Today I am excited to share this elegant Edinburgh Wedding with literary and horticultural aspects and pretty emerald green details.
Amy and Calum’s day was a joyous occasion full of tradition and style, celebrated with more than one hundred dearest friends and family who gathered to be part of their special day.
Images were captured by Love Weddings Photo and Film.
Jonathan of Love Weddings Photo and Film says of the couples day…
The day started with bridal preparations of Amy at the Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian Hotel, where she was getting ready.
Amy, her bridesmaids and mum Carol were very calm and relaxed as they got ready in one of the hotels fabulous suites.
The girls enjoyed a glass of Buck’s Fizz, while they had hair and makeup done by City Brides while I captured some photos of Amy’s beautiful wedding dress, designed by Jesus Piero from The Bridal Boutique in Warwickshire, her wedding shoes, pretty jewellery and the bridal bouquets by Narcissus.
We then made the short journey to Greyfriars Kirk where groom Calum and his two best men were waiting to greet guests.
Greyfriars Kirk sits proudly in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town.
With a history dating back to 1620, which includes the heartwarming tale of John Gray and his Skye Terrier Bobby, the Kirk attracts large numbers of tourists visiting the city, so we were sure our bride and groom would get lots of attention!
Calum looked very sauve in his fantastic highland kilt outfit from Kinloch Anderson.
He was relaxed and cheerful as he greeted those that had come to celebrate, and the excitement for the day grew stronger.
There was then the arrival of the Brides mum and the beautiful bridesmaids in their emerald green bridesmaid dresses in a vintage black Beardmore taxi from Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars, complete with old suitcases and white ribbon.
Amy followed closely behind in her classic Mark 2 Jaguar wedding car and looked absolutely stunning.
Amy walked down the aisle of Greyfriars Kirk with the biggest smile on her face, looking radiant as she walked arm in arm with her proud Dad.
The couple had a lovely Church of Scotland wedding ceremony taken by Minister Rev. Dr Richard Frazer filled with wonderful hymns, prayer, beautiful readings and most importantly, love, and their exchange of wedding vows.
With all legal formalities concluded and the marriage schedule signed, our happy couple kissed then walked down the aisle as husband and wife, with guests clapping and cheering their congratulations.
As they exited the church we asked all the guests to take their position for the gorgeous confetti shower, and with the biggest of smiles, Amy and Calum walked through their confetti ‘tunnel’, as a beautiful soft flurry of confetti showered over them, and the church bells rang in jubilation!
Guests then mingled in the afternoon sunshine while we captured some grou shots.
Later, once all the wedding guests had departed by private coach for the reception, Amy and Calum had their newlywed photo shoot in the grounds of the Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Welcomed by the skirl of the bagpipes by Pipe Major Iain Grant, guests made their way to the Castle Lounge champagne drinks reception at elegant Edinburgh Wedding venue The Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Hotel.
Champagne flutes were filled, delicious canapes were served, including chocolate-dipped strawberries dressed in their very own bride and groom outfits!
The mellow sounds of the piano made the atmosphere warm and romantic, and with Amy and Calum now back at the hotel, there were more photos at the bottom of the grand staircase.
A call for dinner was made by the toastmaster, and the guest made their way to the stunning Castle Suite, where they enjoyed the delicious wedding breakfast, and heartfelt speeches from Amy’s Dad, Calum and his best men.
The couples personal touches made the styling of the Castle Suite feel even more special, with little details that brought together Amy and Calum’s personalities, professions and their unique love story.
Calum made the most beautiful floral table centrepieces sitting on a stack of books which was a nod to Amy’s study of English literature and to Calum’s horticulture background.
There were also wedding favours of miniature bottles of gin in delicious flavours and pencils that had a small seed capsule holding a variety of herbs for guests to take home and watch grow.
It was then time to cut the gorgeous wedding cake by 3D Cakes before taking to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife.
Following this Amy and her Dad had a wonderful Father/Daughter dance that was so beautiful to watch.
The fabulous Jiggers Ceilidh Band provided fantastic evening entertainment and had all the guests up on the dance floor having great fun, being the perfect ending to Amy and Calum’s wedding day.
Thanks so much to Jonathan for sharing this elegant Edinburgh Wedding, just love the gorgeous elements in emerald green and purple running through the styling, and the personal sentiment behind the centrepieces.
Photography – Love Weddings Photo and Film
Kilt – Kinloch Anderson
Hair and makeup – City Brides
Wedding Flowers – Narcissus
Wedding cake – 3D Cakes
Transport – Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars
Evening Entertainment – Jiggers Ceilidh Band
Celebrant – Minister Rev. Dr Richard Frazer
Piper – Pipe Major Iain Grant
Toastmaster – Patrick J. Hayes – The National Association of Toastmasters