Sunday, 6 October 2013

Amanda and David's Wedding at Ghillie Dhu

Amanda and David celebrated their marriage in style at this spectacular venue in Edinburgh’s West End. The beautifully restored auditorium boasts a vaulted ceiling, with chandeliers and candlelight creating a breathtaking atmosphere.

At the beginning of the ceremony, Amanda and David each lit a candle to symbolise their individual lives, and after they exchanged their vows they lit a third candle together to represent their joining in marriage.

Today I marry my friend,
The one I have laughed and cried with,
The one I have learned from and shared with,
The one I have chosen to support, encourage,
And give myself to, through all the days
Given us to share.
Today I marry the one I love.

(Bertrand Russell)

 Amanda and David share a passion for music, and their love of the same type of music was what ultimately brought them together.   

Amanda walked down the aisle to  'Something I Can Never Have' by Vitamin String Quartet. For the signing of the marriage schedule, they chose Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings' and made their exit to 'Lux Aeterna' from the soundtrack to 'Requiem for a Dream'.

At the reception, the band 'Dead Eyes Opened' played three of their own songs plus covers of various songs from the 80's - opening with Billy Idol's 'White Wedding' of course!

Amanda and David, it was a pleasure to be part of your special day, and thank you for sharing these stunning photos by Karol Makula.

"Fiona, thank you again for conducting our ceremony - we got some brilliant feedback. What we liked about the ceremony was the relaxed, less formal nature of it and also because it was highly personal - those who may not have known 'our story' certainly got a better idea of this by the end of our ceremony."

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