Warm + cosy autumnal wedding at Logie Country House, Inverurie
Not only is this venue perfectly suited to autumn and winter weddings, but the Catriona and Philip really made an effort to incorporate the season into their big day.
Take a look at these dreamy photographs from their September wedding last year, and hear what bride Catriona has to say about the day…
“Our first date almost didn’t happen! We worked together, and I was really doubtful about being involved with someone from work but, after Phil pursued me with a few Facebook messages, including one that said ‘Do whatever makes you smile’, a colleague told me that I should go for it!
Fast forward to September 2018 and we’re about to have our first anniversary. We’ve also just welcomed our son into the world. Needless to say, everything from our first date ’til now has made me smile.
Most women have their dream wedding planned long in advance, but I definitely didn’t! I used inspiration from all over to eventually settle on how I imagined the day going.
I went crazy with spreadsheets! if I were to go back and change anything, it would be to spend more time with my hubby absorbing the day and being surrounded by loved ones.
Our wedding was in September, so we chose an autumnal colour theme. We have always loved the season, especially when the leaves start changing colour, and it meant we could incorporate anything from bright reds to deep oranges and yellow.
The stand out moment of the whole day was definitely our ceremony. We had a humanist ceremony, which was tailored to us by our wonderful celebrant Angela.
We really wanted a relaxed and personal wedding and she helped us to do this perfectly. There was such a mix of laughter and tears!
Phil and I visited three venues, but what made us fall in love with Logie Country House was the fact that our closest friends and family could stay for the weekend.
We have a large extended family travelling from England and as far as Germany, so it was important to us that they enjoyed their stay and that they were welcomed to Scotland. What better place than a castle dating back to 1492!
We thought it was important to honour people that were not able to make the wedding, particularly my mother who I lost when I was 14. During the ceremony, there was a special poem read and a lantern lit, which remained lit all day, to act as a reminder of her at the wedding.
Being married means that I can bypass that awkward ‘my partner’ introduction and now start saying ‘my husband’. For some reason, saying ‘boyfriend’ at the age of 30 just didn’t feel right! It feels amazing.
People might say nothing changes but it does.
When I look at my husband and I look at the ring on his finger, I understand the declaration of our love for one another to the whole world and it makes me feel endlessly special.