Every now and then we like to dwell on a particular wedding that’s stayed in our minds – and the autumn-themed October 2015 nuptials of Helen and Steven were particularly memorable, from the gorgeously warm tones of the flowers to the quirky touches introduced by the bride.
It does help if your cousin is a harpist and your mum a florist – this was very much a family affair (even Granny provided her special chutney), and the Dunglass team were delighted to work with everyone involved to make sure the 100+ guests had a brilliant time, delivering Helen and Steven’s perfect day. Close family stayed in the house and two cottages, and much fun was had getting together on the Friday night – before the serious business of getting married took place the next day.
Next morning the trees and woodland of the Estate looked spectacular with sunlight filtering through the autumn leaves, and the church, lit with tea light lanterns and decorated in greens, oranges and bronze flowers and foliage, was equally breathtaking, as was the marquee which reflected the Scottish woodland feel,complete with earthy-toned hessian table runners.
Guests enjoyed a delicious wedding breakfast which included beef fillet with horseradish dauphinoise and a decadent sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and chantilly cream. Lots of fun was had with a table of popcorn and toffee apples, giving things a touch of the fairground, and when wedding band Seattle played through the evening, the dancing made way for hot rolls and the brilliantly original Scottish cheese cake made, like everything on the day, by our catering and event partner Hickory.
Very wisely, our newly-weds had decided to stay an extra night – so on the Sunday they had Dunglass House all to themselves – so much better than dashing off post-wedding for a long haul flight. A comforting supper was laid on by us for them to enjoy as they relaxed and looked back on what we hope really was the best day of their lives. . .