Aneeqa and Daniel's Bright and Traditional Wedding at The Georgian House, Edinburgh

Friday, October 22, 2021

Aneeqa and Daniel

Sunday 27th June 2021 | The Georgian House, Edinburgh

Instagram: @danwmullen91 @itsaneeqa | Guests: 17 | Photos: Sage Photography

Aneeqa and Daniel's were wed in a regal wedding with 17 guests in Edinburgh's 18th Century Georgian House with a fusion of both of their heritage; Scotland and Pakistan. They kept the styling colourful and timeless, and even had some of their photos shot on retro film. From planning their wedding in just two months to choosing her bridal outfit over FaceTime - bride Aneeqa tells us all about their beautiful wedding day.
*An additional note from us: this wedding feature is extra special for us as the beautiful bride is one of FBWL co-founder and editor Lauren's closest friends and Lauren was even involved with some of the planning.

Tell us all about your wedding theme...

We didn’t really have a theme but I knew I wanted to go very traditionally Pakistani to reflect my heritage and Daniel was going to go very traditionally Scottish to reflect his. A thistle to represent Scotland and Jasmine for Pakistan. We went for bright colours like red, pink and orange. 

What kind of ceremony did you have?

We had a traditional Islamic ceremony called a Nikkah. Daniel converted to Islam and has fully embraced his new faith so it was important for us to have a religious ceremony.

How did you choose your venue? 

Lauren found it (as she did most of my suppliers, it was a great help having a friend who runs a wedding blog, highly recommend)! Originally we wanted a registry office wedding but they weren’t willing to accommodate an Islamic ceremony. We were struggling to find another venue in Edinburgh (where I’m from) or East Lothian (where my husband is from) that suited us and was in our budget. Lauren sent me a link to the Georgian House and after visiting, my husband and I fell in love! It suits us down to a tee as we love history and Georgian architecture and the place looks incredible in our pictures. The staff were lovely and so accommodating – shout out to Sheonagh! I’d definitely recommend checking out the National Trust venues if you’re on a budget but still want a beautiful venue.

Bridal Entrance: You Send Me by Sam Cooke

Bridal Exit: No Letting Go by Wayne Wonder 

First Dance: No dancing allowed 😔

Favourite wedding supplier: A toss up between my florist and my photographer! I was blown away when I saw my bouquet and all the flowers on the day – they were perfect! And my photographer was an absolute delight to work with and completely understood the timeless look we wanted. I’m sure you’ll agree the pics are pretty special.

Tell us all about the dress and dress shopping...

Not a dress but a lehenga! I knew I wanted to go very traditionally Pakistani to reflect my heritage so it was always going to be a red lehenga. Due to the lockdown, I couldn’t go dress shopping in person and I was hesitant to buy something online. This is where my family in Pakistan came through! They traipsed round the shops in Pakistan, facetiming and sending pictures and that’s how I picked my lehenga. 

What was your something old, blue, borrowed and new?
My something old (antique), something new (to me) and something blue (sapphire) would be my wedding ring. I suppose our engagement wasn't very traditional as there was no proposal or ring; we mutually came to the decision that we wanted to get married. So I went for an engagement style ring for my wedding ring over a simple band as I love my jewellery (if you can't tell from the pictures..).  And to that point, my something borrowed was also jewellery! My mum lent me these beautiful gold bangles to wear although I was so enamoured I haven't taken them off since.. so maybe not borrowed but gifted - thanks Mama!

Did you have anything unusual at your wedding?  

Our wedding was a COVID wedding that was planned within 2 months during lockdown so I guess it was unusual because of this! We had a really limited number of guests to comply with the guidelines at the time. Guests wore face masks, there was social distancing in place and the ubiquitous zoom livestream as well as no dancing but despite all this, it was still perfect.

Aneeqa and Daniel with co-founder Lauren and her mum Andrea
Tell us about your wedding favours...
We had empire biscuits with a loveheart sweet in the middle that said ‘just married'.

Tell us about the cake...

I wanted something simple decorated with fresh flowers to reflect our colour scheme. The flavour was strawberries and cream and had fresh strawberries in it.

Worst wedding planning moment: When we went to pick up our marriage notice and was told there was a clerical error which might not be able to be remedied in time (less than a week before our wedding). Luckily it all worked out in the end but a lot of tears were shed!

Tell us about your Honeymoon: No honeymoon! Due to the pandemic but we did get a wee staycation in London a little while after. Hopefully we can go abroad and have a proper honeymoon in 2022.

Favourite celebrity bride: Gwen Stefani! That pink dipped dress 😍

Photographer: Sage Photo

Venue: Georgian House 

Stationery: Papier

Flowers: Fruit Salad Flowers

Cake: 101 Bakery 

Hair and Makeup: Saleema Ali

Nails: Buff

Jewellery: India Trend

Suits: Eight Yards

Wedding Rings: May Veda + Ellie Belle

From Brides, With Love xo

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