Friday, 22 April 2016

Deborah and Steve's Wedding at the Secret Herb Garden

Nestled at the foot of the Pentland hills, the Secret Herb Garden is a truly special place, especially if you like herbs, good food, and all things vintage. The perfect venue for Deborah and Steve's wedding!

This venue was featured recently on The Wedding Collective blog and was described as “a dreamy, plant-filled glasshouse and garden space with laid back bohemian vibes.”

Deborah making her big entrance with her dad David. Mind those leaves!

Deborah and Steve chose to get married there quite simply because it is a beautiful, unique setting and not a traditional wedding venue. They went for lunch there a couple of weeks after they got engaged and instantly fell in love with the place. They both enjoy camping and being outdoors and for them it's the perfect rural escape, close to the city, where they love spending a Sunday.

Steve and Deborah met at work in 2003. Steve says they got on straight away as Deborah seemed like a really nice genuine person; Deborah says she instantly knew they were going to get on as Steve had such a happy outgoing personality and was very chatty. 

Steve also recalls thinking Deborah had good taste in music and an awesome handbag - a star wars lunchbox she was using as one!

For Deborah and Steve, marriage means a new level to their relationship. Not a changing of who and what they are together but a deepening of the already strong bond they have together. 

And of course, a wedding is also a great excuse for a knees-up!

One of the readings during the ceremony, called 'The Cramond Question' was very fitting as it was written especially for the happy couple..... Hmmm, I wonder who Big Beardy Boy could be?

The Cramond Question by Steve Kell

Big beardy boy and his fair lass
Went down to Cramond Isle
There was a question to be asked
One he’d pondered for a while

Shirt all ironed, beard all combed
Looking just so smart
It would no longer be postponed
Time to follow his heart

Wine all chilled, the scene as set
His courage all gathered in
He took her hands, held her gaze
Then popped the Cramond question

The sun stood still, world held its breath
Was if the answer it could guess
But the answer to the Cramond question
Was, of course, just a simple yes

Deborah and Steve, congratulations and a huge thank you for asking me to be a part of your special day, and also for sharing these lovely photos by Rab Stout!

“Fiona, thank you again for being the one to marry us, help make our day so fantastic, and for all your help in the run up.”

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Rosalyn and Michael's Wedding at Dynamic Earth

Roz and Michael's ceremony was full of joy and laughter and perfectly suited their fun-loving personalities. Roz tells me that Michael makes her laugh every single day, and their wedding day was no exception!

They chose this unique setting for their big day as it offered the best of both worlds, a city centre location with stunning countryside views of Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags. 

Family members were a central part of the ceremony, with Roz's brother Steve playing guitar and Michael's cousin Simon, his fiancee Stacey, and Roz's aunt and uncle, Rosy and Roger doing readings. The happy couple also had a handfasting with ribbons made from their family tartans to symbolise the joining of their families.

A lovely photo of the happy couple with their witnesses, Best Man Peter and Bridesmaid Lynsey

The readings were thoughtfully chosen and perfect for the occasion. 'I'll Be There For You' by Louise Cuddon was chosen for its light-hearted but everyday show of love and support. 'Love Monkey' by Edward Monkton captured the essence of Roz and Michael's relationship, the journey they've been on, their connection as a couple and the joy they share together. 

These two guests look like they're enjoying the rain!

Congratulations, Roz and Michael and thank you for sharing these great shots by Derek Christie Photography.

"Fiona, thanks so much for doing such a wonderful job. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted and so many of our friends and family commented on how personal and meaningful it was. You really made everyone feel very relaxed and at ease in the run up to and on the day of our wedding and it really couldn't have been more perfect despite the typically wet Scottish weather! Neither of us would hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a celebrant in the future"