Grooms in kilts, Y/N? This elegant Scottish wedding in an Irish Castle makes tartan look extra chic
If you’re in planning mode right now, you might be wondering how to fit both you + your partner’s histories into one seamless celebration. As you’ll see in Laura + Ewan’s Scots-Irish wedding, it can absolutely be done. She’s from west Ireland, and his family’s Scottish, so their biggest “must” was bringing the two together. It was actually pretty perfect, considering the bride’s fave color is green, and their style is super classic. The result was an elegant castle wedding in the bride’s hometown, designed with lots of traditional Scottish details (hence the tartan and kilts) in mind.
Thanks to Claire of Studio Brown for sharing!
This gorgeous castle would be the Markree Castle in Sligo, Ireland.
Laura’s something old was her great grandmother’s cameo to pair with the green silk ribbon in her bouquet.
Another way they merged their two families: saying I Do in a cathedral in the bride’s West Ireland hometown.
Their pup Milly even made it out to the festivities.
They designed their pastel + tartan wedding palette around the castle’s opulent gold details.
Laura tells it, Markree is such a stunning Irish castle not too far from my home town. It was being refurbished when we first visited and a was basically a construction site! We fell in love with the grounds and it was clear that it was going to be finished with huge attention to detail and we loved that it was going to be exclusively ours for the day. The perfect party venue and our own castle for the day—what more could we want!
A cheese wheel wedding cake is our kinda wedding cake.
I absolutely adored my wedding flowers! I had a Pinterest board dedicated to wedding flowers and when I showed it to my lovely florist Judi of Balla Florists, she said, “Wow! Big and bloomy! I know exactly what you are looking for!” And she totally did! My bouquet was pastel based to complement the pale green wedding tones, with mixes of pink, peach and white using roses (spray, David Austin, and avalanche) as well as scabiosa, lisianthus and astilbe, some soft ruscus greenery and lastly pops of blue with forget-me-nots.
Still can’t get over this dress, though…
Such a beautiful day! Congratulations to Laura + Ewan!
Photographer: Claire of Studio Brown / Ceremony Venue: St. Muredach’s Cathedral in Ballina, Ireland / Reception Venue: Markree Castle in Sligo, Ireland / Florist: Balla Florists / Hair: Olive Howley Hair / Makeup: Amanda Conlon Makeup / Stationery: Cotton Letterpress / Confetti: Shropshire Petals / Place Cards: VM Bespoke / Wedding Dress: Rime Arodaky ‘Suki’ from The Mews Bridal Notting Hill / Headpiece: Tilly Thomas Lux / Ring Box: The Mrs Box / Shoes: Jimmy Choo ‘Romy’ / Groomswear: MacGregor and MacDuff