Clare and Sam had an EPIC wedding and the rain certainly didn't dampen their spirits! With a beautiful marriage ceremony conducted by Clare's friend Rhona in the chapel of her alma mater, the George Heriot School, their 100 guests then tucked in to a picnic-style feast. On to The Hub for a grand reception where they truly raised the roof with spontaneous songs and a fun ceilidh, with evening group photographs outside the Castle for good measure!
Wedding Planner: Roni Hyslop of All Wrapped Up
Videographer: John Paul of Leven Films
As part of their ceremony, Clare's sister recited a poem written about her by her late grandfather, with a special addition of her own. Sam's mum also performed a choral song and filled the chapel with her wonderful voice.
I kept the group shots minimal and fun, making the most of a brief break in the drizzle to get everyone outside onto the fabulous courtyard. The highlight of the drinks reception was without a doubt the fantastic buffet spread provided by Plattersandpuddins. It looked very inviting and tasted delicious too!
Roni, the wedding co-ordinator, ushered everyone onto a coach or into taxis to make their way to The Hub for the remainder of the day. I arrived first with the couple so that they could enjoy some quiet moments together to soak in all their happiness and prepare themselves for the speeches! If anyone was nervous you'd never have known; the room was filled with laughter and hilarious anecdotes.
After dinner we walked to the castle esplanade, just metres away for another group picture. With a monument like that as a backdrop, how could you not?! The drizzle continued but the ceilidh band got everyone up on the dancefloor and it was wonderful to see Clare and Sam having such a fantastic end to their wedding day.
"Natalie photographed our wedding day on 25 May 2019. Despite persistent drizzly rain she captured the most beautiful shots that we will treasure. She had a real knack of making us feel both completely at ease and relaxed which meant that we could just enjoy the whole day without worrying about getting stiff photos! We are delighted with every single one of the photos which have captured so many special moments of a fantastic day. We would recommend Natalie to any couple looking for a relaxed, innovative, and talented photographer, she is brilliant. Thank you so much Natalie! 😊♥️"