Great Scot

Lisa Bull and Chris Donohoe's Highland Fling

The Couple: Model Lisa Bull and singer, songwriter and The Dram co-owner Chris Donohoe

Date: August 4, 2012

Ceremony venue: Chapel of The Holy Trinity on the grounds of Glenalmond College, Perthshire, Scotland

Reception: The home of the groom’s parents, Perthshire

Coordinator: Wendy McArthur, Perthshire

Flowers: Lorna Campbell with Floristic Designs, Scotland

Caterer: Big Bite Catering, Scotland

Music: Robert Scott, Frank Sinatra tribute singer; Callanish, a Ceilidh band

Bride’s gown: Lela Rose from Warren Barrón

Groom: Family kilt

Honeymoon: Bermuda and New York City

 

Divine Details:

• The couple chose the groom’s native country, Scotland, to exchange their vows.

• The Abilene, Texas-born bride didn’t forget her roots: Guests sang “America the Beautiful” as the final hymn during the wedding ceremony.

• Out-of-town guests toured Scotland’s oldest distillery, The Glenturret. Known for The Famous Grouse whisky, the historical landmark also served as the couple’s rehearsal dinner party locale.

• Seventy-five of the couple’s closest friends and family witnessed the nuptials; the couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Sophia, wore a bespoke Italian dress and nearly stole the show in her role as flower girl.

• Chris, along with best men and brothers Martin Donohoe and DJ Donohoe, donned traditional Highland dress — kilts fashioned in Chris’ family’s tartan, the Drummond of Perthshire. Childhood friend Raymond Harris of Glasgow wore his own family’s tartan.

• The bride carried a bouquet of pale pink and white roses, pink peonies and thistle, the latter being Scotland’s national flower. A twist on an age-old Scottish tradition included wrapping her bouquet with the family’s tartan. 

• Glynn Woodin of London-based Mustard Catering served as the master of ceremonies — a phrase used in the UK to describe the person responsible for making the wedding day come to life.

• With the help of stationer Southern Fried Paper, the couple designed their own emblem incorporating the American and Scottish flags, which was used to embellish their invitations and guests’ pins.

• With whisky in hand, Frank Sinatra tribute singer Robert Scott sang “All the Way” to accompany the newlyweds’
first dance.

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