Sunday, December 30, 2007

Playfair Library Wedding

Ed and Tarini married in the elegant Playfair Library.

Their friend Pietro, who is a professional opera singer provided some beautiful music.

And here is the happy couple. Gorgeous!

Borthwick Castle Wedding

Kate and Carl married in Borthwick Castle. Here is a picture taken just after I realised that I'd pronounced Carl's surname wrong.

This couple were glowing all through the ceremony and so in love.

Mansfield Traquair Wedding

Mansfield Traquair is one of the grandest venues I've been to.

Gareth and Sarah are a lovely young couple who wrote a funny and touching ceremony.

I thought that the best thing about the wedding was the way they got friends involved. This lady is as creative as she is pretty and made this splendid cake.

Here is a very talented chap:

His name is Barrie Bignold and he is the groom's brother in law. I was told that Barrie was going to provide the music for the ceremony and when I was introduced to him, I kept thinking, "Where is his guitar?" He told me that the music was pre recorded and I thought that it was quite strange that someone would record themselves playing rather than play live. It turned out that through the wonder of technology, Barrie had recorded a whole 'orchestra' playing music that he composed himself and I am reliably informed that he has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award. Needless to say the music was awesome - the full orchestral whammy with a few bagpipes thrown in! Next time you tune into Nigella Bites, that's Barrie's music you're hearing. According to his profile, he is also responsible for some of the Tweenies music too, but we'll let that one go...

The George Hotel Wedding

Kirsty and Rory married in the chic setting of The George Hotel in the city centre of Edinburgh. Just before the ceremony began, lots of the staff were waiting outside the function suite. They all stand there to give the bride a big round of applause when she arrives, which we heard inside. I don't know if this gave Rory a touch of nerves or relief.

The ceremony was lovely and I particularly noticed the music which I thought was quite dramatic but romantic at the same time. it was the soundtrack to Jurassic Park, which is Rory's favourite movie!

Here is a happy bride and groom with their piper.