real wedding –  old school glam winter wedding at Drumtochty Castle

28 December 2020

What do you get when you combine old school glam and a sprinkling of Scottish winter magic? The wedding of Colm and Ruth, of course…

With their original photographer stuck in Ireland due to travel restrictions, they booked Emma Lawson to capture their plans with just 4 days to go. They had chosen Drumtochty Castle, a stunning 19th century castle set in the wild woodland of Aberdeenshire, as the venue for their winter wedding wonderland of a day. With an elegant take on festive decor, they focused on deep, rich jewel tones of green and red; including a stunning oversized bouquet from Kim Dalglish made of greenery and focal blooms in wine and berry tones.

Before the ceremony, Ruth, Colm and Emma donned their boots and braved the wild Scottish weather for a pre-wedding adventure. After embracing the winds and mist to get some beautiful photos atop Cairn O Mount, they headed to the ceremony room, where the grand, historic features matched the old school glamour of their outfits perfectly.

Of course, ’tis the season to be sparkly, so Ruth stunned in a beautiful cap-sleeved sequinned dress and a pink feathered shrug around her shoulders, and Colm a deep blue velvet suit. Ruth’s bridesmaids also wore dark green velvet, and the grooms’ party wore black suits and bow ties.

After an emotional ceremony, Colm and Ruth were showered with confetti by their loved ones in the impressive doorway, before making their way to the reception room. An intimate setup awaited, with the long dinner table lit up by candle light and topped with more Kim Dalglish greenery goodness. Before they ate, they gave small speeches thanking everyone for making the journey – and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Colm gifted Ruth a 1st edition of The Rosie Project, explaining that she was his Rosie.

Congratulations Colm and Rosie for a beautiful winter wedding, and a perfect way to round off 2020.