our wedding, our way

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our wedding, our way
82 | FEATURES
OUR WEDDING, OUR WAY
Newlyweds Lindsay and James Daniels, married on 08 September 2013,
share their big day with i-on.
photos ∙ The Studio Agency
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“J
ames and I met in 2010 when I was working in a bar in
Falkirk and two years later whilst on holiday in New York, he
got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in the hotel
room of the Setai on 5th Avenue. We then went for a gorgeous
meal in Per Se overlooking Central Park to celebrate. I was so
excited I wanted to tell the whole of New York City.
Three weeks after our engagement James moved to a
new job in Houston, Texas while I stayed behind in Scotland
to finish my degree in event management and to organise
our wedding. We did it in nine months but my bridesmaids
are event coordinators too so I had a good team behind me.
For venues, the chandelier at The George Hotel sold it for
us. I personally think it looks like an upside down wedding
dress and thought it was a magnificent feature to have as
part of our wedding; a real wow factor as guests walked in.
I wanted a chic, classy wedding with an impact so it worked
for us and the fact that we got married in Edinburgh was like
coming home.
Our big day turned out exactly how I wanted it to be and
I had my amazing florist and family and friends to thank
for it all coming together so beautifully. My bridesmaids
wore ivory and the flowers were all pale pinks and mocha
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colours. My dress and the table names and some music
was based round New York themes due to our engagement.
This included Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme with an Audrey
Hepburn inspired styled dress and Moon River playing during
the signing of the register. We added a few personal touches
by decorating jam jars for candles, I created thank you notes
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My favourite photo: Walking across Queen Street to the gardens in
front of the Edinburgh tour bus. It captures how happy we all are; it’s
an image that couldn’t have been planned and is unique to us.
for each guest at the tables and made labels for the cake pop
favours. We also had a magician during the drinks reception
who was a huge hit with the guests. His name is Elliot Bibby,
Magicman and luckily for us he’s a friend of my brother. His
magic is amazing but his chat is fantastic too and he had
everyone hooked on his tricks. I would recommend him to
anyone and I reckon he’s one to watch and he’ll be a celeb
magician soon.
We also hired a string quartet who played during the
drinks reception and, as I walked down the aisle, they
played the theme song from Local Hero, a Scottish based
film and played in St James’ park before football games
(James is from South Shields). It is also a beautiful piece
on the strings and was a song my mum and dad listened to
a lot when I was a child so it has stuck with me from a very
young age. I couldn’t have imagined walking down the aisle
to anything else.
In fact, our wedding day was perfect and I wouldn’t do
any of it differently. And the best part of it all is that I married
my best friend.”
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Hair: Natalie from Dickson Reid
Make up: Lauren Gollan
Wedding dress: Justin Alexander from Gwennes Broxburn Cake: Special Days
Rings: Reid’s in Newcastle
Flowers: Mille fiori
Bridesmaid dresses: Gwennes Broxburn Groom’s outfit: Moss bros
Photography: Weddings by the Studio Agency