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Photographed by Elemental Weddings

Inchcolm Abbey & Prestonfield House

Edinburgh, Scotland

A day that began with a magical mystery tour to a rugged Scottish island off The Forth and ended with a spectacular party in a stable – here Indian and Scottish tradition met, blended together, creating swoon-worthy style, effortless elegance and a whole lot of fun.

Love at first sight or gradual attraction?
We first met while working in Cambridge in 2006. I had to ask Sheila out four times before she said yes! Now that’s what you call persistance! Turns out she was studying for exams, so thats why she turned me down before – but i suspect she was just weighing up her options…
How was the question popped?
While on holiday to Mexico, in summer 2010. We spent an amazing day swimming with whale sharks off the coast of Cancun, before he proposed after dinner back at the hotel
Any unexpected moments?
For the guests…
We kept the location and exact details of the day a secret from all but the wedding party. We simply asked them to turn up (on time) outside Prestonfield. The transport by London Bus to South Queensferry, and the ferry corssing with the Island ceremony was a lovely surprise for most guests (except for the few who suffered from sea sickness)!
And after a quick change of outfit we entered the evening reception to ‘Eye of the tiger’ (more of a surprise to the guests than us obviously)!
Best compliment on your wedding?
“is there any champagne left in Edinburgh?”
“most fun wedding we’ve ever been to”
“amazing food, loved the dessert table!”
Did you embrace or ditch tradition?
We wanted to combine our traditional Indian herritage with our upbringing in the UK. In order to combine these into one day, we settled on a Humanist ceromony that allowed us to get married in a unique location and allowed us to write our own vows
Why Scotland?
Sheila’s family live in Kirkcaldy and she went to University in Aberdeen, before working in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. We later returned to Scotland togeather to work in Glasgow, and with family and friends in Scotland – it will always be a special place for us. We try to visit whenever we can. Hopefully in the future we can settle back here
Favourite thing about being hitched?
Being able to grow old together
Ceremony venue – Incholm Abbey, Incholm Island
Reception venue – Prestonfield House
Photographer – Elemental Weddings
Wedding Film – Creative Wedding Films
Bride’s evening dress – Justin Alexander
Shoes – John Lewis
Make-up Artist Eye Candy & Make-up Artist – Edinburgh Bridal Hair
Florist – Planet Flowers
Cake – Truly Scrumptious
Band – Callanish Music
Wedding transport – Waterside Weddings