Matthew and Corrie
On 15th November 2014 Corrie and Matthew said 'I do' then celebrated at Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, Scotland
'Our wedding was in November, so it was a wonderful bonus when we woke up to a beautiful autumnal day. The morning of my wedding was strangely one of my favourite bits of the day: the anticipation, hanging out with my sisters and girlfriends, eating breakfast, drinking prosecco and getting our hair and make-up done.'
'We had a traditional Church of Scotland wedding at my local church – we know the minister well. As I walked down the aisle, I was almost overcome with emotion but my nephew and page boy, Nathanael, was at the front of the church with my mum, cheering me on – shouting ‘Hi Auntie Corrie!’ which definitely saved me! Then I saw Matt and everything was fine. '
'We wanted a Scottish theme. My husband is English so we wanted to give his side of the family the full Scottish experience! So we started with our venue, a Scottish castle: Dundas Castle is in the town that I grew up in and my parents still live, we were very lucky to have such a beautiful, iconic venue right on our doorstep.'
'My favourite details were:
- my tartan shawl. Mum had seen them at a lovely tartan shop in the borders and suggested it. I had so many lovely comments about how unique and beautiful it was with my dress.
- our favours: my dad made tablet for everyone. It is the only thing he can cook well!
- the flower centerpieces: my mum and my bridesmaid’s mum (my second mum) arranged them and they were perfect.
- the cake and sweets table: I love to bake, so it was nice to put another element of me into the day.'
'We had a relatively small dinner of just family (still 60 people!) at the castle, then our evening guests joined us for speeches and a ceilidh. We loved every moment of our day!
'My advice to other brides is do not be a bridezilla – there is no excuse for it and it makes everyone else miserable! Enjoy the planning, try not to get stressed. Pick your bridesmaids wisely! Mine were perfect: beautiful, organised, preemptively supportive and fun!'
Photography by Tiree Dawson