It was an absolute joy and privilege to be the Prestonfield House wedding photographer for Kim and Euart’s magical day.
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Prestonfield House historical venue
Kim and Euart chose the stunning setting of Prestonfield House for their wedding nuptials. Located on the city’s Southside, Prestonfield House sits within beautifully manicured gardens. Peacocks roam freely around the grounds, and the neighbouring Highland cattle make you feel you’re in a rural location and a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Prestonfield House is a venue that oozes style, opulence and sophistication. And, with only a week to go until Christmas, the venue was dressed to festive perfection with glittering fairy lights, crackling open log fires, and rooms filled with the warm scent of cinnamon, cloves and fresh pine.
The day began by taking photos of the venue and of Groom Euart and his best man outside the front of the hotel. Euart was smartly dressed in Scottish kilt attire from Edinburgh based kiltmakers Kinloch Anderson.
Candid photos of guests mingling and chatting over pre-ceremony refreshments were taken before they made their way to be seated in the Leather Room.
Humanist ceremony in the Leather Room
The Leather Room, originally the state bed-chamber, is a living room space perfect for hosting smaller marriage ceremonies.
The tranquil tones of the harp, beautifully played by Elinor Evans, created the most romantic ambience.
Euart couldn’t take his eyes off his beautiful bride as she made her entrance into the room. Kim looked stunning in her white Maggie Sottero wedding dress with 3/4 length lace sleeves. She had sourced her dress from a local charity shop in the vibrant area of Stockbridge in the city. Her hair was worn up, pinned at the back with delicate gypsophila. She wore a gorgeous red lip and nails painted to match, perfect for the festive time of year.
Surrounded by their family and friends, Kim and Euart exchanged marriage vows in a ceremony officiated by celebrant Les Gray of the Humanist Society Scotland.
It was beautiful to see Kim and Euart and the connection and love they share for each other. They drank whisky from the quaich, an ancient Scottish tradition dating back to the 16th century, symbolising two families coming together.
What a celebration! There was a lot of love in the room! The newlyweds were met with the warmest of congratulations, which is always such a special moment to capture.
Family and newlywed photos
Group photos of the newlyweds with their family and friends were taken outside at the main entrance. The archway had been tastefully decorated in Christmas cheer of green foliage and bright red berries.
We can’t forget the moment some of Santa’s cutest little helpers joined in on the action too! Kim and Euart were beaming as they had their photo taken with some beautiful reindeer.
Kim and Euart’s newlywed photo shoot was fantastic! They were a dream to photograph! Complete naturals in front of the camera. Completely and utterly in love, their happiness shone through in every photo.
Cake cutting in the Italian Room
Back in the hotel’s warmth, in the opulent and atmospheric Italian Room, the newlyweds cut their delicious cake from Cuckoo’s Bakery, which had added real flowers from Edinburgh florist Narcissus. Glasses were filled with champagne as the newlyweds mingled and spent quality time with their guests.
Before the wedding breakfast was served, the newlyweds made their grand entrance into the room to the sound of their loved ones clapping and cheering. It was the perfect ending to such a wonderful day.
Prestonfield House Wedding Photos
We are delighted to share a selection of our favourite photos as the Prestonfield House wedding photographer.