Fenton Tower wedding photographer

Being a Fenton Tower wedding photographer is always a wonderful experience for me. Situated just outside North Berwick, but within easy reach of Edinburgh for guests travelling from afar, it’s main modern claim to fame is that it was used as the location for Archie’s Castle in the BBC TV series Balamory, and has just won the 2017 Lux wedding awards as the Best East Lothian Wedding Venue.

With it’s huge hall, romantic bedrooms, a dining room with vaulted ceilings, and extensive grounds, it’s the perfect place for a small intimate wedding such as Shelley and Greg’s nuptials.

I’m assuming that when the castle was built in the 14th century and they decided on it’s strategic site atop a hill, they weren’t thinking about the wind, weddings and wedding photography! It can be the breeziest venue I shoot at, although, to be honest, there are so many good locations to use in the grounds that I can normally find a sheltered spot! And here’s a tip: always get your subjects to face into the wind so that their hair, veil and dress blow away from them!

Shelley and Greg’s marriage was on such a windy day. I almost got strangled by my own tie as I stepped out of my car…. But it was also a day full of surprises, not least for the Bride! Shelley was kept totally in the dark about the weekend, as the whole wedding was organised by Greg and Shelley’s Mum!

The Bride and Groom’s two young daughters nearly stole the limelight. Their excitement and smiles were only matched by their parents – in fact it was smiles all round for the whole wedding party.

After their ceremony I whisked the newly weds outside for some quick photos with the Tower in the background, and then it was back inside for some more formal photos in the warmth of the Great Hall.

I left them after the speeches, and about to eat from an amazing menu prepared by Katriona  and Lyndsay from Feast who always seem to be slaving away in the kitchen while I’m working as a Fenton Tower wedding photographer.


Fenton Tower wedding photography - the groom and his daughter

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and her daughter

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Groom and his Best Man

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Groom's buttonhole

Fenton Tower wedding photography - Bride's mother helps to fasten the wedding dress

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride ready to get married

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the bride hugging her daughters before the wedding ceremony.

Fenton Tower wedding photography - two excited flower girls enter the main hall

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and her father enter the Great Hall

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the ceremony in the Great Hall

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom laugh during the Humanist ceremony

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom's daughter hands over the wedding rings

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom toast each other after getting married

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom pose on the circular tower staircase

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom pose in front of the castle on a windy day

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom pose in front of the castle on a windy day

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom pose in front of the castle

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom walk through the grounds of the castle

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom walk through the grounds of the castle

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom pose with their daughters

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the flower girls are rewarded with candy.

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom pose in the Great Hall

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom pose in the Great Hall with their daughters

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride poses with her mother and daughter

Fenton Tower wedding photography - guests enjoying themselves

Fenton Tower wedding photography - the Bride and Groom laugh during the speeches.

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