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A Sporting Celebrity Wedding

Updated: Jan 7, 2020

Charline Joiner and Lee Jones Wed at Carrick Castle Estate

We were delighted when Charline Joiner and Lee Jones booked Carrick Castle Estate as their wedding venue back in 2017 - not only were they the very first couple to book their wedding day with us, but they are a Scottish sporting celebrity couple. Charline is a Scottish racing cyclist and Commonwealth Games silver medalist. She met her husband Lee Jones at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where Lee was playing for the Scotland rugby 7's. The couple were tied by dates to fit in with Lee's Warriors playing schedule, and so 14th July 2018 was booked!

The occasion was an elaborate rustic style barn wedding with the focus being on family and friends, fantastic food and sports fanatics - it is safe to say it was a fabulous day! Charline's account of her special day was featured in Coco Wedding Venues online blog: Wedding Inspiration

With a star-studded guest-list including Welsh International George North, his fiancé and British cyclist Becky James and Charline's brother former Scotland rubgy union player Craig Joiner to name a few, the event was certainly a memorable one. Charline recounts:

"Our Cake was delicious and was made by Olympic two time silver medallist, Becky James. I am close friends with Becky and she now has a business called Baked by Becks. The cake was a three tier with the bottom White chocolate and raspberry ripple, middle tier was chocolate and salted caramel and the top tier was Carotte cake. Becky made a great job with multicoloured icing matching in the cake with our colour theme and rustic-ness. We had a lot of ‘best cake I’ve every had’ comments floating around the wedding and after.

Mhor did our catering from the canapés to the main meal which was sharing platers of beautiful salads, pulled pork and potatoes. The evening buffet was pies, Mac ‘n’ cheese and chips. There was a lot of food but what do you expect when you have to cater to half a room of ex or current professional athletes?

Scott from Camerashy was great from start to finish. He was extremely professional, the final photos were stunning and all with a friendly and personal touch.

The whole day from start to finish was absolutely perfect, I loved every minute. If I had to choose one moment it would have to be when I clocked eyes with Lee as I got to the got to the top of the aisle and thought “I am the luckiest woman in the world and cannot wait for the rest of my life”. I guess every bride will have that same feeling. I had a very close friend of mine, Anna who sang a slow version of 500 miles as I walked down the aisle which brought almost everyone to tears, she set the scene perfectly.

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