All our weddings are special and unique, but this one had a very personal connection as I was lucky enough to be asked to be bridesmaid.
Caroline and I have been friends since we started working together in Edinburgh back in 2015, and although she now lives back home in Belfast with David, they’ve stayed at Netherbyres many times including house sitting for us when we go away, and so she was straight on the phone booking in a date after David popped the question.
Caroline has a crazy cat lady level feline obsession, and since she couldn’t bring her ‘two boys’ over from Belfast, she made the day all about them with her Fat Cat Wedding theme. There were nods to Sebastian and Winston everywhere – they had cocktails named after them, they featured on her bespoke hand painted leather jacket, and in the table names – our Mrs Bojangles even had her own starring role as a table centrepiece.
This was the first wedding where we’ve been guests rather than running the show, and although we didn’t manage to take a back seat completely (see Mike’s dancing / spillage cleaning multi-tasking below), our team headed up by LeeAnne (LABorious) did an incredible job of running things so we could enjoy the day, alongside the wonderful catering team at Reagan Hallet.
Caroline & David were originally meant to have a larger wedding in 2021, and after it was postponed a year, they opted to keep things a little smaller but still chose to have the speeches and meal outside in a marquee provided by Cheviot marquees.
We had the pleasure of having the amazing Simon from Sesh do our hair, and Rosie from That Rosie Glow gave us a glow up.
Caroline’s two piece was from Archive12 and her leather jacket was painted by Emerald and Opal.
The entertainment was provided by friend of the couple David Marken and Manchester band Agent Smith, who really knew how to get the party going.
Occasions created the beautiful asymmetric bouquets and floral installations in the Grand Hall, and Rustic Cakes by Annie made the three tier cake.
Louise Adby made the journey all the way from Surrey to photograph the day, and we’re so glad she did. She really captured the fun of the day (and night in particular).