A romantic and elegant festive Edinburgh Wedding with accents of burgundy and gold

Today I am thrilled to share a romantic and elegant festive Edinburgh Wedding with accents of burgundy and gold.

Sophie and Daniel shared a wonderfully elegant and festive day with their closest family and friends just before Christmas last year.

Images were captured by The Gibsons Photography.

I hand over to gorgeous Bride Sophie to share the couples love story, and tells about their festive Edinburgh Wedding…


How did you meet?

Daniel and I met 11 years ago whilst working part time jobs at Marks and Spencer.

Although Daniel didn’t work in my department, he came along to our Christmas night out.

We swapped numbers and started texting.

t look a few months before we actually met up because I was on placement, training to be a teacher. Eventually, Daniel persuaded me to meet him.

From then we enjoyed trips to the cinema and going out for food as we finally made things official in July 2011.

Tell us about the Proposal…

Daniel could have proposed earlier but he waited until one of my favourite days of the year, the day we put up our Christmas tree.

Surrounded by our 2 pet cats, Daniel got down on one knee and made me the happiest girl in the world.

We celebrated with cheesecake and bubbly (which Daniel had hidden in the salad drawer because he knew I’d never look there) then told our families the following day.

Tell us about your wedding planning journey…

We worked as a team throughout the entire planning process and made every decision together.

Daniel stayed on top of everything with multiple spreadsheets and notes.

We enjoyed viewing venues and attending Wedding fairs, however, the second we first stepped into the venue we went on to choose, we knew it was the one.

We tried to spread things out so we weren’t panicking the closer it got to the wedding.

Our families were an incredible support and helped us throughout the process – especially my Maid of Honour who ended up planning and rearranging 3 hen dos!

Any special touches/DIY?

Since we had cheesecake the night we got engaged, we had 9 giant cheesecakes for our wedding cake.

My Mum also surprised me on the morning of the wedding by sewing my Gran’s wedding ring into a love heart shaped pocket in my dress.

I didn’t want a traditional wedding car so I arrived at the venue in a Tesla.

What was the theme / colour palette of your Big Day?

Our theme was Christmas Elegance. We decided on a burgundy and gold colour palette.

Did Covid have any impact on your Wedding Planning?

Yes! We booked our wedding in January 2019 for 12th of December 2020.

By August 2020, we made the difficult decision to postpone our wedding until 11th December 2021.

We knew we couldn’t have the wedding we had dreamed of and we were not willing to compromise.

My Maid of Honour had also planned me an incredible hen do with 15 of my friends to London. This had to be cancelled due to Covid.

She rescheduled for the 15 of us to go to a lodge in Scotland. This also had to be cancelled so instead Daniel and I had a joint hen/stag do (we called it a sten do) with just us, my parents and my sister.

I did end up going to London in July 2021 to do all the activities originally planned but just with my sister and mum

The lead up to our wedding was incredibly stressful. I work in a school and had many positive cases in my class.

My make up artist tested positive 3 days before and the lead singer of our band tested positive 2 days before. They were both incredible and managed to sort everything out for us.

We also had a small number of guests test positive in the days before so they were unable to attend.

What was the best bit of your day?

The best part of my day was seeing Daniel waiting at the end of the aisle.

We were both so grateful and relieved that we were finally getting married. As soon as we saw each other all our nerves disappeared.

It felt so special to have all our friends and family together to celebrate with us.

Is there anything you would do differently?

Eat more in the morning! I was starving after the ceremony. I would also take snacks back to the hotel after the wedding.

Daniel wouldn’t let me go to McDonalds in my wedding dress.

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

Make a playlist of all the songs you love and are meaningful to you and don’t worry that other people might not know them.

One of the highlights of my day was dancing to This Is What Dreams Are Made Of (from the Lizzie McGuire Movie) with my sister as this is a song that we always sang growing up.

Ask your caterers to keep back some wedding cake for you to take away.

I was so busy dancing all night that I never got any cake.

Luckily we had arranged for the caterer to keep one of our cheesecakes for us and we took this home and enjoyed it for a few days after the wedding.

Invest in a good photographer. Over a month later, we still can’t stop looking at our wedding photos.

They captured our day so perfectly and our photos are full of love and happiness.


Take a look at the beautiful film from Piece of Time Films…


Wedding Suppliers

Venue –  The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Photographer – The Gibsons Photography

Wedding Dress – Essence of AustraliaEleganza Sposa (Glasgow)

Veil – Kudos (Edinburgh)

Shoes – Harriet Wilde

Make up/Hair stylist – City Brides (Helen Woodland)

Stationery – Papier

Bridesmaid Gowns – Vera Wang – David’s Bridal

Kilt – Eight Yards (Edinburgh)

Cake Maker – Artisan Cheesecakes

Florist – Heather Hartley

Videographer – Piece of Time

Rings – (Bride) Laings – Edinburgh / (Groom) – Rox – Edinburgh


To Contact The Gibsons Photography

Website – https://www.thegibsonsphotography.co.uk/

Email – scott@thegibsonsphotography.co.uk

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