Saturday, 26 October 2013

Vikki and Colin's Wedding at Keavil House

Vikki and Colin were married on a lovely August day in the beautifully secluded Keavil House Hotel, Dunfermline.  

Their wedding ceremony was relaxed and fun and suited their personalities to a tee!

And now for the serious bit....

Love this photo of the happy couple with bridesmaid Lisa and best man Michael!

When the one whose hand you’re holding
Is the one who holds your heart,
When the one whose eyes you gaze into
Gives your hopes and dreams their start,
When the one you think of first and last
Is the one who holds you tight,
And the things you plan together
Make the whole world seem just right,
When the one whom you believe in
Puts their faith and trust in you,
You’ve found the one and only love
You’ll share your whole life through. 

Thank you Vikki and Colin for sending these great shots by photographer Tom Russell.

"Fiona, we would like to say thank you for all you did on our big day - it all went perfectly!"

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Amanda and David's Wedding at Ghillie Dhu

Amanda and David celebrated their marriage in style at this spectacular venue in Edinburgh’s West End. The beautifully restored auditorium boasts a vaulted ceiling, with chandeliers and candlelight creating a breathtaking atmosphere.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Amanda and David each lit a candle to symbolise their individual lives, and after they exchanged their vows they lit a third candle together to represent their joining in marriage.

Today I marry my friend,
The one I have laughed and cried with,
The one I have learned from and shared with,
The one I have chosen to support, encourage,
And give myself to, through all the days
Given us to share.
Today I marry the one I love.

(Bertrand Russell)

 Amanda and David share a passion for music, and their love of the same type of music was what ultimately brought them together.   

Amanda walked down the aisle to  'Something I Can Never Have' by Vitamin String Quartet. For the signing of the marriage schedule, they chose Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings' and made their exit to 'Lux Aeterna' from the soundtrack to 'Requiem for a Dream'.

At the reception, the band 'Dead Eyes Opened' played three of their own songs plus covers of various songs from the 80's - opening with Billy Idol's 'White Wedding' of course!

Amanda and David, it was a pleasure to be part of your special day, and thank you for sharing these stunning photos by Karol Makula.

"Fiona, thank you again for conducting our ceremony - we got some brilliant feedback. What we liked about the ceremony was the relaxed, less formal nature of it and also because it was highly personal - those who may not have known 'our story' certainly got a better idea of this by the end of our ceremony."

Friday, 4 October 2013

Claire and Craig's Wedding at Dunsapie Loch

What a magnificent location for a marriage ceremony - on the banks of the picturesque Dunsapie Loch, nestled below Arthur's seat in Holyrood Park.  

Although Claire and Craig now live abroad, Edinburgh is a place that will remain close to their hearts as it was here that they first met. 

In true Scottish tradition it was raining for much of the ceremony, but nothing could dampen anyone's spirits that day!
Claire and Craig's ceremony had a distinctly international flavour. To represent Claire's heritage and the couple's international outlook on life, there were readings by friends and family in English, French, German and Irish.

Friend Marty brings some Irish humour to the proceedings!

Claire and Craig exchanged wedding rings and the vows they had written for one another.

They also 'Tied the Knot' with a traditional handfasting, using tartan ribbons representing both families. 

I can promise all my heart’s devotion;
A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;
A love that’s ever true and ever growing;
A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.

Claire and Craig, thank you for sharing these lovely photos by photographer Paul Cowan.

"Fiona, thanks once again for helping to make our wedding special and full of many great memories."