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It felt wonderful to be back in Edinburgh photographing a ‘big wedding’! It was such a pleasure to photograph the fantastic St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh wedding of Rebecca and Ross!
After postponing and moving the date of their special day several times due to COVID-19 restrictions, finally, their special day went ahead and we couldn’t have been happier for this lovely couple.
Catholic Ceremony at St Mary’s Cathedral
Rebecca and Ross chose the fabulous setting of St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh for their marriage ceremony.
We’ve always loved photographing and filming Catholic marriage ceremonies at this fabulous and historic building which is located in Edinburgh city centre.
Guests arrived at Rebecca and Ross’ St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh wedding to the Celtic skirl of the bagpipes, played by legendary Pipe Major Iain Grant. Groomsman Ross looked very smart in his kilt outfit from local kiltmakers, Gordon Nicholson. Ross looked so happy; he didn’t seem nervous and took everything in his stride as he greeted and chatted with his guests.
Joined by fifty of their closest family and friends, Rebecca and Ross had a touching marriage ceremony led by Father Jamie McMorrin. A public proclamation of their love and the bond they share for each other, Rebecca and Ross beamed with happiness as they became husband and wife.
Rebecca was glowing for her St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh wedding. She was such a beautiful bride; her radiance was captivating. Classic and elegant Rebecca wore her long hair in soft waves, a crystal tiara and a delicate bridal veil. Her stunning dress with crystal and pearl detailing was by Edinburgh based designer Tatsiana Marynich of Fashion Bride.
After the marriage ceremony, the newlyweds were met with warm congratulations. A group photo with the bride and groom caught the attention of passers-by. Then a beautiful confetti shower followed on the steps in front of St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh.
Newlywed photos at Old College
Afterwards, Jonathon went in the car from Lothian Classic Wedding Cars with the newlyweds up to the Old College on South Bridge. The Old College is a building that forms part of the University of Edinburgh. Its stunning architecture made the perfect setting and backdrop for Rebecca and Ross’s romantic newlywed photo shoot.
Reception at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
Claire made her way to Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian Hotel, where guests enjoyed themselves at the gorgeous champagne reception. The mood was happy, relaxed and charming. The room was filled with the smooth tones from the piano. It was great to see everyone having such a wonderful time.
It was fantastic and an honour to be back at The Caledonian for the hotel’s first big event since lockdown. We’re always made to feel welcome by the hotel’s friendly and professional staff. It was great to see the hotel looking so good and busy.
The Castle Suite looked sensational dressed for the meal. Tables adorned with beautiful fresh flowers by local florists, Roseparks, and pretty pink organza bows tied on the backs of chairs. Delicate favours of french macarons positioned at each table setting added the perfect personal touch.
Speeches in The Castle Suite
As the newlyweds were announced into The Castle Suite, guests clapped and cheered in time with the piper Iain. What a joyous occasion with a great atmosphere!
A delicious meal was served for all to enjoy, followed by emotional and humourous speeches by Rebecca’s Dad, Ross’s brother and the groomsman himself. There was lots of laughter! It was awesome to catch all the reactions, all the joy and love of Rebecca and Ross’s fabulous day.
First dance in The Castle Suite
Rebecca and Ross took to the dancefloor to perform their first official duties as husband and wife, the cake cutting and their first dance. Surrounded by family and friends, all watching in complete awe as Rebecca and Ross twirled around the dancefloor. They looked very much in love and lost in that special moment together!
St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh Wedding – Gallery of Photos
Here is a selection of our favourite photos from Rebecca and Ross’s fabulous St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh wedding day.