Even though Airth is less than an hour away from me (near Falkirk), I’d never been there before (and was not even aware it had a castle!) so it was nice to get the chance to visit a new place.
Airth Castle Hotel provided a beautiful venue for this vintage fairytale Scottish wedding. The castle itself dates back to the 14th century, and was once owned by the family of Robert the Bruce.
Of course, it’s now been refurbished to the high standards that people expect for a luxury vintage Scottish wedding, with outstanding facilities, plus an excellent team of friendly attentive staff.
The bride had asked me to provide some romantic vintage love songs while people were enjoying their Wedding Breakfast. She wanted some swing and jazz from the 1940s and 1950s – lovely old classics such as ‘The way you look tonight’, plus some more modern ‘chilled out’ music, including ‘Come away with me’ by Norah Jones. This is not a song I’ve ever done before, but it was a great suggestion, as it’s such a beautiful song with a very romantic sentiment. So I’ll keep that one in my set list for future weddings. It’s a waltz too, which always comes in handy at functions, as everyone loves to dance a waltz, and there are not so many great songs in that particular time signature.
Wedding photography was provided by the excellent TDH Media. Well, ‘wedding photography’ doesn’t really fully describe their service, as they also provided videography, and even the latest craze: ‘marryoke’. All the guests had a lot of fun singing along to the marryoke song, as they created a unique video to celebrate the occasion. I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of this trend, as media companies get creative and provide more fun interactive services for their wedding parties.
Idyllic surroundings, gorgeous suites and fabulous dining – not to mention the luxurious Spa facilities – make Airth Castle Hotel a very popular venue for wedding parties from all over the world. The bride was a big Disney fan, and it looks like she picked the right place for a perfect vintage fairytale wedding.