I recently photographed Siobhan and Lee’s The Hub wedding day. This lovely couple were married at The Hub in Edinburgh on the Royal Mile. And what a day! Perfect weather, I reckon probably one of the hottest days of the year!
I photographed the entire wedding day, from Siobhan’s preparations in the morning until the dancing in the evening. After spending an hour with Siobhan, 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, and 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 beautiful in her white wedding dress as she headed inside for the Humanist wedding ceremony, which took place upstairs in The Gallery.
After the 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 continue with the champagne reception and traditional group photos.
Siobhan and Lee were cheered into the Main Hall, with Siobhan’s Dad, Lee and the Best Man going straight into the speeches. Funny, emotional and full of happiness, 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 couple to photograph and their love for each other was clear. They made my role very easy and were game for a bit of running around to make sure we grabbed a good number of beautiful photos.
After cutting the wedding cake, the evening celebrations started with the first dance. A perfect end to the perfect wedding day. It was great to see and hear an amazing band called Northern Star, they were really good and highly recommended to anyone looking for a top band.
Here’s a preview of a few of Siobhan and Lee’s wonderful The Hub wedding. Enjoy!