This lovely Scottish real wedding took place in The Caves. We love purple and tartan! Lynsey and Craig got married in February 2011. Read on to find out all about it!


WHO: Lynsey and Craig

WHERE: The Caves, Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

WHEN: February 2011

PHOTOGRAPHER: Duke Wedding Photography


The proposal

Lynsey and Craig were childhood sweethearts who drifted apart, but then fell in love again when they met travelling in Australia. The proposal took place when they both returned home to Scotland. “We were out enjoying a picnic near a pretty loch when Chris proposed,” remembers Lynsey. “He pulled out a bottle of Moét and a Tiffany box, (I naturally assumed earrings) and then was completely taken aback when he presented me with a stunning diamond ring,” smiles Lynsey

The bride’s outfit

“I had started to panic slightly because I’d tried on over 30 dresses and felt nothing… until I slipped in to Tabitha by Charlotte Balbier,” smiles Lynsey. “The real wedding gown was from Charlotte’s ‘Imagination’ collection and was absolutely my dream dress. I couldn’t have found one that was more me,” she adds

The accessories

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“All my jewellery was Tiffany, including a lucky horseshoe charm necklace given to me by my parents and a pair of diamond studs from my husband,” explains Lynsey

The groom’s outfit

“Although I’ve seen Craig in his kilt many times before, on our wedding day he looked amazing,” beams Lynsey. “I did buy him a nice new shirt with ‘I love you’ stitched into the collar,” adds Lynsey

“I bought Craig a nice new shirt with ‘I love you’ stitched into the collar”

The bridesmaids

Lynsey’s two bridesmaids looked divine in their one-shoulder dresses from Monsoon. “They looked absolutely perfect, and the purple colour suited our theme wonderfully,” says Lynsey

The ceremony

“We chose The Caves, just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile,” explains Lynsey. “Our ceremony was very lighthearted with our registrar telling everyone about our childhood love story. After we kissed, the crowd erupted as Love Train by the O’Jays belted out. We basically skipped back down the aisle with joy!” laughs Lynsey

The flowers

Glasgow-based Dream Flowers provided the couple’s Amnesia vintage roses, which suited the theme beautifully

The decoration

“We were lucky, we didn’t need to go over the top on the decor, but we did fill the room with £100 worth of Ikea candles!” laughs Lynsey. Each table also had a photo of a city the couple have visited together

“We managed to spend over £100 on candles. It was worth it for the pretty lighting, though!”

The cake

Was created by Classic Creations who baked a traditional three-tier cake for the couple, decorated with beautiful jewel details and white icing

The first dance

“We surprised our guests with our first dance – the UK’s top Elvis impersonator sang Love Me Tender while we waltzed away,” remembers Lynsey

The honeymoon

Was three nights in Bangkok, staying at followed by a further six nights on the breathtaking, secluded island of Koh Phangan staying at Santhiya.