How did you both meet?
We met through a single parents dating site online.
Tell us about the proposal?
Paul wanted to show me Scotland (he’s Scottish) so we booked a weekend in the beautiful castle Comlongon. We had the dining room all to ourselves and ate a candlelit 5 course banquet-very romantic. We were then taken into the drawing room where we sat by the fire (it was October in Scotland!) drinking our coffees when the waiter came through and handed me a menu to order breakfast for the next day (after a 5 course meal- more food is the last thing on my mind!). As I opened the Comlongon leather bounded menu, there was a velvet strip with a ring attached and big writing saying “Will you marry me?” At which point Paul had to ask me to answer as I was in a state of shock. My answer was obviously a big fat “YES” and he placed the ring on my finger.
Where did your wedding take place and what made you choose that location?
Comlongon Castle, Scotland because it’s where Paul proposed and will always remain a very special place to both of us.
What was your colour scheme or wedding theme?
Theme was very Scottish with the men in Kilts, thistles in the bouquets with the main colour being black and diamanté.
Tell us about your dress?
It’s a Benjamin Roberts dress in Ivory. Very simple, off the shoulder dress with diamanté detail on the bust.
Did you have ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?’
Yes I did, I’m SUPER superstitious…something new was my dress, I wore my mums antique ring (old) that I borrowed and I wore a garter with a blue flower.
What was your favourite photograph (so far) and why did you like it?
I’ve not seen any by Stephen yet but from family photos, it would have to be a picture of Paul and I laughing under an umbrella….it did not stop raining all day!!
What was your most useful source of wedding ideas and information?
A website called Hitched.co.uk
Tell us about a supplier who provided a first-class service.
Debenhams were fantastic with the hiring out of all the kilts.
Do you have any advice for future brides?
Just remember what the day is about and don’t get swept up in all the planning of the day.
What was the best part of your wedding day?
We wrote our own Vows to each other, so it would have to be hearing Paul’s Vows to me.
Was Derwent Photography the right photographer for you?
Derwent Photography was AMAZING!!! We would recommend him to the moon and back. We had fun as we had our pictures taken and the fact that we had torrential rain right through goes to show how fantastic Derwent photography is. He understood the type of pictures we wanted taking and carried that out. If your photographer is willing to lie on the floor in the rain (and we’re not talking a drizzle) to get a great shot for you….he’s a must. The communication from pre-booking, booking, on the day and post day are always prompt and professional. So in answer to your question, 110% YES, Derwent photography was the right photographer for us.