The Balmoral Hotel is the most iconic building in Edinburgh and a very popular venue for weddings. Carys and Craig were actually tying the knot at Lothian Chambers over on George IV Bridge before heading back to the Balmoral for the wedding breakfast and the reception. We started at The Balmoral for the bridal prep shots where Freda Howden had just started Carys' make-up. Family were coming and going, the weather was great, not just for December up here but just in general. The sun was shining...I was going to be a perfect day.
Then it was off the Lothian Chambers in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town for the wedding ceremony. It's a stunning building with ornate marble pillars and beautiful wood features. The guests gathered in anticipation for Cary's arrival as Craig shared a joke with Andy at the top of the room. Carys looked just stunning as her and her father walked down the aisle.
After the ceremony it was outside for the group shots which we had pre-arranged so we could get through them nice and quickly. It was getting a little colder now so I didn't want the guests hanging around too much. Once the family shots were done we wandered the High Street to get some nice portraits of Carys and Craig before heading back to The Balmoral where we were greeted by Toastmaster Bob and The Balmoral's fantastic (Award Winning) wedding planner Elizabeth Lorimer. As always the staff at The Balmoral were wonderful and we were offered the chance to head up to the roof of the building for a few more shots of Carys & Craig. Toastmaster Bob led the way to the roof and kept us entertained in the chilling wind up there. Toastmaster Bob was fantastic and a highly recommended addition to any wedding to add a little bit of gravitas and fun to your special day.
After dinner we had the speeches followed by the dancing in to the night. What a fantastic day and it really doesn't get any better! Loved every minute!
Balmoral Hotel Wedding Photography
Reception Venue: The Balmoral Wedding Venue: Lothian Chambers Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Lorimer at The Balmoral Toastmaster: Robert Henderson - firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 07749 828664 Make up: Freda Howden MUA Hair By: Caitlin at Philip Politi Bouquet Flowers: Narcissus Flowers Flowers At The Venue: Garlands Florist Wedding Cake: I J Mellis Cheesemongers