I got super excited about Laura and John’s Prestonfield House wedding in Edinburgh the moment I received the enquiry. Named the wedding venue of the year 2017 in Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders, Prestonfield House is often described as Scotland’s most glamorous and romantic hotel. It is also situated on grounds at the foot of Arthur’s Seat and I knew straight away that we’ll have to go there for Laura and John’s wedding portraits. Luckily this adventurous couple loved the idea and didn’t mind the cold December weather. In fact, as Laura said herself:

Jacky had planned to propose to me at the top of Ben Nevis (he loves outdoorsy stuff and is super fit) He decided to do a trial run by taking me up a Traprain Law and I was in tears half way up…back to the drawing board for poor Jacky! So he ended up taking me to our favorite hotel in Glasgow and proposed to me there… again, it was almost postponed as my ring nearly didn’t arrive in time! It was perfect. I didn’t need to be airlifted off the side of Ben Nevis so that was a bonus haha. So making it up Arthur’s Seat on our wedding day was lovely.

The couple planned their wedding in just 2.5 months and they absolutely smashed it. Prestonfield House looked fabulous on the day and the Christmas decorations added even more charm.

We had planned to get married after Jacky came home from his deployment this summer but we decided we wanted to get married before he left…So it was all hands on deck to plan a winter wedding in 2.5 months! Our main priority for the day was make sure little Jack could be a special part of it. We knew we didn’t have the time to plan a big wedding and with it only being a few weeks before Christmas we did not want to put that pressure on our friends and family. We decided to have a small, intimate wedding as it suited our time frame and I guess our personalities best – neither of us are huge fans of being the centre of attention and the thought of a first dance in front of hundreds of people terrified us!

Both ceremony and breakfast rooms looked amazing and the eucalyptus garland by the talented florists at Sweetpeas Floral Design accompanied by some candles and candle sticks added this extra spark. Jacky wore his military uniform (Black Watch Sergeant) and Laura was sporting a beautiful dress designed by Ben de Lisi with a long veil by Britten Weddings.

Jacky always knew he would get married wearing his military uniform and I had fallen in love with my dress online months before I even knew we were going to get married so soon. We chose Jack’s kilt to best match his Daddy’s. It was definitely difficult at first for me planning a winter wedding as I had always imagined us having a rustic summer barn wedding with a live band…So the thought of getting married possibly in the snow with a Christmas tree in the ceremony room to a while to get my head around! But I think I managed to make it work 🙂

We viewed a few venues prior to our wedding but as soon as we walked through the doors of Prestonfield House we fell in love. The attention to detail was impeccable and we knew Jack would love the resident cat and peacocks! In the end, every detail of our day was perfect and we would not have changed a single thing.

Pictures from Laura and John’s Prestonfield House wedding in Edinburgh

Laura and John’s other suppliers

Veil: Britten Weddings

Dress: Debenhams Ben De Lisi

Suit: Military, Black Watch Sergeant

Kilt: The Kilt Store

Flowers: Sweetpeas Floral Design

Cake: Liggy’s Cakes

Hair and make up: Lyn Mckenzie

Favours: Haddington Wines and Whiskies

Stationery: With Love Teddy / With Love Teddy

Car: Hamish Mair Executive Hars