Jen & Duncan live in Australia so though they asked me to photograph their wedding back in January I didn’t get to meet them until a few days before the wedding. With the weather having taken a turn for the worse spent some time looking into the ‘rainy day’ options for photography but as it turned out is was one of the nicest days in a long time with glorious sunshine.
Jen was getting ready in a suite in the George Hotel on Edinburgh’s George street (a very central location) and I was able to photograph her bridal preparations and still pop along to Groom Duncan’s room to capture the guys getting into their kilts (a first for the Manchester crowd). There was plenty of time to photograph the getting ready before the ceremony as the couple were being married in the Kings Hall in the hotel meaning there was no time wasted moving between locations.
The civil wedding ceremony in the grand Kings Hall took place in front of over 100 guests with a piper on hand to provide music for their entrance and exit. The guests then moved into a reception room for Champagne and congratulations and after a half hour or so I went with the Bride and Groom by a short taxi run to the west end of George Street and Charlotte Square where the more traditional look and quieter streets made a great location for some bride and groom portrait photographs.
Arriving back at the George Hotel, there was time for some formal portraits and more Champagne as the Kings Hall was turned around for dinner. A half hour of speeches proceeded the wedding breakfast when I took a break to return during the evening reception and await the first dance which was followed by a particularly lively ceilidh that finished off the photography. I left the party in full swing where it looked like the dancing would go on for many hours yet. It was a great day and I hope everyone had as good a time as I did. Congratulations to Jen & Duncan.
Videographer on the day was Watch The Birdie.