Ayrshire garden wedding in a family home with a BBQ and dogs as flower girl and ring bearer

Shaun Drysdale and Sarah Clark

9th July 2021

Location | The Manor Property SeamillPhotography | David Extended Photography

a bride and groom standing in a garden with two dogs

“Shaun and I have been with each other since October 2013. Sitting in front of the fire on NYE 2019, in our living place and surrounded by our two stunning fur babies, Shaun asked me to be his wife. It was great.

Our first marriage was scheduled for September 2020, but we pushed again to 2021 to be certain that our family were protected. Covid was everywhere at that position and as much as we preferred to celebrate our really like, we did not want to do it without those people that imply the world to us.

We normally understood ours would be an personal relatives wedding day. We truly believed very seriously about who we wished to share our day with and who would assistance us make new recollections. We invited 20 attendees to the ceremony with 30 more signing up for us afterwards.

The Manor Household Seamill was our venue. It is also the household I grew up in. There was something magical about acquiring prepared for my wedding ceremony in the bed room I grew up in as a boy or girl. The aisle was wherever I played with my siblings and rode my bike! The spot instils a sense of relaxed, enjoy and spouse and children that I have not ever felt in a industrial venue.

My brother Cameron Clark who now runs the location seriously assisted us condition the day. He crafted a new bar, planted thousands of flowers and even put in a new audio process all by means of the back garden – there was not nearly anything he did not think of. He was phenomenal!

We ended up on the lookout for a own ceremony, anything that celebrated the individuality of our romantic relationship and Karen Walker was fantastic. You could truly feel the really like in our ceremony, with a couple laughs thrown in of class. Karen seriously acquired to know us, as a couple and as men and women. We can’t endorse her extremely sufficient.

Procuring regional was a huge factor for us in the course of our wedding day options. Lockdown was really hard on a lot of companies, and our community stores saved us going – returning to them now is the least we can do. That’s 1 of the explanations we earmarked The Handmade Cheesecake Company to offer our marriage ceremony cakes. Francis and the group have been good. We have been given the opportunity to come and demo a load of diverse delightful flavours, so choosing just 4 was a hard final decision.

Sharon’s Bridal Boutique is an Ayrshire company also. Sharon was good! I experienced no idea what model I wished so she designed me consider them all. It was amazing and often hilarious, but she took her time, created us really feel unique and when we identified the a single – we instantly realized. She sorted out the alterations, shipping and delivery and was a joy to commit time with.

Our stationery provider was The Village Invites Organization. She also assisted us with our favours. She was instantly capable to suggest what we desired and arrived up with ideas, colours and styles that we would not have believed of. All her perform, correct down to every and just about every favour, was flawless.

David Extensive Photography was, with out problem, the only photographer for us. He specialises in putting anyone at ease, finding to know your personalized tale, and capturing these moments that you really do not imagine to check with for. He was truly extensive and visited the location a bunch of instances to make guaranteed he experienced scoped out the very best destinations. And for a guy of more than six foot, he was almost invisible on the day. We nevertheless have no strategy how he managed that!

Shaun and I have been with each other for just about 9 yrs. We know what loving each other means and feels like, but on that working day, anything modified. It turns out there is a difference amongst fiancée and spouse/spouse. There is a experience, that I can not really categorical. The enjoy grew and there is a fullness I’d never ever felt just before.

In a nutshell: our wedding ceremony was like a large loved ones get-together: BBQ, booze and killer dance moves – but everyone was dressed up and two crazy men and women received married, with our canine as ring bearer and flower female!”

Best suggestion: “I would recommend wedding ceremony-cost-free days. There is a truthful sum to do, and all of it is incredibly exciting, but make time for just about every other, just as companions without having speaking about the wedding day. Go on a prolonged weekend break, or a working day excursion – no matter what you want, just never communicate about the marriage ceremony.”

Celebrant Karen Walker Humanist
Bride’s gown Sharon’s Bridal BoutiqueGroomswear Clyde Kilts
Catering loved ones BBQCake The Handmade Cheesecake OrganizationStationery The Village Invites Company
Favours Cardhu whisky and raspberry gin miniatures
New music “Officially David Younger – DJ extraordinaire. Unofficially, 50 drunk individuals in the garden singing absent quite happily. David also assisted us compile playlists for various areas of the day. He was great”

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