St Margarets Chapel Wedding at Edinburgh Castle
Back in September I photographed another wedding at St Margarets Chapel at Edinburgh Castle. The last few weddings I’ve done at Edinburgh Castle have been quite short affairs, usually a few photos in the castle then we go exploring the local area (well the couple’s do, I know where I’m going 🙂 ) but this wedding was shot entirely in the castle but a bit different to normal.
First of all I didn’t do any preparation photos in the morning (yay!) so I arrived at the castle around 30 minutes before the wedding. Katherine and Roberto (bride and groom) also hired a videographer so I agreed to get there a little earlier so I could meet Rachel (the videographer) and go over the plan for the wedding and get setup.
The ceremony itself was help in the chapel which was awesome as always then we had time to do a couple group photos on the lawn in front of the war museum, a couple photos around the wedding car then they had to head over to the Queen Anne room for a large blessing (wedding in the chapel, blessing in the Queen Anne room).
So after the blessing it was mingling shots and wedding breakfast time so in a first for myself all of the couple’s photos were taken at night and it was totally worth it. For a start Edinburgh from the castle at night looks really really awesome. Secondly the castle had some kind of event or commemoration going on so the front of the castle was lit up pink which is an absolutely nightmare for light metering but captured right (which of course it was) looked really awesome. With it being really dark and fairly windy the torches in front of the bridge looked awesome.
So that’s it for this wedding. It was a great wedding which absolutely flew by and straight after the wedding I had to go to The Rowantree to photograph a wedding reception, which was equally awesome but completely different. A great day shooting this St Margarets Chapel Wedding at Edinburgh Castle.