Simon & Sophie | Lothian Chambers Edinburgh Wedding

I first met Sophie when I took some photos of her Swing Band earlier in the year. It got me really excited for their wedding in the heart of Edinburgh as I knew that they would want to make the most of the lively Royal Mile and the square outside Lothian Chambers where street performers often gather... I also knew that Simon had an idea for a performance of their own. 

Their closest friends and family gathered in The City of Edinburgh suite at Lothian chambers for a short but personality filled ceremony. As we walked out, down the stairs, we were greeted at the door by a Chinese Lion dance. Today Simon was wearing a kilt but normally he would have been part of the troupe; dancing, doing tricks and generally causing mischief around the audience. I have seen a lot of confetti styles but a spray of cabbage leaves is certainly a first. 

While their guests made their way to dinner we snuck away down the Royal Mile to Dunbar Close Gardens which is often called Edinburgh's Secret Garden and the perfect place for some peace despite being just off Edinburgh's busiest street. Here Simon and Sophie got to relax and enjoy some quiet in the realisation that they were now married!

Sam & Georgia | Irish countryside Wedding

Last summer I travelled over to Donegal in Ireland to capture Sam and Georgia's home grown, back garden wedding. When you have a garden (and house) like this it definitely makes sense to celebrate at home! 

I arrived to Georgia's sisters on the roof hanging laurel leaves from the windows and finishing off the botanical displays around the window sills and in the back barn where they were to eat later. They had been preparing the flowers for months in the garden so the girls spent the morning picking flowers for their hair and adding to bouquets. Georgia's dress was vintage and her veil was a piece of lace she found in her attic. She had a penny that she put in her shoe for good luck.

Sam and Georgia were married at the Catholic church down the road where other family members had previously got married so it was full of special moments and nostalgia. A surprise 'carriage' awaited them outside and drove them slowly all the way back to the house.

The weather was perfect for an afternoon of oysters and champagne looking out over the water and set the tone for some heartfelt outdoor speeches, bagpipe recitals and personal songs. Dinner was served in a barn at the back of the house which was laden with candles and hand picked flowers, hoops of greenery and of course, Guinness on tap. The reeling went on long into the early hours of the morning and will be one of those weddings that I remember for years to come. Sam and Georgia, thank you for inviting me to capture your day, it couldn't have been more perfect.