A family Wedding in East Lothian: “We make each other happy …”

“We make each other happy, and we want to keep making each other happy.”

Elaine and Scott

Elaine and Scott’s wedding at the beautiful Restoration Yard in Dalkeith in June was wonderful. These two super-chilled, adventurous, whisky-loving people exchanged their Marriage promises to each other and to their gorgeous little girl, Bea, in the glorious sunshine.

It was an extra special honour to be invited to lead today’s ceremony as Scott and Elaine came on my birth course four years ago when they were expecting Bea. Bea did a beautiful job as flower girl on their wedding day.

Family is really important to Elaine and Scott and their wedding was a joyful gathering of their closest family and friends. It was such a personal, beautiful day.

Elaine and Scott wrote a secret poem for each other, which they shared on the day. Then they exchanged rings that they had made themselves, after panning for gold in the Scottish Highlands!

I shared some of the lovely thoughts that Elaine and Scott had shared with me in secret when I asked them about their love and connection. And after exchanging Marriage Vows, they shared a sip of Ledaig in their beautiful Quaich, a fine whisky and a great choice from these two self-confessed whisky geeks. 

Then they drove away in a stunning blue 1955 Ford Lincoln Capri. The first of many adventures as a married couple.

Elaine and Scott, here’s to lots of fun travels around the world in the years to come with delicious food, fine whisky, great culture and all the happiness you could wish for. Thank you for trusting me to be your celebrant. It’s been such a privilege to be a part of your family journey.

Thanks to Tara, Laura and the good folks at Restoration Yard for welcoming me back for the second time this month – and for lending me sun cream! It was also lovely to meet wedding photographer couple, Betty and David at Tub of Jelly, also expecting a little one very soon 🙂 Thanks so much Elaine and Scott for sharing these glorious photos.

If anyone wishes to go sustainably panning for gold in the Scottish Highlands then Jacqueline and Edward will be glad to hear from you.

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