Jo-Anna and Greg had one of the best days of their lives surrounded by friends and family at their rustic highland wedding in June 2016.
Photographer Lynne Kennedy captured the happy day and Jo-Anna tells us all about it…
When we went to look at our venue we weren’t actually allowed to go inside the castle, as they were in the middle of completely renovating the place! But we were able to have a look around the rest of the grounds and cottages, and they were so beautiful we knew it was The One.
When we saw the castle after the renovations were complete, we knew we had made the right choice.
Words to remember
We had our ceremony in a building on the grounds that has been nicknamed The Chapel. Then we had canapes and Prosecco outside in front of the castle.
I will always remember making a mistake during my vows – I said ‘the west wife’ instead of the ‘the best wife’. I couldn’t believe it!
The evening reception was in The Orangery, which was big enough to hold our guests without needing a marquee.
We also booked to stay for three nights at the estate over the weekend of our wedding.
We were free to decorate the venue and tables ourselves the day before the wedding. We went for a rustic theme with a navy colour scheme that tied in with my bridesmaids’ dresses.
The speeches were so special; my husband struggled to get his out without welling up.
The food was delicious! Deirdre who works at Glentruim recommended local chef Gillian Howarth, who arranged our canapés and wedding breakfast, and they worked closely together to create a menu that we loved.
I had fishcakes to start, a steak for my main, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
The staff on the day were excellent – everyone’s glasses were always being topped up!
Our day was amazing; I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much.
Everyone danced the night away and the floor was never empty. We all had such a great time – the best day ever!