Rowallan Castle wedding day with autumnal colour scheme in Ayrshire

Kirsty + Jamie fell in love with beautiful Rowallan Castle in Ayrshire as soon as they laid eyes on it.

Find out about their dreamy DIY day with autumnal colour scheme from bride Kirsty, and take a look at these photographs, captured by amazing Scottish photographers The Gibsons. 

“Jamie first suggested Rowallan Castle in Kilmaurs as he’s a member of their golf club. As soon as we drove into the estate, I knew that it was The One instantly. The drive was tree-lined, the grounds were absolutely beautiful, and it had not one but two castles!

The castle itself is really traditionally elegant, so we didn’t want to go to modern with our style for the day. It was great that we had the venue to ourselves for the weekend, and Jamie was delighted that he’d be able to golf before the wedding!

The choices I made for my dress and bridesmaids ended up feeling quite 1920/30s. This wasn’t intentional, but it really worked! I love autumnal colours so I knew straight away that we’d go for burgundy tones. Rowallan also has a lot of red and gold already incorporated, so I wanted to keep that in the theme too.

When we were planning the wedding, I wanted to do a lot of DIY projects, like our stationery, which I really enjoyed, and managed to rope my bridesmaids and friends into helping me with. One thing I did learn is that you can’t do everything yourself. The help of friends and family is so important.

The whole wedding day itself was great but, if I had to choose a favourite part, then it would probably be the ceremony. The room we got married in made it feel intimate, and the minister was so funny; everyone was laughing throughout.

We chose two readings, ‘Union’ by Robert Fulgham and a personalised piece that I put together.

At my hen do, everyone wrote down marriage advice for us which I kept, and then created a reading out of. My friend Rachel read it for us and added some funny verses of her own.

To be honest, not much has changed for us after getting married, although it is lovely to be able to call each other husband and wife.

We went to Skye the week after the wedding, so it was nice to take some time to chill out after the day and reflect on it.”

Venue: Rowallan Castle | Photographer: The Gibsons | Videographer: Erin Rose Films | Celebrant: Reverend David Ness

Dress: Rosa Clara at Ivory Pinks Bridal Couture | Bride’s jewellery + accessories: Debenhams + Monsoon | Bridesmaids: Biba at House of Fraser

Groom + groomsmen’s outfits: MacGregor and MacDuff | Cake: Nona Lou’s | Florist: Natalie Dalziel Flowers | Stationery: Hobbycraft

Hair: Pin Up Hair Glasgow | Make-up: Cat Robertson Makeup Artist 

Entertainment: Bahookie