal Pride Tartan from McCalls
Church : St Thomas
Venue : Coos Cathedral Aboyne Castle Estate
Caterer : Country Flavours of Alford
Florist : Secret Garden
Band : The Veronas
Photo Booth : SillySnapz
Candy Cart : Candy Corner Scotland
Stationary: The Papeterie
Festoon Lighting : Event FX
Photographer : Rublislaw Studios