Finally! It’s time to post pictures from my very own wedding! I’d like to mutter an embarrassed apology in advance about the sheer number of pictures below – I just can’t help myself…
So, who shot my wedding?! Well, I was a lucky girl indeed – my photographer was the very talented Kate Chandler, (who also made my beautiful birdcage veil and fascinator!) a dear friend and fantastic snapper. Thank you Kate, not only did you do an amazing job under pressure (it’s very stressful shooting a photographer’s wedding!) but you made us feel so relaxed in front of the camera. Nobody else could have got such lovely shots of us… And I also had some wonderful shots done by photographer friends Jayne Wright and Cate Gillon. Thank you, I’m spoiled rotten by the pictures of our wonderful day…
Before we start with the pictures I have a few special mentions to make – firstly, the fantastic make-up artist Lucy Gourlay of LG Makeup- I have her to thank for the lack of airbrushing needed on my photos! And thanks go to the talented Gail Rankin of Bespoke Wedding Hair, who made my unruly mop into a fabulous updo! I also have to thank Planet Flowers for their amazing work – my bouquet was just so beautiful, I nearly cried with joy when it arrived - all of the buttonholes were unique and the 60 vases of gorgeous flowers (all different) scattered around the church hall made the day very special. Also a big thank you to my new sister-in law Chloe of Bebaroque for embellishing my dress with sparkles a couple of nights before the wedding and to Angela of Jacques & Lawrence Catering for such gorgeous food!
Greg and I were married on March 17th after a four month engagement at the beautiful registry office in Edinburgh, with our reception at the fantastic St Columba’s by the Castle. I was six and a half months pregnant, but my bump stayed fairly hidden under my petticoats! It was a simple vintage-style day, many lovely guests, lots of laughter and a great deal of fun for us both. It’s a complete cliche but it really was the happiest day of my life, I married the man I love, and it will no doubt stay the happiest day until our baby daughter arrives on the scene in June!
The ceremony was wonderful – lots of love and laughter, beautiful readings, In My Life by The Beatles sung very enthusiastically and very loud by the congregation, and walking back down the aisle to ‘I Feel Good’ by James Brown! We spilled out into Parliament Square and were greeted by a carnival atmosphere, provided by incredible samba drummers Commotion (thank you guys!) and were soon surrounded by guests and Japanese tourists alike!
St Columba’s by the Castle was a perfect venue for us – we decorated it with bunting, fresh flowers and fairy lights, and included a sweetie bar for guests to snack on. We made confetti cones from sheet music and our guests had a great time throwing it at us (including the cones!) when we arrived at the hall!
Our first dance was ‘For Once in my Life’ by Stevie Wonder, and then we boogied the night away to an ipod disco and fab live music performed by various family members. Thanks guys, the joint was jumpin’..
And finally here are some of the shots from our DIY photobooth – such great fun, Greg’s uncle Keith created the amazing props and they were used all night! I should probably explain that the guns and ‘bairn’ sign are because of my ‘delicate’ state, and it being a ‘shotgun wedding!’