Thursday, 28 July 2011

Sally & Rod's sunny Sunday engagement shoot

On a Sunday afternoon after one of the wettest July weeks I can remember, I made my way to East Lothian for an engagement shoot with Sally and Rod.
Hoping for a sunny day, we had cancelled, then rearranged then cancelled the rearrangement - even a couple of hours before we were due to meet, it was touch-and-go whether we would see any sun. But as we arrived, the sun was shining brightly - surely this must be a sign that the weather gods are on Sally and Rod's team and their wedding day later this year will be gloriously sunny!











Sally and Rod, I had so much fun on our shoot and can't wait for the big day to get here!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Melanie & Paul, Balgonie Castle | Wedding Photography

Sometimes you have to travel half way around the world to find the perfect person to marry. Melanie, who is originally from Australia, met the love-of-her-life Paul when she came to Edinburgh, and their wedding day helped to seal the bond between their Aussie and British friends and family.

Melanie and Paul both love Scottish history and Scottish castles, so getting married at Balgonie was the perfect choice for them. With a Scottish Laird overseeing the day, a spiritual ceremony with vows written by the bride and groom and an owl playing a important part in their ceremony, this was a wedding steeped in traditions, new and old.

Melanie started her day with her two best friends at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.









Paul and his ushers also started their day in the Balmoral Hotel before travelling up to Balgonie Castle.







The chapel at Balgonie Castle has no electrical lights and only very small windows. Lit only by candles, the atmosphere is almost medieval.

 



The couple's wedding rings were delivered to the Best Man by an owl!


"I promise I will love you and cook for you every day"...



A hand fasting ritual was part of the spiritual ceremony.



Lighting a Candle of Unity.



A brief break in the rain allowed guests to shower the new Mr & Mrs King in confetti!


...and then back inside the chapel and castle for a few shots of the newlyweds, while the rain poured down.

 

 


The Great Hall, which still retains its original 14th century features was used for the wedding meal.

 
 


 



Melanie and Paul, we are so glad you had the wedding of your dreams. We loved being part of it and capturing all the happiness and fun of the day.
We wish you lots of love and happiness together and look forward to showing you the rest of the photos soon!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Rebecca & Marcus, St Vincent's Chapel & Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh | Wedding Photography

We had been looking forward to Rebecca and Marcus' wedding for a long time;  a genuinely lovely couple getting married in one of central Edinburgh's best venues, The Royal College of Physicians. 
Despite a veritable monsoon happening outside, the whole day was full of happiness, with the couple and their guests having a fantastic time, warm and dry inside.

Rebecca's day started at her parents' house, along with friends and family.

















At Royal College of Physicians, we had  time to explore the beautiful rooms with Rebecca and Marcus before their guests arrived.













The beautifully decorated dining room with flowers by Thomas Maxwell.
















Rebecca and Marcus, we really loved getting to know you both and capturing your wedding day. 

We hope you have a fantastic honeymoon and that you have enjoyed this little preview- we  look forward to showing you the rest of the photos soon.


Wishing you lots of love and happiness together in your married life.



Ditte, Chris and Sarah.