Real Wedding – Ruth & Daniel Turnbull – 11th September 2021

Ruth & Daniel added a pop of colour to the byre for their wedding on Saturday 11th September 2021. With Ruth being a graphic designer, she designed her table plan with swatches of her wedding colour pallette, it was amazing! They even had personalised mini lego figures as favours for each of their guests!

They have kindly shared their day with us below!

How did you guys meet?

We met on the dating app Tinder after both having a line from ‘Peep Show’ in our bio’s. We hit it off straight away and have been together pretty much every day since.

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

We had seen pictures of Kinkell Byre and it was right at the top of our list from the beginning. It was the first and only venue that we visited – we just knew as soon as we entered the building that it was ‘the one’. It is beautiful even as a blank canvas, but we loved that we could really make it our own and inject our personalities as a couple into the decor.

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 are both quite creative in different ways so it was really important to us to do something a bit unique and we wanted everything about the day to really feel like ‘us’. We settled on an ‘electric pastels’ vibe, we wanted bright colours – a mixture of punchy fuschia and blue, softened by lilac and baby pink pastels. Cath at Blue Poppy done such an amazing job at making our colour scheme ideas a reality. Traditional kilts weren’t for us and we decided on floral Ted Baker shirts for the groomsmen and beautiful electric blue dresses for our bridal party. We created personalised Lego minifigures as a favor for each of our guests – everybody absolutely loved them, it was a real talking point at the tables and made our favours really unique and fun.

What did you both enjoy planning? 

We really enjoyed making our Pantone swatch inspired table plan – it was a bit different and it was nice to create it from scratch together.

Tell us about your day? 

We truly had the most special day. It was our third date after having to postpone twice due to Covid, but it was so worth the wait. There isn’t a single second of our day that we would change. From the beautiful, intimate ceremony to the gorgeous meal and we had the time of our lives dancing away in the evening. 

What made it so special? 

After such a turbulent year and a half, the fact we were able to have all of our guests there as originally planned and were able to have a drink and a dance with our loved ones meant the absolute world to us. The venue just has something really special about it, it’s just a feeling you have when you are there and so many of our guests said it was magical. 

What was your favourite part of the day?

The ceremony was really special. The room is so intimate and it really takes your breath away. Our celebrant Hazel was amazing and the ceremony felt so personal with a perfect balance of humour. 

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

It’s cliche but don’t sweat the small stuff. It really doesn’t matter on the day so getting really stressed isn’t worth it. At the end of the day it’s about love and commitment between the two of you, so always keep that in mind when things feel hectic during planning.

How is married life treating you? 

Great! We are still on a high from our amazing day and just wish we could do it all again!

Supplier shout outs – 

Photographer- Lauren Stirling 

Humanist – Hazel Sharp from Humanist Society Scotland

Catering: Regis Banqueting

Florist/decor: Blue Poppy and our own touches

Lighting/Sound: Stephen at ilight

Bar: Events Bars St Andrews

Table hire: Virginias Vintage

Dress: Sassi Holford at Rachel Scott Couture

Custom Neon sign: Solas Neon

Make-up: Helen McNeill

Hair: Christine Smith

Cake: 3D Cakes

Band: The Upbeats 

Videographer: Niall at Collective Studios