Sweet, bespectacled couple Susan and Darren were married in a nature inspired wedding in Banff, Scotland. The pair were surrounded by friends and family who contributed love and talent to bring the celebration to fruition. The DIY elements and quirky details perfectly embodied Susan and Darren’s relationship, all of which Mark Pacura Photography so impeccably captured throughout the day.
Susan and Darren
Boyndie Kirk, Banff, Scotland
We didn’t really want a theme as such, but more a bringing together of styles and things that represented us. I guess if we were going to name the style it would be the ‘outside in.’ We’re both very much inspired by nature in our personal and professional lives and we wanted that to show. Moss, botanical elements, foliage all featured throughout the wedding in shades of coral, gold and sea foam, with a little nod to the 20s, I guess, for our attire. Our wedding took place in an old Kirk mid way through being lovingly restored by Darren‘s mum and dad (technically still a building site at the time, but Darren‘s dad worked some magic and it looked beautiful ) so old doors temporarily clad the walls and made backdrops in the garden. There was a holistic approach to the wedding which set the overall feel; relaxed and honest.
Design plays a huge role in our daily lives so we definitely wanted to tackle all we possibly could ourselves (which was pretty challenging), however it was also important to involve people we value most in our lives and have them be a part of its creation. That was far more important to us than having the most perfectly executed day, which ended up being pretty awesome! But to get to say my mum and best friends helped individualize my wedding dress and make the flower girl dresses, that my brother chauffeured me to the venue before giving me away, that my sister, friends and family contributed to the dessert table, well that means everything.
There was lots of precious moments, it’s hard to pick just pick one. Saying our vows was extremely special, we got to tell each other and all our friends and family in our own words just how much we mean to one another. Our nieces and nephews made us so proud they were so well behaved and played their part in the wedding amazingly. Then there was the the first dance…and every dance after that, the dance floor was never empty, we danced and danced and sang all night. Just having everyone important in our lives in the one place was very special. We had a ball.
The Couple Recommends:
There were really only a few outside contributors. Mark our photographer was lovely, he did a great job. He didn’t have an easy task as the photography was hugely important to us and we really wanted our day to be captured beautifully and honestly and he did that very well. Bex who made our rings did the best job. She took my Gran’s wedding ring and from that made both our rings; we’re not huge fans of wearing jewelry but we LOVE them.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Mark Pacura Photography
Venue – Boyndie Kirk
Hair & Makeup Styling – Nina Blake Makeup
Wedding Dress – Eliza Jane Howell
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS
Groom’s Apparel – Burton
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Burton
Rings – Bex Bardon
Favors – Kabloom
Congrats to Susan and Darren on their gorgeous Scotland wedding and thanks to Mark Pacura Photography for sharing! For more natural wedding inspiration, check out Hannah and Jason’s gold and sage Breckenridge wedding.