Claire & Andrew’s wedding at The Signet Library, Edinburgh

When you see the photos from Claire and Andrew’s wedding, it’s hard to believe that they took place in the midst of a film set, with The Avengers preparing to blow up Edinburgh’s Old Town all around us. But being surrounded by cranes and huge lighting rigs and many, many metres of cables whenever we stepped outside was kind of a fun challenge, and we loved finding little untouched pockets of light and amazing architecture, amidst all the action.

It helped that Claire and Andrew were so easy to photograph – being so wrapped up in what we like to call the wedding bubble (an incredible place to be!) that they were able to tune out the production drama and focus on how amazing it felt to have just become husband and wife. And the minute they and their guests stepped into the incredible Signet Library, the outside world was a million miles away.

We loved so many things about their day – the stories behind how their relationship blossomed, the amazing flowers (check out their top table – it’s insanely beautiful!), the heartfelt and hilarious speeches. But most of all we loved getting to spend time with these two and capture how they feel about each other. Love is a very beautiful thing indeed.

Claire & Andrew – We have been so excited to share this preview with you (choosing our favourites was so tough!). Hope you enjoy it lots! Christina & Jay x 

See something you love? Claire & Andrew’s wedding team included:
Venue – Signet Library, Edinburgh, event management and catering by Heritage Portfolio 
Hair – Karen Black at Cheynes
Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Groom’s outfit – Kinloch Anderson
Flowers – Planet Flowers
Cake – M&S
Stationery – Kevin Nicol-Lints
Music – Sean Parr (piper), The Allestri Ensemble and Corra
Photography – Elemental 

Christine & Andrew – Engagement Shoot

We are so looking forward to Christine and Andrew’s wedding! They are getting married in Glasgow in June, and were keen to go somewhere very different for their engagement shoot – somewhere with lots of trees to be exact. And so it was that on a sunny Autumn day we took a trip to Drumtochty Glen and found… all the incredible light! Plus a little friend who joined in for a few photos.

As sunlight filtered through the canopy and onto the ferns below, it was a pretty perfect place to spend an afternoon. And rounding up the shoot on top of the Cairn O’Mount, as the sun set, was pretty golden.

Kate & Ricardo’s wedding at The Signet Library, Edinburgh

Our first wedding of the year was at The Signet Library, which is without a doubt one of our favourite venues to work at. Not only is the interior jaw-droppingly beautiful (seeing the guests’ faces light up when they step into the upper library for the first time never gets old), but it’s also located right in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The winding cobbled streets, towering architecture and shadowy closes that surround it make for incredible photo opps. And it is run by an amazing team, who are always fun to work alongside.

Kate & Ricardo’s day began at the Old Town Chambers – another spot we can recommend if you’re looking for contemporary apartments for your family and friends to stay in, and for those all important pre-wedding preps. I began the day with Team Bride, where all was calm and relaxed, and Jay was with the boys, where things were getting a little steamy. 😉

Then it was on to the Signet Library, where the scene was set for a Scottish-Brazilian ceremony that would include drinking Edinburgh Gin and Guaraná Antarctica from a quaich (the Scottish cup of friendship), before the celebrations really got underway.

It was a day full of happy tears and hugs, beautiful scented flowers and sparklers, and so much love and laughter.

Kate & Ricardo – We absolutely loved getting to be part of your day! Getting to photograph all the moments big and small, and the magical connection between the two of you, was the absolute best. Hope you are having an incredible time on honeymoon! C&J x

See something you love? Kate & Ricardo’s wedding team included:
Venue – The Signet Library, Edinburgh, Event design and catering by Heritage Portfolio, Humanist Celebrant – Maureen Kettle
Hair – City Brides, Make up – Lauren Gollan
Dress – Ti Adora, Shoes – Carvela. Groom’s outfit – Hugo Boss
Flowers – Rose & Ammi, Cake – Too Good To Eat, Stationery – Papier
Music – Rococò string quartet, /Alberta musica trio, Callanish
Photography – Elemental

Jen & Dave – Engagement Shoot

We love when our couples choose a place that holds lots of special memories for their engagement shoot. Jen grew up rising horses in this area. Getting to spend time there with Dave, and little Dexter, was the best.

Give us a shout (info@elementalphoto.co.uk) if you would like to show us your favourite place, and capture some new moments there. We LOVE shooting these sessions!

Our Iceland anniversary trip

We’re not quite sure what happened since May 2007 – it’s like time accelerated or something – but we will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary this year! We’re trying to think of where to go for it (please send us your ideas!), but how we will match the romance of last year’s Iceland campervan trip – with a small person wedged between us – we just don’t know. 😉

You can read more about our 72 hours in Iceland over on We Fell In Love. Can’t wait to go back sometime!