Autumnal wedding day with woodland features at Pitcalzean House, Tain

Weddings come in all different styles, shapes and sizes, and I love when we get to see photographs from really personal celebrations, like Eve and Chris’s October wedding at Pitcalzean House.

Eve, a photographer at No1 Magazine and now-husband Chris wanted a small, weekend-long celebration in a private house and chose the Scottish Highlands as the backdrop for their celebrations.

Take a peek at the pics captured by Laura A Tiliman Photography, and hear what bride Eve has to say about her big day… 

After over seven years together, Chris tried to propose multiple times over a weekend away with my family, but I refused to go outside one evening and then I insisted my sister come on our beach walk.

He ended up getting down on one knee in our living room when we arrived home!

We wanted a self-catering venue where all the family could stay for a weekend-long party. Pitcalzean House was large enough, had a barn for partying in and was also just a couple of miles from where Chris’s grandpa grew up.

I’d fallen in love with a beautiful YolanCris fringed cape in an SWD photoshoot a couple of years ago.

I googled it and a bridal store in Brighton had put an ex-sample for sale that day. It seemed like fate so I bought it to complete my Galvan slip dress.

After seeing the venue and deciding on an October date, it made sense to go for autumnal colours in our décor. In the dining room we went with lots of greenery as we were surrounded by woodland.

We’re so lucky to have such a helpful and creative family.

Chris’s mum made the cake, my brother-in-law’s partner Amy is a genius with flowers, my dad ran the open bar and my mum was involved with every detail.

In the run-up to the wedding my biggest fear was fainting during my vows, but as soon as I started walking down the aisle (to David Bowie – As The World Falls Down), I was fine!

The rain was bad so we decided against walking back down the aisle to our chosen song and all ran to the shelter of the house instead.

Everyone’s speeches were great. My dad ditched his after taking in the relaxed feel of the wedding and winged it!

Scott’s best man speech was a highlight; his stories made us feel so grateful to be surrounded by such good friends.

We asked everyone to contribute to a Spotify playlist so that they’d hear their favourite dancefloor songs.

From dancing to Golden Years to Biffy Clyro karaoke at 3am, it’s a night we won’t ever forget.

You don’t have to do anything the traditional way if you don’t want to! Get married under a tree and serve hot dogs for dinner if it makes you happy.

We loved all our DIY touches and personalising the day.

Photographer: Laura A Tiliman Photography | Venue: Pitcalzean House | Bride’s dress: Galvan at Harvey Nichols | Bridesmaid dresses: Vera Wang at David’s Bridal
Groom’s waistcoat + trews: MacGregor and MacDuff | Groom’s blazer: Hackett 
Bride’s hair: The Studio, Alness | Bride’s MUA: Charlene O’Malley Makeup Artistry