real wedding –  creative autumnal disco Edinburgh wedding with sequinned Rowanjoy dress

25 May 2020

Just like with children, we’re not supposed to have favourite weddings. But, sometimes one comes along that just blows everything out of the water…and Julz and Andy’s was one of those. With a delectable bevy of The Wedding Collective suppliers at the helm, captained by a super creative stylish bride, we’re thrilled to have this autumnal Edinburgh wedding on the blog today!

Julz and Andy got married in October, and chose Thomas Morton Hall as their venue (which is part of Leith Theatre, where we hosted our February market). A pretty DIY venue, it gave them the perfect blend of art deco features and blank canvas ability for them to personalise.

And personalise it they did. Since the wedding and the ensuing outpouring of love for her exceptional styling abilities, Julz has set up Grace & Tom Studio, a wedding design service focusing on creativity, community and connection. Though our gal Ellie coordinated the day, the styling was entirely down to Julz, with most of it handmade – including their incredible grey backdrop banner featuring Etta James’ “At Last”. (And who can you see in front of it? Our wonderful Sheila – Humanist Celebrant!) The theme was autumnal art disco, so this silver colour palette extended to black and silver tasselled balloons at the top of the aisle and white balloons in the ticket booths as you entered the hall.

RIGHT, PLEASE CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE TICKET BOOTHS? I know you’re dying to and we’re gagging to too, to be honest. Julz and Andy enlisted the wedding florists of wonders, PYRUS, to dress the ceremony space – which they did, and then some. Meadow-like floral arrangements greeted guests on the handrails and tops of the ticket booths as they entered, studded with giant jewel-coloured boulder-sized dahlias and blooms (and yes, they rocked. Get it?) Without making it look overgrown or swamped, the PYRUS ladies managed to blend the 1930s woodwork with the flowers seamlessly, resulting in a floral installation that looked romantic, perfect, and meant-to-be.

They also created the tabletop decor, with various bud vases filled with beautiful, deep blooms arranged with mini pumpkins and gourds for the ultimate creative autumnal wedding styling.

And the disco vibes were definitely present in Julz’s stunning sequinned dress, made by none other than Rowanjoy Bridal! With a wide v neck and mid-calf length, Julz shimmied her way through the day, shining and catching the light on the outside as much as she does on the inside. Andy, meanwhile, wore an exceptionally sharp Hunter & Kingsley houndstooth suit, and their wedding rings were the work of Cecilia Stamp.

Edinburgh legends Lovecrumbs Bakery and Mary’s Milk Bar were on hand for a delicious meal in the evening, followed by gelato for the dancefloor, and aided by a ceilidh and then a disco. All of this glory was captured by Claire Fleck, and we’re so very glad she did – the photos shout pure, unadulterated joy and adoration.