Relaxed Scottish nuptials at Edinburgh’s Signet Library

Fiona Monaghan and Jamie Moffatt

2nd September 2017

Venue | Signet Library, Edinburgh
Photography | Lifetime Photography

“Choosing the venue is an important base for all of your planning. Once the venue is sorted, you’ll start to get a feel for the type of wedding you are planning – is it rustic, classic, in need of lots of decorations or does the décor in the venue speak for itself? We also had a rough idea of how many people we would want to invite at the start, and made sure we selected a venue which could accommodate our numbers.

Our wedding ceremony and reception were both held at the Signet Library in Edinburgh. Jamie and I had looked at a lot of different venues, including barns, castles and hotels. But when we walked into the Signet Library, we both knew it was perfect.

We wanted the wedding to have a relaxed Scottish feel. Jamie’s kilt was chosen for the heather/landscape/earthy colours in the tartan and tweed, and there were pops of these colours throughout. We also wanted to bring out the elegance and grandeur of the Signet Library.  think this is perhaps what led me to my dress (with its super long train and veil).

After our ceremony, we ventured up Arthur’s Seat to get our photos taken – it was great to be outside and away from the buzz of the wedding, enjoying the peacefulness and views with my new husband.

Our stationer 2Flux and florist Planet Flowers were wonderful. Jenna at 2Flux was so helpful whilst we worked through our ideas from initial concept to the final pieces, and and the team at Planet Flowers understood exactly what we were after – I was so excited to see it all on the day and it did not disappoint!”

Top tip: “From the very start, I began a scrapbook full of our ideas. It’s great to look back at it, as you can see a clear process of how we got the ideas we did – it shows that by pulling all your inspirations together at the start, it makes it simpler to focus on certain ideas and dismiss others as the planning progresses. I know websites like Pinterest are really good, but for me, having a hard copy is better, and it’s something I’ve now got to look back on forever.”

Dress and veil Martina Liana at Pan Pan Bridal
Shoes Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids’ outfits 
Dessy dresses and belts and hairpieces by Bridal Adornments
Rings Rox
Groomswear 21st Century Kilts
Celebrant Duncan Robertson at Humanist Association Scotland
Cake Heartbaker Cakes and Sugar Daddy’s cupcakes
Flowers Planet Flowers
Catering Heritage Portfolio
Stationery 2Flux
Entertainment Gregor Blamey Pianist and Cut the Cake
Filmmaker Grand Gesture Wedding Films
Hair Lisa Panetta at Byron Hairdressing
Makeup Karen Bowen