Weddings, where I don’t meet the couples beforehand, are always a bit of an unknown but Nisha and Jack, who had a very interesting journey getting to their wedding at Leith Registrars’ Office, almost didn’t make it but were a brilliant couple to work with. Jack and Nisha lived in London previously but were sick of the cost of living in London so moved to Germany. They had friends that lived there so they visited and loved what they saw so moved (almost something we’re thinking about doing in a couple of years but to Thailand).
So getting over here, their original flight was cancelled (not Thomas Cook (bad joke!)) and their second flight was diverted to Manchester. So they arrived in Manchester in the morning, made their way to Edinburgh and made it just in time. And thank god they made it here because, forget about the financial implications for myself, I really like meeting wedding couples and their parties and I really like photographing weddings at Leith Registrar’s Office.
I’ve written before about how I was disappointed about Lothian Chambers closing but I photographed too many weddings there and with weddings there you were really stuck to one area. Leith Registrar’s Office doesn’t have anything immediately surrounding it so you have to walk or drive a few minutes and it opens up tonnes of locations for photos. Previously with Felicity and Kyle, we went to Newhaven Harbour and Lauriston Castle, this time we went to the Kings Wark on the Shore. By car, it takes a few minutes to get from Leith Registrar’s Office to the Shore as you can’t go directly there but my bird’s eye you can walk directly there in a couple of minutes and it’s a great spot with great restaurants and bars and it’s quite photogenic.
So for Nisha and Jack’s wedding at Leith Registar’s Office, I spent around two hours with them, took loads of photos, had some laughs, smiled a lot and really enjoyed being part of their wedding.