One thing I know for certain – you are about to become 100% obsessed with this wedding. Like can’t get enough, stare at these images all.day.long obsessed. Because this wedding… this glorious Scotland affair? It’s the kind of wedding that will most definitely render you speechless with one drop-dead gorgeous detail after another, an entire gallery of breathtaking images from Craig & Eva Sanders Photography and bundles upon bundles of pure, unadulterated bliss. See it all right here.
From the Bride… We chose Friars Carse as we just wanted a big old country house that we could take over with our close family and friends for the weekend. We were able to all have dinner together on the Friday night with singing and speeches, the wedding day on the Saturday and brunch all together out on the lawn on the Sunday. The hotel has lovely grounds and is very relaxed and informal. Friars Carse was close to our church, Maxwelton Chapel, which we chose because it is so beautiful. We loved its small size as it was important to us that people could see, hear and feel everything with us.
We wanted a relaxed, happy day full of people we love. We were inspired by our fondness of the countryside around us, the village I grew up in, the beautiful wildflowers of May and by our enjoyment of recycling/upcycling and crafting! We were keen to make many of the items for the day ourselves and to use the skills of our very talented families to help us with this! We had everyone collecting jars for the year running up to the wedding, which we used for flowers. We made our invites, menus, table plan and all other stationery using recycled card and string to keep it all natural feeling. For the children, we made up little packs of coloring books, fairy wings and stickers. My Mum (and a few helpers) made meters and meters of bunting, which we strung up in the marquee. My sisters and brother made an amazing photo booth for us, which doubled as a guest book. My Mum enjoyed making some lovely wildflower displays for in the church and inside the hotel. My dad repaired some old crates, stamped our names and wedding date on them and filled them with flowers. He also surprised us by having our family tree put on a poster and displayed in the hotel. We were also surprised by being given a saw instead of a knife to cut the cake — it had been made by our family because Callum is a carpenter! Everyone pitched in as a team the day before to pull it all together.
Wedding Photography: Craig & Eva Sanders Photography / Ceremony: Maxwelton Chapel in Moniaive, Scotland / Reception: Friars Carse Hotel in Auldgirth, Dumfries, Scotland / Floral Design: Little Botanica / String Quartet: Cairn String Quartet / Band: Two Left Feet / Transportation: Solway Beetles / Wedding Dress: Benjamin Roberts (with Major Alterations) via Mia Bridal / Alterations: Sarah of Mia Bridal