Intimate Edinburgh wedding with two venues + a foodie focus

Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

This couple wanted a gorgeous setting in the heart of Edinburgh that had all the feel of a countryside manor.

Sounds like a tall order? Not at all.

They fell in love with Prestonfield House Hotel, a wedding venue that had everything they wanted.

Read all about their fabulous day in the bride’s own words, with photos by the talented Iris Art Photography

getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

getting ready - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

“We met at work in Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura – after a month working together we discovered our connection.

We’ve been together for more than three years and never been happier.

Dan proposed on the day before my birthday, over breakfast at Chaophraya Thai restaurant on the rooftop overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

We really wanted a venue that was going to be unique, grand and as quirky as we felt; something accessible in the city that would still feel like it was isolated in the countryside.

We couldn’t believe our luck with Prestonfield. It’s a stunning property.

Being that we both love food and love to cook, we were very excited by the menu, and when my mum and stepdad came to visit we took them there for the three-course dinner to test our different options.

We all loved the food so much that it was a done deal.

Our wedding date is the anniversary of the day we got together, putting it in spring.

Blue is our favourite colour and my husband has a thing for bluebells, especially with his last name being Bell.

We looked at spring colour palettes and settled for blue and blush.

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

The flowers Garlands Florist created for our wedding were absolutely stunning.

When the room was set up with all the different arrangements, it was everything we asked for and more.

It was so stunning I cried.

My older sister got married a little while before me. She was a great help and sent me the plan from her day.

I also have a very supportive partner and the decisions were very much what we both wanted and were made together.

We wanted to celebrate our relationship in a way that is personal and uniquely special to us and felt after meeting our humanist celebrant Wilson Butler he would create something perfect.

He asked us to write a secret message to each other, which he read out on the day.

It create an extremely emotional moment.

meal - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

ceremony - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

reception - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

reception - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

reception - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

reception - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

In the evening, we took our small wedding party and guests to The Devils Cut at Angels Share Hotel, which we chose for the exclusivity, size and accessibility.

They were very helpful every step of the way.

The downstairs bar felt in-keeping with the feel of the rest of the day, and a perfect size for our party.

reception - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

reception - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

reception - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

reception - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

reception - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

Nothing has really changed now that we’re married.

We are still very much the same, crazy in love, except we now have a wonderful day – the best of our lives so far, full of fabulous memories – to look back on.

reception - Iris Art Photography at Prestonfield House wedding

Venues: Prestonfield House Hotel and The Angels SharePhotography: Iris Art Photography

Bride’s dress: Emma Roy | Bridesmaid dresses: Wed2Be

Bride’s jewellery: SwarovskiBride’s shoes and bag: Ruby Shoe

Bridesmaid shoes and bracelets: Marks and Spencer

Bridesmaid stoles: DebenhamsStationery: Optimalprint

Groom’s outfit: McCallsCelebrant: Wilson Butler at Independent Humanist Ceremonies

Cake: Liggy’s Cakes | Florist: Garlands Florist | Entertainment: DJ Dale Lush

Hair: Bryony Quate Hairdressing