We are celebrating our wedding on Saturday 27 July 2013. Exact timings for the wedding day and other wedding related activities are listed on the Weekend Itinerary tab under 'logistics'.
Ceremony: Boarhills Church
The wedding ceremony will take place at Boarhills Church, situated 4.2 miles outside St Andrews on the A917 road south. Boarhills Church dates from 1866 and is beautifully located on the coast of the East Neuk of Fife. There is very limited parking (and no road parking at all) at the church (and also in the town centre, for that matter) and we would ask that, instead, guests please make use of the planned coach transport between town and church, or take a taxi out to the church if you prefer not to ride the coach. Details of the coach transport will be posted on the itinerary website as soon as we firm up the details with the coach company. Wondering what that noise is? It’s probably the bagpipes (earplugs not supplied).
Address: Boarhills Church, Crail Road, Boarhills, KY16 8PP, Scotland, UK.
Reception: St Andrews Town Hall
A cocktail reception, dinner, and a céilidh (Scots gaelic: pronounced kay-lee) will follow at St Andrews Town Hall. We are excited to celebrate a traditional Scottish wedding with our nearest and dearest in the heart of St Andrews. Never been to a céilidh before? It’s basically a gathering of friends, usually with traditional Scottish dancing accompanied by a variety of fiddles, flutes, accordions, and bodhráns. Don't worry, we will have a caller to give instructions on the dancing and there will be plenty of whiskey to get you in the mood. Bring your dancing shoes... ! We will also be serving a late supper of stovies and oatcakes (you’ll need to keep your calories up to stay dancing…)
Address: St Andrews Town Hall, Queens Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9TA, Scotland, UK.
Other Things You Might Want to Know
Attire: Guests to a Scottish wedding generally dress in formal / party clothes (hats and fascinators are common, especially for Church weddings, suit and tie are the norm for non-kilt wearers). It is most common for male guests to a Scottish wedding to wear a kilt and we would be delighted for any or all of our guests to be outfitted in the traditional garb. You don’t have to be Scottish (or indeed male) to wear a kilt! We have made arrangements with a local rental shop for any of our guests that want to hire a kilt outfit (see kilt hire tab under 'logistics').
Weather: We are hoping for nice weather, but it can be very changeable in Scotland. In July the average high is around 19°C; the average low is around 10°C. There is always a chance of rain, wind, or fog (welcome to the British Isles!) One of the great things about being so far north, however, is the long daylight hours. In July, the sun comes up before 4am, and doesn't set until after 9pm.
Confetti: Please be advised that confetti is not allowed on the church premises because it usually ends up littering neighbouring farmers' fields. Thanks for your cooperation!