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Cool and Classic in Scotland’s Capital, A Real Wedding – Pauline & Greg

January 12th, 2011 | Julia Braime

 

Brides Up North favourite and Featured Supplier Assassynation sent me this gem of a Real Wedding.  Understated elegance at it’s best!

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Pauline and Greg

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Over to the bride: Edinburgh was the easiest choice for us as it has a deep meaning to both of us. For Greg is was for his military history and life he spent there and for me it was where Greg proposed the year before.

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The shoes were the first thing I actually managed to sort out (shoes are a girl’s best friend after all) so I needed the dress to go with them not the other way round! I found THE ONE with Pronovias at Harrods.

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Our florist, Maxwell, was extremely kind and attentive and understood exactly what the flowers should be like.

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The theme was always to make it simple and elegant, Greg and I are not into over the top extravaganza.

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The idea behind the Bridesmaid dresses was: they need to be able to use those dresses again, it needs to be elegant and original. And we found the perfect one with All Saints, a very original black dress (a Vivienne Westwood type of design) that I asked each of them to accessorise with their own personalities.

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The way we found the church has a deep meaning especially to me as we found it on Easter weekend 2010. Greg, his father and I were meant to go to Edinburgh and find the church but Greg got called up to leave and serve in Afghanistan a week earlier so he wasn’t there for a lot of the preparation (although I tried to involve him as much as i could). The church was found by chance and the kindness of one of the fathers at the church just made it an easy choice.

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The venue for the reception was a bit more tricky, we didn’t want to spend thousands to rent a place that wouldn’t be us. I looked around and found the Glasshouse Hotel, a superb boutique hotel that offered a great value for money and a staff that was top class. They were incredibly attentive and caring all along from the preparation to the day itself.

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Although there was no ‘theme’ per say I think we ended up without realising it organising a 1920’s wedding feel. I think that the motto for the wedding was we want it to be personal and after having a really hard year we wanted it to be us and have the special friends and family around us for the day.

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Pauline and Greg

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The organisation was an emotional rollercoaster ride but the day was perfect everything went extremely smoothly and we are married and very happily so!

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