Hunt for mystery wedding couple captured in breathtaking Edinburgh Castle photo

Matt Blaikie captured this stunning moment in someone's wedding - but who are they?
Matt Blaikie captured this stunning moment in someone’s wedding – but who are they?

City snapper Matt Blaikie took the image, which shows the couple alone on the deserted street, with the world-famous landmark behind them.

However, while they were already being photographed at ground level, they had no idea their special moment was also captured from up high.

Now he wants to find the newly-weds so he can give them a print of the moment he captured them on camera.

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The couple in question were stood at the top of the Royal Mile on Sunday evening between 4.30pm and 5pm.

Matt is hoping readers will be able to help get the word out to help him track down the couple and give them a gift.

“I had been hoping to get a sunset as Saturday’s had been amazing, but it was pretty cloudy.

“I looked down and saw them, it was the perfect opportunity. It was just a case of me just being there in the right place at the right time.

“They had a photographer on the ground there, so they were pretty well lit-up.

“You really couldn’t get a better backdrop.

“It’s not the sunset I was after but I certainly didn’t come away empty-handed.”

Matt said he would love to track down the couple and give them a gift.

He said: “It just seemed like such a beautiful moment. They just made it look so special.

“I’m hoping to find them so I can offer them the print, free of charge of course, and it might make the day a wee bit more special for them.”

Were you the couple who had their photos taken in front of Edinburgh Castle on Sunday, November 29?

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Hunt for wedding couple captured in breathtaking Edinburgh Castle photo

A photographer is trying to track down the bride and groom captured in this beautiful moment at the top of the Royal Mile with Edinburgh Castle in the background.

Matt Blaikie captured this stunning moment in someone's wedding - but who are they?
Matt Blaikie captured this stunning moment in someone’s wedding – but who are they?

City snapper Matt Blaikie took the image, which shows the couple alone on the deserted street, with the world-famous landmark behind them.

However, while they were already being photographed at ground level, they had no idea their special moment was also captured from up high.

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Now he wants to find the newly-weds so he can give them a print of the moment he captured them on camera.

The couple in question were stood at the top of the Royal Mile on Sunday evening between 4.30pm and 5pm.

Matt is hoping readers will be able to help get the word out to help him track down the couple and give them a gift.

“I had been hoping to get a sunset as Saturday’s had been amazing, but it was pretty cloudy.

“I looked down and saw them, it was the perfect opportunity. It was just a case of me just being there in the right place at the right time.

“They had a photographer on the ground there, so they were pretty well lit-up.

“You really couldn’t get a better backdrop.

“It’s not the sunset I was after but I certainly didn’t come away empty-handed.”

Matt said he would love to track down the couple and give them a gift.

He said: “It just seemed like such a beautiful moment. They just made it look so special.

“I’m hoping to find them so I can offer them the print, free of charge of course, and it might make the day a wee bit more special for them.”

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5 Surprising Details About Queen Elizabeth’s Breathtaking Wedding Dress

When Princess Elizabeth walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey to marry Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, it was the first big celebration of the postwar era and everyone was dying to catch a glimpse of the dress. Despite rationing and the fact that it was made in less than three months, the public was not disappointed.



Elizabeth II et al. in a wedding dress: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty The then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their wedding day


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Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty The then Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip on their wedding day

Here are five fun facts about the future Queen’s magnificent Norman Hartnell wedding dress, which wowed the nation on this day, 73 years ago.

It Was Art-Inspired

The design was inspired by a painting. Hartnell cited Botticelli’s famous painting Primavera, which symbolizes the coming of spring as his inspiration for the design. He invoked this by adorning the gown with wheat and flowers in gold and silver thread.



a group of people standing next to a horse: Alinari Archives/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Primavera by Sandro Botticelli


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Wartime Spirit of a Nation

She might have been the future Queen, but during the late 1940s, wartime rationing was still in place for everyone, including the royal family. So, Elizabeth collected clothing coupons to pay for the dress — with a little help from the government who granted her 200 extra. In a sweet gesture, hundreds of people across the U.K. sent the royal fiancée their coupons although they were all returned.



Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh posing for a photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten on their wedding day


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Hulton Archive/Getty Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten on their wedding day

It Was a Rush Job

While the 21-year-old princess had been engaged since the beginning of July, the intricate ivory silk dress and 15-foot train embroidered in pearl, crystal and applique duchess satin, was made by Hartnell and his team in less than three months, as the final design was only approved in mid-August. The heavily embellished design featured 1,000 seed pearls and featured a heart-shaped neckline, low v-pointed waist and a floor-length panelled skirt.



Norman Hartnell sitting at a desk: Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Getty British royal couturier Norman Hartnell


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Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Getty British royal couturier Norman Hartnell

The Tiara Disaster

On the morning of the wedding, as Elizabeth was getting her hair and tiara arranged, disaster struck and her chosen tiara snapped. The priceless Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara on loan from her mother was quickly rushed to the Garrard workshop to be fixed. After a little welding magic, it was returned back to the princess, just in time for her to wear it down the aisle. If you look closely, the hasty fix left a slight gap towards the center of the diamond frame.



Elizabeth II posing for a photo: Topical Press Agency/Getty Princess Elizabeth on her wedding day on Nov 20, 1947


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Topical Press Agency/Getty Princess Elizabeth on her wedding day on Nov 20, 1947

A Team Effort

Three-hundred and fifty women worked on the design, which Hartnell called “the most beautiful dress I ever made.” According to Betty Foster, one of the seamstresses at the atelier, the British couturier let every woman at the workshop place one small stitch in the exquisite gown before it was delivered to Buckingham Palace “just so that they could say they had worked on

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Mother watches wedding from nursing home window in ‘breathtaking moment’

It was her daughter’s wedding day wish.

Robyn Roberts-Williams was getting ready to marry her love Tim Williams and the bride wanted her mother there. Roberts-Williams’s mother is in a nursing home and susceptible to COVID-19, so the couple brought the wedding to her.

PHOTO: Dorothy Roberts pictured with daughter Robyn Roberts-Williams during her wedding.

Dorothy Roberts pictured with daughter Robyn Roberts-Williams during her wedding.

The 89-year-old told “World News Tonight” that it was an honor to attend. “I’m so happy to be here to attend my daughter’s wedding,” Roberts said.

The vows, the rings and thevwedding kiss was held in the nursing center’s courtyard. The newlyweds said that they could not have had the wedding without Roberts.

“To see my mom in the window … it was more than we could have ever, ever possibly have asked for,” Roberts-Williams said. “It really was a breathtaking moment.”

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