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Bethany & Tease, Broxmouth Courtyard

Their story...

Bethany and Tease first met in 2016 when they attending the same church in Aberdeen. They became good friends, started dating in 2020 and, after two-and-a-half years together, they got engaged at one of Bethany's favourite places, Loch Morlich.

You arranged your wedding in just nine months. How??!

We wanted a venue close to Edinburgh with a unique vibe and Broxmouth Courtyard ticked all the boxes. It’s such a stunning venue and had the capacity to hold all the guests we wanted to invite.

We did a lot of the decorating ourselves. The wedding arch, the centrepieces, décor and favours were all DIY. We have lots of creative friends who helped make all this happen: our friend Kirsty made all the invitations and for favours and we handmade personalised s’mores for everyone to enjoy at the fire pits in the evening.

As Tease is originally from Tema in Ghana, we wanted to incorporate the country’s traditional kente cloth, which is known for its beautiful bright colours.

We chose dried flower bouquets which could be kept as mementos of the day.

You all look amazing! Where did you find your dream outfits?

I knew I wanted a fitted dress with a train and narrowed down the search. We had a lot of fun exploring a couple of shops in Edinburgh and trying on the dresses. None of those were ‘The One’ but they helped me know what I did and didn’t want. I eventually found the ideal dress from Wed2Be in Glasgow – a fitted, mermaid style with a low back. It has some details on the straps and down the dress. Very simple and absolutely beautiful.

I had the absolute joy of wearing my friend’s veil – who I was bridesmaid for the year before – and she was also my bridesmaid.

Tease's groomsmen wore suits with a subtle tartan style and also kente cloth to bring in both Scottish and Ghanaian cultures. Tease wore a traditional Ghanaian outfit for the marriage ceremony then changed into his suit for the reception. I also had a Ghanaian dress to change into halfway through the reception and wore it for the rest of the night.

Tell us about your big day...

The day before the wedding was spent decorating the venue followed by an evening wedding rehearsal at the church.

The next morning, I was ready to get going and get married! We had a lovely morning; the hair and make-up girls made the morning very relaxed and everything went smoothly and to time. My bridesmaid prepared a buffet breakfast to nibble on throughout the morning and had plenty of coffee and Buck’s Fizz!

At the church, it was very emotional. My very good friend, Beth, wrote a song for us and sang me down the aisle. It was very special and personal and I was quite overwhelmed but once I saw Tease I felt totally relaxed. It also helped having my nephew run over to say hello!

Both Tease and I are Christians and we really wanted to keep God at the centre of our ceremony which was conducted by my dad, Colin. He's a recently retired minister and he married my siblings already, so it was my turn. It was very personal to us and also felt very relaxed with lots of laughs throughout. Tease’s sister did a reading and his dad did a prayer.

We held the ceremony at Palmerston Place Church in Edinburgh. It's the church I grew up going to so lots of people showed up to the ceremony who I had grown up with and it was amazing to see.

Broxmouth Courtyard wedding - Bethan Rose Photography

Afterwards, refreshments were served by some of the members of the church and there was a drinks reception and canapés at Broxmouth.

In the evening there was a ceilidh band, s’mores by the fire pits out in the courtyard, some Ghanaian dancing and an evening buffet of traditional Ghanaian food.

Broxmouth Courtyard wedding - Bethan Rose Photography
Broxmouth Courtyard wedding - Bethan Rose Photography
Broxmouth Courtyard wedding - Bethan Rose Photography
Broxmouth Courtyard wedding - Bethan Rose Photography

Venue | Broxmouth Courtyard

Photographer |  Bethan Rose Photography

Video | Anam Media

Celebrant | Very Rev. Colin Sinclair

FlowersArtisan Dried Flowers

Hair | Karolina Panek-Simpkin

MUA | Eva Michnova Makeup and Hair

Cake | Bold Bakes Queensferry

CatererPhriends Food

Entertainment | The Brave

Attire | Wed2Be, Lavetir, and Slater Menswear

Bethany and Tease's wedding was first featured on Your Scottish Wedding

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