If this just isn’t the sweetest Scottish wedding I ever did see! This cute-as-can-be couple brought loads of charm and personality to their wonderfully whimsical wedding tucked away in the center of Edinburgh at an idyllic, historic venue. CandySnaps snapped every delectable DIY detail for us to devour today. Check out the full gallery to see the rest!
From the Bride… I met Blairt at a local bakery in San Diego 5 1/2 years ago, a handsome charming bloke who had just moved here from Scotland. He soon swept me off my feet and had me swooning. Fast forward a few months to the first time he took me home to Scotland to meet Mum and Dad, I fell in love again with his family, friends and the oh-so-beautiful Scotland!! So I knew as soon as Blair put that gorgeous ring on my finger we had to bring our San Diego and American friends and family to the beautiful city of Edinburgh to watch us get married!! And thats exactly what we did.
We had a year and a half of planning to do and we used our time and resources wisely. Of course we needed a little help along the way and we didn’t want to spare the expense for a coordinator so we had to rely on our family and friends in Scotland. And lucky for us they were willing to help all they could. My lovely mother-in-law and sister-in-law hit the pavement and found our venue and being the little princess I am, well of course I wanted a castle, in the city center of Edinburgh and completely charming. Alas, it wasn’t in the stars (or the budget) so we settled on The Craighouse a venue that is a part of a long standing Edinburgh University. It wasn’t a castle, but it checked our boxes. It was a historic beautiful building with gorgeous grounds and the best view of the city including Edinburgh Castle. And even more importantly, we could have our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception/disco there. That is ideal for a bride planning a wedding from over 6000 miles away.
All of our guests minds were whirling with all of our personal touches and details. It meant so much to us that they felt the love, care and details that went into this very special day!! They were surprised over and over by all of the touches that represented Blair and I. My most favorite was our “cheesecake” that we served during cocktail hour. When Blair and I got together we didn’t just have a love affair with each other but also with cheese. We always serve a cheese plate and we definitely always order one if it’s available where we are. So of course we had to have cheese at our wedding and what better way to serve it than to make it look like a wedding cake, with a cake topper of two mice dressed in their wedding day finest of course!
Wedding Photography: CandySnaps / Floral Design: Planet Flowers / Event Design: Knotty Stationery (candy table) / Location: Craighouse at Napier University / Wedding Invitations: Beyond Inviting / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Wedding Dress: Rivini