georgina + george | dunsapie loch

George & Georgina were married on 16th May in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Dunsapie Loch, up Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, followed by a family meal at Piatto Verde and reception at Marlin's Wynd. Huge thanks to Fraser from Fraser Stewart Photography for the fab images of the day! You can catch Fraser on Facebook & Twitter too.

"We were engaged about 9 months, but 'planning' was a little bit here and there; the most important thing was to pick a date our family could do, and book the venue but that was only about 3 months in advance."

"Our first date was a walk up Arthur's Seat, and we love the whole Holyrood Park area so just picked a spot that was beautiful and fairly easy to access! Piatto Verde is our favourite little independent Italian restaurant and not far from our home. Marlin's Wynd was the right size of venue, easy for people to get to as it's in the centre of town, and is full of Edinburgh character!"

Georgina's favourite part of the planning was deciding what cakes to make and have "I love baking and have some very talented baker friends, so as well as "The Cake" which one friend made, another friend made different flavour cupcakes, and I made mini bakewell tarts and gluten free carrot cupcakes."

"For my bouquet I bought flowers from Lidl and put them together with ribbon myself. ­ We didn't bother with flowers elsewhere, the evening venue didn't need extra 'stuff' to make it look nice."

George was very involved in the planning process, "We did practically everything together."

"I had one "dress shopping experience" with one friend where we went to a fancypants dress shop and tried on a load of dresses, but they were all very elegant and very expensive and would have to be made to measure, which was fun to do but not really me."

"A few weeks later I went to a second hand bridal dress shop which was much more friendly and was lucky enough to find pretty much exactly what I was looking for, and it fitted me perfectly ­ I went with tea length, a-­line skirt, and a sweetheart bodice with vintage lace covering decolletage and upper back."

"Our ceremony was carried out by a Catholic Priest, but there were few traditional elements to it; very simple Christian vows, short and sweet, a couple of readings, and no awkward a cappella singing outside!"

"My favourite part of the day was running around with our photographer after the family shots were done. We went up a wee hill behind the loch, along the Royal Mile and into the Camera Obscura! Our photographer was great; we were pretty clueless but he was full of fun quirky ideas."

"My favourite detail was turning up at the venue and seeing how my friends had laid out all the cakes was great. We had a guestbook with a polaroid­ type camera next to it meaning for people to take a picture and put it next to their comment, but we ended up with loads of random photos as well which are fun to look through now! Unbeknownst to me, George had organised a guy to perform for us, and he started with a cover of one of my favourite soppy songs (When the Right One Comes Along, from the TV show Nashville!), that was very special."

"My clearest memory is getting to the top of the wee hill with George and our photographer and looking down at the mini­bus with our family waiting in it and saying 'Do you think they can see us?' "

Georgina's advice to brides to be... "Don't try and keep everyone happy ­ just do what's best and easiest for you and your fiance."

STAR PLAYERS

Photographer - Fraser Stewart

Venue – Marlins Wynd

Band  - Craig Ross

Brides Gown – Bliss Studio

Our friend who made the cupcakes is actually in the process of opening her own bakery so I'd like to give a shout out to Sugar Daddy's Edinburgh!