Iain and I were married at Selkirk Parish Church on 9th July 2005 by Rev. Jim Campbell.
The planning took for ever and was far harder work than I had ever imagined but thanks to everyone's help and hard work the day was fantastic - couldn't have been better. There are loads of photos in the photo gallery and some more details about the day below.
I got my dress in Maidstone with my mum. It was one of the first dresses I tried on and afterwards nothing else compared! I bought the dress in Angels Bridal Wear (108 Week Street Maidstone. Tel: 01622 674431). The staff there were really helpful and the atmosphere was very relaxed. I also got my tiara and veil from them.
My dress (and a nice photo of me and Iain just after the service).
The bridesmaids dresses were bought in Edinburgh at Emma Roy (31-33 Leith Street, Edinburgh. Tel:0131 5572875). It was really difficult to find the right dress in the right colour, but we eventually managed! I was really pleased with how the navy dresses looked on the day and hopefully they will be used again!
The bridesmaids dresses
I was very very lucky that my mum agreed to do the flowers as anyone else's just wouldn't have been the same. We got loads of help decorating the church - Thank you everyone that helped. Most of the reception flowers were silk so that they could be made up before hand.
Some of the flowers at the church and reception hall entrance.
I had phalaenopsis orchids for my bouquet. They were fantastic. The bridesmaids had white roses and looked lovely.
The cake was a fantastic joint effort. Iain's dad made the cakes and Marjory from Selkirk church decorated them for us. They looked brilliant - better than I had imagined. Most of the decoration was blue hearts to tie in with everything else and then we wanted something fun on the top. Marjory made some fantastic little people in wedding outfits sitting in kayaks. They looked brilliant. The cakes also tasted lovely.
The cake, with kayakers on the top!
The reception was held at the Victoria Hall, Selkirk. We picked it because we wanted somewhere that was big enough to have a big ceilidh in the evening. It had the added bonus of being directly opposite the church! We decorated the hall ourselves with lots of help from family and friends. Iain's mum made some fantastic banners to go either side of the stage. Iain's sister, Catherine designed all of the menus, place names etc. (as well as the order of service and invitations). My mum sorted out the table decorations - they looked great. Pat and Brian (my parents neighbours) sorted out the table clothes - Thank you. And lots of people chipped in blowing up balloons etc.
The catering was done by Eric Patterson (4 Seasons Catering) and was lovely. We had haggis, neeps and tatties to start, a roast beef main course and profiteroles to finish - lovely!
The ceilidh band we used were from Glasgow - 'Blaze in the Bothy'. They were very good and loads of people were keen to have a good old dance!
The tables at the reception
The Order of Service
Welcome by Rev. Jim Campbell
Hymn: Be our Chief Guest Lord
Reading: 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a, 13
Hymn: Amazing Grace
Giving of rings
Declaration of marriage
Hymn: Let There Be Love Shared Among Us
Reading: Romans 12: 9-13
Words of counsel
Reading: Phillippians 1: 9-11
Hymn: Be Thou My Vision
Signing of the register
A nice photo of Iain and his best man Dave to finish with!