Jade and Adam's Modern and Romantic Wedding with fireworks at Lochside House Hotel

Monday, November 15, 2021

Mr + Mrs McLellan

27th May 2021 | Lochside House Hotel

Instagram: @_jadelynn | Guests: 28 | Photos: Karol Makula Photography

We were delighted when Jade and Adam's wedding photos landed in our inbox after sharing their lovely Edinburgh engagement shoot to celebrate their original date. After postponing, they decided to go ahead in May with a more intimate guestlist and it was just perfect. They celebrated the evening with special nods to their favourite cities and an epic firework display! Jade tells us all about their day...

What was the most emotional moment of the day? 

The most emotional part for both of us was the ceremony and my walk down the aisle. Our ceremony was really personal to all the songs we choose, the readings and stories. So, I think seeing each other for the first time and all the high emotions of the day just made us both emotional!

Advice for future brides…

If you can try to take 10-15mins with your other half to just take everything in. We were really lucky and our venue had set 15 mins aside and ordered us some drinks just after our guests got seated for the reception. Having that time just to reflect and take it all in was so lovely!

Song you walked down the aisle to: Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

Ceremony Songs: - Married Life from Up and Sam Smith - Latch

Song for walking back up the aisle as a married couple:  Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

First Dance: XO – John Mayer

Wedding must-have: 

Videographer 100% - most people always book a photographer but having a video of the day to watch back and see all the little moments you forget about is priceless. 

Tell us all about the dress and dress shopping...

My dress was literally the dress of my dreams. The wedding shopping experience was stressful, but the end result was amazing. My designer was Essence of Australia, and all of their dresses are just gorgeous! I have never liked veils, so I was super lucky that my bridal shop designed me custom made wings – with matching lace from my dress. It was the best thing I ever done and just made my dress even more me!

Tell us all about your wedding cake... 

Our cake was made by the amazing Kim Gordon Cakes. As our wedding evening theme was our favorite cities, we kept this theme with our cake and had it feature New York, where we got engaged. Kim was amazing and designed it perfectly how we wanted it. Although the design wasn’t over the top, the simplicity and feature of the New York skyline just made it perfect. For cake flavors – we couldn’t decide on one, so we had 3! (Red Velvet, White Chocolate and Lemon and Poppyseed). All three flavors were just amazing and would definitely recommend switching up your cake layers in your having a few.

How did you choose your venue? 

We had only visited one other venue before going to see Lochside, but when we saw it, we just knew it was the perfect setting. We didn’t want a venue to close to home and wanted to feel like we were getting away somewhere. Adam loves the outdoors, and the views, so the setting and location of the venue just ticked every box. 

Favourite wedding supplier: 

It would be so hard to pick one supplier, as they were all so amazing throughout the whole process. But we would have to say having Ginny and the Tonic there to play our ceremony songs and drinks reception was so perfect – they took our songs and played them to fit the day and it was moments never to forget. 

Is there anything you wish you'd done differently?

There would be nothing we would have done different on the day – but maybe in hindsight when planning our wedding at first, we would have maybe planned a smaller one and not started our plans so big. Having a smaller, more intimate wedding was so personal and we got to take in the whole day speaking to all of over guests. So, for future brides I would definitely suggest not overlooking a smaller wedding!

Were there any surprises on the day: 

We had planned fireworks to end our day but hadn’t told any of our guests, so although there was a curfew due to Covid restrictions it was such a perfect end to the day. Our guests were so shocked by it, but everyone loved them!

Worst wedding planning moment: 

The worst planning moment was changing the date and trying to not lose any of our suppliers. Luckily for us when we postponed from March to May, we never lost anyone, but it was definitely a stressful moment!!

What was your first dance song?

Our first dance song was John Mayer – XO. We didn’t practice and just went with winging it! Picking the first dance song was hard as we didn’t want one too slow or too fast but we love John Mayer and XO so it was the best of both.

Tell us about your Honeymoon: 

As our original date was March 2021, we were supposed to be off to the Maldives in April but unfortunately due to Covid this was cancelled. We have rescheduled it for January 2022 and have all fingers crossed it will go ahead! But after our wedding we went away to St Andrews for a few days for a little staycation – which was lush!

Tell us about your wedding favours...

Our cake supplier Kim made us caramel filled chocolate hearts – we didn’t want favours that would go to waste and thought something to eat was the best way to go. She was amazing and designed them to go with our theme colours.

Photographer: Karol Makula

Videographer: Tall Tale Films

Venue: Lochside House Hotel

Stationery: Supernova Wedding Design

Flowers: The Flower Shop Elderslie

Cake: Kim Gordon Cakes

D├ęcor: Ivory Tower Weddings

MUA: Rachael Hunter

Hair: Abby Murray

Dress: Eleganza Sposa

Shoes: Sophia Webster

Bridesmaids dresses:  Davids Bridal

Flower girl dresses: Monsoon

Kilts: Kilts4U

Page Boy outfits: Kilts4U

Wedding Rings: John Mac Kay Jewellers

Celebrant: Janet Hamilton

DJ: Devotion DJ’s

Entertainment: Ginny and the Tonic

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