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November 10th, 2017Parkville Hotel Wedding PhotographerJaime & Lee

Parkville Hotel Wedding Photographer

PARKVILLE HOTEL WEDDING

As a Scotland wedding photographer I am lucky to get to photograph weddings all over Scotland and the UK and this was one of the most enjoyable weddings I have photographed, from start to finish Jaime, Lee and their family and friends were very welcoming and it was pleasure photographing their big day.

I arrived at Jaime’s mums house where Jaime and her bridesmaids were “almost ready” just the all important wedding dress to go on and the finishing touches to make-up and hair. Typical Scottish weather scrapped the initial plans for photos outside the house as the heavens literally opened up as soon as Jaime stepped out the house. Even with a bit of rain everyone was still in full spirits.

Off to the venue for the ceremony and reception, thankfully by the time we got there the rain had stopped. The venue they chose was the Parkville Hotel in Lanarkshire, ideal location as it was just 10 mins away from Jaime’s mums house.

It was a lovely humanist wedding ceremony at Parkville Hotel, that had lots of smiles and the odd cheer (mostly from Jaime).  After the ceremony I managed to whisk the newly weds away for a few photos close by before the rain started again.

There was a noticeable absent from the big day as Jaime’s father unfortunately passed away, but they had a fitting tribute to him as he still had his seat at the top table with his sporran and drink. I have no doubt he would have been looking down with a lot of pride.

Before the meal we had speeches, as well as the traditional best man and groom speech, Jaime’s sister was up first with a speech that had a lot of laughter.

The magic dance floor was laid and it wasn’t long until the evening guests arrived and the dance floor was even busy before the first dance even started. As you can imagine with a start like that there were lots of smiling and laughter throughout the evening as well as a packed dance floor.

There’s nothing better as a Scotland wedding photographer spending the day photographing people really enjoying enjoying themselves. I am so happy to have been a part of your day.

I hope you enjoy looking through these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them, see below small selection from the day:

Bridesmaid doing brides veilBride walking down the aisle with mother at The Parkville HotelBride and groom vows during ceremonyYou may kiss the bride........bride and groom first kissBride and groom laughing in carBride and groom kissing at David Livingstone ParkEdinburgh wedding photographerBride and groom with piper outside the Parkville HotelBride standing next to stunning wedding carBride and groom kissing on the dance floorScotland wedding photographer Groom with his ushers and piperBride with her bridesmaids at The Parkville HotelBride and groom cutting cake and kissing at The Parkville Hotel Piper playing his bagpipes in front of the top tableBridesmaid laughs during wedding speeches Groom giving his wedding speech at The Parkville HotelBride kissing her sonThe Parkville Hotel Wedding photographerBride throwing her bouquetEdinburgh documentary photographer photographing wedding guestBridesmaid signing the guest bookBridesmaid dancing with page boyGroom and family help bride with her wedding dressBrides shoes Bride and son looking at grandfather photo Scottish wedding photographerGroom with his groomsmenBride sitting smiling at her weddingBride and groom first danceEdinburgh documentary wedding photographer Bridesmaid and pageboys dancing in a circle Bride and father of the bride dancingWedding guest dancing at The Parkville HotelWedding guests dabbing Bride and wedding guests dancingBest man dancing with maid of honourBride and groom dancingThe Parkville Wedding Photographer

July 7th, 2017Dunkeld House Hotel Wedding PhotographerDiane & Gaynor

Dunkeld House Hotel Wedding Photographer

Dunkeld House Hotel Wedding

As a regular Dunkeld House Hotel wedding photographer, I love the way you can create such beautiful couple pictures amongst the 280 acre estate which overlooks the River Tay. I love photographing weddings in Perthshire, it really is a stunning part of the British Isles, and with Dunkeld itself just 90 minutes from 90% of Scotland, it really was an ideal location for a Wedding.

As you enter the ground, it takes a good 2-3 minutes to reach the hotel, you then realise it’s going to be a good day. This wedding was extra special for me as it was my first same sex marriage.

I started off the using my new toy (Mavic Drone) to capture some of the amazing scenery at Dunkeld. Both Diane & Gaynor were getting ready at the hotel (only a few meters away from each other) so I got to spend time with them both and their bridesmaids, who were all in full spirit with lots of laughter.

The ceremony itself took place in the “grotto” within the grounds, which is actually really romantic even if it doesn’t sound it. As space was very tight there was only around 15 friends and family there to witness the special moment.

After the ceremony as the guests had refreshments I managed to take the newly weds away for some photos. As the hotel is located on the banks of the River Tay we managed to take the happy couple on the rowing boat along the River Tay to Dunkeld Cathedral for photos. Afterwards we went back down the River tay to the Hotel where we spent some time going around the grounds for more photo opportunities.

The speeches then followed and Diane’s father did a very emotional speech that had the top table in flood tears. After the meal the cutting of the cake followed before the happy couples first dance. The dance floor was very busy with a variety of music ranging from traditional Scottish Ceilidh to up to date chart music.

Second Photographer Tina’s Photography | Make-up by Leslie Sneddon | Hair by Hair Ups

Below are a small selecthttp://www.lesliesneddon.co.ukion of photos from the day:

 

Dunelld House Hotel and River Tay drone aerial shotDunkeld House Hotel aerial view from droneBrides shoesBridal shoes I DoBrides wedding dresses Bride getting make-up done Bride getting hair done Bridesmaid make-upBridal prepBride with hairsprayBridesmaid putting on brides dressBride doing her lipstick in the mirrorBride and mother of the bride relaxing Mother of the bride putting necklace on brideBridesmaids helping bride put on dressBride getting hairspray doneBride looking in mirror Bridal portraitBridal portraitBride and bridesmaid laughing Bride and bridesmaid walking down aisle Bride and father of the bride walking down aisle Back of brides dress Brides tie the knot Brides tie the knot ceremoneyBrides holding hands Bride putting ring on finger Guest reading at weddingBride putting ring on brides fingerBride putting ring on fingerBrides first kissBride signing registerBrides kissingConfettiBrides confettiBride in carBride drink champagneWedding guests drinkingWedding guests at receptionBride talking to guestsBrides and cute girl laughingWedding guests at Dunkeld House HotelCute girl taking dog for a walkBride on boatBrides on boatBrides laughingBrides smiling on boatBrides walking holding wedding dressBrides looking into eaves other eyes on River TayBrides kissing beside River Tay Brides holding hands with church in backgroundBrides kissing with church in backgroundBride walking while holding handsBack of brides dressBrides in cavesBrides silhouetteBrides looking into each others eyesBrides and cute dogBride holding hands at end of path at Dunkeld House HotelBrides kissing beside River TayBrides holding hands whilst walkingBrides portraitBrides portraitsBrides laughingBrides jumping in the airBride runningBrides and guests runningNanny with grand daughterBride with mother and nanaFamily Portraits at wedding Wedding guests group photo Brides bouquetBridal ringsWedding tablesFather of the bride speechWedding guests during speeches Father of bride speech with bride looking on Brides during speechWedding signsWedding sweetsBrides cutting wedding cakeBrides cutting wedding cake through wedding guests phoneBrides first danceBride and father of the bride dancingGran and Granddad dancing at weddingWedding guests dancingGuests dancing at weddingGuests dancing at wedding Wedding guests dancingWedding guests dancing in a circle

 

 

March 17th, 2017Norton House Wedding PhotographerNapa & Steven

Norton House Wedding Photographer

Norton House Hotel Wedding

As a regular Norton House Hotel wedding photographer, I love the way you can create such beautiful couple pictures amongst the gardens and woodland within the Hotel grounds. This 1840 hotel is a stunning romantic Scottish wedding venue and with it being only 5 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and 20 minutes from the city centre it is in an ideal location.

Napa and Steven first met in Thailand and it was there that they got married at the start of this year. As there were a lot of friends and families that couldn’t make the Thailand ceremony they decided to have a second ceremony here in Scotland, so they would welcome Napa to Scotland in style. It was lovely to see that a lot of Napa’s family managed to make it over to Scotland for the ceremony much to the delight of the newly weds.

It was a typical wet Scottish day with lots of rain and wind but we managed to get a short break in the weather and got some photos around the beautiful Norton House Hotel grounds before the heavens opened up and down came the rain again.

After the photos the happy couple spent a lot of time with family and friends and it was a good chance for Napa to meet all of her new Scottish family, and they decided a receiving line was a great way to meet and greet everyone.

Shortly afterwards Napa and Steven cut the wedding cake and then this was followed by the speeches, the best of the speeches came last with the best man telling very funny stories about Steven in his younger days, at times they were borderline x-rated, but it had lots of laughter from family and friends.

See below small selection from my favourites throughout the day

 

Bride and Groom walking down staircase Bride and groom on stairsBride and Groom with Norton House in backgroundBride and Groom in window reflectionBride and Groom kiss with reflectionBride and Groom looking in each others eyesBride and Groom standing against wallNorton Hotel wedding table set upFlowers Norton HouseWedding CakeWedding cake and wedding bouquetsBride and groom next to wedding cakeBride and groom cutting cakeGroom wedding speech with wedding cakeGroom wedding speechGroom speech with bride and mother of the groom laughingBride and groom laughing during speechesGroom laughing at best mans speech

 

February 4th, 2017Gourock Wedding PhotographerMo & Scott

Gourock Wedding Photographer

Gourock Wedding

I first meet Mo at a wedding that she was the ceremonies officer and I was the photographer, since then we have worked together at other weddings. As Mo has done hundreds of weddings and worked with many photographers when she asked me to be her wedding photographer it was a great honour.

I have met up with Mo and Scott on several occasions and you can tell they are a happy couple and are made for each other, they made it clear they were looking for a fun wedding with lots of laughter and nothing too formal. With Mo and her family being from the West of Scotland they support Rangers and Scott and his family from the East of Scotland supporting Hearts they have a friendly rivalry.

Both Mo and Scott’s have elderly relatives that unfortunately can’t travel so they decided to have the best of both worlds with the ceremony in Gourock and the reception in Edinburgh (with a wedding cake in both places).

Despite the weather it didn’t damper the spirits, and after a fun ceremony with laughter and (happy) tears, we managed to get a short break in the weather and got out to take some photos before the rain started again. As a regular Gourock wedding photographer, the scenery really is breathtaking.

During the speeches, Mo’s father did an “unexpected” speech and presented Scott with a present, when Scott unwrapped the gift, there was the biggest cheer and laughter as in Scott’s hand was a brick with the word Rangers written on it – 1-0 to the West of Scotland.

After the meal and first cake cutting it was over to Edinburgh for the reception at Prestonfield Golf Club. It wasn’t long until it was time to cut the second wedding cake of the day followed by the bride and groom’s first dance. There were lots of smiling and laughter throughout the evening as well as a very busy dance floor.

Below is a small selection of photos from the day:

Groom and best man checking their watches Bride and father of the bride walking down the aisle Bride and groom during ceremony Father of the bride getting emotional Bride and groom with surprising looks on their face Bridesmaid and best man Best man handing over the rings Groom putting ring on brides finger Bride putting ring on grooms finger You may now kiss the bride Bride and groom Gourock Bride and groom kissing with boat in the background Back of bride and groom walking Best man speech Bride laughing at grooms speech Grooms speech Wedding guests laughing at grooms speech Bride and groom cutting the cake Father of the bride giving groom a Rangers brick Flowers in a bowl on the table Both families having a funny group photoBride and groom cuddlingBride and groom cutting the cakeBride and groom thank you speechBride and groom first danceBride and groom first dance Bride and groom and bridesmaid and best man dancing Wedding guests dancingWedding guests dancingWedding guests dancing

November 26th, 2016Dundas Castle Wedding Photographer

Dundas Castle Wedding Photographer

Dundas Castle Wedding

As a regular Dundas Castle wedding photographer, I love the way you can create such beautiful couple pictures amongst the 400 acre estate.

The Dundas Castle which is in South Queensferry is one of Scotland’s most beautiful and historic castles and it is one of the top 5 star exclusive use venues in Britain. With only 6 miles from Edinburgh is a perfect location for any wedding. The modern castle itself was built in 1818 and oozes history.

As you enter the ground, it takes 2-3 minutes to drive up to the castle, you then realise you are in for a special day, it really was a fairytale wedding from start to finish. I got to spend the early part of the day with the groom and his 5 groomsmen as they got ready. The bride wanted to make sure there was photographic evidence of the groom ironing as he doesn’t do enough of that at home. After the groom and groomsmen were ready we went downstairs to relax prior to the ceremony starting and the groom and groomsmen had a game of snooker and a few beers.

The ceremony itself took place in the medieval tower of the Auld Keep within the castle, it was if it was straight out of a storybook as the groom along with the guests waited patiently as the Scottish piper lead the bride and bridesmaids up the spiral staircase into the great hall, where violinists performed as the bride walked down the aisle. It was a lovely ceremony and there was a huge cheer when the words “I pronounce you husband and wife, you may now kiss the bride” was announced.

After the ceremony as the guests had refreshments as the piper entertained them we took the newly weds away for some photos. With such a stunning location there were so many great opportunities for photos. The scenery was truly breathtaking at the top of the tower as the bride and groom took a minute to take in a view as they gazed at the three iconic bridges.

The meal then followed, the whole wedding party stood as the cheft carried in the haggis, lead by the piper playing the bagpipes. The piper very entertainingly then recite the address to the haggis.

The cutting of the cake followed before the bride and groom had their first dance. There were lots of smiling and laughter throughout the evening as well as a very busy dance floor.

Below is a small selection of photos from the day.

 

August 28, 2016Peckham Asylum Wedding Photographer

Peckham Asylum Wedding Photographer

Peckham Asylum Wedding

As a regular Peckham Asylum wedding photographer, it is amazing to take photos is such a stunning venue, the Peckham Asylum chapel dates back to 1827 and oozes history.

The day started early at Farringdon where the bride and bridesmaids were having a good laugh whilst getting ready before I crossed the River Thames to Peckham to see the groom and groomsmen as they got ready and made final preparations at the Peckham Asylum. The venue was decorated in lovely flowers courtesy of one of the guests, it truly was a beautiful venue with so much characther that is perfect for a wedding.

The ceremony itself was lovely and the young bride and groom looked so in love as they celebrated with their friends and family, some coming from as far as Canada.

After the ceremony the newly married bride and groom spent a couple of hours with the guest in the ground of the Asylum, with the sun beating down on us and champagne free flowing, everyone was in full spirit and who could blame them, it a perfect day for a wedding. Afterwords the bride and groom and guests jumped on the traditional London red wedding bus to go back across the river to The Artisan in central London.

There was lot of speeches, probably the most there’s been at any wedding I have been to, where almost everyone on the top table giving a speech. There was some entertaining speeches thats even had a few props for the happy couple to cherish. After the speeches the meal followed before the evening guests joined the newly weds as the evening was filled with laughter and fun as everyone danced the night away.

Below is a small selection of photos from throughout the day, hope you enjoy them as much as I loved taking them.

Bride and groom laughing

August 27, 2016Orangery Wedding Photographer

Orangery Wedding Photographer

Orangery Wedding

As a regular Orangery wedding photographer, I love the way you can create such beautiful couple pictures amongst the gardens and lake.

The day started at the Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club where the bride and bridesmaids got ready, a great location to start the day. The venue itself was only a 3 miles away at the Orangery, a beautiful venue in Maidstone, Kent which boasts 9 acres of beautiful landscape gardens with a tranquil lake and tumbling waterfall, an ideal location for a wedding.

As the outdoor ceremony was about to get started the groom caught a glimpse of the bride walking down the aisle and started to get emotional. It was a beautiful ceremony, with the happiest bride I have ever seen she just didn’t stop smiling from start to finish. After the ceremony the guests had refreshments as we whisked the newly weds away for some photos. With such an amazing location there were so many great opportunities for photos.

The speeches then followed where the father of the bride did a hilarious speech and even had props. The evening guests arrived and following the cutting of the cake, the bride had her first dance with her new husband as well as a emotional dance with her dad. There were lots of smiling and laughter throughout the evening as well as a busy dance floor.

Below is a selection of photos from the day.