After touring the world for more than two years, Maria & John came from Stockholm to the beautifully restored Forter Castle to celebrate their wedding with their immediate families. Just as well it was an intimate wedding – the tiny chapel is without doubt, the smallest wedding venue I’ve ever been in! … Continue Reading
I always enjoy a story where love triumphs over adversity, and Caroline & Bruce’s story is a cracker! Childhood sweethearts at a highland boarding school, they were apart for 26 years before they met – and fell in love all over again. They had an intimate ceremony for close family only in a marquee in … Continue Reading
I recently met a couple for their wedding rehearsal two nights before the big day and while we were talking about all the necessary arrangements I asked if they’d collected the marriage schedule from the Registrar’s office yet. They gave me a rather blank look and said “did we have to give some papers to … Continue Reading
It was funny, moving and poetic and you can’t ask for more than that.
Kathryn and Ewan’s wasn’t the first wedding I’ve conducted at Kirknewton House Stables, but it was the first time I’d had the opportunity to have the ceremony in their beautiful garden. What you can’t see in this picture is all the free range chooks running around in their enclosure over to the right of … Continue Reading
Nicola and Jim came all the way from Yorkshire to find a suitable location for their fairytale wedding. After a lot of searching, they finally settled on the spectacular Dundas Castle just outside Edinburgh. They were lucky to get Roddy the Piper, who’s not just an outstanding player but even … Continue Reading
I was delighted to receive these shots from a wedding I conducted at Edinburgh’s answer to The Sistine Chapel, the beautiful Mansfield Traquair in September 2007. It’s a stunning building that used to be a great music and alternative arts venue called ‘Cafe Graffiti’ where Stephie and Jo spent many happy evenings. This is a … Continue Reading
More and more couples are doing it backwards – having a family first and then getting married and in some ways I find these ceremonies the most moving of all! This photo of Neil and Colette’s family formed the backdrop to their wedding, and all the kids played their part. Michael was the best man, … Continue Reading
The George Hotel used to be the favourite late night watering hole for the TV Festival when I used to go there but its now had a major make-over and it’s looking fantastic. I really like this Portuguese Man ‘o’ War chandelier. Here’s James and his best man, Andy, looking very composed and elegant. I … Continue Reading
Most couples wait til after their ceremony to get their photographs done, but not Jen and Bryan! I came across them out on the lawn in front of Dundas Castle looking windswept and interesting, as Billy Connolly used to say.