My first wedding of 2010 was at Loch Ness Lodge near Inverness on the 16th of February. Alexis Paisley and Ashley Weller chose this amazing venue for their wedding on the banks of Loch Ness, and must have been delighted to wake up on the morning of the wedding to see a heavy snowfall overnight had transformed the place!
Unfortunately the snow thawed by 2.30 and turned the area into a wet, slushy mess, which limited our photo opportunities, but fair play to the pair of them for braving the cold on more than one occasion to get some wintry shots!.
Here are some of Alexis and Ashley’s thoughts on the wedding:
What was your favourite moment of the day?
The moment I woke up and drew back the curtains to find it was snowing. It was unexpected and made the whole experience that bit more magical.
What advice would you give to other brides planning their wedding?
1 Choose your venue first, even before the date. The majority of my choices for my day followed much more easily once I knew where it was all going to happen, from table presents to entertainment choices. When choosing the venue ensure you KNOW the manager/owner of the venue has a very good idea about what YOU want for the day. Different people can interpret what you say in very different ways.
2 If you go for a small intimate wedding make sure the family you invite are your good friends too!
Was there anything you’d have done differently?
I wouldn’t change a thing. I was promised relaxed, intimate and elegant. Scott and Iona at the Loch Ness Lodge did not fail to deliver. I and my guests received five star service throughout our stay. We all loved the experience
Ceremony Venue: Loch Ness Lodge. www.loch-ness-lodge.com
Reception venue: Loch Ness Lodge. www.loch-ness-lodge.com
Dress: AnnaRkai Designs email@example.com
Shoes: AnnaRkai Designs firstname.lastname@example.org
Cake: Supplied by a friend
Rings: Leslie Davis Jewellers. www.lesliedavis.co.uk
Hair: The Head Gardner, Inverness. www.headgardenerhair.com
Make Up: My sister-in-law
Wedding Jewellery: Bespoke bracelet and earrings created by a friend
Table favours: Bespoke jewellery created by a friend
Florist: The Flower Company, 58 Church Street, Inverness
As our Wedding was a three day event we had lots of entertainment organised…
Magician: Magic by Clive Grewcock. email@example.com
Pianist: Organised for us by Scott Sutherland at Loch Ness Lodge
Piper: Organised for us by Scott Sutherland at Loch Ness Lodge
Fireworks: Organised for us by Scott Sutherland at Loch Ness Lodge
Guided walk: Organised for us by Scott Sutherland at Loch Ness Lodge