Edinburgh Elopement | Sabrina & Angus

The wedding day

Sabrina & Angus’ Edinburgh elopement is an inspiring example of how you can still have a small, stress-free and meaningful wedding, even during a pandemic. Sabrina & Angus were one of the first weddings to take place in Scotland when the government announced that weddings could go ahead again. They held an intimate outdoor ceremony at Dunbar’s close in Edinburgh with their family present.

After their ceremony, they walked around the iconic Royal Mile in Edinburgh. It was a unique opportunity to see the Royal Mile so quiet without any crowds. There were just enough people to bring some atmosphere to the city, and of course to yell out congratulations to Sabrina & Angus. We finished with a trip to their favourite ice cream shop, Mary’s Milk Bar.

Sabrina & Angus had to get creative with certain aspects of the day, with hair and makeup salons still closed. They still aimed to support small businesses in Edinburgh where possible, including their flowers which were from Narcissus, and their cake from the Pastry Section.

One of my favourite images from the day is the final image in this post, where you’ll see Sabrina eating her ice cream while she balances her bouquet of flowers. You can see the reflection of the castle in the shop window, as well as the pandemic related signs on the shopfront.

You can take a look through my guide to eloping in Scotland for more locations and ideas.

A bride and groom hold hands and walk past the Tollbooth tavern in Edinburgh A bride and groom laugh together on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on their wedding day A bride and groom stand outside City Chambers in Edinburgh on their wedding day A bride and groom walking outside of City Chambers in Edinburgh on their elopement day A bride and groom hold hands in front of St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh City on their wedding day A bride and groom hug on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh A bride and groom stand on Victoria Street in Edinburgh A bride and groom walk up the Vennel in Grassmarket on their Edinburgh wedding day A bride and groom eat icecream outside of Mary's Milk bar in Edinburgh City on their wedding day A bride and groom eat icecream on their wedding day in Edinburgh

A few words from Sabrina

“Our wedding got pushed from May because of lockdown. We couldn’t postpone it until a safer time as we’re an international couple, and needed to be married as soon as possible for immigration. So, we had two weeks notice for our new wedding date – we got a call from City Chambers at the end of June and our wedding date was July 4th.

Lina was so accommodating! We could only have four guests at our wedding, so Lina couldn’t attend the ceremony. She showed up early so we could still take some pictures at our (outdoor) venue with our family

Lina held our hands through the emotionally tumultuous days and really brought out the highs. She took her time to get to know us and suggested we ended the shoot at my favourite ice cream parlour nearby – it was the highlight of our day. Our shoot really made our day special. Lina kept us focused on our love and took it from being a green card type wedding, which was not at all what we planned or wanted, and turned it into something beautiful and romantic again.”

Sabrina & Angus’ day is also featured on Love Story Inspiration.

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