A busy week began with me filming Gayle and David’s beautiful Dirleton Castle wedding.
I was in one of my favourite parts of the world, East Lothian, to film the wedding. After they were married at Dirleton Castle, the newly-weds’ reception was held at the nearby Macdonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick.
Dirleton Castle is mostly an ancient ruin, with the ceremony being held in a barrel vault. This is usually quite a dark and eerie place. It becomes a beautiful and romantic setting once lit with candles and filled with guests. It also offers a fantastic elevated viewing area at the front of the vault. Perfect for discreetly filming the wedding.
After the ceremony, everyone went outside for a celebratory glass of champagne and a few formal photographs. The weather had been fine up until now, though it did start to lightly rain. Fortunately not enough to spoil the fun.
The celebrations continued a short while later at the nearby Macdonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick. The rain had eased off, so the newly-weds, photographer and myself headed off across North Berwick golf course to take a few wedding photos on the beach. Well worth the effort, with Bass Rock jutting out of the Firth of Forth and the overcast sky making for a wonderful few shots.
A few congratulatory messages were offered to the newly-weds by various golfers we met on the way back to The Marine Hotel, where the rest of the photo shoot and reception took place on the massive front lawn.
I filmed the newly-weds being piped into the Bass Suite to rapturous applause. Afterwards, it was time for a short break before returning to film the cutting of the wedding cake and the first few dances.
Congratulations to Gayle and David! Here’s a small selection of wedding photos taken straight from the video recording.