“It took them many years after their first meeting to really find each other but they finally did.” Inspired by the library setting, Sarah and Alasdair’s vintage wedding was interwoven with personal touches from penguin book invites, to a literary-inspired wedding cake…
Love at first sight or gradual attraction?
Alasdair and I have been friends for 14 years now and together for 5 1/2. We met at school and have had a really close friendship and friendship group since. We all went to different universities but remained close and returned back to Edinburgh. We wrote a little synopsis of our story for the invite:
“this love story starts not with love at first sight, but with two strangers, who become friends, then best friends and then soul mates. It took them many years after their first meeting to really find each other but they finally did”
How did you personalise your wedding?
Sarah’s flowers were a representation of her late grandmother Rosemary with all her favourite flowers, roses and the addition of Rosemary (they smelt amazing). In the wedding venue, Sarah’s mother had made lace table covers to create an old vintage theme, where we placed old photographs of all our immediate family’s wedding photos. (Grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles). We created a Canadian candy themed sweet table to represent where Sarah’s parents live at the moment and where Alasdair loves going to, for at least one or two holidays a year. Sarah, in collaboration with Liggy, designed the wedding cake to represent the book theme with her and Alasdair’s personal story printed onto the cake. The cake topper had to have them and their dog belle a black Labrador. Sarah’s aunt made the favours (old fashioned biscuit with a mould imprint of a Labrador dog on it). All decorations were made and created by Sarah.
We were inspired by…
The library setting, penguin book themed wedding invites, autumnal/winter time of year, bringing the outdoors, indoors for the tables. Decorations and personal touches were all inspired by us and our families.
– St Mary’s Cathedral
, Palmerston place, Edinburgh
– The Signet Library
– Heritage Portfolio
– Kimberley Brand Photography
– Planet Flowers
– Hayley from Charlie Miller
– The Bride
– Design by Kavelle
– Russell and Bromley
– Hair piece and earrings from Lily Luna
, Edinburgh. Blue sapphire and diamond antique ring given to Sarah on the morning of, by her dad as her something blue.
– Walker Slater
for the jacket and waistcoat, Alasdair’s own kilt (Farquharson tartan). Tie – Alasdair’s school tie. All the best man / groomsman wore their school ties on the day.
– White Blossom
– Sarah and Alasdair took regular taxis by City Cabs
, guests had coaches provided
– Blush Booth
, photo booth and Liam Ross Jeweller
, Edinburgh designed our rings.