Monday, 6 July 2009

Anita & Isra's Humanist Wedding at Redhall Walled Garden in Edinburgh



I think this shot by photographer Liz Tainsh really sums up the multi-cultural nature of this lovely ceremony.



Anita's family is from India and Switzerland; Isra is Colombian and their friends are from everywhere. One of the many great things about their wedding was the way they embraced my suggestion that they involve as many of their friends as possible in every aspect of it.



So Anita's dad told us about the time that Mr Isra had beaten him at skimming stones...



Anita's friend Tamer Ghoneim told us just how bossy Anita can be...



Anita's mum, Elsbeth read from Neruda...



Savina told us what Isra thought when he first met Anita...



And everyone somehow managed to squeeze their way into the frame.



In case you were wondering, Redhall is a beautiful Victorian walled garden within Colinton Dell, on the banks of the Water of Leith. You can enter it from the Lanark Road, but it's quite well hidden so keep your eyes peeled. It sells the most wonderful plants and ever since 1983, it's been providing a supportive working environment for up to fifty people recovering from mental health problems. It's open from 9am-3pm, Monday to Friday and you really owe it to yourself to visit. For further information drop them a line.

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