Gemma & Scott's Fairytale Winter Wedding

Photographed by Duke Studios

Expectations were high when Gemma, daughter of Edinburgh’s best-loved patisserie and cake makers and owner of Mimi’s Bakehouses in Leith and on the Royal Mile, announced her marriage plans to Scott. Second only to the question of the cake itself was where the couple would celebrate their big day?

And we were thrilled to be chosen! A Mansfield Traquair winter wedding is the perfect canvas – the dramatic interior is especially beautiful as the winter light fades on the stained glass windows. Gemma and Scott chose an equally dramatic and sophisticated black and cream colour theme – complementing Gemma’s dress and that of her bridesmaids. The tables were set with cream linens and black tafetta chair bows. Pinspot lighting highlighted the floral centerpieces that mimicked snow laden trees complete with sparkling baubles, hand-cut snowflake place cards and snowflakes danced across the floor thanks to our clever lighting crew.

Aside from the bride the most admired dressing was definitely for the vintage tea tables of cakes and sweeties. Gemma had two bakers on hand from the early morning to dress the tables and put finishing touches on the beautiful cakes, sweets and gingerbreads. Planet Flowers also designed the floral arrangements for the overflowing cake tables and a trellis to set it all off to perfection.

The lovely ceremony in the Baldacchino was accompanied by Gemma’s cousin (also a member of the band) on acoustic guitar. Following photos and a champagne reception The Pickled Piper piped the couple into the room – completely reset for the wedding breakfast. He also performed a celebratory toast to the wedding couple to kick off the meal!

An evening of music and dance followed with award-winning folk/pop band Corra providing the tunes while guests kicked up their heels and celebrated the happy couple under the splendid, purple-lit ceiling of Mansfield Traquair. We are happy to report that not a crumb of cake was left…

“Yes it does all feel like a dream! We had such an amazing day. We are heading on our honeymoon now, exciting… Thanks again for helping making our day so special! We loved every second of it.”
– Gemma

Photographer - Duke Studios

Caterer - Heritage Portfolio

Wedding Cakes - Mimi's Bakehouse

Florist - Planet Flowers

Piper - The Pickled Piper

Band -  Admiral Fallow