Leith Registry Office wedding

Leith Registry Office wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing Sophie and Ben’s Edinburgh Leith Registry office wedding last Spring. It was my first time at Leith Registry Office and when I arrived I found that it is set in a complex of buildings that used to be Leith Theatre and Leith Town Hall! Some of the features inside such as the large staircase and reception area are quite impressive.

Not keen on being centre of attention Sophie and Ben chose to have a small, intimate celebration with their closest friends and family. I was only there for a short while to capture the key parts of the day such as the ceremony and some portraits afterwards. The ceremony was brief but moving and it was clear to see how in love these two are!

After the ceremony we captured some family group portraits before making our way outside for some romantic couple photos. It started to rain lightly so we made use of the sheltered areas and pillars around the registry office.

Leith Registry Office wedding highlights –

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Macdonald Marine Hotel Wedding, North Berwick

Macdonald Marine Hotel Wedding, North Berwick

I really enjoyed photographing Kim and Kevin’s Macdonald Marine Hotel wedding last Spring. I was there from the bridal preparations until the first few dances and it was a fun, relaxed day from start to finish. The purple and white paper lanterns that decorated the room looked great and gave a nice added pop of colour. I also loved how they had incorporated their love of music into the day with lots of musical theme details and decor. They had obviously put a lot of effort in as most of these personal touches were hand made by Kim and Kevin – even the big K K light up sign!

The weather was warm and sunny which meant guests were able to sip their drinks outside in the sunshine after the ceremony. As it was such a nice day we decided to do the majority of the couple shots after dinner on the beach. We timed it perfectly and just as we arrived at the beach the sun started to go down. You can’t beat that beautiful soft golden hour light for portraits. Then it was back to Macdonald Marine Hotel for the evening dancing. The props went down a storm and caused much hilarity on the dance floor!

Below are a few highlights from this Macdonald Marine Hotel wedding –

Macdonald Marine Hotel Wedding

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Photographer – Claire Tennant Photography
Florist – Vivacious Flowers
Dress Designer – Jonathan James
Dress Store-   Kudos Morningside
Make-up- Karen Brown
Hair – AC Styling North Berwick
Cake – Kelly’s Bakery
Band/ DJ – Hotel DJ

Shieldhill Castle Wedding Photography

Shieldhill Castle Wedding Photography

Shieldhill Castle wedding photography : Lovely Spring wedding featuring navy and green colour theme, daffodils and lots of fun candid moments!

I had been really looking forward to photographing Kirsty and Iain’s wedding at Shieldhill Castle from they day they booked me to photograph their day. After seeing photos of it online and hearing other wedding photographers speak highly of it I just knew it was going to be a fantastic day.

Based near Biggar Shieldhill Castle is set in lovely big grounds with a pond and has it’s very own chapel within the Castle. My day began with Kirsty and her bridesmaids getting ready in the Castle.  It was great as I was able to incorporate some of the Castle’s character and charm into the detail shots of the shoes, dress by using the beautiful stair case and reception rooms. Later on I went to meet Iain to took some relaxed photos of him and the boys around the grounds.

I loved how the piper piped Kirsty over to the Chapel, the walk across made for so great photo opportunities. During the ceremony Kirsty and Iain had some lovely personal touches such as a reading and lighting candles. Afterwards everyone made their way back towards the castle where they were given drink and then it was straight into a big group photo of everyone. I’ve found it’s always best to do the big group shot before people disperse towards the bar!

After the group photos I took Kirsty and Iain up onto the roof of the Castle for some romantic couple photos. For some variety to the couple photos we also went to the pretty little pond and found a grassy area where there were still some daffodils to add a pop of colour.

The rest of the day was full of fun with plenty of opportunities to capture natural, candid moments of people enjoying themselves.

Thanks for everything guys and all the best for your future together :-).

 

 

Shieldhill Castle wedding photography images –

Shieldhill Castle Wedding Photography

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Photographer – Claire Tennant Photography
Florist – Christine Hope (friends mum)
Dress Designer & Store- Sincerity, Wedding Warehouse Ascot
Make-up- Carly Locke
Hair – Encee Hair Studio
Cake – Alison Bagan (friends mum)
Band/ DJ – The Silver Kings
Harpist – Sarah McNeil
Piper – James Nicholl

Spring Archerfield House and Waterfront Wedding

Spring Archerfield House and Waterfront Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing Ashley and Sean’s lovely Springtime Archerfield House and Waterfront wedding in April. I started off the day with the girls getting ready in their beautiful, spacious bridal suite. Sean was also at Archerfield House in the morning. This meant I was able to pop along to his room to capture some shots of him and his best man getting ready. Throughout the day there were so many lovely details to capture such as pretty flowers in jars hanging from the aisle seats in the ceremony room, a floral arch at the top of the aisle, candles….the list goes on. It all must have taken a lot of thought and planning but it really paid off as it looked beautiful. The humanist ceremony took place in the House’s grand entrance hall and was full of joy and emotion which was lovely to capture. After the ceremony there was plenty time for some congratulatory hugs and kisses from their guests. I love these natural candid moments! As it was a dry day I was able to take the official group and couple photos outside in the lovely grounds which surround the house.

After dinner everyone made their way to Archerfield’s stunning waterfront building. As the name implies it’s set right on the waterfront with beautiful views of the East Lothian coastline! I travelled over to the Waterfront with Ashley and Sean and persuaded them to stop off for a few more romantic couple shots. There was an area of daffodils amongst the tall trees which added a nice pop of colour. The kids had a fantastic time playing outside before the dancing began. I loved being there the capture this amazing wedding.

Below are some highlights from this beautiful Archerfield House and Waterfront wedding –

Archerfield House and Waterfront wedding

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Photographer – Claire Tennant Photography
Florist – Demi’s Florist
Dress Designer & Store- Pretty Woman
Hair – Beauty Works Scotland
Cake – Cakes by Elinor
Band/ DJ – The Jammy Devils

Beautiful Summer Wedding at Broxmouth Park

Beautiful Summer Wedding at Broxmouth Park

I loved photographing Lindy and Gordon’s beautiful Summer wedding at Broxmouth Park. The venue and grounds are absolutely stunning with so many fantastic locations for photos and to top it off Lindy and Gordon are such lovely people who never stopped smiling. They had both dreamt of an outdoor ceremony but the weather was wet and cloudy in the morning. Luckily it began to improve just in time about an hour before the ceremony, so made the call to go ahead with the outdoor plans. The ceremony was held up a slight slope and in front of a giant tree which was a very picturesque location. After the ceremony Lindy and Gordon mingled with their guest for a little while before starting the official group photos. Gordon’s Dad had brought his vintage Citroen car along to the wedding which proved very useful as he drove us along to the pond on Broxmouth’s grounds and it also made a cool prop for some photos! Lindy and Gordon’s wedding breakfast was held in a large marquee which had been decorated with lots of lovely details. The evening celebrations continued in the marquee and everyone danced the night away to Scottish Ceilidh music. Below are a few of my favourite photos from the day, I really struggled to narrow them down!

Some highlights from this fantastic wedding at Broxmouth Park –

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Photographer – Claire Tennant Photography
Florist –Bloomia
Dress Designer & Store- Pronovias, La Novia
Make-up- Laura McBride
Hair – Jill Smillie Hair
Cake – Ali’s Artisan Cakes
Band/ DJ – Ceilidhdonia

Lovely Balbirnie House Wedding Reception

Lovely Balbirnie House Wedding Reception

I photographed Cheryl and Craig’s lovely wedding just over a year ago. Time has flown since then and it doesn’t seem like that long ago! On the day I started off by photographing the girls who were getting ready at the opulent Dakota Hotel and then travelled down the road to Priory Church in South Queensferry which is a lovely, atmospheric place. To make the ceremony extra special Craig and Cheryl’s friend conducted the ceremony! He did a fantastic job especially considering he’d never done anything like that before. After the ceremony I took some couple photos around the harbour at South Queensferry while the guest made their way to the stylish Balbirnie House wedding reception. Cheryl and Craig were relaxed in front of the camera as they’d had a pre-wedding shoot on Inchcolm Island a few months beforehand so knew what to expect. We then made our way to elegant Balbirnie House to join the guests who were enjoying the drinks reception! It was a lovely, fun day and I really enjoyed being there to capture it all.

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Photographer – Claire Tennant Photography
Videographer – Alex McLeod (Family friend)
Florist – LouLou Flowers
Dress Designer – Kavelle Couture
Make-up- Natasha Dardas
Hair – Natasha Dardas
Cake – Ann Grant (Family Friend)
Band/ DJ – Whisky Kiss
Macaron Favours- Mademoiselle Macaron