Nikki and Barry didn’t want a wedding photographer or any formalities to start with. They really wanted their day to be as relaxed as possible, but I’m so pleased they changed their mind! Moreover, I’m delighted to hear that they loved the photographs they received!
“Hi Justina, we have received the photos and love them. The whole day just looks a riot and you can clearly tell we had the best time by our big smiling faces, lots of happy memories, thank you for capturing the fun we had. It’s exactly the kind of album we wanted. Have a lovely Christmas thanks xx”
They contacted me a couple of months before their wedding and asked if I was available for their October wedding date. I was! We met, chatted, they saw my albums and were happy to book. It’s all for another fantastic Edinburgh based wedding photographer Camera Shy Photography, who was a guest at Nikki and Barry’s wedding and kindly recommended me!
The wedding morning started with a drizzle and later on turned into a fully blown storm. Storm Callum to be precise. Storm that brought horizontal rains in the evening and prevented us from taking the full use of the stunning gardens of the beautiful wedding venue. It didn’t stop us fully. We still managed to get some great shots of the wedding couple and their fun family and friends. Beautifully painted trees in autumnal colours became the most stunning backdrop for our formal photographs.
The highlights of the wedding was the first look and gales of laughter during the ceremony. We planned the first look during our first meeting. Nikki and Barry really wanted to sneak out from the morning chaos and see each other for the first time before the ceremony not at the start of it. We thought it would be a lovely idea for them to see each other in the greenery of the gardens, just the two of them and myself, photographing the beauty of the moment. A few weeks before the wedding day, however, Nikki decided against it. We quickly came up with an alternative idea of the ‘first look’ and decided to go for a mock ‘first look’ or a ‘first look’ with a twist, if you like. We arranged for their mutual friend Steven to put an old wedding dress on and take advantage of his excellent acting skills. It’s not something Barry expected. Instead of his beautiful bride he saw, ekhm, equally beautiful Steven. The grand finale with groom squeezing his pretend bride’s bottom was the definite quintessence of the ‘first look’. From then on it was just laughter, laughter and laughter. The ceremony was phenomenal. Tears, cheers and, um, the groom receiving a phone call during the hand fasting…
The whole day was just marvellous! No matter how much it rained, it was still an absolutely perfect wedding day! Have look for yourself at this most relaxed, candid and beautiful wedding.