When Kate and Dane asked us to photograph their Apex Waterloo Place Hotel wedding, we were absolutely thrilled. I know what you’re thinking…we probably always say we’re *always* thrilled when clients choose to book us as photographers and videographers (actually, genuinely we are thrilled!). We love what we do and we love meeting all our amazing couples, but this wedding was even more special as this “job” was for family.
So, Kate and Dane’s Apex Hotel wedding Edinburgh was always going to be a highlight of the year for us and we couldn’t wait to be a part of it!
The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh had everything Kate and Dane were looking for in a wedding venue. Situated just past the East End of Princes Street, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers style, comfort and the most convenient of settings. Right in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre close to the hustle and bustle with the added bonus of being next to Calton Hill, which boasts stunning panoramic views of the city.
Jonathon and I arrived at the hotel full of excitement for the day ahead. Dane, already looking smart dressed in his kilt was there to greet us. Dane seemed pretty chilled, nerves seemed to be at bay.
Jonathon captured those perfect shots of Dane, his best man Tom, brother Shaun and brother-in-law-to-be Neil. Ollie, Dane’s nephew stole the show dressed in his adorable little kilt.
As wedding guests started to arrive, this special wedding day was underway. Guests enjoyed a drink in the stylish bar of the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel before making their way to the Forth Room where Kate and Dane were to be married.
Kate looked so so beautiful. Her smile so radiant, she simply glowed with beauty and such happiness – a true natural beauty, Kate looked effortlessly stunning in her beautiful dress. Jonathon created a few photos of Kate with her mum Alina and sister Emma, sister-in-law-to-be Naomi and beautiful Flower Girl Poppy before Kate made her way to the Forth Room.
Kate giggled through the ceremony which was very funny and slightly infectious and made for some great shots! It was great to work alongside Humanist Celebrant Ken McMillan for the second time in a week, his officiating skills are second to none!
Kate looked at Dane and Dane looked at Kate, they couldn’t take their eyes off each other as they exchanged their wedding vows and tied the knot.
Now officially husband and wife, Kate and Dane shared a romantic kiss as guests warmly cheered and applauded in celebration.
Celebratory drinks in the Calton Room followed. The mobile casino was good fun for the wedding guests as Jonathon whisked Kate and Dane away for some newlywed photos on Calton Hill. We love this part of our job when couples are happy to go that extra mile to ensure we capture those stunning images they will cherish forever. Calton Hill was the perfect place for newlywed photos of Kate and Dane, using the city’s skyline as the backdrop.
Back at the Waterloo Suite of the hotel, everyone clapped and cheered as Kate and Dane were welcomed to the top table. Hilarious speeches followed and had everyone in giggles of laughter…especially the bit about when Motley Crue fan Dane bought his Mum a Motley Crue album for her birthday present!
Everyone enjoyed a delicious wedding breakfast. It was wonderful sitting to be amongst all the fun at a wedding and it was truly lovely to catch up with family, to hear everyone’s news and to celebrate the happy couple on such a joyous day.
All good things come to an end and for us, the day ended with Kate and Dane cutting their wedding cake, followed by photographing the first few dances.
Congratulations again to Kate and Dane, you were a joy to work with!
Claire and Jonathon xx
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Wedding Photos
Some of our favourite photos telling the story of Kate and Dane’s Apex Waterloo Place Hotel wedding day.