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Matthew and Corrie

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

Lianne Taylor - Writer & Partner

Lianne Taylor - Writer & Partner

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