This was a stunner of a wedding – you may remember this perfect little family from last week’s engagement/family shoot down at Crammond. A week ago, Colette, Scott and I had discussed back up plans in case the weather on the wedding day was truly awful (prepare for the worst, and all that) so obviously because we were so prepared for rain, it was the world’s most. perfect. day. ever. It wasn’t too hot, the sun was bright and there were puffy white clouds in the sky to add some interest. A light breeze and a gorgeous evening rounded the day off very nicely!
When Colette stepped out of the car at Crammond Kirk, everyone just gasped – she was a vision. Her strapless lace fishtailed gown fitted her perfect – a delicate lace bolero covering her shoulders was just the right amount of detail and the art deco jewellery pieces and stunning clip in her hair were the perfect accompaniment to her emerald cut engagement ring. Her bouquet was a tight arrangement of dark red roses which I thought was a perfect match to her lovely dark hair and eyes. As the scalloped bottom her dress swished around her feet, she said to me “…do you think I can find a way to wear this dress again? I absolutely love it!”
Highlights of the day were numerous but some of my favourite moments were when Scott, Colette and I managed to break away from the well wishers and made our way down to Crammond harbour. I think they both felt like celebrities with most of the population of Edinburgh out enjoying the sunshine, calling out congratulations! Little girls ran up to Colette to hold her bouquet and tell her they thought she was a princess – who doesn’t love to hear that on her wedding day? One family on holiday here in Scotland even had their photo taken with the happy couple!
The reception was held in Crammond Kirk hall, a space normally reserved for badminton players and youth groups…. there was no sign of any badminton there that night! The room was transformed. Elegant white panels lined the walls, table centrepieces of vintage cream milk cans were filled with gerber daisies and surrounded by candles. The lighting set up would have put one of smaller stages at T in the park to shame. Up lighters, strobes and spots created a truly magical place for all of Scott, Colette, Isla and Gabriel’s family and friends to celebrate, party and dance the night away.
As I left for the evening, the dancing was in full swing and no one seemed to be able to stop smiling. I would say, that’s the sign of a very successful day.
Please enjoy this little taster from their magical celebration. If you are interested in speaking to me about your own wedding plans – you can contact me here.