Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dundas Castle Wedding

Alison and Mick married in splendid style at Dundas Castle near South Queensferry. Can you spot the difference?

The happy couple looked very regal in the historical setting of "The Old Keep"

At Dundas castle they Ring the bell when the bride arrives and when the couple are married.

And here is Bob, today's bell ringer:

Alison and Mick's wedding was a lot of fun and at their Champagne reception after the wedding they had a jazz band playing:

And a chocolate fountain courtesy of The Chocolate Fondue Fountain company.

Abden House Wedding

I love these intimate groom and best man moments:

Jo and Rob met in Sydney, moved to New York to be together, have now moved back to Sydney and were married in Edinburgh! And they had guests from all over the world come over to celebrate their wedding with them in Abden House which seems to be a very regular haunt of mine these days!

Jo and Rob make a very handsome couple, don't you think?

And Here are the bridesmaids and best man looking very Sex in the City.

Melrose Abbey wedding

I caught the bus to Melrose to marry Kerry and Alistaire. I had never been to Melrose Abbey before and would never have thought that you can hire it for a wedding venue. How stunning is this?

Apparently Robert the Bruce's Heart is buried there! The sun was shining on melrose and it was a lovely ceremony.

Some people may think it is strange to have a Humanist wedding in a 'religious' building. Here is what Kerry and Alistaire wrote in their ceremony which explains their reasoning much better than I can:

"Kerry and Alasdair did think it may seem ‘odd’ to have a humanist ceremony in an Abbey as for many who visit and see this beautiful surrounding, Melrose Abbey represents a rich and deep religious history.

When they knew Melrose Abbey had been deconsecrated, and therefore allowed ceremonies such as today’s to be carried out, they realised that the Abbey could not be a more apt place to have their ceremony, as it now stands as a striking historical symbol which accommodates different beliefs and values, illustrating how our society accepts the way that individuals chose to lead their life. "

I think this is a very sensible and quite moving way to think about these historic buildings.

And if I haven't given enough reasons that i loved this location, how about this very dashing gentleman who was the master of ceremonies?

Friday, August 3, 2007

The Water Tower Wedding

Isn't the Water Tower in Dalkeith a gorgeous setting for a wedding? It's owned by Gerry Goldwyre who was cooking up the loveliest canapes when the ceremony was happening - he won Masterchef, back in the days it was worth winning.

The garden looked over the valley and was so lovely. And so are the happy couple, Euan and Seonaid.

A nice touch in the ceremony was when both both Seonaid and Euan's mums did a reading and they both read beautifully.

A Country House wedding

Jane and Ian chose to get married in the sumptuous setting of Melville Castle.

The light was lovely as we were all signing the paperwork.

They make a very elegant couple. I wonder if there have been any other weddings at Melville Castle where everyone sang Here Comes The Sun?