Wedding Feature: Anniek & Edward
On March 7th, 2020, Anniek & Edward said “I do!” We were so honoured to play at their gorgeous wedding at Winton Castle, an exclusive venue in East Lothian near Edinburgh. It is one of the most beautiful and romantic wedding venues in Scotland. We are excited to share Anniek & Edward’s journey as a couple: how they met and how they managed to create an incredible final result filled with joy and love.
Tell us the story of how you two met.
We met at University many years ago. We were on the same course and studied the same subjects, although one of us was less good at attending lectures… So although our paths didn’t cross at class we ended up in a circle of mutual friends and kept seeing each other at all the same parties. Once Ed discovered he would get to see Anniek at lectures too his attendance really improved.
What made you decide that this was the right person to be with for the rest of your life?
Anniek: We had been together for a number of years, and travelled and also lived abroad. We had weathered some ups and downs of life together and we knew that we were right for each other and could tackle anything.
Edward: They continued to surprise and amaze me, even when I thought I knew them. I don’t think there was a definitive moment, just a feeling that grew stronger until getting married became such a right thing to do.
What do you enjoy most about each other’s company?
We know how to make each other laugh, we have a similar tastes and share outlooks on life and values. I think there’s nothing we love more than just doing nothing in particular together.
How was your experience with Woohoo Band?
Fantastic. Rob and the band impressed us from the start, and their enthusiasm and professionalism and of course the big night really made the whole experience top class and worry free. We loved how much we were able to tailor the band and setlist to what we wanted, really making them a unique band for our party, and their take on the songs we love were just amazing.
What was your favorite song you danced to at your wedding?
We loved the ceilidh at the start – the band were able to control a room of mostly non-scots with mostly two left feet. Everyone was on their feet having the best time. We danced the Orcadian strip the willow to start the night off, and working our way together down the line of all our favourite people was so much fun.
Share one special memory from your wedding with us.
When the band stopped for a quick break we had a surprise fireworks display, which was fantastic. We were watching it from a balcony together and the clever photographer managed to get some photos of us with the fireworks which are really unbelievable. Looking at those photos brings the feeling of the moment right back.
Do you have any advice for couples as they plan for their wedding?
First, take your time, think about what elements of your wedding are most important to you and focus on getting those bits the best you can, the rest will then naturally fall into place. We also loved having family and friends contribute in their own way to our day, and having those personal touches are the things you will cherish the most. Second, book the WooHoo Band! Make sure you go to a showcase event (if possible!) so you can get an idea of the really talented musicians the WooHoo Band have on offer.
Photography by First Light Photography