A busy week began with me filming Gayle and David’s beautiful Dirleton Castle wedding.
I was in one of my favourite places in the world for weddings, 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 wedding photos..
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 lawn at the rear of the hotel.
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.