So the weather wasn't kind. There was rain. And squally winds. And ominous skies. Step inside the Byre at Inchyra, however, and pompoms of multi coloured sunshine, beautiful lighting, and the simplest of details created a very happy place. This lovely, cosy, warm and welcoming space was where everyone wanted to be - celebrating Hollie and Dave's day.
We stacked sharing platters high with langoustines and slow roasted vine tomatoes and delicious charcuteries. The buffet table groaned under the weight of whole poached salmons and grilled scallops doused in crabbies green ginger. We gathered twigs for watermelon sticks and piled vintage platters with white chocolate drenched meringues and strawberries and whipped cream and pistachio so that guests could make their own eton mess. (apologies for some of the shaky iphone photos at the end - but hope you get the sense of it!)
I made a bare naked wedding cake filled with lemon curd and buttercream and dusted with icing sugar. It sat on a beautiful table just to the side of the stable and with James' fabulous lighting it looked liked a Vermeer oil. There were underwater fairy lights in the troughs. Nice!
We peaked through the hole in the wall to catch glimpses of the ceremony in the stable. I like this hole in the wall. It frames peoples' hats and singles out faces and gestures. We waited outside for Hollie and her mum and bridesmaids to appear - grinning from ear to ear as windy squalls made everyone hold onto whatever wasn't bolted down.
Hollies smile lit up the day. Jen Owen's official photographs will be an absolute delight and I cannot wait to see them. She was the loveliest of photographers and loved the warm light inside the barn.
We loved bringing a touch of Lazy Sunday to Hollie and Dave's day. They certainly bought a great big ray of sunshine to ours!