Recently, I had the huge pleasure of shooting Tiffany and William’s Norton House Hotel wedding photos.
In true Scottish fashion, the weather was wet, windy and miserable for Tiff and Willy’s big day.
Never mind, the Garden Suite is a lovely venue for your celebration regardless of the weather!
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I arrived at Norton House Hotel in the morning to take photos of the girls’ and boys’ preparations.
All was calm and serene with the girls, with plenty of champagne sipping and a nice and relaxed atmosphere.
With the boys, it was more a scene of organised chaos, with the typical uncertainty of how to tie a cravat, lace up shoes and tighten the kilt.
It was a great atmosphere and great fun to be there shooting photos!
Ceremony in Norton House Hotel Garden Suite
Tiffany looked gorgeous as she walked down the aisle arm-in-arm with her dad.
The lovely civil marriage ceremony was a pleasure to photograph due to the room’s layout.
There was plenty of space for me to discreetly move around the room, capturing many candid photos of the occasion.
The champagne reception followed the wedding ceremony.
This is a great opportunity to shoot candid photos of guests greeting the newlyweds.
The weather was still terrible. However, we could shoot smaller group photos outdoors thanks to the glass canopy covering the walkway leading to the Garden Suite.
Newlywed photos at Norton House Hotel
The newlyweds and I headed over to the main ‘Old House’ at Norton House Hotel to take a few photos.
Norton House Hotel has a lovely staircase, the perfect setting for some great photos of the newlyweds.
We then headed back to the Garden Suite via the garden, braving the rain for a minute or two, just enough for me to grab a few photos of Tiffany and William walking together.
Back at the Norton House Hotel Garden Suite, it was time for the newlyweds to meet and greet their guests in a ‘receiving line’.
Best Man Austin then piped the newlyweds into the room to rapturous applause.
Austin is a doctor but could easily make a good living as a piper. I’ve seen and heard many pipers, but his piping was up there with the best!
Very entertaining speeches followed. Again, the layout of the Garden Suite enabled me to move discreetly around the room, capturing lovely images of everyone enjoying themselves. Great fun to watch and photograph, always a highlight of the day capturing the range of emotions as the speeches are read.
Evening party at Norton House Hotel
The evening entertainment for this wedding at Norton House kicked off with the start of a mini-casino featuring a roulette wheel and blackjack table.
With the arrival of the evening guests, it was time for the newlyweds to cut their cake.
The cake was displayed in the middle of the dance floor, a great photo opportunity for guests to grab a photo of the new Mr and Mrs.
A highlight of the day was the first dances.
I had previously chatted with Tiffany and William about striking a pose during the first dance, ideally where William holds Tiffany in his arms and slowly tips her backwards.
Tiffany admitted they hadn’t practised any dance moves. However, I’m not so sure!
The pose they struck and the timing of my photo was sublime; it was one of my favourite photos of the day!
My day at this wonderful day at Norton House Hotel was almost complete.
After the first few dances, my job was done.
Time to relax with my wife Claire and the guests, catch up with a few familiar faces and say hello to new friends.
This was a great day, and a real pleasure to be a part of it.
It’s always special being the photographer at a Norton House Hotel wedding, but today was just that little bit special being able to take photos of my old pal William.
I look forward to designing a beautiful album for Tiffany and William.
Since Tiffany and William were married at Norton House Hotel I’ve had the pleasure pf photographing the ceremony of one of their friends who appears in some of the photos.