Wheelchair-accessibility had to be a concern for Cathryn and Kieran when planning their wedding, but luckily the team at Airth Castle Hotel in Stirling made sure that the couple could navigate their perfect venue with ease.
Find out all about their big day in Cathryn’s words, and see gorgeous photos by Lynsey Jackson Photography.
“Keiran and I met online; we’d been talking for a while before we met in person. We both knew on that first date that it was true love.
A year and a half later, on a break in Aviemore, Kieran proposed to me over dinner using his late mother’s engagement ring. It was so romantic and perfect.
I found wedding planning a lot of fun. I loved doing all the wedding things like going to wedding fairs. When we found our venue, Airth Castle in Stirling, everything started to come together.
We were both really involved in the planning, although Kieran’s favourite part of planning was trying all of the different cake flavours! I loved researching and visiting all of the beautiful wedding venues.
My mum was such a great help, she really picked up on lots of little things that neither of us had thought about.
When we went to Airth Castle, we both just fell in love with it straight away. The grounds, the hotel, and the castle was everything we wanted, and more. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful.
The venue wasn’t 100% wheelchair-accessible for us though, but we bought a 10ft ramp to overcome any issues for Kieran, because we just loved it so much.
The team at Party People in Alloa were amazing, and sorted all of our florals and decor for us. We had seat covers with sashes that matched in with the bridesmaids’ dresses, and the groomsmens’ ties.
The food was absolutely delicious too – I think we ate too much!
Kieran had his barber come in on the morning to cut and style his hair. When we were all ready to go, I got to the castle and had to wait outside as Kieran had forgotten the marriage schedule!
Luckily, it was only 100m away. I walked down the aisle with my dad and I married my best friend. It couldn’t have gone any better.
The speeches were so good. My dad was nervous, but he gave such a lovely, heartfelt speech.
Keiran used his iPad to give his speech, and my sister held his mic for him.
After that, it was party time! For our first dance, we used a wooden circular board on wheels acting like a Lazy Susan to turn us around, as it can be hard to dance in the wheelchair.
Everything about our day was just perfect – I wish we could do it all over again! We wouldn’t change a single thing about it.”