Multicultural Edinburgh religious wedding filled with colourful African attire and Nigerian, Scottish and Manx traditions

Clare Harris & Chukwuebuka Nwobi

23rd April 2022

Venues | Sacred Coronary heart Church and Lauriston Corridor, Edinburgh
Photography | Chloe Burns Photography

a smiling bride and groom wearing colouful Igbo wedding attire holding hands outside Sacred Heart Church in Edinburgh as guests look on

“I am from the Isle of Person and Ebuka is from Nigeria, but we fulfilled in Scotland. We bought engaged on a walk up Blackford Hill in Edinburgh on 27th December 2020.

With the uncertainty of Covid in conditions of guestlists and international travel, we obtained married on 20th August 2021 with just 20 guests existing. We then experienced our entire wedding celebration in April 2022.

We are equally training Catholics and satisfied at church, so the ceremony was really significant. We experienced a Mass, incorporated loads of household and friends in the support and had prayers in English and Igbo. We organised a smaller choir of our buddies to sing throughout the service, executed by Ebuka. It was a particular second.

Sacred Heart is the parish church we show up at and, as luck would have it, a beautiful ceremony environment. The reception was held in Lauriston Hall, conveniently right beside the church, which is a excellent open up place excellent for decorating as we preferred. We have been ready to make use of our individual caterers and it experienced a wonderful stage for the ceilidh band.

Our wedding celebration was multicultural via and via. We took inspiration from Nigerian Igbo weddings and wove in some Manx and Scottish traditions much too.

Ahead of the wedding ceremony, we despatched out Igbo cloth to our visitors. Every person obtained innovative with their sewing machines generating great, colourful outfits. I wore a standard Igbo bride outfit: a red Decide wrapper gown. We experienced alternating outfits: I matched the groomsmen, whilst Ebuka wore product to tie-in with the bridesmaids.

Our Nigerian caterer, Eatables Foodstuff Company, was outstanding. The manager, Jibola, took on board our recommendations and nutritional specifications, produced a good menu to satisfy every single palate and was particularly conscious of all those who had not tried using that design and style of food just before.

We preferred Isle of Gentleman creamery cheese as portion of our cheeseboard dessert. Regrettably, they would not provide to Scotland, so we experienced to persuade a number of of our company to carry over blocks of cheese in cooler packing containers in their baggage!

My sister is a amazing cook dinner, so made our wedding day cake for us as a reward. Anyone stated how beautiful and mouth watering it was.

Our wedding favours were multicoloured bars of cleaning soap from Highland Cleaning soap Co. We desired our non-Scottish guests to go property with a very little scented reminder of our adopted region.

Our ‘guest book’ was in the form of a Jenga tower. We now remember the happiness of our marriage ceremony each time we play it.

Dancing is a massive section of both of our cultures. We danced into the reception location in common Igbo design, then later in the night, we carried out a traditional Manx wedding dance identified as Peter O’Tavy.

Of system, we also set on a ceilidh which our visitors completely relished. 7 Hills Ceilidh Band performed beautifully, called the dances quite evidently and have been professional to connect with. We would advocate them 100%.

We required the colours of the day to clearly show by means of in the images and Chloe Burns managed that impeccably. The church assistance and the ceilidh have been crucial features of the working day for us, so we needed peaceful, unobtrusive images at individuals points.

Our favourite picture shows Edinburgh in its beauty we are both smiling and laughing, and our outfits are on total show! Even the cherry blossom was in bloom on the most fantastic and exclusive of days.”

Major suggestion: “Try not to compare yourself to other weddings. Get your vision in your head and then work to make it a actuality. And really do not get disheartened when the to-do listing begins piling up. Break jobs into workable chunks so you don’t get overwhelmed.”

Bride’s dress Designed by a Nigerian seamstressGroomswear Wilfred WearsCatering Eatables Food Company Cake Designed by bride’s sisterFlowers Ollie and Ivy BouquetsFavours Highland Cleaning soap Co.Reception band 7 Hills Ceilidh Band

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