Yeah I’m pretty sure the best bit of my year has been our wedding. You see, it started with a review and a cheeky weekend away. We loved the hotel and the city so much, it was our special place. Travel is a massive part of my life, and last year it was decided we’d travel within the next few years, or as much as we can with our jobs.
So, although not all trips begin with a flight or end on a beach, us travelling up to Scotland would change everything.
David proposed, we talked about plans, and with the decision made to have a very intimate and small wedding in Edinburgh (I wanted to elope to a faraway beach, but in the spirit of compromise we decided Scotland was a good alternative) we called on the skills of Jacob and Pauline, of Wedding Photographer Duo, and the only people I’d trust with a camera.
I’ve been working with these guys for years now, and we knew we wanted their unique style to capture our day. They’re London based, but were more than happy to fit us in and travel up to Scotland. They also took our engagement photos, which helped SO MUCH on the day I can’t even explain.
The day started with a 7am fire alarm and trotting downstairs in slippers and gown.
After that, there was no getting back to sleep so I amused myself with prosecco and daytime telly while David got sozzled on Speyside whisky.
Getting ready was a simple feat, and once hair and makeup were ready all we had to do was wait for the limo.
Which was at the wrong hotel.
No bother, we hopped in a taxi and made our way to Edinburgh’s registry office also known as the most ornate building ever.
The ceremony was emotional, held by Borat’s manager as we nicknamed him, and after that was a short drive to the beach.
Where it rained.
By now, you can tell we don’t get easily flustered and as we were already wet, we decided to get into the sea!
Suitably frozen, we said goodbye to Jacob and Pauline, and settled down to a lovely meal with nearest and dearest.
Once the rainbow cake was cut and eaten, that was it! Mrs W I was and am, and it was perfect. From the train delay the day before, to the missing limo, to the rain and the beach, it was the most perfect day I could have ever wished for. After all, who wants a boring wedding where EVERYTHING goes to plan? YOU? Well, that just means you’re pretty dull and I’m surprised no one has told you this already and you still have friends.
So, here are a few photos from that day. Thanks to Jacob and Pauline, we’ll be able to keep and treasure those memories forever. (We totally forgive Jacob for asking us to dip our feet in the sea, too…)
Hotel: The Glasshouse, Edinburgh
Photographers: Wedding Photographer Duo, London
Hair: City Brides, Edinburgh
Flowers: Sophie and Luna, London
Dress: Matchmaker, Brentwood
Shoes: Irregular Choice, Carnaby Street