Fantastic to be photographing Katie and Tom’s recent Dunglass Estate wedding. It’s always nice when I get the opportunity to venture out of Edinburgh. Dunglass Estate is a beautiful setting for a wedding and is located near the Berwickshire town of Cockburnspath, about 40 minutes to the east of Edinburgh.
Katie and Tom are fun to photograph and whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting on a couple of occasions. The last time we met was for our pre-wedding photography session in Katie’s hometown of North Berwick. I’m not sure how they managed it, but Katie and Tom somehow managed to ensure the weather was amazing during both of my photo shoots. Really quite weird, considering how awful the weather was either side of our meetings!
This was my first ever commission to shoot Dunglass Estate wedding photos. Set in acres of beautiful private grounds, Dunglass Collegiate Church is a beautiful semi-ruined building, the perfect romantic setting for a wedding.
Tom is an Englishman, but in spite of this became a token Scotsman for the day with all the guys wearing traditional highland kilt outfits and really looking the part. His beautiful bride Katie looked beautiful as she made her way down the stairs of the house before being escorted arm in arm with her proud dad across to the church.
The wedding ceremony was officiated by Tom’s uncle and was a really perfect tribute to such a nice couple. Dunglass Collegiate Church’s layout meant I was able to discretely move around and obtain lots of varied shots from different angles. On a sunny day like this, the lighting was pretty decent for such an old building, just perfect for shooting beautiful wedding photos.
I spent most of the rest of the afternoon capturing natural, candid photos of the guests enjoying themselves, followed by beautiful contemporary wedding photos of the newly-weds.
The rest of the celebrations took place in the nicest wedding marquee I’ve seen. Big enough to accommodate all 130 of today’s wedding party, with space for a decent sized dance floor and snazzy sofa seating and bar area, this wasn’t your run-of-the-mill marquee! I loved taking photos of the speeches, shooting lots of natural expressions of everyone enjoying themselves.
It was dark by the time the evening celebrations started, and there was time for me to shoot a few creative pictures of the newly-weds in and around the church, just using a single off-camera flash for dramatic lighting.
I ended my coverage of this marvellous wedding day by photographing the newly-weds cutting their wedding cake, followed by ceilidh dancing. I usually stay until the end of the first three dances, however, the atmosphere was brilliant and I was getting some really good photos, so I ended up staying until the end of the fifth or sixth dance!
An amazing Dunglass Estate wedding day – it’s such a beautiful venue. Congratulations to Katie and Tom!
Some of my favourite images from this Dunglass Estate wedding day are shared below.