Mixing country wedding charm with the atmosphere of The Caves in Old Town Edinburgh, couple Kate and Michael managed to have the best of both worlds by having their ceremony in a rural setting and then celebrating with an inner city reception.
Bride Kate tells us all about what happened on her big day…
Our wedding ceremony was at Duddingston Kirk. We chose to get married here as we got engaged whilst walking in Dr Neil’s Garden, in the grounds of the church. Duddingston Loch provides a beautiful setting and the Kirk itself is just simply stunning.
Before transport came to take us to The Caves, we stopped off at the nearby Sheep Heid Inn, where we even got to play a quick game of skittles- nothing like marital competitiveness from the very beginning!
We had our reception at The Caves in Edinburgh. We loved the fact that the venue was a little different, but still ticked all our boxes. We really liked its intimate and unique atmosphere, and it had a lovely ambience. It also had lots alcoves for people to explore, and tons of old traditional features throughout the venue.
We really loved the feel of the venue so didn’t want to decorate too much. The flowers were blue and cream and were arranged to appear quite wild and natural. We used shabby chic wooden crates to hold favours for our guests, which fit in really nicely with the ‘old world’, natural and honest feel of the day.
Our drinks reception was held in the upstairs bar and balcony in The Caves. This was a great space for everyone to mingle and catch up after the ceremony and everyone had a wonderful view of the dining room which looked great all set up- it was just fabulous!
Michael had the chicken liver parfait and braised featherblade of beef and I had the caramelized onion, walnut & blue cheese tart and the potato, crowdie & wild mushroom bake. We were so impressed at the quality of all the food when catering for so many people. Guests told us that the beef was lovely and tender and cooked to perfection!
I loved every minute of the day! It was so lovely to be surrounded by all of our amazing family and friends as we celebrated our marriage. I was over the moon to get married to my best friend!