Archive for October, 2009

To Kilt Or Not To Kilt? A Guide For The Non-scot

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
GRETNA, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 29: Anothony...
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When I first became a wedding photographer in Edinburgh I was surprised at the number of people who did not live in Scotland that wanted to get married here. From people who moved away as children to those who simply fell in love with the country or city it was apparent that a large number of people who did not live here wanted to get married in Edinburgh.

This ranged from people just over the border in England to a couple who came from Australia that organised their whole wedding online and only arrived in Edinburgh a week before their wedding! (more…)

Sean Connery – icon of Scotland

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
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Sean Connery is a well known actor from Scotland, who was born in Edinburgh 25th of August 1930. His career looks like a typical American dream – a 9 year old boy Thomas Sean Connery started work as a milko and now as a 79 years old man he is a world-famous genius of film, a multimillionaire, sex symbol, most known Scot and a noble.

Below you can find some amazing facts and interesting details from sir Sean Connery’s life:

  • His mother was a cleaning woman and his father worked in a fabric.
  • He has a younger brother Niel, son Jason, and a grandson Dashiell.
  • He is married to a French Micheline Roquebrune since 1975, but he can’t speak her language. (more…)

The Evolution Of The Harris Tweed Jacket

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Harris tweed fabric
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The Harris Tweed Jacket is recognised worldwide as an icon of British style. It’s a home grown classic with a proud heritage and a distinct provenance. Since its founding in England in the nineteenth century, Harris Tweed has been synonymous with quality – as defined by the endurance, classicism and functionality that characterised its history.

Continuing, Harris Tweed adorns the shoulders of English gentry countrywide. Sitting perfectly with English Madder Ties, Prince of Wales checks and flannel trousers, It complements a recognisable style that remains true to form and function with a distinctive British sensibility. Like most quintessential home grown classics Harris Tweed stand the test of time, even today designers include it in their seasonal collections. It is emblematic of such a proud heritage. (more…)