The Hub Edinburgh Wedding. Recently I got to photograph another new venue which I’ve always really wanted to shoot a wedding at called The Hub. The Hub sits right at the top of the Royal Mile, very close to the Witchery by the Castle and indeed the castle itself and the Hub is a former church converted into an events venue.
In fact the Hub is the home of the Edinburgh International Festival (it’s busy as anything during August) and there’s a lovely little cafe inside so it’s an extremely busy location but something great is weddings are completely unaffected by tourists apart from all visitors entering through the same door. Whenever I shoot weddings for couples not from Edinburgh, when we walk around the Mile for photo locations a lot of people ask “what is that building?” and I respond with “The Hub, I’ve now photographed a wedding there and it’s awesome”. The building is absolutely fascinating on the outside and while it has been modernised inside it’s extremely beautiful and a real pleasure to photograph inside.
Eleanor and James hired me to photograph their wedding around one year before the wedding itself and they were both great to work with on the day. The day itself was extremely busy and organising people for group shots was quite challenging due to the space available but it worked out just fine. I was only hired to take photos from the guests arriving until the first dance. A lot of my time was spent capturing photos of couples together and in total I took a good few hundred photos. There wasn’t an awful lot of time to take couples photos but we managed to get access to an upper floor of the building which offered really cool views of the city and following this we headed down to the Writers Museum square for photos as well as Victoria Terrace.
So this was my first wedding at the Hub and while I haven’t shared a lot of photos (combination of privacy and busy right now) it really is a superb venue and I can’t wait to photograph another wedding or event there.