Joanne & David - St Mary's, Dalkeith & The Merchants' Hall - Edinburgh wedding photography
We’ve been travelling all over Scotland lately and, while it has been amazing to work in so many diverse locations, we were really looking forward to shooting a wedding on home turf again.
Saturday began at Joanne’s parents house in Dalkeith, where the girls were getting ready. Joanne was incredibly laid back and it was a lovely atmosphere as the clock ticked towards noon.
Meanwhile, David was on great form (or was hiding his nerves well!) as he arrived at the church with his best man and groomsmen. As the boys were nice and early we had time to make the most of the surroundings, and the beautiful church itself, before the guests started to arrive.
After spending the morning perfecting his speech in the garden (and keeping well away from the makeshift beauty salon in the living room!), Joanne’s dad was blown away when he saw her dressed as a bride. He couldn’t have looked prouder as he escorted her down the aisle. And she couldn’t have looked more beautiful.. or more excited!
The processional music was composed by David’s grandad, for David’s parents’ wedding in the 1970s, and was a lovely personal touch.
The service was both incredibly funny, and very touching, in equal measures.
After the service it was time for some group shots…
And then we just had to get back inside this beautiful building for a few more photographs.
Joanne & David were on cloud nice and were fantastic to photograph.
And then it was on to Edinburgh city centre, and to another incredible venue – The Merchants’ Hall.
We took a walk up the street with Joanne and David, and when we asked if they’d mind using some very urban (and just a little bit random) locations for photos they said, “Of course not – that’s why we booked you”. Have we mentioned yet how much we love these guys?
The hall looked incredible and, given its scale, it’s little wonder that the speakers felt a bit nervous. But the speeches that followed were absolutely first class.
The youngest guest, at just three weeks-old, found all the excitement a little exhausting.
Meanwhile, flower girl Lily soon overcame her initial shyness and was keen to have her moment in the spotlight.
Then it was time for Joanne and David’s first dance…
After that, the party really got started…
Joanne & David – Thanks for putting your complete faith in us and for making our job so easy. We loved working with you both and meeting your family and friends! We hope you enjoy this preview of your photos and have an amazing time on honeymoon!
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Joanne & David’s wedding suppliers included:
Venues – St Mary’s, Dalkeith (ceremony by Rev. Peter Harris)
The Merchants’ Hall, Edinburgh
Dress by Pronovias
Entertainment by Lee Live
Photography by Elemental Weddings