I loved photographing this romantic Autumn outdoor wedding at the Glasshouse. It was my second time photographing a wedding at the venue and yet again it didn’t disappoint. The Glasshouse is such a lovely, modern venue and although it’s in the heart of Edinburgh it almost feels like you’re away from it all with lots of greenery on the terrace and the beautiful backdrop of Calton hill.
The Wedding Day
With Claire and Sean’s wedding being in mid-September I don’t think any of us really expected to be able to hold the ceremony outside. They were really lucky that on the day it was mild for the time of year. The prospect of an outdoor ceremony made me a very happy photographer as the terrace is a stunning ceremony setting and I always feel being outdoors adds to the atmosphere.
Below are a few highlights from this Autumn outdoor wedding at The Glasshouse –
The Wedding Ceremony
Claire and Sean had a lovely personalised Civil Ceremony full of laughter and emotion. Soon it was time for the official group photos and the guests enjoyed relaxing with a celebratory drink in hand and lovely background music by Arta String Quartet in the background.
Claire and Sean were so friendly on the run up to the day that I knew I was going to have a great time with them. The wedding day itself was relaxed with lots of fun, candid moments to capture. There are so many great spots on the terrace and inside for photos that it’s easy to capture an excellent variety of photos.
As I was taking the romantic couple photos we spotted some local wildlife…foxes on Calton Hill (see the photo below)! That was a first for me!
If you’re looking for ideas for a great honeymoon venue in Edinburgh, The Glasshouse would be perfect! With it’s idyllic setting and picturesque views from it’s elevated position, it’s the perfect getaway for couples who’ve got married elsewhere in the UK and looking to enjoy everything Edinburgh has to offer.
Florist – Garlands Florist
Dress Shop – Simply Exquisite
Dress Designer – San Patrick
Make Up – Jackie Cormack
Cake – 3D Cakes
Band – Stewart Reid Wedding Band
Ceremony music – Arta String Quartet
Stationery – 2 Flux
You may have noticed I’m jumping back and forth in time a bit on my blog! I’m focusing on venues I’ve not blogged about before and weddings which have something unique. Photographing Hannah and Oliver’s Springtime wedding at The Cruin, Loch Lomond was one of the highlights of last year. It was extra special and unique as Hannah arrived for the ceremony by yacht much to their guests surprise!
It was a pleasure starting the day photographing Hannah and the girls getting ready at a chestnut lodge just behind the main venue. Hannah and the girls had their hair and makeup finished and I photographed the story as it developed.
Before the ceremony, guests were seated on the terrace while Oliver waited for his bride. The surprise yacht arrival plans had been hingeing on the weather and thankfully it was dry although a little windy! Guests began to realise what was happening as the boat on the horizon came closer and closer until finally mooring on the jetty. Bride, father of the bride and the bridesmaids got off the yacht and began walking up to the terrace. Friends and family looked on as Hannah and Oliver exchanged rings in a personal and emotional ceremony outside on the terrace.
After the ceremony Hannah, Oliver and I went on a private trip on the yacht – Beau Jangles. It was an amazing opportunity for me capture some natural photos of them and it also let them relax with a glass of bubbly before the official photos began. It was a bright and sunny day, which put a smile on everyones faces, and meant we could make the most of the picturesque jetty and other areas outside the venue. To top it off the boat ran short trips for the guests until the meal started which was a great experience for all.
After some lovely, heartfelt speeches it was time for the evening celebrations to begin. Hannah and Oliver wowed everyone with an amazing choreographed first dance! Followed by a lively father and daughter dance and then onto the ceilidh. Everyone had an absolute ball on the dance floor!
I knew it was going to be a fantastic wedding when Hannah and Oliver booked me to photograph it and it was a joy to share it with them.
Videographer Andrew Lenihan – Glasgow Wedding Videos
Florist – Lily’s florist
Dress Shop – Berketex Bride
Dress Designer –
Make Up – Bridesmaid sister, Sophie Ramsay
Hairdresser – Colin O’Reilly
Cake – Bride’s mother Lisa Shaw
Band / DJ – Veritable Ceilidh Club
Room and Chair decor – All Dressed Up
Yacht Hire – Beau Jangles
From the moment I met Kirsten and Scott and heard all about their wedding plans, I knew it was going to be an amazing day. The couple had their wedding at The Barn at Harburn which is a picturesque and rustic venue in West Lothian.
The day began with me photographing Kirsten and the girls whilst they got ready at Harburn cottage. Everyone enjoyed being pampered and there was excitement in the air! Once the prep was nearly finished I went down the road to meet Scott and the boys at the venue who were all looking very smart.
Family and friends were happy to witness Kirsten and Scott tie the knot in the beautiful roundhouse. The 250 year old room is quite unusual and made for some dramatic shots. These two took everything in their stride and were all smiles for their day regardless of the rainy weather. Being so relaxed and happy to go outside in the rain meant we were able to make the most of the beautiful grounds around the Barn and capture plenty of Autumnal colours.
Soon it was time for the speeches in the Granary Room, another beautiful space that had been beautifully decorated with lights and personal details. Once the evening began the guests had a great time dancing to the tunes and showing off some impressive moves! What a way to end the day.
Venue – The Barn at Harburn
Florist – Mary Kearney
Dress Shop – Gwennes Wedding Services
Dress Designer – ?
Make Up – Sarah Monaghan Make-up
Hairdresser – Sakina Hair
Cake – Family
DJ – David Munro (DBX Events)
It was a pleasure to photograph Rebecca and Arran’s Oxenfoord Castle wedding last Summer. A gorgeous spot for a wedding, Oxenfoord Castle located just outside Pathead in Midlothian definitely gave an extra special feel to the event. This was the second time I had photographed a wedding there and I was thrilled to be back. The photography opportunities are endless with so many beautiful spots both inside and outside.
I started the day at Becca’s parent’s beautiful flat where Becca and the girls were getting ready. They then made their way to the castle to get dressed and add any finishing touches. It was great to get the best of both worlds and I had time for plenty pre-ceremony photos of the boys. I love photographing the bridal preparations as it means I am able to capture the excitement unfolding and get to know some of the bridal party more.
Becca and Arran tied the knot in Oxenfoord’s beautiful drawing room. It was an emotional and personal Humanist ceremony among family and friends. After the official group and couple photographs had been taken Becca and Arran spent some time mingling with their guests outside. Looking for moments to capture was easy for me because there was so much energy and laughter all around.
Becca and Arran were lucky to have a sunny day, it was a blessing as it meant we could spend lots of time outdoors in the beautiful castle grounds. The three of us had time after dinner to walk to the nearby spectacular avenue of sequoia trees and top up their romantic couple photos. At the end of the day they rocked the dance floor accompanied by their guests, courtesy of the band. You couldn’t wish for a more perfect day for Becca and Arran.
Florist – Stockbridge Flower Company
Dress Shop – Olive Jones
Dress Designer – Augusta Jones
Make Up and hair – JD Bridal Hair and Makeup
Cake – Save the Date Collective
Band / DJ – The Stylists
Venue – Oxenfoord Castle
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I had the pleasure of photographing Callum and Laura’s beautiful Glenskirlie Castle wedding last Summer. It turned out to be one of the warmest and sunniest weddings I photographed last year…maybe even ever! Perfect for Callum and Laura’s guests topping up their tans while they had a celebratory drink after the ceremony!
Laura chose to get ready at the hotel which made it very relaxed and I was able to pop back and forth between Laura and Callum as well as catch a few guests arriving. The bedrooms at Glenskirie Castle are amazing for bridal preparations as they’re so opulent and luxurious. Laura looked stunning, I loved the colourful flowers in her hair which tied in perfectly with her bouquet and blue wedding theme.
After a lovely personal ceremony everyone went outside for a big confetti group photo which was lots of fun! Then it was onto the smaller family and bridal party group photos while the guests enjoyed the celebrations. The shaded area next to the love heart swing came as welcome relief from the heat of the sun as well as being a great location for photos. It was a fun wedding with lots of opportunities to photograph everyone enjoying themselves. It was also great to see a few several familiar faces from previous weddings I’ve photographed!
Below are a few highlights from this beautiful Glenskirlie Castle wedding –
Videographer – Raptor Filmz
Florist – Vicky’s flowers
Dress Shop – Emma Roy
Dress Designer – Maggie Sottero
Make Up – Laura Gray bridal
Hairdresser – Laura Gray bridal
Cake – 3D Cakes
Band / DJ – Corra Music
It was a pleasure to be Catriona and Richard’s photographer on their big day. They chose to have a relaxed Scottish farm wedding reception on Richard’s parent’s farm in Fife near Edinburgh. It was a dream come true to photograph a wedding on farm and it has to be one of my favourite weddings ever!
Catriona got ready at her parent’s house with her bridesmaids on the morning of her wedding. There were lovely moments as the bridal party interacted during preparations. The girls were ready early so we were also able to capture some beautiful portraits in the garden.
The ceremony which took place at stunning St Michael’s Church in Linlithgow. Catriona made a dramatic appearance at the church by arriving in an old cleaned up farm Land Rover! In fact there were several of them which were used to transport the bridal party – very cool! It was an emotional and heartfelt ceremony.
After some photos around St Michaels we set off for the farm reception where Richard and Catriona were greeted with confetti. There was a lovely, relaxed atmosphere at the farm with so many personalised touches. They had made their own fire pits from horseshoes and made many of the decorations around the venue themselves. I really enjoyed photographing all of the personal details. As I began searching for moments that would help to tell the story of the day I could tell everyone was having a great time. After some fantastic speeches in the marquee it was time to begin the evening celebrations. Everyone brought the day to an end by demonstrating their best dance moves!
Here are some highlights from this relaxed Scottish farm wedding –
Florist – Poppy Floral Design
Dress Shop – CKS Bridal
Dress Designer – Dando London
Make Up – Nicole Govan
Band – ?