karlin + michael | balmoral hotel

Karlin + Michael were married at The Balmoral Hotel in October. They were planning their wedding for a year. Thank you so much to Chantal and Scott from The Gibsons for sharing their images of the day. You can catch them on their website, Facebook or Instagram.

"We live in Dubai and wanted our travelling guests to be able to come and see how beautiful Edinburgh and Scotland is. The Balmoral steeped in this tradition ensured a very Scottish occasion."

"In the big decisions Michael was very involved, in all the finer details this was more on my side. The menu tasting at Balmoral was our favourite part of the planning process."

"I only visited one store in Glasgow to find my wedding dress – Eleganza Sposa.  My dress was by Martina Liana and I fell in love with the detail in back of the dress.  The lace detailing throughout gave it a timeless look."

"Julie Reid from the Caledonian Humanist Society performed our ceremony.  She was amazing."

"I loved every part of the day so much so that the next day I didn’t feel any need to go back and repeat to make sure I enjoyed something more."

"I absolutely loved my flowers – when I walked into the ceremony and I was awe stuck by how beautiful they looked.  Our favours were a donation to the Dogs Trust.  My beloved dog had passed away a couple of months before the day and I had looked forward to having her there in our photographs so this was a nice way to remember her."

"Walking into the ceremony room with my dad and seeing all my friends, family, husband to be and amazing flowers is my clearest memory of the day."

"Do not stress on the small details."


Venue: The Balmoral Hotel

Band: Superhouse

Florist: Rose Parks

Make Up/Hair: Makeup – Karen Bowen // Hair – Dean Jones

Bridal Outfit: Eleganza Sposa // Martina Liana Bridal

Favours: Dogs Trust

Photographer: The Gibsons

Videographer: Bowery Productions