We’ve previously photographed and filmed Royal College Of Physicians Edinburgh wedding days, so it was with a sense of excitement we prepared to photograph Gill and Iain’s wedding at this exclusive wedding venue.
Our day started with a short drive to Corstorphine to take preparation shots of bride Gill at her childhood family home. With hair and makeup preparations in full flow, everyone was relaxed and in high spirits for the special day. The house had a lovely warm homely feel, bursting full of love, pride and happiness for Gill and Iain’s big day. The grown-ups sipped on champagne as the makeup artist added the finishing touches and it was then time for the wedding party to get into their “frocks and kilts”.
Once we had captured those special detailed shots we made our way to the Royal College Of Physicians Edinburgh located in Edinburgh’s historic New Town on Queen Street. The Royal College Of Physicians Edinburgh is a stunning venue that “proudly holds one of the largest medical history collections in the world”, it has history, style, romance and stunning architecture in abundance and was the perfect venue choice for Gill and Iain’s wedding ceremony and reception.
As guests took to their seats in the impressive New Library, Iain with his best man by his side, waited patiently for his bride to arrive. As the cream VW camper van arrived at the venue the air was full of excitement. There was just enough time to capture some group shots of Gill with her parents, bridesmaid and flower girl at the entrance of the venue. Gill looked simply beautiful in a figure-flattering wedding gown with lace detail.
Gill walked down the aisle hand in hand with her father as a string trio played from the balcony of the New Library. A civil ceremony then followed as the happy couple exchanged wedding vows. Guests then moved to the Cullen Suite to enjoy a champagne reception with delicious canapes and congratulated the newlyweds.
The newlyweds then went with Jonathon for an intimate photo shoot over at the beautifully picturesque Queen’s Street gardens. During the newlywed photo shoot, I photographed the wedding reception, capturing candid photos of everyone enjoying themselves – one of the bonuses of hiring us to photograph your wedding means you get to see the parts of the day you would usually miss if you only had a single photographer!
The stunning Great Hall was the grand setting for the couple’s wedding breakfast. Tables named after some of the couple’s travel destinations were beautifully set with fresh flowers as guests laughed as they were treated to humorous speeches from Iain and his best man.
After the delicious wedding breakfast, the happy couple cut their fantastic Orient Express themed wedding cake and performed their first dance together as husband and wife.
Congratulations Gill and Iain on a beautiful wedding day and best wishes for the future!
We’re delighted to share with you a few of our favourite photos from Gill and Iain’s Royal College Of Physicians Edinburgh wedding.