This was not so much a tale of two cities but two great and proud countries coming together to celebrate the marriage of Kerri Henderson (Scotland) to Liam Roberts (Wales).
Despite torrential rain in the build up to the big day the morning of the 26th August 2017 dawned bright and sunny. I arrived at the venue, the Edinburgh Capital Hotel in plenty of time to see Wilburt and his fantastic team setting up the venue with military precision. Beautifully Covered also did an amazing job transforming the rooms for both the ceremony and the reception into the most romantic and beautiful setting.
This wedding was a truly personal and family affair. I was blown away by the Piper who I later found out was Kerri’s 17-year-old cousin. Not only was she stunningly beautiful she was clever too, having just achieved straight A’s in her Highers!
Kerri and Liam are a super sweet young couple, both of them were incredibly nervous when they arrived but that completely disappeared as soon as they saw each other, replaced by beaming smiles that stayed all day.
The minister conducting the service was from the bride’s family church and knew the whole family really well. You could tell she had witnessed Kerri grow up into the beautiful bride she became on the day and told the groom how he had passed the test with both the Bride’s Grandmothers – very high praise indeed!
It was a very moving and heart felt service with a reading from the Bride’s mother (who looked absolutely stunning by the way) followed by a touching and funny poem written and read by the Bride’s Aunt.
The lady without a doubt that stole my heart on the day, was the Bride’s maternal grandmother. Not only did she look amazing, she was the life and soul of the party (as well as being one of the first up on the dance floor) – LEGEND!
Kerri looked stunning in her dress from Emma Roy Edinburgh and flowers from Williamson’s Florists in Corstorphine. Liam didn’t scrub up too badly either in his suit from Slaters accessorised by a pocket watch that was sentimental to him.
Kerri’s dad gave a very moving speech, followed by a sweet speech by Liam but it was the best men speeches by the Bride and Groom’s brothers that brought the house down 🙂
It was an honour to be part of such a special day. The new Mr and Mrs Roberts are starting their journey as husband and wife in the best possible way…supported by huge amounts of love and support from both their families and friends. I’m sure it was the Beetles that very cleverly said,
Love is all you need.