Floral-filled nature inspired wedding day at Sorn Castle, East Ayrshire

Rebecca and Jason created a beautiful nature-inspired wedding reception at Sorn Castle following their beautiful ceremony at Sorn Parish Church.

With plenty of personal touches – groom Jason even hand-built their wooden pergola! – it was truly a day to remember.

Here, bride Rebecca shares more from their wedding, including a very exciting arrival in 2019!

Jason and I clicked right away on the first date. Although we are opposites in lots of ways, we are so similar in others.

We both work really hard and help each other strive and achieve our goals – we balance each other out perfectly!

Jason proposed while we were on holiday on the island of Koh Tao.

We went snorkelling on our favourite beach, and he pretended to look under the water at some fish but instead resurfaced with my engagement ring from under the sea!

Booking the perfect venue was a priority to us, and we wanted our wedding on a bank holiday weekend to make it easier for my family travelling from Northern Ireland.

As soon as we walked into Sorn Castle, we fell in love with it.

The team made it feel really personal and special – it didn’t feel like a wedding conveyor belt like some other venues.

For the décor, we wanted it to reflect the elegance of the castle and the beautiful nature in the surrounding grounds, installing lots of floral displays throughout the venue.

We also wanted to pay tribute to my Northern Irish ancestry and Jason’s Scottish ancestry, and had fudge from my home town and bottles of Irn Bru as favours.

My dress was ‘Gala’ by Galia Lahav. It was made from vintage crochet and silk satin with a dramatic blush train.

Jason wore a customised tweed kilt made at Frank’s Gold Room at Kilts 4 U in Hillington. It was stunning and everything we wanted.

The night before the wedding was so stressful, I was almost verging on having a little bridezilla moment! Jason was still building our wooden pergola at 9pm, but we eventually had our ceremony rehearsal and that helped calm our nerves.

We were both a little nervous at the ceremony, and stumbled over a few words even though we had practised it plenty!

We got a few giggles from our guests which actually helped put us at ease.

The speeches were fantastic, and there were a few tears during my dad’s as he spoke about family and friends that are very missed.

It was followed by lots of laughs during the best man’s speech, which contained anecdotes that cannot be put down in print!

Our florist embraced our vision and went above and beyond. People are still talking about the floral displays!

At the Ayrshire Wedding Show we won the chance for West FM DJ Colin McCardle to play at our wedding! Everyone had a blast, and the marquee was jumping from start to finish.

Our first dance was Brad Paisley She’s Everything. It is a song we both love and has very meaningful lyrics. We also liked that it was a unique choice that many people hadn’t heard.

Our plan for our honeymoon is to go to New Zealand and the Cook Islands, but we have had to postpone it as we’re expecting our first baby in March 2019!

 

Photographer: Tommy Cairns Photography | Venue: Sorn Castle

Bride’s dress: Kavelle Bridal Couture  | Bridesmaid dresses: Lou Lou Bridal

Groom’s kilt: Kilts 4 U | Videographer: White Balloon Films | Cake: Rosewood Cakes

Florist: Every Bloomin Thing  | Make-up: AMM Hair and Makeup Team

Stationery: Bespoke Wedding Stationery