Tradition with a Twist at Beautiful Balbirnie House, Markinch


Stacey Duncan + Ian Forrester
Saturday 21st November 2015
Balbirnie House Hotel, Markinch
Photography: Lana Eve Photography

0C3A1379 0C3A1458 0C3A1518 0C3A1498Long-term couple Stacey and Ian knew exactly where they wanted to tie the knot as soon as they got engaged. “Ian and I attended an evening reception at beautiful Balbirnie House many years before we got engaged; we loved it so much that it was the first place we thought of to have our special day,” remembers bride Stacey.

“When we went to have a look around before we made a final decision, we loved it all over again. The venue is spectacular and we knew that the grounds would be amazing for photos!”

0C3A1838 0C3A1829 0C3A1789 0C3A1793The couple wanted their wedding to have strong traditional elements with some modern twists, like the bride’s lovely white rose bouquet which was entwined with deep blue berries and thistles to give it a modern, on-trend edge.

Stacey’s dress was also a well-balanced mix between old and new; her beautiful gown had illusion sleeves stitched with an intricate lace design, a gorgeous throwback to traditional lace wedding dresses.

0C3A1561638A1316b 638A1329b 0C3A1911Surrounded by their closest family and friends, the day whizzed by and although it was hard for Stacey and Ian to pick out a favourite moment, they did tell us that their first dance together as husband and wife had special significance to them.

“Our first dance was to Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones, which is a song and a band we both love. This was really special for us both!”

Still, the most important thing for Stacey and Ian was that after 11 years together, they finally got to say I Do!. “It just feels great to know we have finally got married and can now concentrate on our future together as Mr and Mrs,” smiles Stacey.

“We have been together a very long time but it really was worth the wait; our wedding day was amazing and we can honestly say, it was the best day of our lives!”

0C3A1925b 0C3A1957 0C3A2077 0C3A2096 When all is said and done, what does Stacey say was the toughest part of her planning journey? “The table plan, definitely,” she laughs,”everyone told me that it would be a challenge and they were right!”

What Stacey does advise though, is that couples take time to appreciate their wedding, both in the lead up and the day itself. “It just goes so quickly,” says Stacey. “Try to stay calm and relaxed, and enjoy every moment.”



Photographer Lana Eve Astrup says, “Although styles of weddings, images and albums have changed so much throughout the years, the one thing that remains is my desire to capture every special moment of your wedding day or photo shoot in still for your posterity.”

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Venue: Balbirnie House Hotel, Markinch

Photography: Lana Eve Photography

Transport: EXZ Wedding Cars and Limo Hire

Dress: Kudos Bridal

Cake: 3D Cakes

Florist: Victoria Florists

Entertainment: Kyle Steele DJ

Jewellery: Rox Edinburgh

Accessories: Kudos Bridal

Hair: Lorna Smart

Make-Up: Kayleigh Meechan