The ceremony – who conducted the ceremony and where did it take place?
The ceremony was in Ardwell church, which is a small local church on the estate next door to Logan House. We had the local Parish Priest, Christopher Wallace conduct the ceremony.
Who was your photographer?
Our photographer was an amazing guy called Alex Beckett, who we can’t recommend enough. All the guests loved him as he gets involved with the guests and becomes one of the congregation. He is totally non-intrusive and his work is just gorgeous!
What did the groom wear?
Tom wore a morning suit from a tailor in London called the Old Hat, that specialise in vintage formal wear. His tie was from Hermes and the waistcoat from Oliver Brown in Chelsea.
Who did you choose as your florist and what blooms did you have?
Our Florist was the lovely Amanda Mulgrew from the Floral Design Boutique. Amanda was fantastic from start to finish, she was reassuring, totally understood our vision and was collaborative with her own ideas to help us come up with a beautiful floral design that all our guests commented on. She provided solutions to problems, including a fabulous flower arch for the church, despite there being nothing to attach it to and a very picky groom who takes offence to most button holes but loved the small and elegant ones she created. The quality of the work was simply stunning and just what we had envisaged. The flowers used were white Roses, Freesias, Lisianthus with Eucalyptus.
Who was your wedding stylist? As we like to be quite hands on we managed it ourselves. There are so many resources in terms of Instagram, Pinterest and great products site like Etsy that deciding what we wanted was such a fun project. I wanted to keep everything simple and elegant as the gardens themselves are in full bloom in May and bursting with colour so we didn’t feel we needed lots of colour for the rest of the wedding. We went with a theme of greens and whites with accents of antique brass. We had beautiful green agate slices with gold calligraphy as place names and brass pedestal bowls for flowers with matching brass lanterns on the tables. Our menus/ table names were made by the same people who had produced out invites – Avenue Litho and continued the theme with hot foil calligraphy in antique brass. Tom and his brothers built our main bar and whiskey/cigar bar, a great boy project that turned out better than anyone expected it to.
We were lucky enough to have found a phenomenal group of suppliers who worked with us and made everything we wanted happen and having Dine there, not only to produce astonishingly good food but to co-ordinate on the day was a god send.
Who did your hair and makeup?
Cat and Holly from unveil UK. I found them though looking at pictures on Instagram of wedding hair/makeup and it turned out the ones I liked were mostly from these ladies! They were fantastic and put everyone at ease on the day making us all feel fabulous. Really lovely people to have around.
Did you have a wedding car?
We used Toms Dads car to drive me to the church but used the estate Gun Bus which was towed by a tractor to get the wedding party to the Church and all of us back from it. We had a lot of fun trying to make a tractor look pretty and we went to town covering it in flowers and bunting – not the fastest mode of transport but it felt appropriate given the setting of Logan and it was so much fun to have time with the whole wedding party on the way back from the church.
Where did you celebrate your wedding reception?
We celebrated in Toms family house (Logan House) in Scotland. It is one of the loveliest (if a little inaccessible) locations, with a pretty pink house surrounded by stunning gardens. We had everyone walk through the Botanical gardens next door to access the Logan House Garden, where parts of it look more like Morocco than Scotland! It’s a very special place to Tom and we have some lovely memories there as a couple, so there was no question of where we would get married. Coopers Marquees supplied a beautiful marquee set in front of the house – surrounded with glass walls so we could see the gardens and which had a section of clear roof so we could see the house from the inside.