Katie and Stuart’s connection to the stunning Brig O’Doon House Hotel feels like it was meant to be from the beginning!
Take a look at this gorgeous wedding day with photos by The Gibsons, and hear what bride Katie has to say about their beautiful September wedding day…
“After my first date with Stuart in August 2013, I vividly remember telling my mum and close friends that I could have potentially met The One. That was met by a mixture of laugher and disbelief; I’m fussy about my choice of handbag, never mind my future husband, but I had this innate sense that this was it.
Stuart proposed to me on a surprise trip to Skye in a private area of the Three Chimneys restaurant, a place that’s been on my bucket list for ages.
Like so many brides, I had a love hate relationship with wedding planning. During the initial stages, you’re on such a high but with so many ideas it can easily feel overwhelming and difficult to focus.
On reflection, I’d say go with your gut and choose a day that represents your overall style and relationship.
I’ve honestly dreamed of getting married at Brig O’Doon for as long as I can remember as it’s such an iconic venue on the west coast.
The Scottish theme, the elegant ballroom with high vaulted ceilings and manicured gardens with a romantic bridge; I love so many features about the venue and thankfully, Stuart felt the same.
In a perfect twist of fate, Stuart’s parents held their own wedding reception at Brig O’Doon and when trying to book our own date almost two years in advance, the only Saturday left was my parent’s wedding anniversary!
We both agreed it was a sign and made the day feel extra special as my parents celebrated 34 years of marriage on our wedding day and, days later, Stuart’s parents celebrated 33 years together. With a bit of luck, we’ll share the same happiness and longevity.
We wanted a classic and elegant look for our day, with lots of floral centrepieces to compliment the vast ballroom.
After many, many Pinterest board ideas, we met with Anne at Hollow Park very early in the process to discuss what we wanted, and settled on soft pink roses, white hydrangeas and a touch of green foliage to bring our vision to life.
Using the florals as our palette helped us to select our stationery, the bridesmaids’ dresses and even the colours of our chocolate!
We loved working with our photographers, The Gibsons. Not only did they capture the joy of our wedding perfectly, but they’re just the loveliest couple, and helped to ensure our day ran seamlessly. Paired with our videographers, they were a brilliant team and we’re delighted with our film.
My make-up artist Louise was a dream. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she’s also lovely which makes everything so much easier, especially on the morning of the wedding. Even my mum, who doesn’t wear much make-up, was delighted.
Stuart has always been incredibly thoughtful but I was taken aback when he surprised me with so many extras in the lead up to our wedding.
Alongside a gorgeous new Mulberry handbag, he’d written me a number of cards, the last of which featured Stuart wearing his full wedding attire in the church looking down the aisle with the caption ‘See you soon!’.
Already emotional, I couldn’t believe he’d put so much thought into my morning, and made me even more excited for the day to officially begin.
We were on such a high after the wedding; it was everything we’d hoped for and more, and as a perfectionist, this is especially high praise!
The novelty factor of my new name still hasn’t worn off either and every time I hear it, it reminds me that I’m married to my best friend.”
Celebrant: Minister Fraser Aitken | Videographer: Candlelight Pictures
Stationery: Jenni Liandu Calligraphy
Fairylight canopy + wedding post box: Make Believe Events | Piper: Jack Philp