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Killearn Village Hall Wedding Shoot – Part I

February 4, 2015

If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, then you’ll know that we spent last week busily planning and setting up a top secret styled wedding photoshoot at the venue space beside our cafe in Killearn Village Hall. We collaborated with the amazingly talented girls from Lemonbox Studios, who specialise in wedding and event styling, design & planning.

Well, hot off the press, we just received the photos back from the lovely and brilliant wedding photographers Craig & Eva Sanders and to say we are delighted with the results is a MASSIVE understatement!

Our theme for the shoot was ‘Bringing Outdoors Indoors’, we really wanted to create the feeling of escaping into a fairy garden wedding scene. We had no idea what this actually meant or how it could be achieved but Laura and Natalie from Lemonbox Studios were not deterred by our vagueness and put together the most amazing design proposal for us. On the day of the shoot, seeing our whimsical ideas transformed into a Pinterest-worthy-tears-in-your-eyes beautiful reality was quite phenomenal. These Lemonbox gals are AMAZING!! Hopefully we’ll have a guest post from them soon going behind the scenes of the design process they go through for an event or wedding as it was truly fascinating to see their sketches and drawings come to life!

Obviously flowers, foliage and plants were absolutely key to pulling off the ‘Outdoors Indoors/ Fairy Garden Wedding’ theme, so we were delighted when local Killearn florist, Endrick Blooms, agreed to supply and style the gorgeous greenery and delicate pastel flowers (we’ll be doing a further post focussing on the gorgeous arrangements Heather from Endrick Blooms designed for the shoot). We were also joined on the day by the I Love Letters team, who provided the fabulous illuminated letters and signage and by Mike from RPL Weddings who filmed the who day’s activities (…mini movie coming soon!).

We fell in love with Killearn Village Hall last year when we catered for a wedding there. In terms of big business dreams and goals, having a permanant venue space to allow us to offer a full wedding service was at the very top for us. However, we were aware that finding a space which ticked the many, many boxes we were looking for in a dream venue was going to be very difficult, if not impossible! As a result, when we were approached by the committee who oversees the running of the hall, to ask if we’d be interested in tendering an application for the cafe space and also to be exclusive caterers for the venue space, we genuinely thought we were dreaming!

Our level of excitement was such that we even managed to find time two days before we took our food truck to the Commonwealth Games (possibly the busiest time in the history of Three Sisters Bake!) to pull together pitch documents and business plans. Burning the midnight oil does not even begin to cover it!! In the madness of the Commonwealth Games we managed to put Killearn Village Hall to the back of our minds. It wasn’t until we were contacted a few weeks later and offered the contract that we allowed ourselves to get properly excited, which we did for about five minutes until we realised that the proposed opening date coincided with big sister, Gillian’s, due date (she was 7.5 months pregnant at the time – probably far too much excitement for someone in that condition!!).

Fast forward four months and we managed to survive the early days and inevitable teething problems of opening a new cafe minus one sister (Baby Harris came along two days after the cafe opened!). From the outset, one of the things we loved most about the cafe and venue space at Killearn is that the village hall is truly the hub of the community. Every day, an array of activities for people of all ages and interests take place. On the first Sunday of the month, the Killearn Country Market is held and there are regular charity fundraising evenings and self catering events in addition to the catered events and weddings which we have been lucky enough to be asked to oversee. Now that the cafe is getting into its day to day routine very nicely, we are turning our attention to the venue space and to the busy wedding season which lies ahead for us!

The hall has recently undergone a multi million pound renovation, thanks to the hard work and fundraising efforts of local community groups and now has a beautiful glass extension (where our cafe is situated) attached to the traditional, stone, village hall building. The venue space is a beautiful blank canvas, perfect for creating an idyllic village hall wedding. We’re confident that creative couples looking to make their mark on a venue and design a truly unique and personalised day will love it as much as we do!

We’ll be posting Part II (the aisle and the cake table) of the photoshoot next week, so keep your eye on our Facebook page for updates!

For full details of the wedding services we offer at Killearn Village Hall, please click here.

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Photography – Craig & Eva Sanders
Styling & Design – Lemonbox Studios
Flowers & Foliage – Endrick Blooms
Lightbulb Sign Props – I Love Letters
Videographer – RPL Weddings
Additional Props & Lighting – Events Decor, Balfron




Written by Three Sisters Bake

February 4, 2015



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