Dalhousie Castle Wedding - Cliona & Stuart

Awesome Wedding At Dalhousie Castle

Cliona and Stuart came all the way from Australia for their wedding at Dalhousie Castle. With guests coming in from Ireland as well as all over the UK this was one big international wedding right here in the heart of Scotland.

I arrived for bridal preparations with hair and make-up in full swing while my good friend Colin from Cam-Media Videography was busy filming shots of the shoes and other details. The girls were having a great time being pampered as the ceremony time fast approached.

I found Stuart in the Library Bar adding the finishing touches to his speech as the other guests started to gather in the bar. It was time for the ceremony and time to head off to the church in Rosewell.

Cliona looked stunning in vintage style dress and birdcage fascinator. Her father walked her down the Aisle at St Matthews Church in Rosewell. After the ceremony we all headed back to Dalhousie Castle for drinks and photographs. It's such a beautiful place for any wedding photographer to work in. Spectacular views as well as nice period details inside. Easy to see why this is one of my favourite venues.

After dinner the sun was setting and the light was terrific. I knew we had to get out there and Colin had found a gap in the fence to the cornfield next to the castle. What a way to finish the perfect wedding day. Fantastic couple at sunset in a Scottish Castle. Doesn't get any better!





Glencorse House Wedding - Caroline & Owen

Caroline & Owen's Glencorse House wedding in the heart of Midlothian was a fantastic day. Bridal preparations were taking place at Caroline's mum's place in Edinburgh. It's a great time for bride and bridesmaid to chill and be pampered before the ceremony.

I arrived at Glencorse Kirk nice and early and was blown away! It's the first time I have shot a wedding at Glencorse and to have the consecrated kirk available for pretty much any kind of service you like is fantastic. Then you add in the beautiful stately home grounds and huge marquee and you have one amazing wedding venue.

The guests started to arrive then the boys made their entrance via golf buggy! It started to rain after a few minutes so everyone headed inside to await Caroline's arrival. The ceremony was conducted by Humanist celebrant Ken McMillan.

After the ceremony guests gathered by the main house for drinks and canapés while Caroline, Owen and I headed around the grounds in the golf buggy getting some gorgeous bride and groom shots. Everywhere you looked there was a photo opportunity.

After the speeches and dinner, the evening guests arrived as light was fading. the marquee now lit up like a beacon as more and more guests arrived, ready to dance the night away.






Gemma & Paul's Wedding At Howies In Edinburgh

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!

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Murthly Castle Wedding Photography - Jennifer & James

This was a very special wedding. Jennifer & James had arranged the perfect wedding at probably the best venue I have ever shot at. Murthly castle is just out of this world! The drive to the castle once you turn in from the main road must be around a half a mile at least but then you turn the corner to see this stunning house set in a beautiful walled garden. That's not all though. Beyond the house itself is a pine-tree lined drive to Murthly's own private church. Everywhere you looked there was a photograph just begging to be taken.

The girls were getting ready in the room when James and his family were arriving. Getting the button holes pinned to the lapels properly is never an easy task but thankfully Mum was a dab hand and had the boys all kitted out in no time at all. The guests arrived and made their way down the drive leading to the church to meet James and have a peek inside the beautifully decorated church interior. The Jennifer's brother Daniel arrived and was very keen to show the piper his skills and really looked the part with his very own Glengarry.

Peter knocked on Jennifer's door to escort her to the church and give her away to James. It was an emotional when Peter saw his beautiful daughter in her wedding dress and I don't think there was a dry eye in that room for those few seconds. Yours truly included.

After the ceremony the guests enjoyed drinks and canopies back at the castle then on the lawns and then nipped back to the castle then back out the lawns.... Ok, let me explain. It was like someone had a rain button and was pressing it every time we set foot outside. It didn't matter of course as with such a gorgeous venue we could photograph the families in the drawing room. Luckily, after the meal the rain was gone and it turned into a beautiful evening so we grabbed a few duplicate shots of the family photos we did inside then went for a wander around the stunning gardens with Jennifer and James.

A very special day indeed on so many levels. Jennifer & James... I can't thank you enough for inviting me to your wedding. It was very emotional and we know why but it is a day I'll never forget and am so glad I was a part of. Looking forward to seeing you and your family soon after the new year for a catch up.

All the very best

Derek

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Check out these suppliers who all helped make this wedding so special. All highly recommended by Jennifer & James.

Wedding Dress: Gwenne Wedding Services

Piper: Ian Sinclair - 07743 099880

Kilt Hire: Perth City Kilts

Flowers: Coach House Flowers

Cake: Greens Deli

Wine: Majestic Wines in calais Money saving tip for other couples: it was £3 less a bottle so the 5-day trip to France with friends paid for itself several times over

Catering: Gourlay Catering

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