4

Feb

2014

Jaqueline and Keith’s Urban Outdoor Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

I have a wonderful wedding for you today, an urban style venue which is super cool that you are going to love! Jaqueline and Keith chose the  The Timberyard in Edinburgh for its fantastic food, cool decor and outside courtyard, where they chose to have their outdoor humanist ceremony. Jaqueline looks fabulous in her 1950s vintage Christian Dior dress and Keith looks spot on in his modern 3 piece kilt. I am just loving the exposed bricks, the amazing food, the cocktails, the flowers hanging  from the ceiling and of course the wonderful couple. Big thanks to the wonderful Photos by Zoe for these amazing photos.

Our most perfect day. Everything we love came together to celebrate with us.

1a Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

2 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

Jacqueline and Keith were married on the 20th of July at The Timberyard, Edinburgh. ‘We had a Humanist ceremony so were able to get married in the sunny courtyard. We both love The Timberyard, it’s food, people, space, design and feel. The perfect place for ceremony and reception. There were 85 guests and we casually arranged everything over about 6-7 months’.

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4 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

How they met
We met while working at a pub in Leith, The Roseleaf in 2010

The proposal
Keith proposed while he was away working in the Caribbean on a cruise ship. He was away for 6 months but as soon as he was back in Scotland he proposed again on once knee overlooking the city.

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6 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

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8 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

9 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

10 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

11 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

How did you spend your budget?
We didn’t really have a set budget but wanted to keep things as reasonable as possible.

How did you choose your photographer?
We found Zoe by recommendation through our florists Pyrus. The girls had worked with her before and suggested checking her out. One look at her website and we contacted Zoe to see if she was available. We were lucky that she was considering it was only a few weeks before the wedding! The details and moments she captures are perfect and such a lovely lady too!

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13 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

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15 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

16 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

17 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

18 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

The dress
My is a vintage 50’s Christian Dior which was found at St Columbus charity shop on Leith Walk. A few adjustments were made, we shortened it from full length to mid calf length. My shoes were from Hobbs and earrings from Etsy.

The suit
Keith wore a 3 piece kilt suit from 21st Century Kilts, custom made with the most incredible amount of detail and care put into it.

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20 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

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23 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

24 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

Theme or colour scheme
No specific colour or theme was initially intended but in the end it was quite a local affair. Our flowers from Pyrus were locally grown, The Timberyard source as local as possible, kilt and dress from Edinburgh, cake from Lovecrumbs, pretty much everything was from in and around Edinburgh. Apart from our toasting drink which was from Australia near where I grew up!

What sort of decoration did you have?
The flowers were the main decorations along with beautiful paper cranes made by another talented friend with the help of a few others.

Flowers
From Pyrus were a selection of flowers they grow on their plot outside of town. We had suspended branches over each table with flowers in test tubes hanging from them. Geometric shapes made from moss and colour twine and milk bottles scattered throughout the venue which were decorated by another close friend. The ladies did such a great job, there was no brief given to them just the details on what we were wearing the relaxed feel we wanted for the day and that they had total creative control. It was perfect!

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26 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

27 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

28 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

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30 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

Food
Canapés – Crowdy and pears – ham hock, quail egg. Starters – Shetland blue mussels in cider and herbs. Main – Roast loin of pork, roast potatoes, spinach, shallot, leek and sage with apple sauce. Dessert – Milk sorbet, strawberries, raspberries, meringue, mint and British cheese, biscuits, rhubarb. Later – Timberyard cured bacon rolls with homemade tomato sauce.

Wedding Cake
The cake was by Lovecrumbs and was a hummingbird cake with fresh flowers, delicious

Entertainment
Our close friend is a DJ so he provided a great set in the evening that got everyone dancing. Throughout the day we had a playlist going.

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32 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

33 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

34 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

35 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

36 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

37 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

38 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

Did you buy or DIY your Stationery?
Invitations were by a friend Kylie Tesdale who is a wonderful illustrator and we then got them printed and also she made some stamps to use on the envelopes and wedding favours (which was homemade whisky marmalade).

Personal or handmade touches
As mentioned our friend Jenny created the paper cranes. Reading through these questions nearly everything had a personal touch. The homemade whisky marmalade, invitations, music, we are so lucky to have so many creative people in our lives.

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40 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

41 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

42 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

Special moments or highlights
Quite a few! The taxi ride with my mum, dad and brother to the venue, seeing Keith waiting for me at the door, how there were so many laughs and heartfelt moment during the ceremony, the flowers, the food! And taking a moment to step back and seeing everyone enjoying themselves.

Biggest surprise
That’s a hard one the whole day was so good! We had a lovely surprise gift delivered on the day from people who couldn’t make it from Melbourne, it was very touching and even though they weren’t there it made them a part of the day too.

Advice for other couples
On the day itself taking the moments to soak it all in and enjoy. On planning the wedding have fun; choose the things that make the two of you happy.

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44 Urban Edinburgh Humanist Ceremony by Photos by Zoe

 

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Comments

    Faye

    Love this wedding. It looks like they had so much fun. We actually went to this venue on our honeymoon for a drink! x

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    Tracy Morter

    Beautiful work Zoe!
    I love this wedding, you can really see their personalities shine through.

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    Zoë Campbell

    What a fab wedding!! love all the awesome details, most importantly they look so very happy together :) Beautiful work as always zoe :) (hungry now!)

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    Wendy Grant Photography

    Oooh I LOVE these! Zoe’s work is always beautiful and what a gorgeous wedding and fabulous venue! I especially love the outfits and paper cranes. The food looks delicious too :)

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    Zöe

    Ooh thank you so much everyone <3 it was really lovely reading through all of your comments. I loved getting the chance to look over Jacqui & Keith's wedding again too – it was ever such a beautiful happy day x

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    Zöe

    the food was AMAZING! Thank you Timberyard & Jacqui & Keith for looking after me so well :) x

    Reply

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