Victoria & Robert - St Mary's R.C. Cathedral & The Balmoral, Edinburgh - Scottish wedding photography
What a wonderful day we had on Saturday! We photographed the wedding of Victoria and Robert – a fantastic couple with great friends and family, who all welcomed us into their celebrations for the day.
Victoria and Robert met at high school and are currently based in Boston. After spending a day in their company we can understand exactly why their friends and family speak so highly of them.
The morning began at The Balmoral, where Victoria and her bridesmaids were getting ready in the hotel’s gorgeous suites. The girls had their tunes on and the champagne (and gin!) all helped add to the great atmosphere.
After taking a peek at Victoria’s dress (stunning!), I left Jay with the girls and headed over to The Scotsman where Robert and the boys were congregating and enjoying a toast of their own. Apart from one or two small mishaps (codeword – white socks…) all was well!
The sun was shining as we arrived at St Mary’s R.C. Cathedral, although it was still bitterly cold. The four bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their brightly-coloured dresses and their contrasting bouquets were lovely.
Victoria looked absolutely beautiful in her jewelled, strapless gown. Her cathedral length veil and tiara were the perfect finishing touches.
After a lovely service and some photographs in the cathedral we headed up to the Old Town. Victoria and Robert had opted to brave the cold weather (there was a short snow flurry along the way!) to get some outdoor shots, and it was well worth it. They were fantastic to work with, committing completely to the shoot, and the four of us had a great time.
Then it was on to a warm welcome at The Balmoral, where Victoria and Robert’s family and friends were waiting to welcome them. As always the team at The Balmoral did an amazing job, and the Holyrood Suite looked amazing. It was also great to work once more with toastmaster Morris Manson, who ensured that everything ran smoothly and that everyone was well looked after.
After some great speeches and the wedding breakfast, we borrowed the happy couple and explored the hotel for a few more photographs. We happened to pass a baby grand piano and, after a bit of gentle encouragement, Victoria sat down and began to play. We were all a bit speechless at this point (she plays incredibly well!) and Robert looked so proud – it was another highlight of an amazing day!
Then it was time for the party to begin in earnest, with Victoria and Robert opening the dancing with Nat King Cole’s Let There Be Love.
It was the perfect ending to a beautiful day.
Victoria and Robert, thank you for inviting us to share in your very special day. We wish you all the love, laughter and happiness in the world. Have an amazing time on honeymoon in the Maldives and we can’t wait to show you the rest of your photographs when you get back.
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Venues – St Mary’s R.C. Cathedral & The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
Bridal gown by Alan Hannah at Alma Ogilvie
Flowers by Lily West Florist
Hair & Make-up by Pride
Cars – Ecosse Classic Cars
Toastmaster – Morris Manson
Band – Crossroads
Photography by Elemental Weddings