I am thrilled to share a highlight of my wedding year when I was Garry and Lynsey’s Mansfield Traquair wedding photographer.
Mansfield Traquair wedding venue is one of Edinburgh’s finest.
In Edinburgh city centre on the edge of the New Town, Mansfield Traquair is often called ‘Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel’.
I’ve had the pleasure of covering many weddings at this stunning building, and every time I come here, I still want to stand and take in the splendour of the interior.
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Here’s a selection of Mansfield Traquair wedding photos telling the story of Garry and Lynsey’s wonderful day.
Pre-wedding photoshoot at the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood
I’ve met Garry and Lynsey on several occasions, most recently at our pre-wedding photoshoot at Holyrood.
They’re a lovely couple, fun to be around, relaxed and affectionate towards each other, even when a photographer points a lens at them for a couple of hours.
I knew their wedding day would be brilliant fun to photograph!
Add to this all the beautiful personal touches and meticulous attention to detail that went into creating this wedding, and you know it will be a brilliant wedding day.
The boys and girls were getting ready at the beautiful Nira Caledonia Hotel in Edinburgh’s New Town.
Everyone was very relaxed and looking forward to the occasion.
I always enjoy photographing the preparations, and it’s great to capture the little details that make each wedding unique.
I especially loved Garry and Lynsey’s bespoke wedding rings, finished beautifully with personal inscriptions on the inside.
Humanist Wedding Ceremony
Back at Mansfield Traquair, the guests were starting to arrive.
It was a shame about the rain, but Mansfield Traquair wedding venue is such a beautiful place to spend the day indoors.
Spacious and beautifully lit, there’s a wow factor when you first enter the building.
The layout and space mean being a Mansfield Traquair wedding photographer is a joy in which to capture all those unique moments.
I love a Humanist wedding ceremony.
Every Humanist ceremony is always unique, and the vows are great as they tell each couple’s story.
How the couple met when they fell in love and their journey to their wedding day.
The lovely Melanie Leckie hosted the ceremony.
The Page Boy and Flower Girl’s reading was one stand-out memory of the ceremony.
They did a great job and had the guests in stitches with their ‘double act’.
Post ceremony photos
Unfortunately, it was still raining after the ceremony, so the formal group photos were restricted to indoors.
A bit of rain was all right. Mansfield Traquair has abundant space, and I used my portable studio flash to enable a selection of group portraits to be taken.
Garry and Lynsey were happy to brave the rain, so we drove in their beautiful Mark 2 Jaguar car to Calton Hill to photograph the newlyweds on their own.
I’ve done quite a few photoshoots at Calton Hill.
As you would expect, on a typical Saturday, the place would be packed with tourists, but the rain made all but the hardiest of visitors go elsewhere.
We practically had Calton Hill to ourselves!
Twenty minutes later, we had a beautiful collection of photos, and I think the weather enhanced the pictures.
The rest of my day as Mansfield Traquair wedding photographer was hosted indoors at the venue.
I loved the speeches – heartfelt, emotional, amusing and entertaining, always a highlight of the day for me, capturing a wide range of emotions.
I love the photos of Lynsey looking lovingly at Garry during his speech.
The look on her face tells you more than any words ever could.
My day ended with cutting the most incredible wedding cake, created by 3D Cakes, followed by the first few dances with entertainment provided by a brilliant band called Killer City Sound.
What a wonderful and memorable day! I know their wedding album is going to look fantastic.
A few of the other wedding suppliers who helped to make Garry and Lynsey’s Mansfield Traquair wedding so unique: