Sophie and Daphne’s elegant and effortlessly glamorous early Spring wedding ceremony was held on 14th April this 12 months on the breathtaking Royal Faculty of Physicians in Edinburgh.

Individuals generally ask me if I ever tire of weddings. How may I, after I’m surrounded by uplifting and provoking imagery and tales like this each day? It genuinely solely strengthens my ardour for what we do right here at Love My Costume.

This attractive wedding ceremony is filled with love and pleasure. You may fairly actually really feel the emotion of the day by way of these lovely photos captured by Natalia Swiader – it is palpable.


As a plus measurement bride I used to be virtually terrified to attempt on attire that may not match me. However then I discovered Coronary heart a Flutter bridal boutique, the place physique positivity is on the forefront of what they do. They made the method really easy and joyful.

They made me really feel lovely and like I belonged in these wonderful attire. I’ll endlessly suggest them to anybody searching for a marriage gown!

The Aesling model is impressed by structure. My gown known as Sistine and I used to be instantly drawn in by the sleeves and the open sq. again.

My sneakers had been from Rainbow Membership and my equipment had been from Botia’s Equipment.


My gown was by the designer Lois Wild, at Slicing Edge Brides. From the get go I knew my gown was to be brief – so the place else to go than a brief attire specialist.

Slicing Edge Brides had all of the attire I had saved on my cellphone in inventory and I attempted all of them! In fact, after making an attempt these – I truly went with a totally totally different gown. Suzanne listened so properly to my feedback, and regardless that I did the making an attempt on alone, I felt like her suggestions was real.

I wished my wardrobe to mirror my type, which is closely impressed by late forties/early fifties vogue. A perk of a shorter wedding ceremony gown? twirling!

My sneakers had been LAB by AG and my equipment had been from Maggie Mowbray Millinery. I had tried a number of different hair equipment, however none of them appeared to swimsuit me and the gown. Then someday I used to be checking my hair stylist’s Instagram and noticed her tagging this beautiful hat and I went to see what else this Maggie had made. On her web site I used to be instantly drawn to ‘Iantha’. It was a veil with out being a veil, with lace flowers matching my gown, and when seeing them collectively I fell in love yet again – with each the gown and the headpiece!

I wore Ricci Ricci by Nina Ricci; i has been my fragrance from earlier than even courting sophie! I wished to be myself as a lot as attainable.


We every wished to have our personal second, so we walked down the aisle after one another.

We determined to not comply with the custom of getting somebody stroll us down the aisle. It is a very private selection however for us it is what we had been essentially the most comfy with and what makes essentially the most sense.

The bridesmaids walked down the aisle first to a violin cowl of Auld Lang Syne. We solely gave our bridesmaid a shade after which allow them to store for the type of robe they wished. Our principal objective was for them to really feel comfy and delightful and we thought that was the easiest way to do it!

Daphne walked down the aisle to Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller. Sophie walked down the aisle to Cannot Assist Falling In Love, Haley Reinhart cowl.


Daphne, on why she selected Taylor and Hart for Sophie: I had a really particular type in thoughts for Sophie: as sparkly as attainable. As she will not be essentially the most avid ring wearer, I did not need it too massive. After making an attempt a number of jewelers and never fairly discovering what I used to be searching for, I used to be focused with an advert that confirmed two girls.

I’m a sucker for illustration, so I clicked and located that with Taylor and Coronary heart I may choose precisely every component of her ring – from the band, the stone, the setting – the works! And naturally an identical wedding ceremony band. They had been extraordinarily beautiful and had been a dream to work with.

Sophie, on why she selected The Vintage Jewelery Firm: I solely knew one factor after I went ring buying, that I wished one thing classic, one thing with historical past. I did not need to go in with a selected type in thoughts as that is not at all times attainable to duplicate when looking for one thing classic.

I regarded round on-line and instantly fell in love with a pearl ring from the Vintage Jewelery Firm. Once I went to the store I solely needed to see it as soon as and knew that was the one!


Natalia Swiader was our photographer and I truthfully do not know the place to begin to let you know how wonderful she is. She is the rationale we discovered our venue; we discovered an image she did of a bride within the hallway of our venue.

We knew immediately that we wished to work along with her and in that venue. Nothing else.

I can not say sufficient how skilled, gifted and hardworking Natalia is.

She gave us the moody type of image we wished, but additionally the candid ones that nobody else would have considered, and the possibly barely extra trendy with flash on photos.

She made us really feel extraordinarily comfy and generally we virtually forgot she was with us within the room.

To any couple on the market, do your self a favor and ask for her subsequent availability!


Daphne: I knew my jewelery items had been all going to have pearls in widespread. The difficulty with pearls is that no two pearls are the identical! So it is fairly wonderful that my ring, necklace and earrings all got here from totally different locations and matched all superbly.

My earrings are from Mette Hoj, who I noticed at a Christmas Market in 2020. My ring is from Vintage Jewelery Firm, after all chosen by Sophie. My necklace was fairly the journey! I wished a easy pearl pendant, ideally one thing vintage, and I stumbled upon it on the Hampstead Vintage Emporium in London.

First time I used to be there, there was nobody on the counter. The second time the sales space was closed! However the third time’s the attraction and I secured an ideal matching pearl necklace.

Sophie: Pearls had been going to be our matching particulars, the factor that tie us collectively. I am unsure the place I first noticed my headband nevertheless it was love at first sight. I considered it for days earlier than lastly giving in and ordering it. I wore it the entire day and it was so comfy.

It is such a press release piece and I bought so many compliments about it!


We did not have particular flowers in thoughts, we had an inspiration board with examples of a shade palette and elegance of bouquet that we favored and we let Luly of Department and Bramble. work right here magic. She got here up with the softest and most delicate flowers we may’ve ever wished for.

All of the whereas creating two bouquets that mirrored our personalities however complemented one another.

entrance desk

Our venue was already full of gorgeous options: paneling wooden in all places, molding on the ceiling, marbles, books in all places. We did not really feel prefer it wanted particular ornament. Nevertheless we did add some flowers on the hearth and a few candles right here and there as properly to remain in our principal theme.

the cake

Sophie: My dream cake was at all times going to be one by Butter and Bodoni. Whenever you have a look at Lauren’s Instagram you possibly can see very structural muffins, romantic muffins and a few unimaginable sugar work! I used to be offered

We had her tasting field twice, that is how a lot we cherished the flavors as properly. Ultimately we selected a London Fog as our backside tiers and Lemon& Raspberry for our prime tiers. As for adornment we as soon as once more let her work her magic.

We wished to work with Lauren as a result of she is so inventive and has a tremendous consideration to element. We had been additionally a bit misplaced at what sort of design we wished so it solely made sense that we gave her virtually complete inventive management for it!

Night, Dancing & Favourite Moments

We did our first dance to ‘Merely The Greatest’, lined by Billianne. For us it represents pleasure and inclusion. It is a cowl impressed by the Schitt’s Creek model sung by Noah Reid.

Sophie: It is tough to choose only one favourite second; seeing individuals we hadn’t seen in endlessly, having the ability to introduce them to one another, the meals and cake!

Daphne: My favourite second was seeing Sophie in her gown. I had been very careworn the entire morning while preparing and the second I noticed her, I lastly felt calm and excited reasonably than careworn.

Phrases of Wedded Knowledge

Rent suppliers you are feeling you possibly can belief 100% and have a very good feeling with. They are going to be your primary supporter and can make your day that rather more particular. We absolutely trusted them and allow them to do their very own factor as a result of we employed them for them and their creativity.

We’d suggest having a Marriage ceremony Planner if just for the massive day. We had a small and intimate wedding ceremony and thought that we’d be capable to deal with the whole lot on our personal or with the assistance of our bridesmaids. Which we did, and the whole lot went extraordinarily properly.

However having somebody in cost through the massive day would have given us the additional peace of thoughts.

We’d have favored to take extra time within the morning to only be in my gown earlier than leaving for the venue. The second it was on, I barely bought to regulate myself to get used to sporting a heavy gown, heels, make-up and a headpiece! I’d’ve favored to have ha a couple of minutes of calm in my gown.It is simple to lose your self in all the small print main as much as the marriage. As a result of we have all been doing a lot for that day, imagining it, engaged on it, DYI’ing it.

It may well turn into nerve-racking and overwhelming, issues do not at all times go our method and we won’t please everybody or have the proper date the place everybody is obtainable.

However the one factor that needs to be a marker of whether or not the day is successful is: did you marry the individual of your goals?
If on the finish of the day, it doesn’t matter what occurs throughout that day, you’re married: then it’s a success! The remaining are simply particulars.

We stayed inside our authentic funds give or take 10%. Having a smaller wedding ceremony meant that we may additionally indulge right here and there as a result of we did not must cater to a really massive group.


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Annabel is the founding father of Love My Costume. She has a ardour for pictures, strolling, yoga, nature, and likes to help gifted artists and inventive companies. In 2013, she turned a printed creator. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire along with her husband and enterprise associate Philip, their two daughters Eska and Leanora and menagerie of furry hounds. Annabel helps Philip within the working of the household flower farm at at Moonwind Flowers. She can be co-founder of What About Weddings.

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