5th August 2016

Gary & Megans Scottish Elopement in Edinburgh

sailing the world together

By Jacqui Paterson In Weddings

Date: 9th of July 2016

Venue: Seton Collegiate Church // Apex International, Edinburgh

Gary and Megan are one of those couples with an awesome background story. Megan from the USA, Gary from Scotland – met on a Cruise Ship, fell in love and no matter how far away from each other they are at any time, you can tell they are totally devoted to each other. I went to school with Gary so it was amazing to work with someone I already knew and even though I didn’t meet Megan until a few days before the wedding, I knew we would get along great. She is so warmhearted and constantly with a smile on her face. They both made this day really easy for me.

I met Megan in the Apex International as she was getting ready with her bridesmaids and family – most of whom flew over to America for this wedding.

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All the girls had a fab time getting ready.

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I headed to meet the boys and catch the last of their preparations.

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Megan took time out to read a note from Gary and tried not to cry.

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All the girls pitched in to help Megan with the last of her details.

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Megan made a stunning bride.

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The bridal party all got on the bus to head to the Church.

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They had a beautiful ceremony that included Scottish traditions like ‘tying the knot’ and drinking whisky from the quaich.

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The full bridal party.

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Once the church was emptied we headed back in for some amazing shots.

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We then headed back to the Apex. The Bride and Groom brought their friend from Vegas who does fire breathing and well, you know, we got him in the photo.

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Gary and Megan used a travel theme for their tables as they are lucky enough to travel all over the world.

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We headed upstairs for dinner and speeches with a beautiful view of the castle in the background.

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After dinner we headed out into the old town of Edinburgh for a few more photos. They both wanted to make sure they captured the spirit of Scotland.

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In the evening we took on a slightly more american tradition of father/daughter and mother/son dance, not forgetting the first dance as husband and wife.

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They then treated their american guests to some tradition Scottish dancing.

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After everyone had a go – the band started on the more modern music and everyone partied late into the evening. Thank you Gary & Megan for inviting me along to your special day. It was a beautiful Scottish Elopement in Edinburgh.

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Make Up artist/hairdresser – Laura Gray Bridal Team // Adele – hair, Debbie – makeup

Dress designer/bridal shop – Verina by Maggie Sottero / Renaissance Bridals in York, Pennsylvania, USA

Flowers – Sparrow and Rose, Lisa Hodgens

Cake – Liggy’s Cake Company

Band or DJ – Kickback (agent Music for Scotland)

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