Edinburgh George Hotel wedding photography on a sunny day

Edinburgh George Hotel wedding photography on a sunny day

Cheryl and Michael’s Edinburgh George Hotel wedding took place at the end of May last year and it was a beautiful bright sunny day. I started off at the stunning Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh which was formerly known as the Caledonian Hotel. Cheryl was getting ready there 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 George Hotel for their ceremony. Meanwhile my assistant Jim Davies Photography was at the George 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 George 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 immediate 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 and 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 George 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!

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Atholl Palace Hotel Wedding  Featuring Picturesque Outdoor Ceremony

Atholl Palace Hotel Wedding Featuring Picturesque Outdoor Ceremony

I photographed this beautiful Atholl Palace Hotel wedding last Summer and it still stands out in my mind as a highlight of the year. It’s been at the top of my blogging list for a while, I was just waiting for quieter times to sit down and share it with you.

Lisa and Richard chose to have their whole wedding day at Atholl Palace and Lisa even got ready at one of the onsite lodges. This meant I was able to go back and forth between Lisa and Richard to take photos of them before the ceremony. I was so excited to hear their plan was to have an outdoor humanist ceremony in the picturesque hotel grounds. The weather was fine so their outdoor ceremony dream went to plan, starting off with Lisa making a dramatic entrance by being piped down the hill. Quite a walk for someone in a wedding dress and high heels but so worth it!

The ceremony was followed by stylish reception and I was able to capture some candid shots of the guest enjoying themselves before it was time for the official family group and romantic couple photos. The hotel is set in stunning, extensive grounds so there were endless possibilities for beautiful photographs. I loved all the pretty personal touches, but most importantly, all the smiles and happiness of the day. Check out the amazing first dance décor, the room looked spectacular.

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Suppliers

Florist – Vicky’s Flowers
Dress – Designer Pronovias
Make Up – Karen Bowen
Hairdresser – Kirsty MacPherson
Cake – 3D cakes
Band – Ernest
Other Kilt –21st Century Kilts

Glamorous wedding styled shoot at beautiful Newhall Estate

Glamorous wedding styled shoot at beautiful Newhall Estate

During the Summer I had the pleasure of being involved in this fabulous glamorous wedding styled shoot. It was a collaboration of ideas between some of the best wedding suppliers from across the central belt of Scotland. The glamorous wedding styled shoot took it’s inspiration from all things glamorous so we aimed to create a romantic softness in the images. The shoot took place at the beautiful, private Newhall Estate just 12 miles from Edinburgh. The grounds there are extensive, well kept and full of beautiful plants therefor making it a photographers dream to shoot at. It really would be the perfect place to host a wedding with so many wonderful backdrops for photographs. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t on our side on the day of the shoot with rain on and off throughout but we did manage to venture outside as well as taking shelter in the greenhouse! I really love the photos we captured in the greenhouse as they’re something a little different from the norm!

Our beautiful model Francesca Church did a fantastic job of looking stunning and glamorous with a little help from Lesley at Pamper and Polish who styled her hair and make-up beautifully! The floristry by Flowermug was gorgeous, I loved the pretty flower crown which provided an alternative to a traditional headpiece and gave an extra pop of colour.

See below for a few of my favourite images from the shoot and a list of all the suppliers. Please feel free to share this post or leave a comment.

 

THE TEAM

Photography by Claire Tennant
Hair and makeup by Pamper & Polish
Floristry by Flowermug
Cut flowers provided by Pentland Flowers on site at Newhall Estate
Jewellery by Susan Dick Jewellery & Bridal Accessories
Wedding Dresses from the Wedding Store
Wedding Cake made by Morningside Bakes
Parasols from Brolliesgalore
Our stunning model was Francesca Church

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St John’s Church, Portobello and Edinburgh Carlton Hotel Wedding

St John’s Church, Portobello and Edinburgh Carlton Hotel Wedding

Theresa and Moray tied the knot at the beautiful St John’s Church in Portobello. The park across the road from the church was perfect for the family and bridal party group photos. Everyone then travelled into Edinburgh to the Carlton Hotel for the stylish wedding reception. Meanwhile Theresa, Moray and I went to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to take some romantic couple photos before re-joining their guest at the hotel. It was a fantastic happy day which was lovely to be a part of.

Highlights from this beautiful Carlton Hotel wedding –

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Beautiful Dalmahoy Wedding on a Sunny Spring Day

Beautiful Dalmahoy Wedding on a Sunny Spring Day

Adele and Grant are lovely people and so perfect for each other. It was a pleasure to photograph their Spring Marriott Dalmahoy wedding near Edinburgh. This is a venue I know very well and it is very close to my heart as my husband and I got married there in 2011! Since then I have worked there a few times and each time feels special.

The couple chose a bright blue and yellow colour theme which tied in really well with the décor of the hotel as well as being perfect for Spring. I’m not sure if matching the venue colour scheme was intentional or just a coincidence but it looked great being so coordinated!

Adele got ready with her bridesmaids at Dalmahoy on the morning of the wedding which was very handy as I was able to nip back and forth between her and Grant. It also meant I was able to capture some portrait photos of her in her beautiful wedding dress just before she went down for the ceremony. Their humanist ceremony was touching and gave their guests a lovely insight into their personalities and relationship. After the ceremony I captured some natural shots before launching into the official group photos. Then the three of us hopped onto a golf buggy and whizzed over to the pond for some romantic couple photos! It was great to get some photos with the venue in the distance too. On our way back we found a blossom tree which was still in bloom which made a lovely backdrop. After dinner the party really started and I left everyone dancing the night away and having a great time.

Dalmahoy wedding photography highlights –

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Suppliers

Photographer – Claire Tennant Photography
Florist – Garlands Florist
Dress Designer & Store – Eternity Bridal, Simply Exquisite Bridal & Prom Boutique
Make-up – Emma Motion
Hair – City Brides
Cake – Happy Ever Afters
Band/ DJ – 1st Dance Professional Wedding DJ
Humanist – Tim Maguire

Cringletie House wedding photography

Cringletie House wedding photography

Last Summer on a sunny but windy day I had the pleasure of photographing Heather and Kevin’s lovely Cringletie House wedding. Cringletie House is a beautiful baronial mansion in Peebles, not far from Edinburgh. It was the first time I’d photographed a wedding there but I had travelled though in advance to scout the best locations. I was impressed by how picturesque the house and gardens and it instantly became one of my favourite venues.

I was only at Heather and Kevin’s wedding for 3 hours but this was long enough to capture the most important parts of the day. Their ceremony was held in Cringletie’s large conservatory with guests facing in towards the couple. This gave I gave a nice intimate feel and meant everyone had a good view of the main event! Kevin and  Heather had secretly organised for an owl to deliver their rings which was a special, memorable touch. During the drinks reception the owl was brought outside for guests to hold and admire!

After the family group shots I stole Heather and Kevin away for a short while to take some romantic couple photos. There are many fantastic locations for Cringletie House wedding photography around the 28 acres of lush grounds. We took a walk around and stopped off at several picturesque locations including a small bridge over the river and the beautiful walled garden which had lovely colourful flowers in bloom.

Cringletie House wedding highlights –

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