Today’s celebration was a true Scottish affair, held in stately Wedderburn Castle with a rich, fresh palette of burgundy and blush, with luxurious, sumptuous roses, seasonal and autumnal blossoms and fruity center stage.
On October 2, 2021, the third marketing division was managed by Hannah Wade Craig, working for the Crown Office, at Wedderburn Castle & Barns, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland. Inspired by their legendary private house parties, the couple hosted a weekend wedding, combining the most luxurious and formal castle feel with cozy barn partying.
“Wedderbourne was the only place we visited when we decided to get married.”
“We’ve been to a lot of weddings together and knew what we wanted: a long weekend wedding; accommodations for friends and family; a homely party atmosphere with no time to go out; the ability to have our own bar and choose from a selection of recommended restaurants; event manager Experienced but laid-back; and a venue that hasn’t been a product line for weddings.”
“We wanted it all in one place without hopping between sections of the day or having to travel between getting ready and partying.”
“Wedderburn was all of those and so much more. It is a traditional Scottish castle with large reception rooms and a cozy barn for a more relaxed party.”
It’s great to hear that Hannah and Craig have dug into Love My Dress to find local suppliers for their venue and design ideas.
“I mostly found suppliers by searching for weddings in our area on the blog. Throughout the covid period, I have really appreciated seeing weddings of various shapes and sizes, which despite last minute plans and changes looked beautiful and cheerful. It was reassuring to see that even if Plans affected, today may still be useful.”
Befitting the location of the majestic castle, Hannah wore a lace dress with a full skirt, long sleeves, and a plunging neckline.
It was designed by Susan Neville by Rachel Scott Couture. This Edinburgh boutique showcases some of the most beautiful wedding brands and you can find out more in our Love My Dress Wedding guide listing here.
Rachel Scott Couture
“I bought my dress and veil from Rachel Scott Couture in Edinburgh in February 2020.”
“Rachel was great when I had to postpone my dress fittings and final purchases until October 2021. I loved the sassy skirt for dancing! “
The cathedral-length veil was by Rachel Scott Couture and her shoes by Rachel Simpson.
“It was a gift from my girls after my hen business in Berlin was cancelled. I bought myself diamond and pearl drop earrings from our family jewelers.”
The castle, with its spacious interior and rustic barn, offers plenty of options if the weather in the fall is humid.
“Since we were due to get married in October, we wanted plentiful interior options because it would be ideal to have plenty of interior space for different pockets of conversations and parties, if the weather was bad.”
The bride wore her long hair in a comfortable and elegant wavy robe, styled Lisa Yvonne’s hair, with TrueVineBridal freshwater pearl pins on Etsy, pleated.
Fresh and flawless, Hannah’s makeup applied Lauren Golan and opted for “Oxblood” nail polish for her nails, which Carly styled in Buff.
The blush and burgundy theme continued with the bridesmaids’ dresses. they were wearing A selection of burgundy dresses in different fabrics and shapes.
“The girls were wearing their shoes. I gave them kishi pearl earrings from Kiri & Belle in the morning. They were wearing fresh flowers in their hair.”
The groom wears a traditional Scottish kilt from A thousand hum With a jacket made to measure jacket and waistcoat by Andrew Brooks.
Choose the couple ‘I got love’ By Candy Staton to play as the bride walks down the aisle.
The party was led by Caroline Pearson and accompanied by music from Fauna Strings.
“My father escorted me up the aisle and then I walked over to Craig by myself. I was careful not to hand a handshake.”
“Caroline was fantastic – she was so patient and helped us write our own party guided by her and follow the ever-changing Covid guidelines.”
“We wrote our party alongside Caroline despite keeping traditional promises of ‘in sickness and in health’.”
“We wanted to include all four of our parents—our mothers were our witnesses and Craig’s dad Brian made the toast.”
“According to the tradition of the Hammon family party, he poured our whiskey into our Quaich for a toast to start married life.”
“We had alternative strings, transplanted hip-hop to accompany the record being signed, by Fauna String Quartet.”
Episodes were from Long-term family jewelers, Chapel Jewelers in Emoth.
“We wanted to go to the jeweler who made the wedding bands for Craig’s parents.”
During their eight years together, the couple hosted several house parties and wanted a similar atmosphere on their wedding weekend.
“We met eight years ago. Craig had a girls’ night out; he was working at his family’s restaurant with one of my oldest friends and he came out our night to say hi.”
“We got engaged while on safari in South Africa and got engaged for nearly two years when we got married. We wanted our wedding weekend to feel like the house parties we host, on a larger scale! “
Like many others, Hannah and Craig have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When the pandemic started, it was seven months before our wedding day.”
“It was a really valuable time as it showed me how stoic Craig is in a time of decision-making and desperation, which we haven’t really experienced before.”
“We held off on cancellations until the summer and then moved the wedding a year after the original date.”
“At the time of our wedding, the restrictions in Scotland were that masks were required for our guests at our party but not when eating or drinking – most of the day.”
“That means our party photos will be a reminder of this weird time but at the time we were so focused on each other and didn’t actually record the room full of masked faces.”
Love My Dress Wedding Guide member Richard Skins Photography captured every fantastic element, whose work we featured in Love My Dress has always been emotional, action-packed, and utterly beautiful.
Richard Skins Photography
“We wanted to shoot honest documentaries, we met him in the morning for the first time and Richard everyone is comfortable.”
“From the pictures, it looks like he was everywhere at once! He didn’t stop grafting all day and was very calm and unobtrusive.”
After the ceremony, the castle and its grounds provided plenty of space for the newlyweds to relax and enjoy the company of their guests.
“The pandemic has shrunk and made all of our worlds smaller, and we missed our friends and family getting together so much.”
“Seeing everyone get together for a meal and then wildly dance later was magic for both of us. We knew how lucky we were.”
“I design most of my stationery using Etsy templates and print them online. We have menus by Papier and cCamouflage place cards were Fox Quill”.
Much thought has been given to dress up the castle and barn, with thousands of fairy lights, candles and galore blooms from Myrtle & Bracken.
“We had two places – a castle and a barn – to wear them. I wanted a more classic feel of the castle with an abundance of autumn foliage in dark gothic hues.”
“There was a sense of wilderness in the barn, with rusty colored foliage and apples hanging from the beams, golden bowls overflowing with blush and burgundy blossoms, figs and fruits on the tables among the candlelight.”
“Di of Myrtle & Bracken got what I meant by some of the confused descriptions – we got into the bare barn and she created beauty right before our eyes!”
“We had fans and fans of Ester & Erik Candles – the best! Get Knotted provided indoor and outdoor wreath installation, fantasy lighting, and whiskey barrels for the tables, and provided additional sconces, as my design brief provided as much soft lighting as possible to create a cozy barn ambiance.”
Carnival Chaos provided carpets and furniture for a much-used seating area outside the dance floor and Hopler Wood Co. provided. Handcrafted bar and bar stools.
“They were all incredibly flexible and creative.”
The newlyweds were taken to the barn for dinner by Danny Piper before sitting down to eat from the Orde Food Company. Their preferences were traditional Scottish discs.
“Our event manager, Sarah, has been throughout the planning period and into the day, very open, detail-oriented and very patient with changes in numbers.”
“The food was plentiful and very tasty. At the reception, we distilled oysters to order by Ostermann Events.”
“The champagne and wine were provided by independent local wine merchant L’Art du Vin”.
‘The Scottish slate was made by Craig’s father according to Gran Craig’s recipe and rolled by Craig’s mother.’
The cake was a three-tiered beauty, made by Craig Fay’s aunt at Porto & Fay.
“Fi made a three-tier cake using a Victoria sponge and blackberry jam, a middle layer of carrot cake and a bottom layer of chocolate beetroot.”
“It was demolished! we had Fruit glaze, the traditional fruit pie made by Craig’s grandmother. “
Later on, Hana and Craig start dancing with their first dance “up and up” By Jackie Wilson, last minute pick, followed by party dance and Mr.
“Two days before the wedding, we put a selection in our garden with Craig’s sister to help us choose the least confusing option.”
“Our band was Korra – the dance floor was a riot! Korra played a mixture of celibate and modern music.”
Firm words of wisdom
“Don’t ask for too many opinions. Everyone has one so it will get confusing.”
“If you are the bride, give a speech if you feel you can. I loved being able to thank our friends and family, and talk about how amazing my husband is.”
“Trust the weather doesn’t matter.”
“Get the best photographer you can find and it costs. Pictures are a reminder of the day.”
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“Before today, write a very detailed schedule for the weekend – what, where and who determines. Ask some trusted family members and friends to do some specific jobs for each of them. Make sure there aren’t too many jobs for everyone so it isn’t a burden to anyone throughout Today. Give them all a copy of the very detailed timeline.”
“Don’t feel bully – it means those who are able to help know what to do and when and not fail. I fully checked all the logistics that day because we knew our amazing groomsmen and family were to be trusted and we knew what to do and when.”
Congratulations Hannah and Craig. What a beautiful and joyful day. Thank you very much for sharing it with us. Richard Skins Photography, what a pleasure to share your divine work once again.
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