St Margarets Loch Wedding
St Margarets Loch Wedding. I’m trying to keep my commercial photography (this website) separate from my wedding website (Joyful Weddings) nowadays but I photographed a wedding on the 2nd of March that was so unique and so interesting that I thought I’d share a few photos and some words here.
The weather in Edinburgh has been absolutely shocking recently. We suffered a weather front that everyone called the Beast From The East (still nowhere as good as Hurricane Bawbag that we had before!) so we went from 10+ C on the Saturday to -9C mid week and many inches of snow. This completely screwed me up for working outdoors that week and I was due to photograph an outdoor wedding at Dunbars Close Garden on the 2nd. I honestly thought this wedding was 50/50 to go ahead and indeed on the day the venue was locked up but this is one of the things that made the wedding interesting.
First of all I think it’s bit of a miracle Cat and Sean made it here. They came over from Ireland but their flights were cancelled so they had to drive and catch a ferry which resulted in a 700+ mile journey. On the day of the wedding it was only Cat and Sean as planned and they had planned to go from the Caledonian Hotel to the venue via a vintage car. But of course the weather was too bad. So we all hopped in a Mercedes S-Class (damn nice car!) went to the venue and it was closed. Shit! Thankfully they were having a humanist wedding so this meant they could get married anywhere so I suggested getting married over at St Margarets Loch which was literally just 5 minutes away.
And the results, it was an effing cold outdoor wedding but it was absolutely beautiful. St Margarets Loch looks cool anyway but the loch and Holyrood Park/Arthurs Seat look absolutely stunning when covered in snow so everyone was really happy with the photos.
Challenges on the day? Well the snow was obviously slippery, Cat had her high heels on, and the funniest moment was when two skiiers came through the wedding (people were skiing, snowboarding, sledging etc down both hills) but I particularly loved the photos. I also got to work in the Caledonian Hotel for the first time which looked great inside.
So, if you’d like to see more photos from this wedding then head over to my wedding website; https://joyfulweddings.co.uk or more specifically https://joyfulweddings.co.uk/st-margarets-loch-wedding/