Combined last names are definitely one of the coolest things on the wedding circuit right now and these lovely ladies’ surnames sound like they were meant to be blended – let us introduce Mrs and Mrs Wilburn!
Formerly Jackie Wilson and Lisa Hepburn, these blushing brides tied the knot at Maryculter House Hotel in March. Lisa tells us all…
We chose Maryculter for its beautiful views and it helped that we clicked with Gemma, the wedding coordinator, from our first meeting. We wanted a simple, elegant wedding with touches of black, white and silver, and she went above and beyond to make it happen for us.
We also brought in Amy from Cymbeline Events, who we were very lucky to have. Nothing was too much and she made our wedding beautiful.
On that note, I’d definitely advise other brides to go with suppliers they have a good rapport with because you’ll spend most of your day with some of these guys.
When it came to deciding what to wear, I went for a white embellished suit, paired with heels for the ceremony. Later, I switched to flats from Converse’s Pride collection to match Jackie.
Our bridal party (who we’d asked by sending a fun ‘boomf’ box) were in keeping with our theme. Jackie’s bridesmaids wore beautiful black dresses with silver detail and mine wore a grey suit with a white shirt. We also had a bridesman – he looked very handsome in a grey Crombie kilt.
Jackie, however, had a bit of anxiety around her outfit. She’d obviously never tried on a wedding dress before and had no idea what style she wanted. But her experience ended up being great!
Midnight Elegance was the only shop she went to and Kathy made the search for a gown fantastic. She offered five very different styles to start off with, but didn’t even need them all, as Jackie fell for the third one she tried on. It was an embellished princess-style dress and everyone, including Jackie, cried when she came out wearing it.
Kathy also came along to dress Jackie on the day. She was absolutely brilliant and stayed with her until she walked down the aisle, keeping her calm.
We had a humanist ceremony, which allowed us to tell the story of our relationship so far. We wrote our own vows and made the drinks reception personal with a playlist we put together.
For our menu, we wanted to give our guests a bit of variety but also have something for everyone. The starter was a choice of haggis gateau or melon and the main course was chicken or salmon. For dessert, our 80 guests had the option of sticky toffee pudding or mixed berry cheesecake.
Another 80 guests joined us in the evening. Our first dance was Ed Sheeran’s Tenerife Sea, which has meant something to us from the very beginning of our relationship. We didn’t have a routine or lessons… we just went with it!
We hired in some treats for the evening: a chocolate fountain from Candy Corner and smoke grenades by NJE Fireworks, plus sparkly confetti canons and uplighters from The Big Show.
There was also an LED dance floor and starlit backdrop from Your Day Wedding Services – perfect to show off our band, Waterfront. After seeing them, we knew they were the band for us. Their energy and variation were brilliant, and they filled the dance floor from start to finish.I’d definitely advise other brides to go with suppliers they have a good rapport with because you’ll spend most of your day with some of these guys.
Little White Book
Venue: Maryculter House Hotel
Wedding dress: Midnight Elegance
Bridal accessories: RedRocks
Hair: Glow, Hair and Dazzle
Photographer: KAD Photography
Video: NL Visuals
Stationery: Papeterie Crafts
Décor: Cymbeline Events, Pretty Little Ladybird Crafts
Humanist: Neil Mellis