Real Wedding – Lorna & Jack Patullo – 9th July 2022

We hosted Lorna & Jacks celebrations back at Kinkell in July. The sun shone all day, the teachers incorporated parts of their classes into their decor which really made it unique to them!

In the blog, they speak about how they met, what made them choose Kinkell and some advice to those who are planning their wedding!

How did you guys meet?

At the school where we both work

What first attracted you to Kinkell Byre?

We loved the coastal setting of St Andrews. We really wanted a rustic setting for our wedding and Kinkell was perfect for that. As soon as we got engaged we set about looking for venues in Fife and Kinkell Byre stood out from the rest – it was just so stunning, especially with all the fairy lights in the ceremony room.

What made you decide that it would be perfect for your special day?

We loved that we could have the whole day in one place but with different rooms for each part. It was great that the tables didn’t need to be cleared away for the dancing in the evening as the floor space was so large. It meant everyone could relax and enjoy themselves. As Jack loves golf, it was perfect that the Byre overlooked the golf course and this also allowed us to have some special photos in the evening.

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?

Planning a wedding during lockdown was quite stressful. Although we were lucky in that we didn’t have to postpone, we still felt that we didn’t get to experience the ‘normal’ wedding planning experience. Due to restrictions we had to view Kinkell via facetime, but we still knew it was perfect. We wanted the décor to be really personal to us and so we included lots of photos of us when we were younger and of our time together. Cath at Blue Poppy was recommended by my bridesmaid and we are so glad we went with her because the flowers were amazing!

What did you both enjoy planning?

The best part of the planning experience was the food tasting.

Tell us about your day?

The whole day was amazing from start to finish. The weather was fantastic. Our families stayed at Morton at Pitmilly was the perfect setting for us all getting ready. Lorna arrived with her dad in a classic red Cadillac, owned by a family friend. Amy made our ceremony so personal which was lovely. While we had some photos taken, our guests enjoyed prosecco and beers outside and everyone was obsessed with the view. We also had a piper who was there while the guests arrived and then piped us in for the meal. After the meal we had our first dance to The Whole of the Moon by The Waterboys and then enjoyed some ceilidh dancing to Ice Ice Baby. The day went by in such a blur but we loved every second of it.

What made it so special?

Our families were very involved with Jacks brothers and Lorna’s brother as ushers. Our parents all played a role by either making a speech, doing a reading or signing our marriage certificate. And we had our three nieces as the most adorable flower girls. What was your favourite part of the day? The speeches were great and had everyone laughing away.

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

Try not to overthink things – it can be easy to get obsessed with facebook pages and pintrest boards but at the end of the day, do what you want. Also let guests know as soon as possible about accommodation, especially if you decide to get married the week of The Open like we did!

How is married life treating you?

Excellent! We went on an amazing honeymoon to California and now we are just settling in to the normality of married life.

Supplier Shout Outs

PhotographerGraeme McInnes
Catering The Pantry
Bar: Event Bar St Andrews
Lighting- i-Light
Accommodation – Morton of Pitmilly
Band – Slinky (booked through Coast Entertainment)
Chair covers – Style a Chair
Florist – Blue Poppy
Celebrant – Amy Lawson
Hair – Claire Adamson
Make up – Natasha Dardas
Brides Dress and Veil – Unbridaled Boutique and Elizabeth Wallace
VideographerBlue Juice Media