Friday, 21 May 2010

Joanna & Joseph, St Michael's Church, Linlithgow and Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Joanna and Joseph's wedding had all the odds in favour a fantastic day: a beautiful couple, adorable flower girls, a magnificent church, a grand venue and the promise of a sunny day. As the day came, it was all these things, and a whole host of others, that made it a truly brilliant day.

Joanna had chosen a gorgeous dress and complemented it beautifully with high stilettos, a cathedral length veil and a "Jo loves Jo" perfume that her husband-to-be had created especially for her to wear on their wedding day.
Meanwhile Joseph and his best man were stuck in long queues on the motorway and had to resort to some "creative driving" to ensure they got to the church on time!
After that, the rest of the day went flawlessly, with everyone enjoying the spring weather and the lovely service in the impressive St Michael's Church. After the service guests gathered outside the church to see the newlyweds head off to Hopetoun House in the glorious sunshine.
As we went off to take photos of the couple around the beautiful grounds of Hopetoun House, guests were milling in the rooms of one of Scotland's finest stately homes.
As guests were seated in the ballroom, they were treated to three hilarious (even if censored) speeches and three fantastic courses of dinner.
The newlyweds then kicked off a night of dancing and fun with their flawless first dance to Carpenters' "Close To You".
We wish Jo & Jo a long and very happy life together and look forward to showing them all the photos when they are back from honeymoon.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Maurissa & Jamie, Stair Church and Carnell Estate

When first meeting Maurissa and Jamie, we weren't surprised to learn that they have been together for nearly a decade - they know each other so well and are so happy and comfortable in each other's company. They told us of the lovely plans for their big day and we were really looking forward to it as the time approached.

And even though we had seen a photo of the dress before the day (while Jamie wasn't there of course!), it still took our breath away when we saw it. Maurissa had had a headpiece made especially to go with the dress as well as bespoke shoes, and the result was way beyond the sum of the parts - she looked incredible. We weren't the only ones to think so, every face in the church lit up when Maurissa walked up the aisle on her father's arm, but none more so than Jamie's.

After the service, the couple and their guests enjoyed the warm spring sunshine outside the church before heading to the beautiful Carnell Estate. As we went off to take some photos of the newly-weds and family groups, guests enjoyed champagne and jazz music in the marquee.

After the speeches and dinner, Maurissa and Jamie kicked off a night of dancing and fun with their first dance.

We wish Maurissa and Jamie many decades of happy marriage and look forward to showing them the rest of the photographs when they are back from honeymoon.