I love a slow weekend. Aside from purchasing some gifts for my sister’s 21st birthday (I’m still in shock) it’s been a pretty quiet weekend which has been lovely. With this extra time, I’ve caught up with some reading, listened to podcasts and finally brought back the blog from it’s hiatus and it feels great!
My last post was from Edinburgh, so let’s continue on from there and share a snippet from the day of my friend’s wedding. I’ve known Becky since uni where we both studied Art History, bonded over a love for electro music and I’m pretty sure, food is always involved whenever we meet up. Uni seems like a lifetime ago but fast-forward ten years later and I was in Edinburgh to see her get married to John!
The day started in that amazing little apartment just off the Royal Mile where we headed out to grab some breakfast (I highly recommend The Edinburgh Larder) before returning to get ready for the wedding. I wore a pink wrap dress from &otherstories and paired it with my COS bag (similar) and some Zara sandals that I’ve had forever. Edinburgh was blessed with the most gorgeous weather on the day of the wedding and I remember it being warm with beautiful blue skies which was the perfect recipe for a courtyard ceremony.
I didn’t take many photos at the wedding and left the documenting to the wedding photographer but inevitably, I still managed to take food photos! It was the most intimate wedding I’ve ever been to and I felt very honoured to have been invited and be part of their wedding day. My friend’s focus was not to have a traditional big wedding but instead, hire their favourite restaurant in their favourite city and bring together their friends and family. The food at the award-winning Timberyard was incredible and I’ve never had a wedding dinner quite like it. From the canapés to dinner, wedding speeches to the music, it was a very special evening indeed. You know that happy-warm-glowy feeling when you think back to a particularly good wedding? Yeah, that.
The happy couple moved to South Africa not long after the wedding and while writing this post, I did wonder what their new life was like now and how different it is to their lives in the UK. As I was searching through my emails looking for the restaurant name to link above, I discovered a long email detailing their first few months in Johannesburg! I’m so pleased that I wrote this post which lead me to my friend’s email. After reading countless emails from Becky’s travels in the past, I know I’m in for a treat. I can quite easily say that I don’t know many people who can write quite like her. On that note, I’m going to grab a cup of tea and get reading!