Atmospheric & Cosy Rainy Wedding in Navy & Peach
Cosy up and get ready to feast your eyes on the beautiful Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club wedding of WWW readers Robyn and Mark in Scotland. Their day was so romantic and atmospheric, with rainy weather and a sparkler send-off in the evening .
From the gorgeous images by Belle Art Photography (big thanks to Becy) to the stylish attire and the navy colour scheme, I know you are going to love every image. There were so many gorgeous little touches and some very cute pups, so do keep your eyes peeled!
During planning WWW really helped me with ideas and inspiration!
Dalmahoy Hotel Wedding
Mark proposed to me on our anniversary on a night out in Glasgow. We were going to see our favourite artist, Ben Howard, and he asked me to marry him before we went to the gig. It’s my favourite memory of all time (after the wedding).
We just wanted great food, drink and no stress! And that’s exactly what we had.
I think in the end it was around six thousand pounds.
We chose the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club just outside Edinburgh. The hotel is steeped in history, with a small, beautiful church on the grounds as well.
The grounds are huge with plenty of photo opportunities. We also liked that we could stay at the hotel and have the whole day take place there. We also spent an extra night after the wedding night there to relax and take it all in.
We had a dedicated wedding coordinator with the hotel, Danielle, who really knows what she’s doing and had it all in hand, so Mark and I had nothing to worry about.
I wore a satin dress by Mark Lesley with beaded detailing at the top. I originally thought I wanted something fitted, but when I tried this dress on it felt so elegant and timeless!
Mark chose a kilt with the Earl of St Andrew’s tartan, complimented with a navy-blue tweed jacket and brown shoes.
The Ceremony & Music
We had the ceremony in St Mary’s Dalmahoy, which is a small church just as you enter the grounds of the hotel. It’s stunning and perfect for an intimate wedding but can hold a fair bit more guests in normal times! Mark’s dad married us which made it so personable, he could speak about our relationship and Mark growing up and it was very emotional.
Mark’s sister, Suzanne, did a reading ‘Corinthians’ which was so special to us. It features at the end of our wedding video.
We of course had our two westies there, Hamish and Pyper, who were dressed appropriately. Hamish wearing a tartan waistcoat and bowtie to match his dad’s kilt and Pyper in a Harris Tweed flower collar – all made by Bowzos Bows.
Your Photographer & Filmmaker
It took us a wee while to find the perfect photographer, but once we came across Becy, that was it! We loved Becy’s style. She captures the emotion so perfectly – I just don’t know how she does it! We love every single photo of the day thanks to her!
At first, we weren’t going to have a videographer, but after reading so many other couples’ recommendations to get one, we decided it might be a good idea. And we’re so glad we did! Rob from Peony Films made us a stunning video that we’ve both watched it countless times, as have friends and family and we know we will for years to come. A treasure we are so pleased we have!
The Styling & Decor
The church and the hotel really don’t need much décor. We decided to keep it fairly minimal in the church, we didn’t want to clutter it with things no one noticed, and the stained-glass windows really spoke for themselves!
The Dalmahoy is a baronial manor – the rooms where we had our reception drinks and meal were already so stunning that again we didn’t want to overdo it. We opted for midnight blue table linen with gold chivari chairs in the dinner room. The room was dressed by Beautifully Covered.
The flowers were by Garlands Florist in Edinburgh (a supplier of the hotel) and the flowers were chosen to match the bridesmaid’s bouquets (by Vicky’s Flowers); I thought the colour scheme worked beautifully!
We had menus made up by Peachy Prints UK who I found on Etsy.
I bought vases to place along the fireplace in the dinner room, so there was somewhere to keep our bouquets during the meal and afterwards.
I bought scented candles from Etsy for each table, so we could be reminded of our day every time we lit one in the house.
We didn’t have a table plan displayed as there were few enough guests and only three tables!
We rescheduled our honeymoon to St Lucia to 2022, so we took a trip to Brighton as a ‘minimoon’. We loved it – such a cool place by the beach with lots to do and some amazing restaurants! We wanted to go somewhere in the UK we’d never been and as far away as we could and what better than the south coast of England?
When my dad came to collect me from our room in the morning. It was such an emotional moment I never expected. I’ve always been really close to my dad. We both just looked at each other and he gave me a big hug! It was overwhelming but in an amazing way!
After dinner, the rain had stopped so Mark and I asked Becy and Rob to come a walk and capture more couple photos/videos which they were so happy to do. The hotel let us use golf buggies to zoom around the grounds and find great locations for photos and it was so fun! It was also great to get time just Mark and I.
Advice for Other Couples
Don’t feel pressured to have the big wedding like we initially did. We’re not huge on big parties but it always has seemed the only way to do a wedding. As much as we’d have loved everyone there on the day, it was so much more relaxed, and we had plenty of quality time with our closest friends and family.
Take time picking your photographer and videographer; it’s said a lot, but the photos and video are what you’ll look back on in years to come.
And finally; it really helped us having a venue that took all the stress away from us on the day. When I arrived the night before the wedding, I handed everything over to Danielle (the hotel wedding coordinator) and she took care of it from there. It made everything so relaxed. The suppliers were all in contact with her and the team at the Dalmahoy and the day ran seamlessly.
Goodness me, so intimate and beautiful.
Robyn and Mark, I can’t thank you enough for sharing your Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club wedding story with us.