It was my pleasure to be asked to shoot Gillian and Dougie’s Royal Musselburgh Golf Course wedding photos. I’d met this lovely couple previously, first at our initial meeting and again at our pre-wedding photoshoot in Edinburgh city centre. I really enjoyed my time with Gillian and Dougie and knew they were going to be good fun to photograph.
My day began with covering the arrivals at St John’s and King’s Park Church in Dalkeith. Dougie was very relaxed with no sign of nerves at all as he greeted the guests outside the church. Gillian looked beautiful as she arrived with her Dad. St John’s Church was lovely, with plenty of space for me to move around and enough natural light to allow me to shoot photos without the use of flash.
After the wedding ceremony, there was an informal kind of receiving line, where the guests congratulated, kissed and hugged the newly-weds outside the church. This is always a wonderful opportunity to shoot informal and natural photos of everyone in good spirits. The emotions on display are genuine, there is always lots of love and joy and it’s a key part of the day for any wedding photographer to capture.
Gillian and Dougie’s wedding reception was held about 20 minutes drive away at Royal Musselburgh Golf Course in East Lothian. Fortunately, the weather stayed fair and we were able to shoot the group and newly-wed photos outside. The grounds at this beautiful venue are perfect for whisking newly-weds away for a few photos. Having spent time with Gillian and Dougie during our pre-wedding photoshoot was really useful as it meant our limited time together shooting newly-wed photos was spent creating beautiful photos instead of trying to find out what kind of poses worked best. We got a few beautiful photos of Gillian and Dougie which I am sure will make it into their wedding album!
The rest of our time together was spent inside Royal Musselburgh Golf Course’s spacious function suite. Gillian and Dougie were piped to the top table to rapturous applause. Speeches and toasts followed. I love capturing people’s emotions at this part of the day, there was plenty of laughter and a few tears shed, always great opportunities for memorable wedding photos.
My day ended with the newly-weds cutting their wedding cake, making a few gift presentations to their parents and the first few dances. By the time I left the party was in full swing! This really was a lovely wedding day, and I can’t thank Gillian and Dougie enough for making my role easy by being so relaxed and happy.
Congratulations to Gillian and Dougie, you were brilliant to work with and I look forward to creating a beautiful wedding album for you.
A few of my fellow wedding suppliers who contributed to making Gillian and Dougie’s Royal Musselburgh Golf Course wedding so wonderful and unique:
Hairdressing: Bon Bon Hairdressing & Beauty
Makeup: Kirsty Ruth Rodger
Piper: Craig Scanlon
Dress Supplier: Emma Roy Edinburgh
Cars: LR Executive
Cake: Fays Cakes
Groom’s outfit: The Kilt Store
Catering: The Royal Musselburgh Golf Club
DJ: Hilly’s Disco
Royal Musselburgh Golf Course Wedding Photos
A selection of wedding photos telling the story of Gillian and Dougie’s wedding day are shown below.