Picking the perfect location was fairly straight forward as we more or less knew what we were looking for- somewhere we could entertain our family and friends for the weekend that was welcoming and relaxing but would also make our wedding special.
When we looked at Winton House and Estate, we knew this would be the venue. The grounds and main house were absolutely beautiful, filled with antique furniture, carpets and paintings but most importantly, with a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. We invited our extended family and close friends for a drinks reception on Friday evening and the Winton chef Elizabeth did not disappoint, serving a beautiful banquet for everyone to enjoy. Robert Ogilvy (son of the Ogilvy family who own and live on the estate) impressed us with his repertoire of songs on the impressive grand piano during the drinks reception.
After having a couple more glasses of wine than I had planned (!), excited, Tom and I parted ways and headed for bed.
We would highly recommend the accommodation on site (Winton
House, Winton Cottage and Winton Farmhouse) and the nearby Adniston Manor where we managed to fit our large family and bridal party of 52 people! A great way to ensure everyone can enjoy the weekend without any stress! Other guests stayed in local hotels and B&B’s. It was lucky we reminded guests to book early as the Edinburgh festival was taking place and as a result, everywhere became fully booked very quickly.
The Wedding Day
Tom and the ushers were staying in Winton Cottage, which includes a games room and terrace, a perfect way to relax before the big day! The boys plus both fathers headed off to clay pigeon shooting on the Winton Estate whilst the girls got ready in the main house.
Simon Hill (SESH Hairdressing) and Mikee Becman (Make Up artist) worked their magic whilst Nick and the guys from Limelight Films subtly captured the moment.