Real Wedding – Erin & Jack McLintock- 23rd October 2021

After postponing from 2020, Erin & Jack finally got the day they deserved on 23rd October 2021. The byre was completely transformed into a woodland wedding with the help of Gloam & Blue Poppy. The day was filled with laughter and dancing, before the main meal was served!! Jack and Erin have kindly shared a few best moments from their day and some advice they would like to give to other couples

How did you guys meet?

We met at the tender age of 18 through friends in a Glasgow nightclub that sadly (or maybe not) no longer exists. There may or may not have been a few Apple Sourz shots involved…

What first attracted you to Kinkell Byre? And what made you decide that it would be perfect for your special day?

We wanted anything but a formal structured wedding day and Kinkell gave us the flexibility to create our own day. We also wanted a rustic barn which would accommodate up to 200 all day in Autumn (so we didn’t have to rely on the Scottish weather) so Kinkell was top of the list from day 1.

Tell us a little bit about planning your wedding? What inspired you to pick all the things that you did and what was most important to you both? 

We wanted our day to be unique and reflect our personalities. Food, humour and having a big party with our nearest and dearest were our top priorities. 

We had followed the majority of our suppliers from even before we got engaged and thankfully all were available on both our first and re-arranged dates. The first was initially meant to be on our 10 year anniversary, but when that was no longer looking possible we made the decision to change date early and managed to get something at almost exactly a year later

It was then about working with our great suppliers to help make our ideas come to life:

Clare helped us create the perfect relaxed and light-hearted ceremony;

Lazy Sunday excelled in planning the most amazing, tailored wedding feast around our favourite meal of Iberican Pork; 

Michael G Moore was incredible at starting the party during the meal – everyone was dancing before the main course;

GLOAM and Blue Poppy designed the most beautiful environment for it all to happen in.

What did you both enjoy planning? 

The fact we had Jack’s step mum to help with all the emails and pull it all together!

We actually really enjoyed the creating the ceremony with Clare, which was the part we were most nervous about. We basically met Clare for lunch and chatted for hours – simple as that.

The wine tasting was also fun!

COVID added some extra stress when we had to delay and then all of the suppliers were so busy but having a great support network around us and ultimately amazing suppliers made it all worthwhile.

Tell us about your day?

We started off with a casual groom’s reception to allow everybody to grab a quick drink and nibble, say hello and have a look around before taking a seat. This helped relax everybody before the ceremony as opposed to rushing in late and waving at different groups across the room

We then got married under the fantastic lights in the ceremony room, and the bride was even early (first time ever!) Clare helped us create a ceremony that showed our personalities filled with laughter and the odd tear-jerker – we’ve gone back and watched it over a couple of times already!

It was then off to get pictures and have some fizz. With large family and friend groups there were quite a few set pictures to get through, but Morag helped make the process as quick as possible and created a relaxed, happy atmosphere throughout

Unfortunately, we missed most of the canapes when we got back to say hi to all of our guests, which is probably our only regret of the day as everybody has raved about them since

Then it was onto dinner which can only be described as perfect. 

The setting was unbelievable and looked amazing.

The food was exactly as we hoped and certainly reflected our love of food. 

Then there was Michael who helped create an atmosphere unlike any wedding we have been to before. People were up singing and dancing before the starters had been cleared and even had to be asked to take their seats again so that desserts could be served

The party continued right through with Killer City Sound coming on stage and got us all up for the Ceilidh and dancing until it was time to leave – after an amazing midnight feast of chicken wings and pies

What made it so special? 

 Clare, Lazy Sunday, Michael, Blue Poppy and GLOAM. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing suppliers in Kinkell’s incredible setting 

But really it was all down to sharing it will all our loved ones after SO LONG in lockdown. We were lucky to have a full guest list (except Erin’s sister in Australia ) with very minimal restrictions, so we feel so lucky to have had the day we always planned. Having everybody back together for the first time made it such a happy atmosphere. 

What was your favourite part of the day?

The meal – it was delicious (thanks to Lazy Sunday) and Michael G Moore made it the most fun wedding meal ever. Our guests are still talking about the beautiful table settings, delicious food and party atmosphere that helped really make the day stand out!

What advice do you have for other couples planning their wedding? 

Marry someone with an events planner in the family! 

Take the time to discuss what really matters and make that the priority. Lots of the amazing details came close to the end of the process but it was the fundamentals (which for us were the ceremony, the delicious food and a relaxed party atmosphere) that really made the day stand out!

Trust your suppliers. They have done it all before and can help create the perfect day (even if they are rushed off their feet)

Supplier shout outs –

  • Wedding stationery and wedding signs (table plan and order of service etc) – Laura Patrick
  • Lighting – Stevie from iLight
  • Celebrant – Clare Harris
  • Crockery and Glassware – Whitehouse Crockery
  • Hair – Suzi Barker Hair and Photography
  • Bar – Events Bar St Andrews
  • Wine – Corney & Barrow