I recently had the pleasure of photographing Karen and Stefan’s George Heriot’s school wedding. Founded in 1628, George Heriot’s is one of Scotland’s oldest and most prestigious schools. Former pupils are allowed to get married in the school Chapel. Karen and Stefan asked me to photograph their wedding day, and as Karen is a former Heriot’s pupil, was allowed to get married in this beautiful and historic location.
The weather Gods were kind to us. Sunny, dry and no wind, it was perfect weather for a George Heriot’s school wedding in winter. Stefan and his groomsmen all looked very smart in their kilt outfits. Stefan was nice and relaxed and looking forward to marrying his beautiful bride. Karen looked stunning as she arrived in a classic Volkswagen Campervan. Karen looked very elegant as she was escorted across The Quadrant to the Chapel.
After the lovely wedding ceremony, everyone made their way outside to congratulate the newly-weds. This is one of the best opportunities of the day for taking candid photos of everyone having a great time, hugging and kissing the newly-weds. After the customary group wedding photos Karen, Stefan and I had a few minutes to shoot some beautiful photos in the grounds of the school.
Edinburgh Castle is only a few hundred feet away. With unrestricted views of this magnificent backdrop, I just had to grab a few photos of the newly-weds with The Castle in the background.
After our photo shoot was finished we headed across the city centre to Howies Restaurant at Waterloo Place. This beautiful building was our wedding reception venue for the evening. I loved the lighting here, very intimate candlelight created a gorgeous atmosphere.
The rest of my evening was spent capturing candid photos of events as they unfolded. I shot some beautiful natural photos of the speeches, cake cutting and the first few dances.
This was a wonderful start to the year and a pleasure to work for such a lovely couple. Congratulations to Karen and Stefan!
I’d like to share with you a few of my favourite photos of Karen and Stefan’s George Heriot’s school wedding day. Enjoy!