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.
Some highlights from this beautiful Atholl Palace Hotel wedding –
Florist – Vicky’s Flowers
Dress – Designer Pronovias
Make Up – Karen Bowen
Hairdresser – Kirsty MacPherson
Cake – 3D cakes
Band – Ernest
Other Kilt –21st Century Kilts
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.
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
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 –
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 –
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
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 –