A fairytale real wedding in colours of peaches and cream are the perfect combination for this Scottish castle wedding… Pamela and Duncan got married in June 2010. Read on to find out all about it!
WHO: Pamela and Duncan
WHERE: Dundas Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland
WHEN: June 2010
PHOTOGRAPHER: Alan and Jackie Rankine
“He recreated our first date!” smiles Pamela. “We sat at the same table, in the same restaurant we first went to, followed by the bar where we first drank cocktails together. We then went back to our flat that we had recently bought together, where Duncan had laid out candles and roses. He asked me to marry him in our living room,” she adds. Duncan also made sure that he asked for Pamela’s parents’ permission, because he knew his bride would have wanted him to.
The bride’s outfit
Pamela wore a breathtaking strapless gown by Caroline Castigliano. “I wanted something classic and stylish, but with a young twist,” explains Pamela. “When Duncan, saw me walking up the aisle I wanted him to think that I looked like myself, so I went for a dress that reflected my personality,” she adds.
“My favourite accessory was definitely my Caroline Castigliano hair ribbon. It had the wow factor I wanted…”
“My shoes were plain but gorgeous from Christian Louboutin satin heeled pumps. However, my favourite accessory was a delicate head ribbon also from Caroline Castigliano. I instantly fell in love with it, because it really had the real wedding wow factor I wanted,” says Pamela.
The groom’s outfit
The boys looked fab in traditional Scottish Kilts. “Duncan chose to wear a kilt by Kinloch Anderson. The tartan was the Gordon tartan, which he chose because he used to wear it in a pipe band when he was at school. Also, his family has strong connections with the highlanders regiment,” recalls Pamela.
The bridesmaids and flowergirl dresses were by JLM Couture. “As soon as I saw the coral Lazaro dresses I knew that they would be perfect with the pearls and antique gold shoes. Most importantly, though, the girls loved their dresses, which was very important to me,” remembers Pamela.
“Most importantly, the bridesmaids absolutely loved their dresses, which meant a lot to me…”
“We had three hymns and two readings. We decided to have one religious reading and a Shakespearean sonnet. It was so nice to have our friends and family taking part in the real wedding ceremony,” says Pamela.
“We wanted colourful, cheerful and summery flowers and were happy with the results from Planet Flowers,” smiles Pamela.
“We wanted a lace-themed cake and 3D Cakes did a fantastic job. It was based around a swatch of lace taken from our stationery,” explains Pamela.
“We decided to go for a live band to fill the marquee with atmosphere,” recalls Pamela. “Also we picked a group that could play a wide variety of music to cater for the age range of our guests,” she adds.
“We went to Rome for a fortnight. Our hotel was just 10 minutes from the centre and had a lovely pool, too. It was our perfect holiday,” remembers Pamela.