Lisa & Darren had the perfect winter setting for their wedding at Newbattle Abbey College. It is a stunning venue with beautiful spacious grounds extending out up the driveway to the imposing entrance. Round the back the gardens are beautifuly manicured all year round so even in the winter you have some lush greenery as the perfect backdrop to your photographs. I arrived just as Darren and the guests were coming down the drive. I went to check-in with Lisa and the bridesamaids in one of the rooms in the other building to make sure everything was ready and I have to say, they were way too organised! All ready to go with plently of time to spare. After grabbing some shots of the guests arriving I headed to the drawing room which is situated upstairs. This specatcular room has recently been renovated to it's former glory and would be fit for a royal banquet never mind a wedding. I took some shots of the table settings, favours etc before heading down the Newbattle Abbey's famous crypt where the ceremony would be taking place.
Lisa looked just beautiful as she walked in to meet Darren and little Archie. Everyone is nice and close when you choose the crypt at Newbattle for your ceremony and this gives the occasion a lovely intimate feel.
After the wedding ceremony I arranged all the upcoming shots like the confetti shot and family shots as well as grabbing those candid moments of everyone having a great time. As the sun started to peek a little through the clouds to create some definition we grabbed our chance to get some beautiful bride and groom shots around the sprawling grounds.
The wedding breakfast and speeches were held in the drawing room with catering supplied by the always excellent Mackenzies Restaurant. I have worked with Mike & Dave on several occasions and can't speak highly enough of their services.
Winter weddings really don't get any better than this!
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