Today I am thrilled to share this pretty intimate Vintage inspired Edinburgh Wedding with a family unity focus.
Images were captured by the lovely Gillian Glover MacLean.
In 2004, Gillian Glover MacLean bought her first professional camera, and its also the year her daughter came into her life.
Her little muse inspired her to follow her real passion.
She had grown up in a small town north of Inverness and believed her passion was fashion.
At 16 she moved to the city of Glasgow to follow her dream and after years of living and working within the fashion and design world realised that her true zest was indeed for the images that portrayed it.
She went on to study a diploma in photography, which lead to work on fashion editorials for a lifestyle magazine and assisting an award winning wedding photographer.
She also thoroughly enjoyed shooting a varied range of musical events, working backstage and choreographing fashion shows.
Now with Wedding Photography it is hers aspiration to endeavour to witness the truth and beauty of each event that she is involved in.
She aims to create something that is unique, empowering and full of emotion.
I hand over to gorgeous Bride Jenna….
How did you meet?
“We met by chance on a night out in Aberdeen 4 years ago.”
“I was living in Aberdeen at the time and Andy was living in Glasgow but he was in Aberdeen to celebrate a friends birthday.”
“We spent the next 8 months in a long distance relationship sometimes not seeing each other or up to 6 weeks at a time and taking turns to travel back and forth.”
“Andy was then offered a job in Edinburgh so we decided to take the plunge and both relocate and got our first flat together.”
When did you get engaged?
“Our little boy Oliver was born I 2013 and talked then about how we would like to get married to unite the three of is as a family.”
“We officially got engaged at Easter 2014, there was no big romantic proposal just is at home after a roast dinner.”
“I got my ring a couple of weeks later after dropping some big hints about the style I wanted.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“We started planning our wedding a year before.”
“We knew straight away that we want a small ceremony with close family then a bigger party in the evening.”
“As many of our guests would be traveling a long distance ( my family are mainly all up in Thurso and Andys are Inverness) we wanted a venue that was in a city centre location so it would be easy to get to and allow our guests to make the most of there time in Edinburgh.”
“It was also important that the venue was child friendly as along with our son Oliver we have 7 nieces and nephews all under the age of 7 years who would be at wedding.”
“We chose The Royal Scots Club as it ticked all the right boxes and we could use the beautiful Queen Street gardens for our photographs.”
“We chose to have Humanist Wedding as we wanted something that was personal to us and could include Oliver in some way.”
We met with our celebrant Karen and decided we would like to include hand fasting as part of our ceremony and during the fasting we added in an extra knot to symbolise uniting the three of us as a family and to symbolise our love for Oliver.”
“Music was important to us too, the Hepburn Suite at the Royal Scots Club has an amazing stage that we wanted to make the most of so we had to have a band.”
“After a lot of searching we found Mojo Switch, they do a good mix of older and new music that would keep all our guests happy.”
“We really wanted to find a photographer who could capture the style we wanted.”
I had seen a vintage styled shoot of Gillian’s and loved her work so went to a wedding fair a few weeks later to meet her and see some more examples of photographs she had taken. I loved her modern style and how approachable she was.”
When did you get married?
“We got married on the 12th September this year at The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“Our whole day was amazing. The ceremony was perfect Karen made us both feel really relaxed and it felt really personal.”
“Seeing Oliver and all our nieces and nephew running around, playing and dancing together was wonderful and it also ment so much to us that so many of of guest traveled long distances to join us for the evening celebrations.!
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Don’t get too stressed about planning, at the end of the day as long as you get married then that’s all that matters. ”
Thank you so much to Gillian for sharing this stunning Vintage inspired Edinburgh Wedding.
I love wee weddings where family togetherness is the main focus and love how the couple involved their little boy so much in their day.
Photographer – Gillian Glover MacLean Photography
Venue – The Royal Scots Club
Flowers –Vintage Gathering
Shoes – Pink by Paradox at Debenhams
Grooms Suit – Hackett
Grooms Shoes – Hackett
Hair – Electric Hair at Harvey Nichols.
Band – Mojo Switch
To Contact Gillian Glover MacLean Photography