How to Choose Your Wedding Colour Scheme

Choosing your colour scheme is a major part of the planning for your big day. Once you have your wedding colours, all other decisions seem fairly straightforward!

The complexity or simplicity of the colours you choose is down to your personal taste as a couple. One great consideration is the season you’re having your wedding in. Sunflowers are always stunning in summer, as are daffodils and tulips in spring. Why not let mother-nature guide you with natural beautiful complimentary colours?

Another popular theme is to use your favourite colour. If you’ve been in love with baby pink or lemon yellow since you were little, this is a good place to begin. You can tastefully incorporate any colour into your wedding decorations by picking the right hue and marrying it with the right accents.

Try looking at colour inspiration or mood boards to give you some inspiration, like on our Pinterest. You can also use paint colour charts to help you match the beautiful hues and to get subtle shade variations.

Your colour theme can be seamlessly incorporated in to the bridesmaid dresses and wedding bouquets along with the groomsmen and table centrepieces. Use your colour theme on the invitations, your place cards, in the flower girl’s hair and on your wedding cake.

It’s best not to overdo it. There should be enough colour that your chosen palette is clear but no so much that it’s take the focus away from the celebration of both you sharing your love. If you find the idea of a colour theme overwhelming, go with a different theme, e.g. rustic. This way you don’t have to worry about colours co-coordinating, as long as everything goes with the theme you’ve chosen.

If you’d like to speak to our experienced, talented and creative wedding planning team, get in touch with us.

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Fabulous Drinks Receptions at Dunglass Estate


The drinks reception at your Dunglass Estate wedding is a great opportunity for you to chat and share the loving atmosphere with your nearest and dearest. There’s lots of wonderful ways to really make this an unforgettable occasion, and add some little personalised touches to your drinks reception.

Interactive decor

There’s nothing quite like having things for your guests to interact with. In this day and age of camera phones and social media, people love when they’ve lots of things to document, share and take photographs of! How about including a hanging personalised frame with your wedding date and hashtag on it? Or a perfectly pretty swing hanging from the massive tree outside the church, looking out to the beautiful North Sea.

Darling drinks tents

We’ve seen prosecco and tea tents in the past, which have been thoroughly enjoyed by all attending guests and wedding parties. It’s all about creating a talking point for your guests to enjoy and soak in, as well as putting a personal stamp on your big day. How about tents of your favourite drinks, a specific kind of alcohol (e.g. gin) or even a signature cocktail? The options are endless.

Inspiring indoors

Inside our gorgeous marquee, your drinks reception can be equally as magical as an outdoor drinks reception. We’ve a sweet haven for your guests to enjoy, in the form of our candy cart. Besides, who doesn’t like indulging in a sugary treat or two?

Magnificent music

The incredible 15th century church at Dunglass Estate is not only beautiful and atmospheric, it’s also kitted out with a top of the line PA system. This means you can play those songs that have a deep meaning and special connection to you both and help create the right atmosphere for you and your guests.

Hickory are here to make your dream wedding come to life. Get in touch with our talented wedding planners now to discuss your big day.

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Enchanting Extras for your Big Day

Dunglass Estate weddings are exquisite, unforgettable occasions. To really make it a day to remember, we’ve come up with some luxurious extras to really enhance your magical big day.

Have you thought about having a groom’s reception? The groom can calm his nerves before the ceremony by welcoming your guests in a classy, stylish manner with a delicious pre-wedding drink. This is a truly wonderful way to start as you mean to go on and share the excitement and those butterflies in your stomach with your guests. Everyone can also share in the anticipation of the bride’s grand entrance!

To make sure you capture every second of your fairy tale wedding, get all the girls together for some delectable pre-wedding snacks before the ceremony. While pampering and getting ready for living every little girls’ dream, you can enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, homemade croissants or incredibly tasty sweet treats.

If you want to stay in the wedding bubble a bit longer and soak up all the love in the air, extend your stay and book an extra night in the ultra-luxe Dunglass House, or chic and cosy Stable Cottage and Laundry Cottage. This a great opportunity to make the most of everyone being close and spending quality time together. Time spent with your nearest and dearest is valuable and precious. It in itself creates magnificent memories.

Are you interested in booking one of these splendid extras for your big day? Get in touch with our expert wedding planners now.

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Why get married in autumn at Dunglass Estate?

Autumn is a truly magnificent time of year to fall for, especially at Dunglass Estate. While the trees are starting to lose their leaves, you’ve got great things to look forward to, like saying your vows in the stunning gothic 15th century church and celebrating surrounded by your loved ones.

One reason we love autumn, is the gorgeous fall colours that come with the season. Think deep reds, oranges, yellows, and all kinds of shades of brown. The warmth of these colours can help fill the air with the love you both have for one another and create a truly romantic atmosphere on your big day. Autumn is the best time of year to take hold of all these vibrant colours and just run with them – picture your bridesmaids’ dresses, those stunning floral centrepieces and feature florals in an autumnal palette decorating the church.

Autumn wedding pictures are also some of the most stunning, just have a look at this inspirational board on our Pinterest. Who wouldn’t want those stunning fallen leaves as a background in their wedding photos? You can also decorate the venue with pumpkins and acorns, and really embrace the nature of the season.

Another great thing about autumn weddings is the slightly cooler weather. Britain’s weather can often be unpredictable, but we usually have beautiful bright, clear, dry days in autumn. Nothing beats the feel and smell of the cool autumn air. And if guests are cold in the church, we’ll make sure they keep warm by providing cosy woollen blankets for them to wrap up in. We’ll even provide hot water bottles too, to make sure everyone is toasty and warm.

We’ve got two dates left in 2016 – 15th and 22nd October – which would be perfect for your dream autumn marquee wedding, and we’ve a great discounted offer on for this too.  What are you waiting for? Book your wedding appointment with us now. 

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Fabulous Food at Dunglass Estate

Having a wedding at Dunglass Estate isn’t a one day event, it’s a once in a lifetime experience lasting a few days. To really enhance your stay on the gorgeous estate and ensure your time here is unforgettable, we’ve created some enhancements we think you’ll love.

Start your celebrations as you mean to go on with our incredibly delicious BBQ with a Hickory twist. This indulgence is guaranteed to go down a treat with your loved ones, and certainly get them in the mood for celebrating your upcoming nuptials. With hot and cold delicacies to tuck into, there’s sure to be something to please everyone.

Or you could enjoy an incredible 2 course dinner upon your arrival at Dunglass Estate, from our impressive bespoke menu. What better way to begin your celebrations in style and with a touch of class? With the delicious meal and the excellent, attentive service from our fabulous front of house team, you can be sure you and your guests will have a truly unforgettable start to such an important occasion.

We also offer a luxurious 3 course dining experience, to share with your nearest and dearest when you arrive on the estate. We firmly believe this would help you relax and unwind, ready for the celebrations of the weekend ahead with sensational food, top-notch drinks and exceptional service from our talented staff.

These options are all available to you for a minimum of 22 guests. For package enhancement details, please get in touch with our sales & event planning team.

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Make the Most of Your Stay at Dunglass Estate

We want to make sure that your stay with us for your wedding at Dunglass Estate is a memorable one. To make all your wildest dreams come true, we’re introducing some additional packages we think you’ll fall head over heels in love with for 2016.

Enhance your stay with an early check-in and make the most of your time on the picturesque estate. Why not get an early check-in and have the estate all to yourselves before 12pm, or if you book a luxurious prosecco afternoon tea for your party in advance, you can get the early check-in for a reduced price. Time is precious and every moment matters when you’re creating lasting memories.

Our prosecco afternoon tea – created by our talented Head and Development chefs – could rival any chic hotel. What better way to start your time at Dunglass Estate than a treat of handmade finger sandwiches and a medley of French macaroons, among other delectable sweet treats. If you ask us, it’s the perfect sweet start to a magical weekend.

Feeling exhausted after all the celebrations? Book a late check- out with us so you can really relax and unwind after the wonderful wedding celebrations the day before. This late check-out is complimentary when you book a Sunday brunch with us in advance. For a minimum of 22 guests, you can indulge in delectable spinach and smoked salmon muffins or a selection of delicious traditional homemade pastries. What a great way to finish off a fabulous weekend away.

Our talented and experienced event planners can organise any other entertainment and experiences for you and your guests, just contact us to arrange a consultation.

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