Lothian Chambers National Museum of Scotland Wedding
One of my last ever weddings at Lothian Chambers was a muti venue affair with another really awesome couple. Earlier this year I booked a wedding with Andrew and Vicki, who were completely undemanding and mega easy to work with, and a few days later I booked this wedding with Roz and John. I did the pre shoots for both couples within days of each other then they got married. Pretty cool!
As you’ll know by now Lothian Chambers has gone, and its still such a shame as it’s such a great venue. Roz and John didn’t want any preparation shots and just like Andrew and Vicki they werecompletely easy to work with. Both weddings were an equal joy to be part of. Roz and John’s wedding was a fairly decent sized wedding and I arrived around half an hour before the ceremony to take photos. The ceremony was great, really perfect length and just really nice. After the ceremony I took some photos of them around St Giles then we headed off to our first venue which you can read about below.
Scotland’s weather is unpredictable at the best of times and Roz and John are one of the few couple’s I’ve worked with who asked about a coningency plan, just in case it rained/snowed/etc. One of my favourite locations in Edinburgh for any purpose, whether it be a wander around with my daughter or even taking wedding photos, is the National Musem of Scotand on Chambers Street. It’s a great venue, there’s always new things to see and the main hall is very photogenic.
So we arranged a photography permit, took some photos inside then headed off to our next venue (scroll down).
I’ve wanted to take photos here for years but have never had the chance. The University of Edinburgh is a massive university that sprawls right across Edinburgh. There are sites all over Edinburgh and two of the most stunning sites in the city centre are the Assembly Hall on the Mound (I’ve taken loads of photos of couples on the steps with the dramatic spires to either side) and Old College. Old College is literally just a couple doors away from the National Museum of Scotland and has the most dramatic and beautiful courtyard. Again we took a few photos and these are my favourites.
One of my favourite things about Edinburgh is all the unassuming venues. Some venues look completely unobvious or even run down from the front but inside they’re actually really fantastic venues. The Glasite Meeting House is a good example. Looks run down but looks awesome inside. St Columba’s Free Church is another venue that’s completely unobvious. Apart from the red doors it looks like another church but inside it’s an amazing reception venue. You could even say the Caves is the same. Doesn’t look like much from the outside but inside wow, I’d say it’s one of the atmospheric and brilliant venues anywhere in the country.
The Columcille Centre turned out to be another really great venue. Normally used as a centre for disabled adults, it can also be hired for events and Roz and John chose this venue for their reception and it was great. Roz did all the bunting, the staff were great, the venue looked great and I really enjoyed taking photos there
So that’s it for this wedding. Roz and John were great to work with, the venues were awesome and I completely enjoyed the whole day. A real joyful wedding.