Luxurious Scottish castle wedding at Oxenfoord Castle, Midlothian

Ariel and Marcus had wedding guests coming to their big day from all over the world, so they wanted to treat them to the ultimate Scottish castle wedding – and they didn’t disappoint!

Read about the day in bride Ariel’s own words…

My husband and I have lived together in three different cities including Edinburgh, London and Taipei.

In fact, my husband quit his job to move to Taiwan to solidify our relationship when we did long distance.

This really helped bridge the gap between our two different cultures and my husband won over my family. We now live in Edinburgh where we both met.

As we had a castle venue for our wedding, we wanted to let the venue speak for itself.

Therefore our theme was gold and grey so I had lots of gold and grey designed feature items and my bridesmaid’s dresses were grey too.

We had the most amazing summer day in Scotland considering it was misty and rainy two days beforehand, but the sun dried out our venue the day before and on the day some of our guests got sunburnt during our outside ceremony.

We also got lots of vintage picture frames from charity shops and I decorated a mirror with fake flowers before spray-painting the whole thing gold, which we eventually used to set our table-seating plan!

We picked our venue because it was very flexible and was set in a castle!

We had lots of friends and family from all over the world that were wowed by the Scottish setting – although a lot of our Scottish friends loved the venue too!

There were a few highlights for me.

One being has got to be during all the ceilidh dancing – our videographer snuck us out into the garden pavilion where we ended up dancing by ourselves having a romantic moment whilst our guests partied the night away.

Finally I loved my husband’s speech.  He wrote me a poem which was really sweet and a highlight of my day.

Venue: Oxenfoord Castle | Photographer: Oksana Kuklina Photography | Videographer: Cinemate Film

Cake: Marks & Spencers cupcakes and Patisserie Valerie for three small cakes

Caterer: Saltire Hospitality | Florist: Stockbridge Flower Company | Entertainment: The Pickled Piper and Stravaig Ceilidh