Posted on 30 September, 2018 byunder
A beautiful autumnal Elie wedding
On the blog today we are heading back to one of our favourite Scottish wedding destinations, Elie on the Fife coast. Elie is a picturesque seaside resort, and the surrounding coastline make it a wonderful place to capture our couples against the dramatic backdrop of the Firth of Forth.
Raquel and Ross’ wedding was a perfect case in point, we loved being able to capture them in big landscapes, dramatic light and such a beautiful setting, only one minute’s walk from the road…
The couple’s wedding cake took the form of a tower of macaroons in shades of violet, pink and cream.
Thank you so much Raquel and Ross for choosing us to capture your wonderful day, and many congratulations on your first year of marriage also! We wish you the very best and hope our paths may cross again.
Raquel and Ross’s wedding suppliers included:
Catering: Wilde Thyme
Marquee: Arc Marquees
Hair: McKenzie Hair Design
Makeup: Lynn, EyeCandy
Posted on 24 September, 2018 byunder
Today we are looking back at Candida and Dimitri’s wedding Edinburgh’s historic Signet Library . I promise you, this is one of the most elegant weddings you’ve ever seen! The attention to detail in this literary themed wedding, from literary inspired stationery and table decorations, was astonishing and such a delight to capture.
The couple met whilst students, and years later Dimitri proposed to Candida in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle, whilst enjoying a weekend break in Edinburgh.
Candida’s elegant updo was styled by Ladylux Salon, with a floral headpiece made of gypsophila adding the final touch.
During the drinks reception, we took a quick trip up Arthur’s Seat for some wedding photos.
You can’t tell by looking at this picture, but the reason Candida isn’t wearing her veil is that we were standing in a wind tunnel and her veil was blown off!
As well as providing the flowers for the wedding the team at Planet Flowers also creative the incredible installation of book pages cascading from the top table.
The birdcage inspired wedding cake, by Liggy’s Cakes, echoed the birdcages decorated with gyspophila around the venue.
The evening music was provided by DJ Phetta and as Dimitri is of Greek heritage, a few Greek traditional dances were danced as well, including a ‘Kalamatianos’ for the ladies and a ‘Sousta’ for the men.
Thank you so much Candida and Dimitri for choosing us to capture your wonderful wedding. We wish you much happiness for the future and hope our paths will cross again.
Candida and Dimitri’s wedding suppliers included:
Posted on 12 September, 2018 byunder
If your backgarden looks *this* amazing, then it would be crazy not to use it for your wedding!
We are loving look back at the beautiful garden party themed wedding of Melissa and Ollie, held at their picturesque family home, Millearne Gardens in Perthshire. The day was such a success that Millearne Gardens is now available as a wedding venue for other couple’s to enjoy. Nestled in the Perthshire countryside, Millearne has the most spectacular gardens and rural location providing a wonderful backdrop for us to capture the couple’s magical day.
I love this shot of all Melissa’s bridesmaids watching as Robert Cameron Hair adds the finishing touches to Melissa’s hair.
The elegant flowers in summer pinks, creams and whites decorated Melissa’s family home and the wedding marquee. All the floral decorations for the wedding were created by the talented team at Planet Flowers.
Melissa and Ollie surprised their family and friends with entertainment from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.
And finally a favourite image of ours from the day. Thank you Melissa and Ollie for choosing us to capture your wedding day, it was an utter joy. We wish you all the very best for your future together.
Melissa and Ollie’s wedding suppliers included:
Posted on 28 June, 2018 byunder
Gilmerton House wedding, North Berwick, East Lothian
Ok, I’ve been busy. Ok, I’ve fallen a little behind with my blogging. But it’s fair to say that I’ve been super excited about blogging this gem of a wedding, and finally now, little over a year later, here is the blog!
Harriet and William’s boho wedding was utterly beautiful from beginning till end – from the super elegant setting of Gilmerton House, to Rose and Ammi‘s beautiful wildflowers to Papakata‘s teepee tent, this wedding was a joy to capture!
Following the wedding ceremony the couple gathered their friends and family together for a reception in gorgeous Papakata teepee tent. The tent was decorated with 1000 origami cranes , inspired by an ancient Japanese legend which promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted happiness and eternal good luck.
Starters were cheese and cured meat platters, ready on the tables as guests entered the marquee. The food was created by the talented team at Appetite Direct, with tables decorated with colourful wildflowers by Edinburgh-based florists Rose and Ammi.
Harriet and William, thank you so much for choosing us to capture your day. We wish you all the best for your future together and hope our paths may cross again one day.
Harriet and William’s wedding suppliers included:
Posted on 14 June, 2018 byunder
Prestonfield House Hotel wedding photography
It feels like an enormous privilege to be part of one of the happiest and most significant days in a couple’s lifetime. I love meeting couples at such a happy place in their lives and then being part of planning and documenting their big day. Once the day has been and gone, I love helping them create the album that will become the memories and heirlooms they will carry with them through their life together.
I loved meeting Jenn and Grant and hearing their story. With a move to the other side of the world on the horizon, the wedding felt like it was a marker in their lives – the end of one chapter, the start of something new and exciting.
All this was followed by speeches, dinner and more doughnuts than any sane person could eat.
Posted on 7 June, 2018 byunder
Glasgow University Chapel & Lochgreen House Hotel wedding photography
We absolutely love capturing a spring wedding, and when they involve beautiful blossom, sunshine and stunning sunsets what could be more perfect? Samantha and Michael’s wedding day had all of these elements in abundance.
Samantha’s day started at her parents’ house, with hair, make-up, nerves, champagne and lots of laughs. (I love capturing mornings like that!)
Samantha’s pretty hand tied bouquet, and the posies carried by her four bridesmaids, were made up of blush roses, pale pink peonies and cream gerberas.
Meanwhile, Michael and his groomsmen enjoyed a drink at Cottiers before heading to the chapel.
I love this moment of Samantha and her father making their way up the steps to Glasgow University Chapel, a beautiful, traditional landmark in the west end of Glasgow. The venue held a special place for the couple, being in the area where they first met and now live. The chapel has many grand and breathtaking elements to it from the beautiful stained glass windows to the original stone and woodwork pieces. The inward facing pews of the chapel allow all the wedding guests a good view of the ceremony.
Another joy of a spring wedding is blossom! The timing of the wedding perfectly coincided with the blossom trees being in full bloom, providing the most beautiful backdrop for portraits of Samantha.
The second venue of the day was Lochgreen House Hotel, which is 45 minutes from Glasgow on the west coast. Lochgreen House is a traditional country house which sits in the countryside in the west coast of Scotland. The couple loved the homely but elegant ambience this hotel offers as well as the stunning food and canapés.
Hurray for tall, strong ushers who don’t mind holding a light (and an underskirt…)
Sam and Mike, we had the most wonderful time capturing your wedding – thank you for choosing us to capture your day!
Ditte & Chris
Samantha and Michael’s wedding suppliers included:
Posted on 31 May, 2018 byunder
Royal College of Physicians wedding photography, Edinburgh
From first meeting Mary and Jason over cups of tea and lots of giggles in The Elephant House in Edinburgh, we knew this wedding was going to be A LOT of fun. Set in the stunning Royal College of Physicians, their wedding was absolutely perfect from beginning to end.
In 1997 I got my first “real” job in photography as holiday cover on the picture desk of Scotland on Sunday newspaper. Here I took my first steps into editing in Photoshop and learned about the aesthetic, editorial and graphic decisions behind choosing images to tell a story. These are lessons that have stuck with me and I still use every day in my job.
The ceremony and reception took place in Royal College of Physicians, another of Edinburgh’s impressive, historical buildings.
Mary and Jason are both doctors, and the library in Royal College of Physicians holds a special place in their hearts. Being able to get married there felt perfect.
Mary photographed on the magnificent staircase within the Royal College of Physicians.
Mary changed into a red evening gown to reflect her Chinese heritage.
Thank you Mary and Jason for choosing us to capture your wonderful day, we enjoyed every minute of it. We wish you every happiness for the future, and hope our paths may cross again.
Mary and Jason’s wedding suppliers included:
Posted on 10 May, 2018 byunder
We really love a winter wedding, especially if it’s all set within a cosy warm venue, with lots of hints of Christmas, lights, candles and hygge. Plus, it gives us lots of opportunities to play with our Profoto studio lights and speedlights to create lovely portraits. Most of the year we use the
Victoria and Duncan were such a wonderful couple to photograph, really warm, relaxed and open to our ideas – we had a brilliant time capturing their pre-Christmas wedding. The whole day took place in Lochgreen House Hotel, so guests were able to park their cars, book into their rooms and then just party the day and night away. No snowy or frosty roads to manoeuvre or bus trips from church to hotel, just a full day of wintry wedding fun.
One small challenge was making sure that the bride and groom didn’t see each other on the morning of the wedding, so Victoria camped out in two lovely rooms with her maids, parents and hair/ make-up team. Meanwhile Duncan had the run of the rest of the hotel.
Victoria and Duncan, we wish you lots of love and happiness in your marriage together, it was a pleasure and a privilege to witness your lovely winter wedding.
Victoria and Duncan’s supplier team included:
Posted on 26 April, 2018 byunder
Edinburgh Wedding Elopement
What if the idea of a big, over-the-top wedding day, full of people and planning just isn’t your thing? What if you’d much rather just say your vows in front of the one you love and your best friend? Wedding elopements are becoming increasingly popular, with some couples feeling overwhelmed by all the options, opinions, planning and decisions involved in organising a wedding.
Freddie and Glenn strongly felt that they only wanted to have four close friends be part of their weddings, so they arranged a civil ceremony in Lothian Chambers in Edinburgh, followed by afternoon tea at Prestonfield House Hotel.
A year later, they had a lavish wedding blessing party at Dundas Castle (but you’ll have to wait a little before we blog that…)
For a December wedding elopement, it would be wrong not do have a photo with the Christmas trees… These two were in the entrance at
Freddie works as a stylist, so it would be wrong to pass up the opportunity for a quick dress change…
Freddie and Glenn, it has been such a pleasure to photograph your wedding elopement and your wedding blessing party! We wish you a lifetime of happiness as husband and wife from everyone in the First Light team!
Freddie and Glenn’s wedding suppliers included:
Posted on 22 March, 2018 byunder
Gilmerton House Wedding, North Berwick
We absolutely adore photographing weddings at Gilmerton House, and Catriona and Jonathan’s special day there will show you a lot of the reason why. The beautiful building, the stunning interior design, lush garden and friendly staff mean we are always a little giddy when heading to Gilmerton.
Catriona and Jonathan’s day was filled with sunshine, smiles and the most beautiful, delicate colours throughout.
Catriona’s exquisite lace and crystal encrusted gown was by Jenny Packham, who also designed the bride’s to-die-for shoes.
Catriona and her bridesmaids getting ready in the luxurious upstairs drawing room of Gilmerton House.
Local florist Sweetpeas Floral Design, based in Haddington, created the stunning bouquets of pink roses, scabious and eucalyptus sprigs.
The couple’s friends and family arrived in glorious sunshine for the wedding ceremony at Direlton Kirk.
When you head for one of the most beautiful stretches of beach for your wedding photos, you have to be prepared for THIS!
While guests made their way to the marquee for dinner, we managed to sneak in a couple of photographs of the couple in the lovely garden.
The newlyweds walk hand in hand to their wedding breakfast, held in a marquee situated in the Gilmerton House’s Rose Garden.
The bespoke chalk board seating plan, with tables named after the couple’s favourite Scottish whiskies and each table having a bottle of its namesake for guests to enjoy.
Thank you Catriona and Jonathan for choosing us to capture your wonderful day, we enjoyed every minute of it. We wish you every happiness for the future, and hope our paths may cross again.
Catriona and Jonathan’s wedding suppliers included: