Today I am thrilled to share this dreamy, enchanted garden inspired wedding with pretty and classic ivory details.
Images were captured by Lj Horton Photography.
LJ Horton Photography is Lesley Jayne, a full-time wedding and portrait photographer based in Edinburgh and Lothian, covering all of Scotland and beyond.
Her style of photography is light, airy and relaxed focusing on natural emotion in beautiful, romantic images full of light and love that will remain timeless for years to come.
She says of the couples day…
The couples wedding took place in the back garden of the Brides parents’ home, and they so much thought into the planning of their day really brought their vision to life.
There was so much attention to details with the styling to create a really beautiful wedding set up.
To begin there was three marquees to place around the garden for their ceremony and reception, and next filling their garden venue with beautiful flowers and lush greenery.
Bride Megan loved her blooms and chose hydrangeas, roses, gypsophila and eucalyptus to create a dreamy, enchanted garden inspired wedding vibe.
To compliment this were so many lovely DIY personal touches to the day with Megan using a vintage mirror to create a wedding welcome sign which was really special.
Her bridal style was so beautifully classic, elegant and timeless looking so chic in her sequinned Needle and Thread midi length wedding dress.
Keeping with a soft, neutral palette, Megan carried a bouquet of ivory roses and greenery perfect for an intimate wedding, and right on theme..
Megan and Graham were married in a really heartfelt and personal humanist wedding ceremony with the fantastic Robert Anthony as their celebrant.
They were married with a picturesque floral archway as a backdrop for their ceremony filled with greenery, pretty ivory roses and carefully draped fabric, with twinkly fairy lights placed on around the hedges.
Following their lovely intimate wedding ceremony, we wandered over to a neighbouring garden next door that was absolutely gorgeous and just perfect for romantic portraits.
We spent a little time creating some relaxed and dreamy ‘just married’ portraits. I love this part of a wedding day. Capturing soft, romantic portraits filled with light is my favourite.
The couple went on to have a fun, laid back afternoon celebrating with their closest family and friends, enjoying drinks and having a BBQ for dinner.
Their dinner was followed by a fabulous dessert table of creations baked lovingly by Megan’s mum, Pam, and a classic ivory rustic wedding cake decorated with lilac roses and gypsophila which was really pretty.
As the sun softened in the sky, we decided to spend a little more time creating some golden hour portraits. Another firm favourite of mine and summer evenings are lovely for golden hour photographs.
Keeping with the relaxed and chilled vibe, Megan later changed into cosy, comfortable clothes for the evening.
As the sun went down the guests enjoyed champagne and a few wee drams keeping warm outdoors sitting around a fire pit.
This was a perfect finish to the loveliest romantic intimate wedding day.
Stunning Bride Megan shares the couples love story, and tells us about their enchanted garden inspired wedding…
How did you meet?
We originally met on a dating app and it turned out our mums knew each other.
Grahams mum, Mary, had many years ago mentioned her son to my mum, Pam, who in turn had mentioned him to me and planted the seed in my mind.
Tell us about the Proposal…
I had booked a surprise weekend away for Graham’s birthday at Balintaggart Farm in Perthshire and ordered champagne to the room as a special treat.
When booking, I didn’t realise that the dates of our weekend fell on our anniversary of two years.
On the trip about to toast our champagne and go out for coffee and cake, Graham said close your eyes I have a surprise for you, then I opened them he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
I was so surprised that we ended up missing the coffee and cake!
How did Covid change your wedding plans?
We originally hoped to get married in France but changed our plans and booked Carlowrie Castle for May 2020, and invited 110 guests.
On the day I arrived home from my hen party, it became clear things were happening and Graham suggested two plans for our wedding now that we were facing decisions due to the pandemic.
We agreed we just wanted to get married, even if it was just the two of us and nothing else. We didn’t know how long the pandemic would last and we really wanted to get on with our lives together.
Considering everything we decided to fully cancel our booked wedding, not postpone to 2021 or 2022, and instead get married as soon as we could in a more intimate wedding ceremony.
As the rules changed and relaxed, we planned an outdoor garden wedding ceremony in my family home surrounded by our closest family and friends.
Having had our beautiful, intimate garden wedding, we have also now booked a wedding celebration in France at a gorgeous chateau to celebrate with all of our friends and family when it is safer to do so.
What was the best bit of your day?
I absolutely loved our humanist wedding ceremony, performed by the wonderful humanist celebrant, Robert Anthony.
It was so special and personal to us, particularly hearing three things we loved about each other which was so lovely to hear, and one funny thing we each need to work on, such as remembering there is no magical dishwasher fairy!
I also loved that because it was such an intimate wedding day with twenty guests, we were able to completely relax, there was no pressure or big nerves.
We got to spend so much time celebrating and chatting with our guests. I was also able to get changed into my jeans later in the evening and get nice and comfy which was really nice as I was 21 weeks pregnant at the time!
What advice would you give to couples getting married right now?
The one thing I was sad about was that it wouldn’t be enjoyable, I had envisioned the big white wedding and was worried that it wasn’t going to be as special but it 100% is as special, perhaps even more so.
It was such a wonderful day with our family and friends. It was also so worth having a photographer for our wedding as I have so many special moments to look back on such as getting ready with my mum and doing her make up, and it is so lovely to have moments like these in photographs
Venue: Brides Parents Garden
Photography: Lj Horton Photography
Celebrant: Robert Anthony
Dress: Needle and Thread
Headband: Depop (second hand)
Kilt supplier: 8 Yards
Hair and Makeup: Bride
Florist: Castle Street Flowers – Edinburgh
Cake: M&S (decorated by Megan)
Marquees: Baillies Marquees