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Emma + Rob

Photographed by Zoe Campbell Photography

Filmed by Little Love Films

at Seton Collegiate Church & The Roxburghe Hotel

Edinburgh-Scotland

I love the way that classic style met DIY details in this laid-back celebration. Not to mention the fact that it all began with a blind date…

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT OR GRADUAL ATTRACTION?
A bit of both. We met on a blind date (set up by our flatmates) and really hit it off, but then Rob moved to Uganda for a year. It took about a year, and living in different continents, to realise that it was looking like the real deal.
HOW WAS THE QUESTION POPPED?
Rob told me he was taking me out for my tea somewhere nice to start our annual leave. We went to Prestonfield House which I love, but have never been to for dinner, and got a table for two in a private turret.

At the end of the meal Rob gave me a book in which was printed a comic poem which he had written about our history, accompanied by loads of photos. The final verse popped the question. A box of Laduree macarons contained the ring. Afterwards he took me for a “sneaky peek round the hotel”, but he’d already secretly checked in (the hotel staff played along superbly) and we had a night in the hotel.

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE?
Old: I wore my Granny’s ring. New: My dress. Borrowed: I borrowed my hair band from a friend. Blue: Underwear!
ANY UNEXPECTED MOMENTS?
A few…When I walked into the ceremony venue, a fortuitous breath of wind lifted my veil out in a dramatic sweep behind me. It was quite the entrance apparently!

The horses in the field beside Seton came over to the fence to say hi to the guests as they turned up, which one three year-old really enjoyed.

During “Auld Lang Syne” at the end of the ceilidh, Rob & I were dancing in the centre of the circle when suddenly two of Rob’s (strong) mates hoisted him onto their shoulders. I was busy laughing at him when the best man and Rob’s brother ambushed me. We were carried round the dance floor on their shoulders. We were not expecting that!

BEST COMPLIMENT ON YOUR WEDDING?
Someone said they don’t know how it could have been more perfect. Also many people commented on how relaxed we both were, which was lovely.
HONEYMOON OR MINI-MOON?
We couldn’t face going overseas straight after the wedding so we went on a mini-moon to the Albannach hotel in the very north of Scotland. It was a lovely combination of rugged Highland hideaway and sumptuous Michelin star food.

WEDDING STYLE
Traditionally British, understated elegance, DIY arts & crafts and infused with humour.
DID YOU EMBRACE OR DITCH TRADITION?
Sort of a fusion of both. It was very classical in style; from the historic church to the bride and groom outfits, to Rob & I spending the night apart. But we ditched a lot of stuff we didn’t want e.g. top table, line ups & favours.

It was a Humanist ceremony so we were able to inject a lot of humour and personality into it. Also it was a really DIY affair, so we had lots of hand painted jam jars loosely dotted about instead of formal flowers (which we asked guests to take away at the end of the night as gifts).

CLOSE YOUR EYES, THINK OF YOUR WEDDING DAY – NOW DESCRIBE IT IN THREE WORDS…
Relaxed. Laughter. Timeless.
WHY SCOTLAND?
More specifically, why Edinburgh? Because it is home; it’s where we met and got to know each other; it’s a stunning city with amazing architecture; it made it easy for guests travelling from far away to join us; and lastly, because it made organising the wedding a whole lot easier.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT BEING HITCHED?
Being an official wee team!
Love Rob’s style on the well thought out and perfectly executed proposal. And the (extra lively) Auld Lang Syne sounds like a brilliant way to end the night! What song would you like to end your reception with? Jay
Suppliers
Ceremony setting – Seton Collegiate Church; Celebrant – Alex MacLeod
Reception venue – The Roxburghe Hotel
Photographer – Zoe Campbell Photography
Filmmaker – Little Love Films
Florist – Narcissus; Gents’ button holes – Petals by The Shore
Hair Stylist – Toni & Guy, Edinburgh
Make-up Artist – Rosie Fraser Make Up
Wedding dress – Bliss Bridal
Shoes – Dune
Accessories – Pearl earrings & bracelet, a gift from the groom (notonthehighstreet.com)
Stationery – DIY. Rob: “We made everything ourselves through the wonders of Photoshop and Hobbycraft. We got our main logo through a free customised graphic from Wedding Chicks to save some time, then did everything else ourselves. Emma painted the Hootenanny sign and the Table Plan herself – which took a while.”
Groom’s outfit – Jacket: Moss Bros Hire; Trews: John Morrison Kiltmaker
Bridesmaids dresses – Coast
Cake – Iced fruit cake: Groom’s mum; Victoria Sponge: Groom’s sister-in-law
Reception venue decoration – Beautifully Covered
Music: Ceremony Music – Cairn String Quartet; Lounge pianist (for evening) – Chris Connelly; Band – Sporran Again
Transport – Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars

  • Zoe B - June 26, 2013 - 2:38 pm

    OOh Zo – Emma & Rob look so in love – you have captured their wedding so beautifully. And a huge congratulations to you both Emma & Rob xxxxxxxx

    Little Love FIlms – LOVING your work too – gorgeous! xxxReplyCancel

  • Jen Owens - June 26, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    What a beautiful wedding, looks like it was an amazing day. Gorgeous photos!ReplyCancel

  • Rob Waugh - June 26, 2013 - 6:23 pm

    Thanks guys. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day and this blog is such a nice way to wrap it all up. Zoe’s photos are amazing, John’s videos are superb and they both highlight the skill of people like Rosie, Narcissus, Alex the celebrant, etc.

    We just turned up and said I do in the end, safe in the knowledge that the wee wedding ninjas were working their magic around us.

    We’re flattered and humbled that WFIL chose to feature our wee wedding – much appreciated; a wee morale boost.ReplyCancel

  • Zoe Campbell - June 26, 2013 - 11:44 pm

    yey! so glad to see this up here 🙂 what a beautiful wedding for two lovely, lovely people, I had such fun. Big hats off to John for his superb video work, it’s gorgeous. Thank you so much for featuring it 🙂 xReplyCancel

  • Sharon Cooper - June 27, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    What a fabulous looking wedding, Emma looked so dreamy in these photos, clearly a happy day. Love the photos and film. Great work.ReplyCancel

  • fiona - June 28, 2013 - 11:00 am

    SO SO Pretty! Love the painted jam jars & vases!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - June 28, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    Stunning wedding Zoe!
    Love the film, just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

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