What a thrill being Mansfield Traquair wedding photographers for Gemma and Darren’s featured-packed wedding at this fabulous wedding venue in Edinburgh city centre.
Our morning started at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel for bridal preparations with our beautiful bride Gemma. Gemma was joined by her two bridesmaids and her lovely Mum.
Claire took candid, relaxed photos of the girls getting glammed up for the special day. The girls drank fizz and listened to music, the atmosphere was nice and relaxed as the girls got hair styled and make-up applied. Jonathon captured photos of Gemma’s stunning wedding dress, wedding shoes, bridal flowers and jewellery.
Gemma was so excited that morning, it was lovely to see. This was not only Gemma and Darren’s wedding day, but it was their daughter’s special day too! Adorable two-year-old Bethany was having her official naming ceremony immediately after Mummy and Daddy say ‘I do’.
It was great to be back as wedding photographers at Mansfield Traquair again. A genuinely stunning exclusive-use venue that packs a serious wow-factor punch!
Standing at the altar, Darren looked smart in his full kilt outfit with fly plaid by Slanj Kilts. The anticipation and nerves building, just a touch, as he eagerly waited for the arrival of his beautiful bride.
Oh, Gemma. What can we say about our beautiful bride? She took everybody’s breath away. Tall and timelessly elegant, Gemma wore a wedding dress dreams are made of. Designed by Justin Alexander, the long-sleeved, slim-fitting crepe dress featured a stunning beaded illusion back.
Our bride and groom chose a humanist wedding ceremony where they exchanged wedding rings and made their public declaration of the love they share. They literally ‘tied the knot’, a Celtic tradition binding their love and union together in the presence of their friends and family. Then little Bethany had her special naming ceremony, the crowd were beaming with love and happiness as she stole the show!
Claire captured candid photos of the wedding guests as they enjoyed canapes and a champagne drinks reception. Jonathon took the official group and family photos with the happy couple, followed by newlywed photos shot in and around Mansfield Traquair.
After a delicious wedding breakfast guests were treated to a fantastic surprise performance by Clanadonia, a Scottish tribal drums and pipe band. What a tremendous start to the evening celebrations! They had everyone up and out of their seats as they raised the roof of Mansfield Traquair!
Guests gathered round to watch our newly-weds cut their gorgeous 4-tiered wedding cake by Ruby and Pearl Cake Art. They shared their first dance as husband and wife, holding each other close as they sang along to their special song performed by live band Sugarush.
Mansfield Traquair Wedding Photographers – Gemma and Darren’s Photos
Here are some of our favourite photos that tell the story of Gemma and Darren’s wonderful Mansfield Traquair wedding.