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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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 – ?
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.
BELOW ARE A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS OUTDOOR MELVILLE CASTLE HOTEL WEDDING –
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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
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 –
BELOW ARE A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS STUNNING HOPETOUN HOUSE WEDDING –
Videographer – BOWERY PRODUCTIONS
Florist – PLANET FLOWERS
Dress Shop – KUDOS
Make Up – LYNDSEY
Hairdresser – CRAIG DAVISON
Cake – TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS
Band / DJ – CORRA
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