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 – ?
Everything about this Summer outdoor wedding at Dundas Castle was amazing! It was my first time shooting a wedding at Dundas Castle and after scouting the venue a couple of weeks beforehand I just knew it was going to be a memorable one. I met Lesley Jayne in the morning at the nearby Dakota Hotel where she was having her hair styled. We soon made our way to Dundas Castle for the final bridal preparations. Scott and the boys were already at Dundas and on great form! Not only did they have a pre-wedding game of snooker but I also persuaded them to use the swing which made for some fun photos!
Although the sky was cloudy and looked like rain could be on the way they decided to go ahead with their outdoor ceremony plans. Their relaxed humanist ceremony took place in the courtyard area and Lesley Jayne made a spectacular entrance through the enormous double doors. Such an incredible setting for a wedding ceremony and luckily it stayed dry throughout. After the ceremony LJ, Scott and the bridal party made their way to the top of the tower for some photos. We weren’t up there long before the rain came on but luckily we had just enough time to take what I needed. Once we got back to ground level the rain soon stopped so we were able to continue the rest of the group photos outdoors. There were so many amazing photo locations, I was spoilt for choice! What made it even better was that LJ and Scott were so relaxed and easy to work with.
Once the drinks reception finished everyone made their way to the beautiful marquee for the meal and dancing which is when the party really started!! I loved how the band gave the guests tambourines after the first few dances as it really brought out people’s fun side.
Some highlights from this outdoor wedding at Dundas Castle –
Florist – Betty Bluebell – Emma Lawson
Dress Shop – Gwennes – Liberton
Dress Designer – Ronald Joyce
Make Up – Lj did her own make up
Hairdresser – Jennifer Thomson Hair
Cake – Suzanne Esper Cakes
Band / DJ – Amplifive
Piper – The Pickled Piper
Harpist – Margaret Knight
I have been planning to blog about this beautiful Archerfield Waterfront wedding for a long while…I won’t say how long as I can’t quite believe it myself!! Time really has flown! Life got busier so I put my blog on hold to concentrate on more important things like editing images, designing albums and adjust to being a Mum with a full time business. Now I have found a little bit of time to blog again so I’m finally sharing it with you.
Gemma and Steven chose to tie the knot at Preston Kirk in East Linton, East Lothian. It’s such a beautiful and photogenic little church set at the top of a little hill. After their lovely ceremony everyone made their way outside for a confetti photo which is always lots of fun and makes for a great photo opportunity. Their two much loved dogs came to join them afterwards for a few photos. After some celebratory hugs and words of congratulations Gemma and Steven made their way to Archerfield Waterfront in their old classic car.
The Archerfield Waterfront wedding venue is stunning, set right next to the sea with beautiful views across the water. The inside of the venue is equally gorgeous with the sparkly ceiling lights and amazing views. This couple had chosen impressive floral centrepieces which really had the wow factor. I do remember the weather being a little cold and windy that day but we powered through and managed all the family group photos outside. The moody sky made for some dramatic couple photos by the shore. Later on towards the end of dinner we snuck outside for some sunset photos, it was so worthwhile to catch the beautiful pink sky.
Some highlights from this beautiful Archerfield Waterfront wedding –
Florist – Sweet Peas Floral Design, Haddington
Dress – La Novia, Edinburgh
Dress Designer – Liliana Dabic
Make Up – Beauty by KJ Brown, Dunbar
Hairdresser – AC Styling, North Berwick
Cake – Kait’s Cakes
Band – Callanish
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2016 wedding photography highlights – moments of fun, laughter, emotion and most importantly love!
Thanks to all the couples who chose me to document their special day this year! 2016 is my sixth year of photographing weddings and it has certainly been a year to remember. I’ve captured weddings at many stunning venues in Edinburgh, the Lothians and across the central belt of Scotland! Below are a few of my personal favourite images taken during an amazing 2016. I’ve tried my best to include an image from every wedding and have really focused on moments of fun, laughter, emotion and most importantly love!
Grab a cuppa or something stronger have a good browse! It’s not so much a ‘best of’ as a snippet into my world of weddings. Here’s hoping 2017 brings many more amazing memories.