Stationery designed by the bride and a wedding song penned by the groom? Ashleigh and Daniel got married in style at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort, Broughty Ferry.
Hear what bride Ashleigh had to say about the big day, captured beautifully by Burfly Photography…
We met six years ago at a party Daniel’s band was playing at. Music definitely was the main thing we bonded over so it was important to us to have friends playing songs we loved throughout the wedding and it’s why our tables were named after our favourite albums.
We couldn’t find any local venues that we felt were ‘us’. One of my best friends had just moved to the Broughty Ferry area and told me I had to look at a place called Forbes of Kingennie. As soon as we looked at it online we knew it was the place. Visiting the venue confirmed this. It had such a special feel and the views from the ceremony and function suites are just spectacular.
Before I even had my dress or anything ‘big’ sorted, I knew I wanted our day to have copper, blue-greys and wooden elements. I made or purchased most items we used for centrepieces and décor.
One of my favourite parts was getting to create all the wedding stationery, especially our cherry wood invites that I designed. As a graphic designer you’re always working on projects for other people, so having
time to make something I loved was great!
My leather jacket was a real talking point; I hand-painted it myself, and took it out during the photos to surprise Daniel, just for something a bit different! I’ve already had someone ask me to make one for their wedding!
On the morning of our wedding I barely looked at my phone, so when I saw I had a few texts and a missed call from Daniel I thought something awful had happened. But he and his band had written and released a song for me for our wedding day!
I still have no idea how he managed to find the time but it was the most wonderful surprise I could have received – second only to the incredible scrapbook he had made full of photos and almost every ticket from gigs we’d been to together.
The biggest stand out for us was definitely the ceremony. Daniel’s band The Harmonica Movement (minus him!) played as I walked down the aisle, and during the ceremony which was just wonderful.
Our Pastor Neil Cameron married us – it was so personal, full of love, laughter and stories about the two of us and then our good friend Daniel Sutherland also shared the most incredible and encouraging address.
It was really special for us to be standing at the altar surrounded by so many friends.