Things are getting really exciting in the Campbell/Brooker camp at the moment. I posted our wedding invitations yesterday marking the eleven and a half week countdown and a year to the day since we got engaged. It really has been the most wonderful time in my life so far, but what’s to come is going to be so much better. Charles has been so busy trying to get our house finished in May, but he promises you will hear more from him once we’re installed in the house and he has a little more time on his hands.
Our wedding venue was one of the more contentious issues at the start of the planning process – between me and my family, that is, Charles didn’t particularly want a white wedding at all – as I had my heart set on Loch Lomond but my mother was having none of it, claiming it was too far from home. I didn’t really understand the issue, but bulldozed I nevertheless was. So we looked at venues in the Scottish Borders and on my back door, but nothing fit the bill in terms of giving us what we wanted and doing so in budget.
Until we found Forbes of Kingennie. I was browsing the Scottish Wedding Directory and happened upon Forbes of Kingennie in Angus, North of Dundee – a place I had never heard of despite it being only 40 minutes up the road. It looked beautiful, suspended over fishing ponds with beautiful countryside scenery, golf and fishing onsite for the boys and exactly the type of catering packages we were looking for.
We took a few more trips up there before we booked it, but it immediately felt like the relaxed sort of place we were looking for. Charles and I had a trip up to try the food and walk around the grounds and had a lovely day taking photos and chatting about the future. We’ll be going up for 3 days as there is a 3 night minimum stay for the self-catering accommodation but it’s reasonably priced so it doesn’t add too much to the budget.
It also comes with the most incredible honeymoon suite – a self-contained boathouse with balconies over one of the fishing pools, known as the Leannan Boathouse.
The main bar has just been refurbished, which is a stroke of luck and it looks beautiful, with the addition of panoramic picture windows and a lovely wood burning stove (although we’re hoping we won’t need to use that in May!).
I hope you all enjoyed this post; we did promise to share some more about our lives as well as our revipes so I’ll try to spend more time on posts like this if you like them.