An 18th Century France Themed Wedding

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Bride with arms around groom's waist

Today we are sharing the beautiful pictures from Amy and Alex’s wedding, photographed by Mirrorbox Photography. Their ceremony was conducted by Alex’s godfather, and took place in a beautiful medieval church a few miles from their reception venue, Oxenfoord Castle. The castle was the perfect setting, needing just a few extra details to bring together their 18th century France themed wedding…

“Our wedding theme was very much inspired by where we met.  We both studied history at university and we wanted to bring the grandeur and elegance of 18th century France into every aspect of our day. For us the most important aspect of the wedding was the venue, which we felt would really define our wedding theme.  We must have visited or researched practically every venue in Scotland in search of the perfect grand yet intimate historic venue.  Oxenfoord Castle in Pathhead Midlothian was ideal.  We loved the romantic spiral staircase and sweeping lawns which were perfect for photos, and inside, the brightly coloured rooms with large windows and gilt mirrors reflected the setting evening light.

“There was very little we needed to do to our venue to make it fit with our theme, but little personal touches really brought the theme together and made it more personal to us.  Rose-filled vintage teacups and confetti made from French novels were scattered on each table in the library, and old family wedding photos and homemade candles decorated every surface and ledge.  Our place settings and table plan were a labour of love, as we used old romantic postcards which we had picked up from vintage fairs and trips away together. Each card was matched to a friend or relative and held special memories of the holidays we had shared and the unusual shops we visited!  Our table plan was an old map of Paris showing the important landmarks, which became the name of our tables.”

Bride reading card

Wedding shoes

Detail on wedding shoes Wedding dress

Wedding headband


Gift box

Bridesmaid accessories in box

Reflection of bride in mirror

Bride having hair done

Wedding dress being done up


Bride's brroch

Father of bride

Bride reading book

Pictures on wall

Bride on stairs

Bride looking over shoulder

Bride's face

Bride with bridesmaids

Bride and bridesmaids holding bouquets

Boor number

Box with bottle of whisky

Groom writing card

Groom doing up tie

Groom cleaning shoes


Groom with pipe

Groom and best man

Groom giving best man rings

Best man puitting rings into pocket




Order of service


Guests in wedding ceremony

Groom waiting at altar

Bride with veil

Groom looking to see bride

Bride and groom at altar

Singing in wedding ceremony

Bride and groom saying vows

Bride and groom kiss

Trumpet player in wedding ceremony

Bride and groom kneeling

Signing of register

Bride and groom kiss outside church

Bride and groom kiss

Oxenfoord Castle

Bridal party holding hands Bridal party holding hands

Bridal party holding hands Bridal party holding hands

Bride and groom

Bride with arms around grrom


Bride and groom

Bride and groom holding hands

Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom under tree

Bride and groom with blue sky

Bride and groom close-up

Groom kissing bride's head


Bride and groom in mirror

Bride and groom

Bride and groom

Top of door

Wedding breakfast room

Wedding breakfast room

French wedding table sign

French wedding table sign and candelabra French wedding table sign and candelabra

French wedding table sign

Bottle of wine on wedding table

Wedding table flowers

Wedding menu

Wedding place card

Wedding place card

Wedding place card

Wedding place card

Wedding place card

Wedding place card

LOV letters and pictures

Wedding picture

Old wedding picture

Old picture

Let them eat cake sign

Tiered wedding cake

Top of wedding cake

Wedding cards sign

Wedding table plan

Teacup with hearts around it

Father of the bride speech

Bride with head in hands

Grooms speech

Groom kissing bride

Bridesmaid speech

Best man speech

Groom looking up at best man

Bride laughing at speech

Bride and groom on bridge

Bride and groom on bridge

Bride and groom on bridge

Bride and groom holding hands

Bride and groom looking into each others eyes

Images © Mirrorbox Photography

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