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Soooo, the wedding!

We got married on a Friday, which thankfully turned out to be a lovely day weather wise. There had been a few drops of rain in the morning, but then the sun came out and it was beautiful! The ceremony was in the Registry Office on the Royal Mile right in the centre of the old town in front of just 25 family and close friends. I was so nervous, but the registrar was lovely and put me at ease, and it just flew by. We actually had no idea before the ceremony who was going to conduct the ceremony, so we were really pleased.

One thing that was really weird about getting married on the Royal Mile: SO many tourists took our photo! One guy basically bumped himself into a conversation I was in while waiting in the square in front of the registry office to take my picture and then just walked off. Not acceptable! I don’t mind if you ask first, or at least say thank you or congratulations or something afterwards, but just because people are dressed up on the Royal Mile does not mean they are public property! Anyway, rant over.

Then we had a meal in the fantastic Water of Leith bistro and drinks in just a random pub. We went home at 10.30 in all our finery on the bus! It was so nice and relaxed and we had a fantastic time. And of course we did have a larger party the following day!

We also had a bit of time between group photos and the meal, and after the meal wandering around Edinburgh having out pictures taken. I’ll post those on Thursday, tomorrow it’s honeymoon pics.

Update: you can see the photoshoot photos from day 1 here.

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  • andibgoode 27 September 2011, 7:27 am

    You both look absolutely gorgeous! And these are beautiful photos.
    -Andi x

  • emilyknightley 27 September 2011, 9:47 am

    Congratulations!!! It looks like a wonderful day – filled with marvelous memories 🙂 xx

  • northwest is best 27 September 2011, 9:52 am

    Congratulations! You both look fabulous and it sounds like it was a wonderful day.

  • Vix 27 September 2011, 10:09 am

    Words fail me, you both look absolutely beautiful and so radiantly happy! Many, many congratulations and much love. xxx

  • Helen 27 September 2011, 10:50 am

    Congratulations! I loooove these pictures. Edinburgh is one of my favourite places, how fantastic to get married on the Royal Mile!  Last time I was there we walked past a wedding, but I wouldn't ever think to take photos, it's clearly a private event. Your outfit is fantastic, I love unusual wedding dresses rather than the standard strapless princess dress

  • Claire 27 September 2011, 11:38 am

    They're brilliant photos. You both really look happy.

  • Alice 27 September 2011, 11:45 am

    Congratulations! You look so beautiful! And I'm so glad the weather was nice for you. Cannot wait to see more photos xo

  • Citizen Rosebud 27 September 2011, 12:35 pm

    FRANCA!!! Best wishes to you beautiful lady! What wonderful pictures these are, several look like stills from a movie, and what a gorgeous bride you made! I can't believe how moved I feel by seeing these- ah the strange love of the internets! I am happy you have shared them with us, and look forward to the next set. Happy Nuptials, Mrs. Cloud!

  • Sally McGraw 27 September 2011, 12:50 pm

    Franca, thank you for sharing these GORGEOUS photos! You look radiantly happy as does your handsome groom.

  • Terri 27 September 2011, 1:03 pm

    Oh, you're just so lovely–love the dress, the hat & veil, the tights and such an elegant setting.  I gushed yesterday about the kilt.  Hope you can forgive the tourists!

  • Simply Bike 27 September 2011, 1:04 pm

    Congratulations!! I was looking forward to wedding pics and these don't dissapoint! You both look wonderful, I love the outfits and the backdrop. And from what you wrote, it sounds like such a nice intimate affair. That's sort of what we did too and I loved our day. I wish you both many many happy years together!


  • Pennydreadfulvintage 27 September 2011, 1:54 pm

    Absolutely stunning outfit. Oh yeah, and you look pretty nice too Franca (kidding! Although I do like a man in a kilt). I adore your hat and love how laid back the day seemed. Much more romantic than a big fancy do. Glad to have you back with us 🙂 xx

  • Vanessa 27 September 2011, 2:08 pm

    You look radiant! I love everything about these photos, from the beautiful surroundings to your beautiful smile and dress, and your husband's tartan! Fantastic. It mades me want to return there so much, but I promise to ask first before taking your picture! (ahah!) enjoy your first weeks as a married couple!

  • Allison Rockwell 27 September 2011, 2:55 pm

    Franca, you are simply stunning. Congratulations to both of you!

  • Maven 27 September 2011, 3:10 pm

    Ahhhh you look wonderful! So classy and unique (and those stockings are ace). Not surprised the paparazzi were after you. Congratulations!

  • Rhianne 27 September 2011, 3:16 pm

    Oh Franca, a wedding on the royal mile sounds wonderful, I got so excited when I recognised it in the first photo. You look gorgeous, I love your dress and those tights are amazing, in fact I love everything. It looks perfect 🙂 and I love the last photo, you both look so happy!

  • Katie 27 September 2011, 4:07 pm

    Beautiful, just beautiful. And I love that you went with a knee-length dress.

  • Marie 27 September 2011, 4:12 pm

    You look gorgeous and I love the hubby's kilt. That last photo should be hung on a wall to see daily, so wonderful. Congrats!

  • Diana 27 September 2011, 4:22 pm

    Franca, you make a beautiful bride! It looks like the perfect day for you both. Congrats again! 

  • Metsy 27 September 2011, 4:27 pm

    Exactly what a wedding should be! Beautiful, personal, tells you something about the personalities of the couple, let's you see first-hand the love of the couple and their families/friends… thank you so much for sharing! Wonderful!

  • Emily, Resplendent Tranquility 27 September 2011, 5:24 pm

    Congratulations, Franca! What gorgeous photographs to supplement the memories from your wedding day.

  • Sadie 27 September 2011, 8:17 pm

    You look gorgeous – what a fab dress! And you both look so happy. I'm really pleased you had such a wonderful day!

  • By gum, by golly! 27 September 2011, 8:33 pm

    It looks fantastic! Yay for fun small weddings. We went out to a restaurant and then to a bar after our wedding, too. 🙂 You guys both look wonderful, and so in love and happy. Beautiful photos. I particularly love the photo of you both at the end of the aisle, each with a foot behind you, it looks so perfectly planned!

  • Retro Chick 27 September 2011, 8:56 pm

    Congratulations! You look adorable! SO beautiful and so happy!

  • Megan 27 September 2011, 10:44 pm

    So very elegant! Love your tights/hose.

  • fashionforgiants 28 September 2011, 12:00 am

    Hooray, I've been waiting for these pictures and they were well worth the wait.  You both look beautiful and I can't get over how happy you look.  Congratulations to you both!!

  • Pullyoursocksup 28 September 2011, 12:23 am

    Congratulations Franca, you both look so happy and your outfit is beautiful!!!  Love your dress and hat and hubby's kilt and feather corsage are fabulous:)).  What wonderful photos, thank you so much for sharing here:)) xoxo

  • Mrs. J 28 September 2011, 5:34 am

    You looked beautiful and I love the hairstyle and head piece you choose. Your wedding dress was perfect! 🙂 

    Congrats to the newlyweds and I wish you many more years of happiness together! 

  • Courtney 28 September 2011, 4:29 pm

    Franca, I'm so happy for you 🙂

  • Mojca_stefanic 28 September 2011, 6:27 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the pictures!!!

  • Cat 28 September 2011, 7:02 pm

    Such wonderful photos! You both look amazing, and so happy and natural. Congratulations!

  • Danielle 29 September 2011, 5:40 am

    I cannot even believe that these pictures are real life! You look like a movie star! And I love the confetti photo! You look so happy and beautiful!

  • veronicadarling 30 September 2011, 5:39 am

    AMAZING! Big virtual congratulation cuddles! Mazel Tov and all wonderful marriage wishes to you both. xoxo I'm planning a little present for you!

  • BetweenLaundryDays 30 September 2011, 3:38 pm

    YAY FRANCA AND DAVE! Congratulations to you both.

  • Kimberlee VDW 30 September 2011, 5:55 pm

    I'm all for a wedding where you sit 🙂 hehe Gorgeous, love how casual but sophisticated it was!

  • oranges_and_apples 1 October 2011, 4:25 pm

    Haha! She gave us the option of sitting or standing for the legal stuff, and made it sound like some people find it easier to stand. Not us!

  • Mari 13 July 2012, 12:52 pm

    You look lovely! Such a cute and funky outfit – I love to se a bride that is still recognisably herself in terms of style, hair and makeup. And thank you for blogging, I’ve been browsing through some of your posts now, and I enjoy your pics an musings.

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