Nicola and Kevin
Initially the wedding should have taken place early May 2020. Outfits were purchased, shoes were personalised and it was all go, go go! With the situation back then, the date had to be rescheduled but luckily didn't have to wait until the following year. The wedding was booked in August 2020 and what a smasher of a day it was!
The venue was the stunning Prestonfield House Hotel, set at the foot of Arthur's Seat (an extinct volcano!) with perfect lawns, pathways and a golf course next door.
Plus, there were p e a c o c k s 🦚 about the grounds!
Of course, social distancing was being adhered to and it felt like a very safe place to be around others. Even the resident Highland Cows were helping to remind us to keep our distances...
The Bride is talented in all things crafty and arty, so was no surprise she had hand-made her invitations, personalised her shoes and even made her own bouquet to name a few things! You should follow her on https://www.instagram.com/madexnix/ with links to her etsy shop!
The tea garden
The setting for the ceremony was beautiful - the Tea Garden overlooked on one side by the historic hotel and Arthur's Seat on the other. Gravel paths lined by triangular pyramid shaped trees in their frames and the stunning Stables at the foot of the path gave us a perfect setting for the afternoon.
The Bride got ready in the most glamorous powder room I think I've been in, overlooking the Tea Garden through a bright fuscia pink window. There were gold and pewter, vintage mirrors everywhere.
We decided it would be a nice touch to do a first look between the Bride and her Father. It was a lovely moment between then!
The ceremony itself was a very romantic and humourous event. Lots of laughter and smiles of course! Everything went without a hitch and was conducted by the charming Graham Duff of The Humanist Society Scotland https://www.humanism.scot/
After the ceremony it was time to relax and celebrate...in style...bubbly and canapés in the gardens. Lots of catching up was done, photos taken and the younger guests were entertained by lots of bubbles!
Group formals were taken first followed by a surprise gender reveal for the couple's unsuspecting guests! I think this is one of my favourite shots of the day and was so fun to be involved in!
So happy together.....
After a few hours shooting it was time for me to head and let the new Mr & Mrs enjoy the rest of their day. The couple and their families headed back to their home to continue their celebrations in a garden party!
The wedding should have taken place in May, it didn't. All weather reports a few days beforehand said it would rain, it didn't. What did happen, was a perfect country house romantic wedding with an stunning volcano watching over...
Congratulations guys, enjoy married life and family life when your little Miss arrives in December!
Gear using during this shoot:
Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-AF-S-NIKKOR-24-70mm-2-8G/dp/B000VDCT3C
Edited with Mastin Labs Gold 200 and Fuji 400H Blue https://mastinlabs.com/
Sarah Newman is a Scottish Photographer living by the coast, just outside Edinburgh with her husband and 2 children. She has a BA in Professional Photography from Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University and has won some industry awards for her work whilst at university. She has also exhibited her work in Edinburgh and London in recent years.