Claire and Kenny’s Juniper Green Parish Church and Edinburgh George Hotel wedding took place on a beautiful sunny March Saturday, tempered with bitterly cold snow showers on and off throughout the day. Jonathon and I started our day by taking candid shots of guests arriving at picturesque Juniper Green Parish Church. Kenny, his Best Man and Ushers looked very smart in their kilts as they warmly greeted family and friends into the church to take their seats.
Next to arrive at Juniper Green Parish Church was Claire’s Mum and her six bridesmaids. The girls all looked fantastic. The bridesmaids wore matching pink flowing dresses with love heart necklines and carried simple elegant bouquets filled with white roses. An ideal opportunity to get some fabulous group shots of the bridesmaids and pretty flower girl outside the front of the church. Candid photos were taken of the wedding party in the church lobby as the girls waited for bride Claire to arrive.
As the Beauford classic silver wedding car pulled up outside Juniper Green Parish Church the air was full of excitement. Passers-by tried to catch a glimpse of the beautiful bride. Claire looked effortlessly breathtakingly beautiful in her figure-hugging white gown with lace and crystal detailing. Arm in arm with her Dad, Claire made her way up the steps to the entrance of the church.
Claire and Kenny tied the knot with a traditional Church of Scotland wedding ceremony. A few photographs were taken of the newlyweds at the church alter before departing for their Edinburgh George Hotel wedding reception.
Claire and Kenny had newlywed photographs taken in the stunning private grounds of Queen Street Gardens, whilst their wedding guests enjoyed a champagne drinks reception at the hotel.
Kenny, being a true gent, gave his suit jacket to his new wife Claire as they strolled hand in hand through the beautifully manicured gardens. Romantic shots of the couple captured this special time the couple shared being alone on their wedding day.
Back at the hotel, guests made their way to the grand King’s Hall which had been beautifully decorated and set for the wedding breakfast and reception. Pink silk bows on the back of chairs, silver candelabras on each table, flutes filled to the brim with rose champagne, a dram for the piper and activity packs for Claire and Kenny’s younger guests added those special finishing touches that made their day unique.
Hilarious speeches, cake cutting and ceilidh dancing then followed. There were more newlywed photos to come as Jonathon whisked Claire and Kenny away from their guests for one last photo opportunity on the rooftop terrace of The Forthview Suite. The rooftop terrace boasts “panoramic views of the city and the Firth of Forth” was the perfect setting to capture Claire and Kenny but with a twist.
An almost magical, fairytale sprinkling of snowflakes fell over Claire and Kenny making this the perfect photo ending to a perfect day.
Congratulations Claire and Kenny!
Edinburgh George Hotel Wedding Photos
A few of the wedding suppliers who helped to make Claire and Kenny’s wedding day so special:
• Wedding Consultant: Edinburgh George Hotel: Oskar Gilchrist-Grodnicki
• Florist: Flowers by McDowell
• Minister: James Jewar
• Hairdresser: Juniper Green Salon
• Make-up Artist: Susan Rogers
• Wedding Dress Designer: Ella Rosa by Kenneth Winston
• Church Piper: Christopher Grieve
• Dress supplier: Sophia Grace Couture
• Cars: Edinburgh Classic Wedding Cars
• Cake: Liggy’s Cake Company
• Groom’s outfit: The Kilt Hire Co
• Favours: Madly Happy (Etsy)
• Catering: Edinburgh George Hotel
• Evening Entertainment: Buena Vista Entertainments
• Candy Cart and Chair Covers: Pretty White