Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Alice & Jeremy, 22 November 2008, Dunkeld Cathedral & Blair Castle, Blair Atholl

Alice and Jeremy had put a lot of effort into finding the perfect venue for their wedding, and it certainly paid off.
When Alice and her family woke up in a hunting lodge in the grounds of Blair Castle there was a fine layer of snow covering the ground and the sun was peeking through the clouds - the perfect weather for a Scottish Winter Wedding.
While Alice and her family shared lunch in the lodge, Jeremy and his ushers and three best men lunched in Dunkeld - there they met a couple who were married in Dunkeld two years earlier and had returned to celebrate their anniversary there. Clearly remembering their own happy day, they came over to congratulate Jeremy and put £20 in the drinking kitty for later that evening!
After the very emotional service in Dunkeld Cathedral, we went to the ruined part of the cathedral to take a few photos. To keep warm, Alice wore a soft white cloak over her beautifully embroidered dress (bought in New York, along with her mother Sarah's dress).
Back at Blair Castle, guests were treated to champagne and canapes in the grand rooms of the castle and dinner and dancing in the Ballroom.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Linsay & Patrick, 25 October 2008, St Giles Cathedral & Signet Library, Edinburgh

We first met Linsay when we photographed her sister Kirsty's wedding last year - so we already knew it'd be an amazing wedding, regardless of what the weather gods might have in store.
Linsay and Patrick had chosen the amazing St Giles Cathedral for their wedding, which looked truly magical - even with the storms causing a powercut meaning there were no lights inside the church other than the candles!
The couple and their guests quickly made their way through the wind and rain to the champagne reception and dinner next door at the Signet Library. The rooms there were beautifully and colourfully lit, making it a dream to photograph.

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Monday, 17 November 2008

Arabel & James, 18 October 2008, Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Arabel and James chose Edinburgh's finest hotel as the venue for their wedding ceremony and reception.
After James proposed to Arabel at Edinburgh Castle, it was fitting that they said their vows while overlooking the castle.
After the service we jumped in a taxi to Calton Hill, where not even the chilly wind could stop the happy couple from smiling. In fact, the smiles never once seemed to leave their faces, making the occasion such a happy one for everyone involved.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Gilly & Andrew, 4 October 2008, Colinton Parish Church and Lennoxlove House, Haddington

Gilly and Andrew had chosen Lennoxlove in East Lothian as the venue for their autumn wedding.
With the rain and wind lashing outside, the happy couple and their guests enjoyed the beautiful rooms and warm log fires inside.
We were lucky to get a break in the rain long enough to venture outside to capture some of the warm autumn colours in the gardens.
The whole day was so full of love, happiness, warmth and laughter, it couldn't have been any more romantic.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Sharon & Allan, 20 September 2008, Solsgirth House, Dollar

Sharon and Allan's wedding was one everyone will be talking about for years. Not just because of their adorable (and unbelievably well-behaved) daughters or because of the beautiful outdoor ceremony in the grounds of Solsgirth house. But also because of the intricate wedding cake, which had to be made again from scratch in less than 24 hours, when it was accidentally ruined on the way to the venue in the passenger's seat of Allan's car! Special Days Cakes deservedly won this year's VOWS Industry Award for this amazing feat.
The happy and unseasonably warm and sunny day was finished off with a spine-tingling performance by the Dollar Academy pipe band, who emerged out of the black to the great surprise and amazement of all the guests.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Liz & James, 19 September 2008, St Salvator’s Chapel, St Andrews & Balbirnie House, Markinch

Liz and James met at university in St Andrews, so they decided they would come back up to Scotland for their wedding, bringing Liz's family over from Northern Ireland and James' family up from England.
Liz had chosen a stunning vintage-style dress for her wedding, framed by an intricate lace veil.
The ceremony took place in the beautiful St Salvator’s Chapel, the medieval chapel for St Andrews University.
The reception at Balbirnie House was blessed with soft autumn sun and warmth, and the guests enjoyed themselves in the beautiful gardens.
The couple and their guests then enjoyed dinner and dancing in the ballroom until the early hours, with birthday celebrations for the groom at midnight, when he turned 30!