This time of year is my favourite for weddings, because I love the colours!
I think the Scottish weather is so atmospheric in Autumn and Winter – even though we might complain.
We really do have the best wedding venues in the world, and one of the most famous is Brig o’ Doon in Ayrshire, where Paige and Stephen got married in September.
Find out more about their big day as told to us by the bride, and see the gorgeous photos from Tom Cairns Photography…
“Stephen and I met during at T in the Park in 2012, after Kasabian’s set.
We really got on great but ended up parting ways, as we were staying at opposite sides of the campsite.
Fate brought us back together when we ended up at the same party the next year, and we just fell head over heels from there.
We had been together seven years the day after our wedding day. Stephen popped the question on the first day of our holiday in the Dominican Republic on our hotel room balcony.
I was so shocked after he had spent the last few months before our holiday convincing me how skint he was and that there was no chance of a wedding soon…one and half years later we are married!
I’m an event manager at Culzean Castle, so planning is part of my everyday life. Planning my own wedding was great and I loved every minute of it.
Someone said to me before the wedding, “the day will go by in a flash”, and they were completely right. Taking a moment just for the two of you to sit and look around is great advice.
Our ceremony was held in St Margaret’s Cathedral. We are both Catholic and thought it would be lovely to get married in the eyes of God.
Brig o’ Doon was the third reception venue we visited. I knew the grounds were beautiful but had never been inside, so as soon as we walked in and saw the staircase, we knew this was the venue for us.
The staff at Brig o’ Doon went so above and beyond for us on the day; every detail was thought of and we were made to feel so special. The venue is known for its delicious food too, and it lived up to our expectations. The food was excellent, and so many of our guests commented on how great the meal was.
We wanted our wedding to have an autumnal theme whilst tying in Scottish traditional elements. The décor was all about the flowers, from the bridal parties bouquets to the glass floral table centres; the vibrant colours brought everything to life.
We both love the band Arctic Monkeys, so our table names were their favourite songs of ours, and we danced to their cover of Baby, I’m Yours, a song that means a lot to both of us.
Choosing my wedding dress was tough. I knew in my head what I wanted but after visiting three wedding dress shops, I still hadn’t found The One.
The next day, we went to Opus Couture and I was in awe at the choice of incredible dresses.
As soon as I tried on my dress, I knew that was it. The lace detail and long train was incredible. I just wish I could wear it again!
I wasn’t nervous until the very last minute, before we were about to get into the cars. The button on the back of my dress popped! Luckily, my mum came to the rescue with her emergency sewing kit.
Walking down the aisle Pachelbel’s Canon in D brought lots of emotions. I think this was the moment I realised that I was about to marry the man of my dreams.
The ceremony was beautiful, our priest was so laid-back and brought lots of laughs to the ceremony, especially when Stephen started saying his vows before he was meant to. The full church erupted in laughter. We didn’t stop smiling the whole time.
After we returned from our honeymoon in Croatia, it hit me that it was all over! It made me sad, but also so greatful to have been lucky enough to have experienced the most amazing wedding. We get asked a lot if it feels different being married.
For us, yes, as we only moved in together a few days before our wedding day, so it’s been lovely having our own home together. It really does feel like a new chapter in our lives.”
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