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Geometric + Art Deco inspired Edinburgh wedding

From the Art Deco inspired stationery to the gorgeous geometric cake and etched centrepieces, Jayne and John’s wedding was one seriously stylish day. And just wait until you see the dresses! Autumn romance in the city at its very best…

Love at first sight?

We met eight years in ago in this beautiful city, while both on placement from university in the same office. We went back to separate universities to finish our degrees and after a lot of long distancing and waving goodbye on train platforms, we came full circle and now both live and work in Edinburgh.

We got engaged in another beautiful part of the country, the Lake District. 
We returned to a favourite cottage we had been to a few times Hare’s Cottage, themed as per the name. We got engaged before dinner and celebrated the evening in Windereme with dinner and fizz.

We were inspired by…

We had a sort of geometric, Art Deco theme which we were assisted in developing into a clear theme by the skill and enthusiasm of our various suppliers.

We had a great time discussing options with Planet Flowers, who were so enthusiastic and great at interpreting our ideas regarding arrangements. 

During the consultation process, Planet were great at clarifying the theme for the day and suggested options that would enhance the key ideas. 

We were so happy with the flowers and smaller touches, such as etching on the vases and they even made a cake stand that worked in with the theme too.

Tell us about your venue…

The venue although unassuming from the street, I had walked past it many times, was really spectacular once inside. The staff were warm and helpful, assisting in the smooth running of the day…

The space was large enough for a sense of grandeur however also had a nice level of intimacy, we could see everyone and people felt comfortable to mill about and chat between courses.

 The other spaces in the building were equally spectacular… 

One of the nicest parts of the venue was have the building to ourselves for the day. This meant people could wander and admire the beautiful spaces within the building.

We have a major crush on your dress! Tell us more…

Meeting Mette at Freja and having her create my wedding dress was a fantastic experience. Mette is a fabulous designer who through listening to my ideas and her design skill created a dress that I wish I could have worn more than once.

Throughout each fitting it was interesting and exciting to see the work that goes into creating a dress, Mette was so precise and made alterations right up until the final fitting to ensure the dress look perfect. 

I really did feel amazing in the dress and had so many compliments on and after the day.

And what about the groom?

John wore his kilt and all of the bridal party followed this trend.
 John’s tartan was Ancient Macbeth, a lovely hue of light blues and greys. 
He treated himself to a new pair of brogues, ditching the Ghullie brogues in favour of a smarter brown shoes with purple laces.

The blue in the kilts was picked up by the the button holes and bouquets which included some beautiful sea holly sprigs.

What do you love most about your photographs?

The photos were all fab, however the outdoor shots with the atmospheric sky were some of our favourites. The weather on the day presented as a typically dreich Edinburgh day, however Ditte encouraged us to still venture out to Queen Street Gardens for for some external shots.

First Light provided a professional and personal service, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Ditto provided guidance on timings for the group shots and couples portraits, which was of great assistance and helped to structure the day. 

They captured all aspects of the day from the ceremony to the first dance, and the album that was put together told this story beautifully.

Tell us something surprising about your day…

One aspect of the day that took me by surprise was the lovely feeling of walking into the Great Hall with my dad and seeing everyone had actually turned up!
It was really special to have everyone in the one room to support us in taking our vows.

Any advice?

Take a step back at some point in the day and try and take it all in as it passes by so quickly in a flurry of emotion and dancing!

The Bygone Photobooth was an added extra we only considered at the end of planning the day, they were really great and interacted well with the guests, creating some magical and hilarious photos for all to cherish.

Why Scotland?

It’s such a romantic part of the world rain or shine!

What’s the one truly unforgettable thing about your wedding day?

There are too many to choose just one, however being piped into dinner hand in hand with my new husband was really quite a special and joyous part of the day.

Love a photo booth! Are you planning to have one? Christina x


Venue – 
Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
, with catering by Heritage Portfolio
PhotographerFirst Light Photo
Planet Flowers

Make-up artist – 
Rebekah McVitie

Wedding dress
Freja Designer Dressmaking

Accessories – Karen Millen bag
Bridesmaids’ dresses – Coast
CakeLiggy’s Cake Company
Stationery – Made by Jayne
Musicians – Piper from Reel Time, Callanish
PhotoboothThe Bygone Photobooth Company