ruth and jan secret herb garden edinburgh wedding

Unlocking the Magic: A Secret Herb Garden Wedding in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the enchanting Scottish capital, is a city filled with historical landmarks, breathtaking landscapes, and hidden gems. For Ruth and Jan, two souls deeply in love, their wedding day unfolded at a place that holds a special place in many hearts—the Secret Herb Garden. This remarkable day, brimming with love, laughter, and natural beauty, unfolded against the backdrop of one of the city’s best-kept secrets.

A Morning Walk to Remember

Ruth and Jan’s intimate wedding journey began with a serene morning walk in the enchanting south of Edinburgh. It was the perfect setting to alleviate pre-wedding jitters and embark on a photographic warm-up. The magical energy of this place provided a sense of calm that set the tone for the day ahead. This walk is one of my favourite spots in Edinburgh with free-roaming highland cows, horses, and incredible views over the city. 

What’s even more special is that Ruth and Jan wanted to keep most of their wedding images private, which is always respected and understood. However, they’ve graciously allowed me to share some of the photos here to showcase the beauty of their day.

Getting Ready Together

After their tranquil morning walk, the couple returned to their hotel to prepare for the big moment. One heartwarming choice they made was to get ready together. It’s these candid, behind-the-scenes moments that often capture the essence of love and togetherness. The joy in their eyes, the shared laughter, and the quiet, intimate moments—they were all preserved through the lens, creating memories that would last a lifetime.

As a photographer, I love to let my creative spark fly, and Ruth’s choice of flowers in her Doc Martens beneath her dress was one such unique touch that stood out. The juxtaposition of delicate blooms against the ruggedness of the boots painted a picture of individuality and style, mirroring the couple’s personalities.

A Cozy Haven: The Secret Herb Garden

The ceremony took place at the Secret Herb Garden, a haven nestled in the heart of Edinburgh. While raindrops graced the occasion, it only added to the charm of this secret garden. The gardens, lit by warm, inviting lights, exuded a cozy ambiance, and the air was infused with the enchanting scents of various herbs and plants. Surrounded by lush greenery, Ruth and Jan exchanged their vows in an intimate, secluded corner of this enchanting oasis.

The Secret Herb Garden has an aura of its own, as if nature conspired with the elements to create a truly unique setting. It’s a place that feels miles away from the bustling city, yet it offers picturesque views of Edinburgh in the distance. The rain added a touch of romantic drama, and the sheltering trees and vibrant plant life provided a natural umbrella.

A Ceremony of Love and Intimacy

Ruth and Jan’s ceremony was a reflection of their love and the bond they shared. The intimate gathering of their closest friends and family created an atmosphere filled with warmth and genuine emotions. The gentle sound of raindrops on leaves served as a serene soundtrack to their heartfelt vows.

The Secret Herb Garden, a sanctuary for lovers of all things natural and magical, bore witness to the union of two souls. Every moment, from their morning walk to the ceremony, was a testament to the power of love and the enchanting beauty of Edinburgh.

As a photographer, it was a privilege to capture the love and beauty of Ruth and Jan’s secret herb garden wedding in Edinburgh. The day was a reminder that love knows no bounds, and that the most beautiful moments are often the most intimate ones, hidden away like a secret garden.

While the couple chose to keep most of their images private, these glimpses into their day allow us to appreciate the enchantment of their wedding. Ruth and Jan’s day was a reminder that the beauty of a wedding isn’t just in the grand gestures, but in the quiet, intimate moments shared between two people deeply in love.

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