Shelley and John were lucky to get married in March shortly before lockdown. Read all about their Logie Country House wedding in the words of the bride, and see the beautiful snaps captured by SDM Photography…
John and I have been together for almost five years now. After both coming out of long-term relationships we seemed to meet each other at the perfect time and soon realised it was the best thing to ever happen to us.
Our relationship went from strength to strength and three years on we went to Loch Fyne as a birthday surprise for John. Little did I know it was me that was going to get the biggest surprise!
We are keen hill walkers and went up to the tower overlooking Inverary castle. The view was stunning and the covering of snow made it even prettier. After admiring the view I turned around to John down on one knee asking me to marry him. It really was the perfect moment.
We started our wedding plans after we had our baby boy. I found the planning enjoyable as it gave me something to do during maternity leave.
We found it difficult to narrow down who we would invite to come with us as we were having such small numbers and didn’t want to upset anyone. My advice to couples planning their wedding would be you won’t please everyone but remember it’s your day, so do what makes you happy.
I randomly found Logie Country House online and we went to view it on 18th March 2019.
We fell in love with everything about Logie and booked it for exactly a year later.
The owners Tim and Stef are absolutely lovely and were nothing but kind and welcoming to us. Our wedding planner Gillian made our day run like clockwork.
I fell in love with a Justin Alexander gown which was the opposite of what I thought I’d go for. It was plain but full and had a low back with a simple belt which tied in a bow.
I felt like a princess for the first time ever and didn’t want to take it off.
One thing I loved about the morning of our wedding was doing our pre-wedding photos. Our photographer had come up with the idea of letting us speak to each other and hold hands before getting to see each other at the ceremony.
John came to the bridal suite and stood on the other side of a room divider and it was a really special moment which calmed our nerves and made us even more excited to become Mr and Mrs.
We knew we wanted a humanist wedding from the beginning and it was perfect timing as Lindsay had just passed her training and happened to be the best man’s wife.
We were honoured to be her first official wedding. Lindsay made planning our ceremony so easy and we loved how personal it was to us. Lindsay was flawless on the day and it all ran perfectly. Our guests all commented on how beautiful the ceremony was.
I didn’t have a theme, I just wanted a plain and simple day.
I kept my centrepieces and accessories all ivory. I wanted the bridesmaid dresses to be the only colour that stood out.
We didn’t want a traditional wedding meal so instead we had a three-course meal with an all-you-can-eat barbecue as the main and sharing boards of desserts. The food was unreal and we got good feedback about it.
After the day was done we felt beyond happy and totally on a high because our day had turned out to be everything we had ever wished for and more.
Now we never tire of looking through our beautiful photos to remind ourselves of the best day ever and we are loving every minute of married life as a family.
Venue: Logie Country House | Photographer: SDM Photography | Bride’s dress: Simply Bliss Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaid dresses: Wedding Belles | Groom’s kilt: McAllans | Celebrant: Lindsay Morrison Humanist Celebrant | Cake: The Cliff Bakery | Jewellery: The Fairy’s Workshop | Hair: Zoe Gordon Special Occasion Hair | Make-up: Platinum Make Up By Julz | Catering: Hudson’s