Prestonfield house wedding photography

Emma and Mark – Prestonfield House Hotel

Emma and Mark – stunning wedding at Prestonfield House Hotel.

It was such a beautiful day for Emma and Mark. She comes from Edinburgh, but her studies and work took her away to England, where she met Mark. They chose one of the best hotel in Edinburgh. Their wedding day was planned to be intimate and quiet.

I arrived at the hotel around 45 minutes before the ceremony. Even though it was the middle of the summer, all of us were dreading the rain. Mark left it for Emma to make the final decision of whether they would be getting married in or outside. She made the final decision and it surely was the right one.

When I first saw Emma on her wedding day she was getting ready. I started taking pictures of what was happening around. The Bride, her Mother, Grandparents, Bride’s best friends, the florists and hairdressers, flowers, shoes, engagement ring, The Dress… Finally she was ready. Beautiful and subtle. The tear in her Mum’s eye. The joy in her friends voices. The emotions in her Grandparents hearts. The quiet, trembling voices between Her and her Father…A split of a second fulfilled with a volcano of emotions… I took lots of candid photos and a few staged ones for them to cherish in years time.

It was just a few moments before the ceremony, when I quickly decided to leave the Bride’s room and  go to find the Groom…


Mark was surrounded by the closest family and friends. We took some natural photos of the arriving guests, Mark himself and with his groomsmen. The rings, the buttonhole, smiles, funny faces, welcoming of the guests, chairs, tables, vases… All set.

And there She came…


Somebody shed a tear. The harp went quiet.


It was a short but emotional ceremony. A few tears in their parents’ eyes, some laughs during their siblings readings, excitement during the vows… All accompanied by soft melodies played by the harpist and occasional squawks by the garden peacocks.


Here they were. Married. And so much better…

It was such a beautiful day for Emma and Mark. Have a little look for yourself.

Venue: Prestonfield House Hotel Edinburgh

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