Our recent stay at the Maryculter House Hotel for our anniversary had us reminiscing about our wedding. We got out our wedding album and looked through some of the pictures of the day, and I thought I would share some of them with you. These photos were all taken by our wonderful photographer, Kelly from KAD Photography.
I love my wedding shoes. I bought them in Debenhams and wish I could wear them over and over. Unfortunately they are now filthy as I wandered through the grass to get photos. I’m hoping that (if I ever get around to it) they may clean up OK. If not I might see about having them dyed.
Pretty as they were, I’m useless in heels. I wore my shoes for the ceremony and photos and then changed into some British Knights I had blinged up! I stuck diamontes and fake pearls on the toes and replaced the laces with ivory ribbon. Voila – comfy shoes to dance all night in!
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I travelled to Edinburgh to find my wedding dress. It was strapless – despite me always saying I didn’t want a strapless dress! There were 7 layers of fabric (yes 7!), a long train and a corset back. Each layer of fabric brought something different to the dress, my favourite was one with a sparkle to it. It was around 5 layers down so it is only very very subtle from the outside.
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The train was really long, and that was one of the parts of the dress that attracted me to it. I left it loose for the ceremony and photos but had to bustle it for the evening so I didn’t have everyone tripping over it!
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Cults Parish Church
We got married in a beautiful church in the area I grew up in. It was a fabulous setting, with the added bonus of nostalgia. I have attended the church on various occasions ever since I was very young and it was lovely to be back.
Maryculter House Hotel
One of the first dates that JHogg and I went on was to a local hotel. When we got engaged we didn’t think twice about looking at the Maryculter House Hotel wedding options. We found the staff extremely helpful and the meal was delicious.
Maryculter has the option to have your ceremony outside during the warmer months (if the weather allows!). The ballroom is quite large, leaving us with plenty space for dancing after dinner. We really enjoyed a delicious 4 course meal and people still speak about the haggis starter now.
The Wedding Party
I had one of my sisters as maid of honour. My nephew was only a few weeks old but she did awesome managing to breastfeed in a really unhelpful dress! A friend was my other bridesmaid and a niece was flower girl. Jonathan’s best man was a close friend he’s known all his life. His cousin and my younger brother were the ushers.
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The Extra Details
All the flowers for the day were arranged by my mum and other family and friends. For my bouquet I had calla lilies. I love their simplicity. We draped a string of pearls through them too.
My wedding cake was made by my God mother. She had also made my christening cake when I was a baby so it was really special.
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The day had started off with lashing rain, so we had feared the worst. By some miracle the sun came out just before I headed to the church and stayed out all afternoon. It was freezing outside for the photos but we didn’t care!
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Although it was sunny the wind was really strong! It created some great pictures, but I really had to keep a hold of my veil. At one point the videographer was chasing it when it blew out of my hair! We don’t tend to take ourselves very seriously and that seems to have come through in our photos.
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Our wedding day was definitely one of the best days of my life. We had so much fun and enjoyed a great party. I just wish we could do it over and over again!
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