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Homemade.

We have for you an absolutely perfect DIY wedding at Sam our Sam’s parent’s home in Banchory, Aberdeen. They built a marquee on their beautiful land & ceilidh danced until the wee hours of the morning.

Featuring a homemade cake, homemade decorations, homemade stationery… Even the groom and his best man served their own home-brews. There was a BBQ feast followed by strawberries. Rain interfered with proceedings somewhat but then made way for a terrific rainbow.

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Ella The Bride: My bridesmaids (two school friends) and I all grew up together but now live in different cities so one bridesmaid booked a dress showing for Perfect Bridal Rooms in Aberdeen when we would all be back home for Christmas. Being a bride I still wanted to look like myself so immediately fell in love with the fun, short dress that perfectly fitted the bill. I let bridesmaids choose their own dresses and was thrilled with the summery coral colour they chose, I then bought the same material and had a neighbor make a mini version for my 1 year old flower-girl niece Ella.

Pete kept his outfit a surprise until the day of the wedding. His bestman, ushers and he all wore full Northumberland Tartan kilt attire (him being a Geordie lad!) I’d never imagined getting married anywhere other than my childhood home as I loved it so much growing up. It took a fair bit of convincing of my parents before I persuaded them logistically it could work. We hired a marquee that the farmers allowed us to erect in the field by the house. Afterwards my mum was so happy that we had a wedding that meant so much to the family.

There was no strict colour scheme at all. My extremely talented and creative auntie Lynn handmade hundreds of different coloured paper pom poms and miles of bunting in bright colours to decorate the marquee. She also decorated jam jars and filled them with wildflowers (from her garden) and hung them on shepherd’s hooks in the walk up to the marquee. Jill from Hay’s Flowers is a local family friend who knew exactly what we wanted before we even discussed it. The wildflower bouquets for my bridesmaids and me were exactly what I had dreamed. We had wee posies of wildflowers in jam jars on all the tables as well as homemade table names featuring stories and pictures from our favourite places.

Since I am a teacher I had my students handwrite our Orders of Service, which they were extremely honoured to do! The ceremony was an informal non-religious event in the marquee with readings and speeches from friends and family.

Pete first heard Teannaich whilst at University in Edinburgh, I had never heard them but trusted his judgement and they certainly got the party in full swing! They used a mixture of traditional ceilidh music spliced with rock inserts. Both Pete and I love BBQs so it was natural that we should have this as our wedding menu. For dessert we had strawberries and cream with the strawberries delivered by local producers (Castleton farm) and topped off with homemade lemon drizzle cake with lemon buttercream lovingly made by Pete’s sister Imogen.

Our photographer Elizabeth from Tub of Jelly was absolutely brilliant. She was extremely relaxed and unimposing and blended in with the guests allowing her to take fantastic natural shots. We are over the moon with the photos and cute little video she made for us that really capture the feel of the whole day.


Photography by Tub of Jelly
Bride’s Gown Ellis from Perfect Bridal Rooms | Florist Hay’s flowers | Marquee Craigievar Events Hire | Caterers: BBQ by Delilicious and Strawberries from Castleton Farm Shop | Bridesmaids Dresses Alfred Sung by Dessy | Groom & Groomsmen Northumberland Tartan | Stationery: Invitations designed by Pete’s sister Alexandra Clarke | Entertainment: Ceilidh by Teannaich | Transport Allan & Black Coaches

3 thoughts on “Homemade.

  1. What a fun and inspiring wedding! the pictures are beautiful : ) I was wondering where your shoes are from? I love the bright ‘something’ blue colour! x

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