Just recently I photographed another wedding at Lothian Chambers for Hazel and Alan, who were a great couple to work with (more on that soon) but I also got to take photos at a new venue.
One of my favourite parts of Old Town is the square in front of Bristo Square where Lauriston Place meets Forrest Road and Bristo Place. Why? Because there’s great food to be had. On Lauriston Place itself there’s Ting Thai Caravan which is by far and away my favourite Thai restaurant in Edinburgh and on Forrest Road there’s “Mums” where you can have Desperate Dan sized pies and bangers and mash with really thick awesome gravy and a selection of different sausages. Mums is yum! But on the other side of the square is Hotel Du Vin which I must have walked past 100 times but never had a reason to pop in. For this wedding I did and it’s an unassuming venue from the outside but lovely inside. If Liv and I can ever drag ourselves away from Ting Thai or Mums we’ll pop in and try the food.
Hazel and Al booked me just a couple months before their wedding and just for 3 hours on their wedding day. I arrived nice and early as always, photographed some of the guests arriving, had a chat with Al and waited for Hazel. Hazel looked beautiful in her wedding dress and what followed was a short but lovely ceremony followed by some couples shots inside and outside Lothian Chambers and then the reception at Hotel du Vin. The reception in Hotel du Vin was a bit small to capture many ambient shots but I liked the style and the room where they were to have their meal was really pretty.
As mentioned Hazel and Al were lovely to work with. They asked for a lot of group shots rather than couple shots, which is perfectly fine with me, but I ended my time with them with a hug from Hazel and I just really enjoyed their wedding.
There are quite a lot of photos below but I thought this blog post suited a lot of images. You’ll also notice two almost identical car side shots but I included this to show you what Edinburgh is becoming like. If you haven’t been to Lothian Chambers before you’ll notice to the rear there’s a large square between the Chambers and St Giles where wedding parties normally arrive and enter. It’s just May and as you can see the square is already packed out with tourists (who don’t look where they are walking!!!!!!). Another couple months there will be dozens more tourists in that photo.