Scottish weather can be so fickle! The morning of Ashley and Andrew’s wedding was spent in a friend’s garden, right next door to Dirleton’s Open Arms hotel where Andrew was getting ready. It was so warm, that they proceeded with their plans for an outdoor ceremony at Dirleton Castle.
Three hours later there was a gale blowing – and the Open Arms hosted the reception….
Luckily, the weather inproved, and by early evening we were able to spend some time on Yellowcraig beach taking portraits of the happy couple before moving to the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club for an evening of dancing and celebrating. There are more photos on the order photos page.
PS: The third photo down is a ‘scramble,’ or a ‘scattering’ an old Scottish tradition where the Bride’s father ‘distributes’ (throws) coins for the local children. And the fifth photo down is a homage to David Hockney who pioneered this type of photo collage in the 1980′s. (And to my colleague Marc Aspland of The Times newspaper who did the same thing during Mrs Thatcher’s funeral.)
This was such a lovely comment I felt I had to post it here. Gareth and Fumino have been looking at the proof of the album I have put together for them, and they wanted a couple of changes:
“Page 26: I guess you chose 139 instead of 138 because you are visible in the mirror, but if it’s OK with you we’d like 138. You were also a great part of our day and it would be nice to see some photo of you in there!”
All the weather apps on my phone agreed on one thing. “Feels like -7c” they reported for the day of Lynsey and Sergio’s wedding in Edinburgh.
They both wanted photogrtaphs around Edinburgh though, so after the ceremony at Canongate church, we braved the cold and wind and did a very quick shoot inbetween jumping in and out of a very warm car!
The Balmoral Hotel‘s heating matched it’s magnificence, thankfully, and the rest of the day was spent in the oppulance of its grand reception rooms, drinking, eating, dancing, and listening to one of the best Best Man’s speeches I’ve heard.
There are more photos on the order photos page.
If Tamsin and Nick’s wedding was cold and wet, two days later, Gareth and Fumino’s wedding at Wedderburn Castle was cold and snowy. And not only did they brave the cold and white stuff to pose in front of the castle – they did it TWICE, so that Fumino could show off both her traditional kimono, but also her white wedding dress.
There was a real mixture of cultures for the day. Gareth is originally from Liverpool, but his family now live in Dundee. He and Fimono live in Tokyo and half their guests flew round the world to be there with them. Saki was served after the ceremony, Fumino, her mother and bridesmaids wore kimonos, and Gareth and his brother wore kilts.
And although jet lag took it’s toll, I was amazed that a party of 15 could have such fabulous fun learning to ceileidh (with Gareth’s brother’s help!)
There’s more photographs available on the order photos page.
I suppose, if you’re going to get married in March, you should expect bad weather. Except, a year ago, spring had truely sprung and there was a real warmth in the air – we all know what this year’s ‘spring’ has been like! So it was a day of brollies – but also of meeting fantastic guests, sharing in the ceremony in St Giles Cathedral, and then travelling on to the equally marvellous Winton House for their reception.
The sun did peek out, briefly, enabling a few extra photos, but I wouldn’t have been too upset if it hadn’t, as everything else about Tamsin and Nick’s day was so wondeful!
There’re more photos to see on the order photos page.