Nicki and Terry had travelled across from the USA for their wonderfully intimate St Cuthbert’s Church wedding. I previously filmed Joy and Nick’s ceremony at St Cuthbert’s Church so I knew how impressive this wonderful old building was. Often referred to as ‘the Kirk below the Castle’, there’s been a church on the site for over 1300 years.
I met Terry across the street at The Caledonian Hotel on Lothian Road. While we waited for beautiful bride Nicki and her Maid Of Honour Katie, Terry and his Best Man Derek allowed me to shoot a few photos of them on and around the Caledonian Hotel’s impressive staircase. Nicki looked radiant as she made her entrance at the top of the stairs. Terry had a big smile on his face as Nicki made her way down the stairs towards him. After a few formal portraits, we made our way outside.
Being the middle of December is was a cold afternoon, though Nicki and Terry were kind enough to brave the chill long enough for me to shoot a few slow-shutter photos with St Cuthbert’s Church and Edinburgh Castle in the background.
The interior of St Cuthbert’s Church is vast, though with the majority of the lights dimmed it felt intimate and perfect for Nicki and Terry’s ceremony, conducted by Rev David Denniston.
I loved photographing Nicki and Terry’s ceremony and capturing the range of emotions on display. It’s always wonderful to see a couple embrace after being announced as the new Mr and Mrs!
The rest of my time with Nicki and Terry covered the newly-wed shots in and around St Cuthbert's. Congratulations to Nicki and Terry – it was dark, it was cold, but you were a pleasure to photograph nonetheless and made my role very enjoyable!
A few of the suppliers who helped to make Nicki and Terry’s day so special:
Florist: Narcissus Flowers
Wedding Dress: Bridal Boutique in Lewisville, Texas
Wedding Cake: 3D Cakes
Dinner: The Witchery
I hope you enjoy a few of my favourite photos from Nicki and Terry’s St Cuthbert’s Church and Caledonian Hotel photo gallery!