It was brilliant to be asked to photograph the wonderful Asten and Alex’s recent Ghillie Dhu wedding. This city centre wedding venue is intimate and atmospheric, perfect for a romantic wedding day.
My day started by heading to Salon Sixty One hair salon at Goldenacre. Asten and the girls were enjoying a glass of bubbly while their hair and makeup were done. The girls were relaxed and looking forward to the rest of the day.
After a wee while, I departed for beautiful Ghillie Dhu, located in Edinburgh city centre. Alex and the guys were on good form, relaxed and cracking jokes. I took a few photos both outdoors and at the bar area while we waited for the families and guests to arrive.
The bridesmaids all looked beautiful in their matching mauve dresses, assisted in their duties by the cutest wee flower girl.
Asten arrived in style in a Mercedes limousine. Asten was escorted by her dad and the girls into Ghillie Dhu’s beautiful Auditorium.
The civil wedding ceremony was good fun to photograph. Alex and Asten looked so happy as the celebrant congratulated the new Mr and Mrs.
I was delighted that the weather was ideal for shooting photos outdoors. A few traditional family group photos followed by a short walk across to Princes Street Gardens for a selection of newly-wed photos.
On such a sunny day it was inevitable that the gardens would be busy with tourists. Alex and Asten were constantly being congratulated by well-wishers as I created a range of natural and contemporary photos. Alex and Asten look so happy in the photos, they were brilliant to photograph and needed very little prompting or guidance from me.
The rest of this wonderful day was back at Ghillie Dhu. Always great to photograph the speeches, lots of emotions on display here, with laughter, tears and sincere thank-yous to capture.
The evening celebration began with Alex and Asten cutting their magnificent wedding cake. I should say the wedding ‘cakes’, as there was actually three different cakes! All painstakingly crafted by hand and looking almost too good to eat!
I ended my coverage of Alex and Asten’s Ghillie Dhu wedding day by photographing the first few dances in the Auditorium.
Alex and Asten were a pleasure to photograph and I’m so happy to be able to share a selection of my favourite Ghillie Dhu wedding photos here.