‘I do’ diary – Erin and Callum’s Wedding Planning Update

When Callum asked Erin to marry him she says the proposal was “very us”.

After eight years together he popped the question at the duck pond at Aberlady Bay – one of their favourite places growing up – before celebrating at the restaurant where he first asked her to be his girlfriend.

The couple quickly swung into planning action and had a definite idea of exactly how they want to get married, and where.

“It was a priority for us that it was close to home, considering we live in such a beautiful area and enjoy the country and outdoors,” Erin explains.

Colstoun House has always been the venue for us. We didn’t even view any others – we booked it as soon as we could.

The polytunnel was by far our favourite aspect (indoors but outdoors!).”

Erin and Callum plan to marry next April and their venue is the perfect location for a spring wedding.

“The walled garden and setting was just perfect for this,” she says.

“Our theme is a relaxed, rustic, garden party vibe which the venue ticks all the boxes for!

In hindsight Colstoun was picked before we were even engaged!”

The couple are both keen gardeners and when we last caught up with them they laid out their plans to include a tree planting ceremony as part of their humanist wedding, as well as incorporating home-grown fresh and dried flowers in their décor.

And everything’s going to plan on that front.

“Hydrangeas will be the main flower,” says Erin.

Her grandma has the beautiful blooms in her garden and has allowed them to cut and dry them which adds the perfect sentimental touch.

“We want our flowers to look ‘wild and natural’ so we will be adding delphiniums, straw flowers, roses, bunny tails, statice,

yarrow and much more!” says Erin.

“We want it to be colourful but pastel. These will be arranged in bud vases on our long tables for that ‘garden party’ look.”

Then Sarah at Horseshoe Flowers will create their bouquets and buttonholes to help bring their vision to life.

In keeping with the country vibe of their wedding Callum has the ideal outfit in mind, with a kilt – “of course!” from Klassic Kilts in Dalkeith.

“I had my heart set on the Lovat green tweed jacket, paired with the perfect tartan that complements it so well,” he says.

And from the very start Erin had a clear idea of where she would be saying ‘yes to the dress’, finding her dream gown at Emma Roy of Edinburgh. – “of course”!

“It is everything I have ever dreamed of,” she says. “I can’t recommend the ladies at Emma Roy enough.

It’s been a beautiful process buying my dress and I cannot wait to wear it!”

And she laughs it’s too good a dress to consign to just one day;

“You bet I’ll be wearing it round the house to do the dishes in afterwards!”

The last time we spoke to them Erin and Callum were dead set on having a ceilidh at their wedding and they’ve now booked seven-piece Studio Wedding Band.

“We’re getting extra groovy with the saxophone and a fiddler for a ceilidh set alongside the band,” she says.

“We looked through so many bands and the minute we heard this one sing I Wanna Be Like You from The Jungle Book we were sold instantly.”

After all, they are huge Disney fans.

Look out for the next instalment of Erin and Callum’s ‘I do’ diary in the January issue of Your Scottish Wedding magazine

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