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Monday, 29 June 2015

Wedding.


Our wedding was in Edinburgh, Scotland midway through April this year, and it couldn't have been a better day. From start to finish, everything was beautiful and exactly as I had hoped my wedding day would one day be. Callum and I had the greatest weekend, and our guests seemed be be having almost as good a time as us..!

Through discussions after our engagement, we were very quick to conclude that we wanted to reflect our personalities well throughout the entire wedding. Considering our ages (24 and 25 in Cal's case), we wanted a very informal and relaxed day with a small number of people. Knowing that I would also have some friends and family travelling across the world to attend the wedding, we also knew that we wanted to draw out the wedding over more than one day so we would get to spend time with these people.

So with that in mind, we ended up with a three day wedding..! We started on the Friday night at a venue called Marlin's Wynd, which is a recently excavated underground vault. It is split over a couple of floors and has different "vaults" within it - a main vault, an entrance way and a vault with a bar to the side. We invited 90 guests to a cocktail party there with a ceilidh (Scottish dancing) in the main vault which was a fab start to the wedding. It was such a great way for everyone to get to know each other and catch up, and it also meant that the excitement for the following day was building.

The wedding on Saturday kicked off at 3pm at St Giles' Cathedral on the Royal Mile for our ceremony with 70 guests. It was a beautifully sunny day so the light was streaming through the stained glass windows, making the cathedral look even more stunning! The ceremony was such a joyful celebration and we couldn't have been happier!!

Following the ceremony, Callum and I headed up Blackford Hill to the Observatory to have a few photos taken. Meanwhile, our guests made their way to the reception at Timberyard, a 19th Century warehouse which is now functioning as a restaurant. We hired out the entire venue, and it was the perfect setting for our intimate wedding. Attention to detail was something I really valued when planning the wedding and Timberyard executed everything so perfectly so I was thrilled! We stayed there for canap├ęs, dinner and drinks, ending the night around midnight. It really couldn't not have gone more smoothly - and the food was to die for!

The following day, we had a brunch at The Scottish Restaurant, part of the National Gallery of Scotland, with our families and some friends who had travelled to the wedding - which meant a total of 30 people! It was such a nice way to catch up with friends and family that last time and debrief from the past two days' excitement before heading off on our honeymoon.

I am so excited to share these photos ! I absolutely love every single photo - Seth our photographer captured the day so perfectly and I couldn't be happier! Hope you like them too!

Grace.






























































































































































































































































































































































































































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