Bright + beautiful late summer wedding at Innes House, Elgin

Bright and beautiful with plenty of late summer vibes, Rachel and Sandy’s September wedding at Innes House is making us dream of summer here at SWD HQ.

In her own words, bride Rachel tells us how she put the finishing touches on her big day…

We wanted our day to be relaxed and we also wanted to spend as much time with our guests as possible. I am a very outdoor person and wanted the day to reflect that. Neither of us wanted a regimented day!

It had been hammering down with rain all morning right up until 2 pm, and our ceremony was due to start at 3 pm outside.

We had come to terms with the fact that it was going to have to be held inside, when all of a sudden it just stopped raining and became sunny!

Everyone at Innes House worked so quickly to get things set up outside in such a short space of time before guests started arriving.

We chose Innes House as it was the perfect location with the facilities to have the ceremony and drinks reception outside in the lovely garden.

Also, our wedding breakfast was held in the house’s beautiful covered walled garden, which felt like we were bringing the outside inside!

The most challenging thing about wedding planning is trying to please everyone.

We found that the main thing to remember is that your wedding day is about you and your future spouse, not family members or friends – especially if you are footing the bill!

When I met my husband, he was a complete ‘towny’, and I am a total country girl. He had to learn very quickly how my life works, no lie ins past 8 am!

The poor man has had to learn how to muck out horse stables, catch horses and change rugs. He has given up his late nights in the pub for early morning horse shows during the summer and early starts in the winter to work the dogs!

He says he wouldn’t change it for the world, but that’s only until 6.30 am when I am making him get up on a Sunday morning!

Being married feels the same as it did before, only difference is trying to remember my new name!

My husband and I lived together for three years before getting married so we knew what we were letting ourselves in for.

Venue: Innes House | Photographer: Jo Boulton Photography | Bride’s dress: Wedding Daze | Entertainment: The Honey Moons | Make Up: Charlotte Luxon Brow & Make Up Artist | Transport: Maynes Coaches