Jayne and Gary kissing during their outdoor wedding ceremony under an archway

Jane and Gary first met in May 2017. “We met by his car, which was parked outside Marks & Spencer,” says Jayne. “He then took me to his favourite place for dinner.”

Jayne on the morning of her wedding with her bridesmaids in robes

Five years later Gary proposed. “He asked me to marry him at Eilean Donan Castle on a wintery afternoon in December 2021. It’s a four-hour, round trip from our house. I expected it but I was still nervous and excited on the drive there.”

Jayne on the morning of her wedding with her off the shoulder wedding dress hanging up Jayne looking at her princess wedding dress on the morning of her wedding

Shopping for the dress

Jayne found her dream dress at WED2B Edinburgh. “I heard about WED2B through word of mouth,” says Jayne. “I went to the Glasgow store and the Edinburgh store. Both are great and the staff were very helpful, both in-store and online."

“I ended up choosing Mae. It was sparkly and beautiful, and just the kind of dress I wanted.” For similar styles take a closer look at Raye, Elliana and Kyrah.

A Scottish wedding in a castle

The couple held their Scottish wedding at Kincraig Castle Hotel. “It was the first out of eight wedding venues we viewed,” says Jayne. “I found it online, and we chose it because of how beautiful it was inside and outside. It was expensive but worth it.”

Jayne and Gary's outdoor wedding ceremony set up ready for the big day Jayne and Gary's Scottish outdoor wedding ceremony with the wedding chairs ready to be filled

The big day

“I got ready with my mum and bridesmaids,” says Jayne. “The weather was sunny but windy. We decided to have the ceremony outdoors but the wind almost took my veil and head away! The ceremony still went well, nonetheless.”

Jayne and Gary standing by their archway during their wedding ceremony
Gary reading his wedding vows to Jayne during their ceremony Jayne and Gary during their outdoor wedding ceremony

“My dad walked me down the aisle with a piper piping us down,” says Jayne. “A special moment was having our rescue dog as a ring bearer but, surprise, surprise, my husband did not put the rings on him!”

Jayne and Gary embracing under their wedding archway decorated in flowers Jayne and Gary posing outside with their wedding guests

The reception

“After the ceremony, there were canapés, formal family photographs and a Chinese tea ceremony,” says Jayne. “Our first dance song was ‘Wonderful Tonight’ by Eric Clapton, as it was the song we sang during my sister’s wedding.”

Jayne posing with one of wedding guests outside their venue
Jayne and Gary posing for their wedding photos outside of their wedding venue

Lovely homemade touches

“Everything was DIY, as we were trying to save money,” says Jayne. “It was stressful but worth it. The colour scheme was baby blue and lilac and we had a two tier wedding cake. The top tier was cinnamon apple and the bottom tier was red velvet.”

Jayne at her wedding reception with her phone in her hand

“I ordered favours online, they were bottle opener keychains engraved with our names and the wedding date,” says Jayne. “We also had a DJ, disco and photo booth.”

Jayne and Gary cutting their wedding cake with a sword
Jayne and Gary cutting their wedding cake with a sword on their scottish wedding day

The best bits…

“The most memorable moment was our first dance, which was very impromptu and unforgettable.”

Jayne and Gary having thier first dance as husband and wife Jayne and Gary on the dance floor on their wedding day

My top tips…

Jayne on the dance floor smiling and enjoying her big day

Jayne and Gary’s Dream Team

Photographer: AD Media

Venue: Kincraig Castle Hotel

Wedding dresses Edinburgh: WED2B

Hair and makeup: The Hive Inverness 

Cake: Cakes by Carrie Anne

Florist: Flower Company Inverness 

DJ: Ashley Duncan at Platinum Discos

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