Summer outdoor wedding at Melville Castle Hotel

Summer outdoor wedding at Melville Castle Hotel

It was a pleasure to photograph Anna and Ross’ stunning Summer outdoor wedding at Melville Castle Hotel. The ceremony was in such a beautiful setting at the back of the castle next to the fountain. I love outdoor ceremonies as they feel so relaxed. I can easily move around and catch moments from different angles but still be discrete. Anna and Ross included their beloved pet labrador in their day. He walked excitedly down the aisle with one of the bridesmaids and was included in some of the official photos later in the day.

The sun shone all day so everyone was able to enjoy the celebrations outside before heading to the marquee for the speeches and meal.


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Videographer – Adam, Abbey wedding productions
Florist – Susan Harris
Dress Shop – Pretty Woman
Dress Designer –
Make Up – Sarah Monaghan
Hairdresser – White Studio Hair
Cake – IJ Mellis
Band / DJ – Carbon Copy
Band for ceremony – Amarone 
Piper – Pickled piper

Romantic Edinburgh Principal Hotel Wedding Photography

Romantic Edinburgh Principal Hotel Wedding Photography

Cheryl and Michael’s Edinburgh Principal Hotel (previously the George Hotel) wedding took place at the end of May on a beautiful bright sunny day. I started off at the stunning Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh where Cheryl was getting ready with her bridesmaids. They made sure they were ready early so that we could make use of the dramatic grand staircase before moving to The Principal Hotel for their ceremony. Meanwhile my assistant Jim Davies Photography was at the Principal taking photos of the boys. Normally I photograph weddings on my own but Cheryl and Michael were keen for more coverage of the boys. Jim did a great job and his photos blended seamlessly with mine.

Cheryl arrived at the Principal Hotel looking stunning in a vintage car with it’s roof down. Quite a crowd of passers by gathered around to see her. The ceremony was lovely and personal with lots of laughs, both Cheryl and Michael looked very much in love.

As it was such a nice day we were able to go with the bridal party to Queen Street Gardens for the group and romantic couple photos. The great thing about Queen Street Gardens is that it’s private and you need a key to get in so it’s always quiet and well kept. There are lots of lovely places for photos there. The couple were happy to follow our lead and stop off at the various locations on the way back to their car.

Then it was back to The Principal Hotel to capture some of the stylish reception, emotional moments during the speeches and first dance. I absolutely love the focal point of the impressive chandelier in the room, it really has the wow factor. After the first dance the party really got started and the dance floor was bustling with guests showing off their best moves!


Below are a few highlights from this Edinburgh Principal Hotel Wedding –

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Romantic Autumn Outdoor Wedding at The Glasshouse

Romantic Autumn Outdoor Wedding at The Glasshouse

Outdoor Wedding at the Glasshouse

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 –

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Honeymoon Venue

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.

Wedding Suppliers

Florist – Garlands Florist
Dress Shop – Simply Exquisite
Dress Designer – San Patrick
Make Up – Jackie Cormack
Hairdresser –
Cake – 3D Cakes
Band – Stewart Reid Wedding Band
Ceremony music – Arta String Quartet
Stationery – 2 Flux

Springtime Outdoor Wedding at The Cruin, Loch Lomond

Springtime Outdoor Wedding at The Cruin, Loch Lomond

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.

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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

Stunning Autumn Wedding at The Barn at Harburn

Stunning Autumn Wedding at The Barn at Harburn

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.

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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)