Paul and Clare Dalhousie Castle Wedding, Edinburgh

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Clare, Paul and their amazing wedding ceremony at Lothian Chambers and Dalhousie Castle wedding.

I know sometimes it’s not easy to smile on your wedding day. You’ve lots on your mind. You worry about the details, the guests, the dress, the weather, the timings…

There’s a whole list of things to worry about. I’ve been there too. I worried about the details, the guests, the weather, the timings… But I still encourage my couples to relax, to let go. Especially on the day. Worry before, if you must. On the day, there’s really no need or time for it. Sometimes things go wrong, the dress gets ruined, the weather isn’t pefect, the make up artist is late… There’s not much you can do then and there, but relax. Enjoy yourself. Have a glass of Prosecco. Or two. Smile and the photos will smile back to you a thousand of times more. For the rest of your life. Isn’t it better to look  at your smiles than at your worries? It’s just one day. Make the most of it.

Paul and Claire never stopped smiling. They were beautiful inside and out. There’s no posing needed if you have your smiles on. The couple chose to get married in Lothian Chambers, Edinburgh. It was a lovely autumnal day. They chose the wedding to be a very intimate, quiet event, filled with this beautiful singing. Yes, that singing!

 

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I met Paul and his best man at Lothian Chambers. We soon were joined by the rest of the party. Just a handful of wedding guests all the way from Ireland.  We took the standard guys photos in the Parliament Square and arriving guests. The party soon moved to one of the prepared ceremony rooms. The bride was just about to arrive.

 

 

After taking some pictures of the guests, I went back downstairs to wait for the wedding car to arrive. Clare wasn’t late. A beautiful wedding car is always a big deal for the Edinburgh tourists. It was no different this time. The bride looked sensational. Beautiful, classy and overwhelmingly happy. I took some candid pictures of Clare in the car and then of her coming out of the car. The bride with her Dad were ready to enter.

 

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I joined Paul and the wedding party and took some photos of them being highly nervous. It’s good to be nervous. After all it’s the most important moment of your life, or at least one of the most important ones. Paul was a bit nervous too, but the jokes and laughter weren’t ending. Just before Clare entered, her daughter Melanie started to sing. It was amazing and powerful. I thought I’d seen this young singer before. Later on I found out that it was Melanie McCabe, the X-Factor contestant and finalist.  The singing was very impressive.

 

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The ceremony was just beautiful, with two readings, stunning singing, some tears and lots of smiles. After saying ‘I wiill’, Clare, Paul and the witnesses signed the important documents. We then took lots of photos of them inside and outside of Lothian Chambers. Family and friends group shots, the married couple’s portrait pictures and many natural, candid photos of them walking down the street. They chose one of the most atmospheric places for their afternoon drinks. Coming all the way from Ireland, Paul, Clare and the gathered family were excited to experience the beauty of the town’s hidden gems.  The Devil’s Advocate was just a perfect choice. The stylish bar and restaurant is tucked down Advoactes Close in an old and beautiful Victorian house.  After enjoying a few celebration drinks the whole party and I moved back to the gorgeous Dalhousie Castle for the Wedding Breakfast and the rest of celebrations. 

 

P&C Iris Art Photography Dalhousie Castle wedding
P&C Iris Art Photography Dalhousie Castle wedding

Dalhousie Castle offers a stunning scenery. I invited Clare and Paul to take a little walk around its grounds for some more couple’s photos. The laughs never ended. Great sense of humour, their natural inner beauty, kindness and amazing cooperation resulted with a great set of happy and natural photos. The wedding was just perfect. And I was so pleased they loved the photos too:

“Hi Justyna, We received our photo collection today in the post and we are thrilled with them. You captured our special moments and now we have them forever to look back upon. Thank you for your professionalism, attention to detail and great sense of humour, you made our memories your priority and the proof is in our wonderful collection of photographs. Thank you so much, Paul & Clare xxxx”
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