Sarah & John's wedding at Edinburgh's Dalmahoy

05th October 2017
The small chapel at the entrance to The Dalmahoy is a gorgeous venue for a wedding ceremony. From a photographer's point of view it adds another layer of logistics to handle, and today Sarah was getting ready in one of the hotel's suites... so I had to make sure I left her early enough to work my way through the bedroom maze, out to the car park, along the road and into the Church.
In all essence it's really just the same as doing a church wedding after bridal prep at home...but your mind can think it's just a walk across to the ceremony.
Anyway, that's just me thinking out loud... the girls were their usual calm selves right up to 1pm when I should have been along at the church, but we waited for dad to get into the room for a wee while longer as the nerves and excitement were on the up...
I had to get along to church though, so had to miss dad seeing Sarah in her dress.

Along at the church, it was easy to see John was more nervous than Sarah as he mentally prepared to be married to his lovely fiancé.
As I mentioned, it's a gorgeous wee chapel, but photographers are always told to stay at the back for photos, which is a real shame. But I always do as requested by Revs & Celebrants.

Sarah arrived at the door of the church a wee bit teary, but dad was steadying her fine.. and was soon walking her down the aisle.

It was a beautiful ceremony - with lots of singing - before we all piled outside and shuttled our way back along to the hotel for family photos and some bride & groomies, then the official line up as the top table were officially marched into the wedding breakfast by Master of Ceremonies Hugh.

Sarah & John's wedding at Edinburgh's Dalmahoy - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Groom's (short) speech :)

It makes a BIG difference having a MoC. They make sure everything runs to schedule, tell you when to stand and sit ... and who should stand & sit... and lead everyone from one thing to the next.
An example of their worth was a wedding quite soon after where the venue didn't have any staff member allocated to do this , and after everyone sat down, it was just silence and the top table wondering when they should start the speeches.

Pretty soon the evening guests were here and the party was in full swing... with top Dunbar DJ David Currie starting the proceedings off, and then sharing the evening with a bagpipe led ceilidh band. Cool.

Anyhoos... take a look at the slideshow of highlights below, and underneath that there's a link to take you to view all (near 400) photos where you can order prints direct.

Full Gallery...

Big thanx to Sarah & John for having me at their big day.


(please feel free to leave a nice wee comment about this wedding below)

Shot on Fujifilm cameras.

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