A Fairytale Citadel Marriage ceremony in Scotland: Claire & Karin

A Fairytale Citadel Marriage ceremony in Scotland: Claire & Karin


Whether or not you took the excessive street or the low street to Claire and Karin’s romantic September marriage ceremony at Borthwick Citadel, Scotland, all roads most undoubtedly led to like. Our actual marriage ceremony couple come from reverse sides of the Atlantic Ocean with Claire hailing from Prestwick Scotland and Karin a Washington DC native, however destiny introduced them collectively, culminating in a fairytale day celebrating their marriage with 40 family and friends. With styling that felt basic however with a wild aspect, the vibe of the day fitted nicely with the rugged panorama and old-world opulence that surrounded them. Superbly captured by Sandra Von Riekhoff of Divine Day Images, these images are filled with pleasure and inspiration. Have a look under.

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Claire and Karin met on the set of the TV present Girlfriends in 2003. Claire was the showrunner’s assistant, and Karin was a author on her first TV job. Coming from utterly totally different components of the world, they are saying makes their assembly really feel like destiny. They are saying: “After Girlfriends, we stayed mates for a decade, each engaged on our separate careers. It bought the purpose the place hanging out with one another was the one factor that would take the stress away after a busy work week.” Cafe Stella in Silverlake is the place they made a pact, that in a single 12 months in the event that they have been nonetheless single they’d date. “Weeks later, we had our first kiss at Soho Home West Hollywood. We began sluggish dancing at the hours of darkness each evening and simply having fun with being in love. Willie Nelson’s ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain’ rapidly grew to become our music.”

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The pair reside in Palm Springs, California, with their canine Domino, however in 2019 Claire had formulated a plan to suggest. Claire drove Karin to IPIC Theatre in West Hollywood, the place Karin had agreed to talk on a panel for aspiring filmmakers. This was sensible as a result of Claire knew Karin would by no means cancel on aspiring filmmakers. When Claire picked Karin up, Willie Nelson was blasting on the audio system. Contained in the film theatre, the curtain was raised to a display of Barack Obama and a soundtrack of Etta James’s ‘At Final.’ A film began enjoying of all of the issues Karin loves. Then Karin noticed her personal face on display, adopted by all her family members. On the finish of the seven-minute movie Claire had made about their romance, 20 mates who had hidden within the theatre popped up. Claire proposed and Karin gave the best ‘Sure’ of her life.

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The engagement ring was designed by Claire, and the marriage rings have been diamond embedded platinum bands from Mark Broumand.

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“With Claire being from Scotland, it felt actually particular to get married there, at a fortress crammed with a lot historical past,” says Karin. “Borthwick, exterior Edinburgh, felt grand, however intimate and delightful views. Plus it had lodging for us and household, so we might simply fall asleep as soon as we have been accomplished dancing!”

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The music for the reception included hits, from Whitney Houston to V.I.C. and all the things in between. “Our precedence was all the time that it doesn’t matter what, it is the very best day of our lives. We simply might’ve simply canceled the entire thing and eloped in a court docket home. We’d’ve married one another wherever. All our company have been individuals who we cherished us. If somebody’s going to fly to Scotland for you, which means they actually love you.”

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“Our marriage ceremony was intimate however felt enormous, it was lovely, peaceable, and crammed with essentially the most love I’ve ever witnessed in my life. The entire thing was out of a dream. It was our excellent mixture of stylish and wild,” says Karin.

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Karin wore a crystal embedded Berta gown which Lovella Bridal in LA tailor-made to suit, and Claire wore a customized made conventional Scottish kilt. The diamond tear drop formed earrings that Karin wore have been a present from Claire earlier than their marriage ceremony day.

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“What made the day actually particular was really the sensation that if all the things have been to vanish however we nonetheless had one another, we’d’ve been simply as completely happy. Marrying the love of your life will all the time be essentially the most particular factor concerning the day. Plus seeing households combine, mates dance with aunties, and consuming good meals!” says Claire. Their greatest recommendation to different {couples} is simply to focus in your love. “If issues get nerve-racking, simply do not forget that none of it actually issues! The one factor that issues is love. So push for a marriage day that displays who you might be, as a result of that is a positive solution to really feel cherished.”

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Thanks to Claire and Karin for sharing their breathtaking, Borthwick Citadel marriage ceremony with us, and to Sandra Von Riekhoff of Divine Day Images for offering the gorgeous imagery!


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