Gillian and Neil’s Humanist Wedding at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

On a good day, there are few more beautiful settings for an outdoor wedding than among the Redwood trees at the Botanics.

And these photos, by Kerry & Nick Steyn, capture it brilliantly.

Gillian and Neil were in two minds about what kind of wedding to have: something small and discreet or a big celebration for all their family and friends. This was their happy compromise. Gillian’s friend Faye sang and played the Bob Dylan song ‘make you feel my love.’ She has a gorgeous voice, and the atmosphere was absolutely electric, even though her rendition was entirely acoustic.

I got a lovely email from Gillian the other week, saying “Thank you so much for conducting our wedding ceremony, it was just PERFECT! Everyone commented on how beautiful it was and how it reflected us as a couple so well, so we can’t thank you enough for that. The magical setting helped too, I’m sure!”

It certainly did – and my thanks go also to Kerry and Nick Steyn of Firefly Photography for these lovely pictures.

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