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Jennifer and Ben - Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo, in December

Jen and Ben married at Edinburgh Zoo on a crisp winter's day and we even managed to capture some very special portraits with the penguins at sunset! Mansion House is a glorious setting for an event come rain or shine - the interiors are beautifully decorated and the Christmas trees and garlands really added to the fun festive feel.

Jen had her 2 sisters as bridesmaids and best friend as maid of honour, alongside her 3 pretty nieces as flowergirls, while Ben had his brother as trusty best man. The excitement was palpable as guests gathered in the ornate Macmillan Room for the afternoon ceremony.


After the marriage ceremony Jen and Ben made an entrance as the newlyweds to a bright array of dried petal confetti, and then posed for some group shots with family and friends. We went to explore the zoo as the sun was setting and all loved the photographs captured at Penguin Rock, and as they swam by underwater. Perfect for an animal lover!


The guests enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal after the speeches, and 7 Hills Ceilidh Band kicked off the evening's entertainment with the perfect music for a rousing ceilidh to get everyone up on the dancefloor. They finished off with a great rendition of Auld Lang Syne just before I departed to leave the brand new Mr and Mrs Begley to kick off their shoes and enjoy the last hours of their perfect day. I can't wait to return for another wild wedding at Edinburgh Zoo!