Catherine Weir + Andrew Chalmers
Friday 19th June 2015
Killearn Kirk + Cameron House Hotel, Loch Lomond
Photographer: Gail Photography
Depending on who you ask, you may hear different stories about how Andy and Catherine met; Andy claims that Catherine used to spend her days gazing lustfully at him as he worked out, trying to catch his eye across a crowded gym. Catherine will tell you that he pursued her relentlessly at her workplace. “He asked me the time so often, I considered buying him a watch!” she laughs.
One thing that they do agree on is that after the first couple of dates, it was clear that there was something special between them, something that was worth making a 160 mile round-trip to see each other. “Distance is only a number when you find the right person,” says Catherine.
For their ceremony though, they opted for a church in Killearn, and they both say the ceremony was a real highlight for them both, including a very special reading called The Art of Marriage by Wilferd A. Peterson with lines such as ˜[marriage is] remembering to say I love you at least once a day’, ˜[marriage is] standing together and facing the world’. “We try to live each day by the rules of the poem, and so far it’s been pretty easy!” says Catherine.
Catherine and Andy chose to keep their day traditionally Scottish with kilts, a piper and a ceilidh by band Corra. “They were all so talented and kept everyone dancing all night,” says Catherine. Their colour scheme, reflected in the bridesmaid gowns and décor was blush pink and gold, accented by decorative light up letters from Go2Events.
“We chose a fantastic photographer and videographer who worked so well together,” says Catherine of Gail from Gail Photography and Robert from MacDonald Studios. “Our photographs are more than we could have imagined, and our videographer was so discreet my mum actually asked me if he’d turned up!” laughs Catherine.
Three Sisters Bake provided not just a cake, but a cake table and Endrick Blooms provided the gorgeous flowers. “My family have used this florist for years and April at Endrick Blooms really worked with me and my mum on creating flowers we were in love with,” says Catherine.
The bride floated effortlessly down the aisle in a gorgeous Enzoani gown, bought from West Kilbride’s Opus Couture. “I had delayed dress shopping until six months before the wedding, frightened I would be disappointed. However when I was finally and firmly encouraged by my mum and maid of honour Helen to go, the staff at Opus Couture were so amazing,” she says.
“I actually bought the very first dress I tried on, Dakota by Enzoani with a delicate lace overlay.”
After it’s all over, are there any final thoughts from bride Catherine about her day? “My advice would be not to let the small things worry you. On the day, they will be insignificant,” she advises, “and don’t underestimate how important a good photographer and videographer are on the day. These are the memories you’ll keep forever, so make sure you choose suppliers whose work you love.”
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