Amanda Keenan and Stuart Love

26th November 2016

Venue |The Principal Edinburgh on George Street
Photography | The Gibsons

“We visit Edinburgh around Christmastime every year. After touring what seemed like hundreds of venues we viewed The Principal Hotel Edinburgh and knew straight away it was the place for us. It had just enough Christmas decorative touches and the impressive Kings Hall sealed the deal.

We let our surname, Love, influence our styling – our theme was ‘Let Love Sparkle’, I’m not really a fan of green and red, so decided on winter sparkle with rose gold, lots of candles and a sparkler send-off at the end of the night. At our drinks reception, there was mini mince pies, gingerbread and a harpist playing classic Christmas songs.

All our suppliers were outstanding but special thanks to our photographers, Chantal and Scott Gibson and our filmmaker White Balloon Films. The photos and video are the things we can cherish forever and the results of each were beyond our expectations. They were all such lovely people with great professionalism.

Our ceremony was my favourite part of the day, it was very emotional with just enough humour. Our best man’s speech was also fantastic – he ended it by singing a song about us to the tune of Snow Patrol’s ‘Run’. My biggest bargain was flip flops for all my girlfriends. Heel can be a night-ender so this way we were comfortable all night and the dancefloor was never empty.”

Top tip: Take your time to research suppliers and don’t jump in. As a starting point, check out recent wedding awards in Scotland as this really helped us.”

Dress Suzanne Neville from Eleganza Sposa
Bridesmaids’ dress Virgos Lounge
Groomswear Moss Brothers
Venue décor Roseparks, Zenith Events, John Brown Caterhire, Pipinghot Weddings & Events
Special Days Cakes
Flowers Roseparks
Celebrant Tim Maguire at the Caledonian Humanist Association
 Margaret Knight Harpist, The Brightside Band and Elliott Henderson Magician
Filmmaker White Balloon Films
Hair City Brides
Makeup Noor Hussain