At last I have some photos of the flowers to share with you care of our kind friends.
We got married in The Edinburgh Suite of the Registry Office overlooking St Giles Cathedral with wonderful light flooding the room. Jamie’s cousin piped us down the Mound to The glorious New Club for drinks on the terrace followed by a delicious meal, speeches and dancing late into the night. Fiona and the band members of Corra had everyone on the floor all night and were kind enough to let our talented friend do a number with them.
The New Club really is unique; the architecture, the views, the contrast between the thoughtful modern extroverted design and the intimacy of the dining room allow for a very relaxed way of being. There is something very special about being able to move between wonderful spaces with friends and family whilst socialising and dining. The spaces punctuate the occasion in a very subtle but significant way and The New Club does this spectacularly. It made the day for us.
As I was wearing a dress with a strong print and colour, I didn’t want the bouquet to compete so I took a tone from the dress and kept the bouquet simple in its hues. I also wanted it to be delicate and have an air of the season.
Fortunately the late spring conspired to provide such delicacies as the pale lemon columbine, the delightful erythronium – also known as Dog’s tooth violet, pretty petit rhododendron and the honeysuckle-esq gloriosa lily. I arranged these the night before and bound them with the atmospheric ribbon that my talented friend Isla had so beautifully made with our initials embroidered in beads.
We love bright colour so we chose coral and pink tones with lively acid green for The New Club. Peonies, gloriosa lilies, godetia, lotus pods, poppy seed heads, euphorbia, asparagus and the most decadent of cascading camellias made up the arrangements.
Our sporting ushers brought the flowers down the hill to The New Club.
After drinks on the fantastic terrace with the backdrop of the castle we moved to the elegant oak panelled dining room for a delicious meal and hilarious speeches.
Each of the tables had a combination of crystal vases and candlesticks of various sizes with bunches of exotic flowers mingled with more delicate stems.
I found these pretty cigarette cards that we used as our table name cards.