What a wedding! Gemma & Paul's fantastic wedding at Howies in Edinburgh. Gemma was getting ready in The Balmoral Hotel with the bridesmaids. We started with a few simple shots of make-up etc and well as some lovely gifts being exchanged. I then headed down to see if I could catch Paul in the bar before he headed up to Howies. I grabbed some more shots as Paul chatted with friends in The Balmoral Bar.
Once the boys headed off to Howies I met with Gemma back upstairs where she was finished getting ready and looked absolutely stunning! I just had to get some shots in the long Balmoral corridors and the staircase with the stained glass window.
It was great to meet up with old friends, Neil and Anne, back in the room. Neil was such a proud Dad on the day and had come to pick up Gemma in her original Fiat 500 to whisk her up Waterloo Place to Howies.
Howies had done a tremendous job with the decor inside. It’s a beautiful place at the best of times but they had the restaurant looking just amazing! After the ceremony I took some candid shots has bride and groom mixed and chatted with the guests. Gemma and Paul had access to a secret garden on Calton Hill where we photographed the family formals as well as taking some time to get some lovely portraits of Gemma and Paul.
After the speeches and the meal I could see we were going to be in for a pretty amazing sunset. I thought I’d ask Gemma & Paul if they’d like to head back up the hill to get some amazing cityscapes with them both. I barely got the words out when Gemma said. “Let’s go!."
It was so worth it. Some of my favourite shots of the year. Amazing Bride and Groom, Edinburgh as your canvas and a setting sun! It really doesn’t get any better than this!