It was great to be Emily and Stephen’s Edinburgh Castle wedding photographer.
This lovely couple had flown in from sunny Texas for their Scottish elopement.
St. Margaret’s Chapel within Edinburgh Castle only holds a maximum of 22 people, so the chapel is only really suitable for smaller weddings.
St. Margaret’s Chapel is also the oldest building in Edinburgh, though it’s been beautifully restored in the past and kept in lovely condition.
Emily and Stephen were having a small and intimate elopement wedding, with their parents as witnesses.
Stephen’s dad, a Pastor, officiated at his son’s wedding.
Edinburgh Castle wedding photographer images
In the meantime, I’d like to share a few of my favourite wedding photos of Emily and Stephen’s wedding day with you.
You might also enjoy seeing Ashleigh and Matt’s Edinburgh Castle wedding photos here.
My day began with coverage of the preparations at the Apex International Hotel in the Grassmarket.
A bit of a problem with the UK power voltage meant Emily and her mum had to make a last-minute dash to Cheynes Hairdressing, but even this wasn’t enough to cause any panic or spoil the build-up to the ceremony!
Parking at or near Edinburgh Castle can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare.
Fortunately, the staff at Edinburgh Castle were very helpful and allowed me to drive up to the Castle.
As expected at this time of year, the place was busy with tourists.
This means the bride and groom usually feel a bit like paparazzi are photographing them, with everyone eagerly waiting for a photo of the couple!
Stephen and Emily arrived in beautiful classic cars – Stephen in an old silver Bentley, Emily in an old white Jaguar.
The tourists gathered around as Emily was piped into St. Margaret’s Chapel.
The atmosphere was serene and intimate once inside, and the door was closed.
Both the mother of the bride and the groom’s mother did readings and managed (just!) to keep the tears at bay.
After the ceremony, we went outside to shoot a few family photos.
The weather was still favourable, so we drove to Arthur’s Seat to shoot a few newlywed photos, followed by a few photos on Calton Hill.
We were about halfway through our Arthur’s Seat photo shoot when the skies darkened, and the heavens opened.
And so ended our outdoor photo session!
We headed back to the Apex International Hotel.
Back indoors, I shot a selection of portrait photos of the couple.
Although the rain put a dampener on the end of the photoshoot, to be fair, we did get a selection of photos in locations that many couples could only dream about!
My day ended later that evening when I spent an hour with Emily and Stephen on the Royal Mile and inside one of Edinburgh’s most famous restaurants, The Witchery.
Congratulations to Emily and Stephen, who continued their holiday by touring Europe.
Details of the wedding suppliers who helped make Emily and Stephen’s Edinburgh Castle wedding so special and unique:
Florist: Stems Limited
Hairdresser: Cheynes Hairdressing
Piper: John Rae, The Pickled Piper
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Bridal Attire: David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Marmi Shoes
Cars: Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars