Another busy weekend, the first of which was Siobhan and Lee’s brilliant The Hub wedding in Edinburgh. The Hub is located on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile. And what a scorcher of a day! I reckon probably the hottest of the year so far!
I photographed the entire day, from Siobhan’s preparations in the morning until the dancing in the evening. After spending an hour with Siobhan and the girls, it was time to head into the city centre and meet Lee and his guys at The Castle Arms pub. Lee was fairly relaxed and had a beer and a dram to steady his nerves. We headed over to The Hub about 30 minutes before the ceremony. The place was heaving with tourists! Nothing like having a piper and a load of guys in kilts to draw them in!
The Bridesmaids arrived in a white stretched limo, while Siobhan arrived in a beautiful white Rolls Royce. Siobhan looked stunning in her white wedding dress as she headed inside for the Humanist wedding ceremony. The ceremony took place upstairs in The Gallery.
After The Hub wedding ceremony the newly-weds and I headed off in the Rolls Royce to take advantage of the city centre location, and amazing weather, to shoot a few beautiful wedding photos. First stop was Johnston Terrace, with Castle Rock as a dramatic backdrop. Then into Princes Street Gardens, with Ross Fountain and Edinburgh Castle making the perfect backdrop for a lovely photo. A few more shots in the Gardens then it was time to head back to The Hub for the champagne reception and traditional group photo shoot.
Siobhan and Lee were cheered into fantastic the Main Hall, with Siobhan’s Dad, Lee and the Best Man going straight into the speeches. Funny and at times emotional, the speeches were entertaining and good fun to photograph.
As the Main Hall was prepared for the evening celebrations, Siobhan, Lee and myself headed up to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade to shoot a few more photos. We couldn’t have timed it better, with a pipe band practice run about to commence for the forthcoming Military Tattoo. A great backdrop to more beautiful wedding photos.
A short walk down the Royal Mile was the perfect setting for creating even more gorgeous photos. Siobhan and Lee were the perfect newly-wed couple and their love for each other was clear. They made my role very easy, happy to take my advice on locations to shoot photos.
After cutting the wedding cake, the evening celebrations started with the first dance. The perfect end to the perfect wedding day. It was great to see and hear an amazing band called Northern Star. They were excellent and I highly recommended them to anyone looking for a great wedding band.
Here’s a selection of photos from Siobhan and Lee’s The Hub wedding day.