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THE CEREMONY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd
TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING

semi-formal attire

Transportation from Duns Castle to the ceremony will be provided.

EVENTS

WELCOME DINNER

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd
SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING
CASTLE GROUNDS

casual attire

Locally-sourced comfort food and refreshments after a long journey.

POST-CEREMONY GARDEN PARTY

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd
ONE O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
CASTLE GROUNDS

semi-formal attire

Light lunch, canap├ęs, and cake with refreshments will be served after the ceremony on the grounds of Duns Castle. Afternoon activities will be available to guests to enjoy outside or to relax and enjoy the historic environs prior to the evening's dinner reception.

THE RECEPTION

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd
DINNER
SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING
DUNS CASTLE DINING ROOM

formal attire

Toasts will be offered. Guests may adorn themselves in a familial clan tartan if they wish.

CELEBRATION BRUNCH

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th
EIGHT O'CLOCK UNTIL TEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING
DUNS CASTLE
DRAWING ROOM

casual attire

A quintessentially Scottish breakfast will be served.

CLOSING FAREWELL CONCERT

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th
LIVE MUSIC
SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING
LOCATION TBD

casual attire

Join Jacob & Samuel for a special musical event.

TRAVEL TIPS

FLIGHTS

Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

40.5 miles away/ 70 minute drive

Guests may make arrangements for a shuttle service using one of the providers listed below, or alternatively take the train from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Berwick Upon Tweed. Upon arrival to Berwick Upon Tweed, taxi or ride-share services may be used to travel to Duns Castle in Duns.

WHERE TO STAY

Guests staying outside the castle estate

Accommodation is available in and around Duns. Local hotels and home rentals are abundant. We've curated a list of great lodging options around the castle and near the village of Duns. You can find the link to this options accessible via the button below.

ACTIVITIES

HOMAGES TO JACOB AND SAMUEL

As a part of the dinner reception on Tuesday, guests are invited to participate in an evening of frivolity through tributes to the newly married couple. Guests are welcome to deliver a tribute, a song, a poem or other performance inspired by Jacob and Samuel's love story. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a wedding trivia contest meant to test guests' knowledge of the grooms and their relationship!

NATURE HIKES ON THE CASTLE ESTATE GROUNDS

Duns Castle is a one-of-a-kind and historic destination. Samuel and Jacob invite you to discover and enjoy this idyllic setting - a wildlife refuge - with great nature walks, animal life, natural beauty, and comfortable climate amid it's picturesque rural location. The intention of a three-day wedding celebration was to create a unique time and space for guests to forge lasting memories together. Take a walk with someone you don't know!

Bring proper walking boots!

TENNIS, CROQUET, and BILLIARDS

A variety of activities will be available to wedding guests over the course of the celebration. The castle grounds offer tennis courts (bring your own racquets) as well as the opportunity to play croquet. Alternatively, climb to the tower floor of Duns Castle and you'll find the billiards room, built in 1836, available for our exclusive use over the course of the wedding experience. The room is imposing and stately in and of itself, with original gas lights that have been converted along with an ornate matching scoreboard.

ARRIVAL DAY

Monday, September 2nd, 2023

WEDDING DAY

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2023

CELEBRATION DAY

Wednesday, September 4th, 2023

FAREWELL

Thursday, September 5th, 2023