I’ve been looking forward to shooting this wedding at Colstoun House for a long time, and looking forward to blogging it for weeks now! Life has been so busy lately; the business is growing, I turned 30 last week (meh), Joey got to visit the States for the first time…it’s been all go! But finally I can post some of Sophie and Graeme’s beautiful day, and it’s a good one so sit down and enjoy!
First, I just have to share this awesome couple’s engagement story! Sophie is a huge Harry Potter fan, so they went to enjoy a ride on the famous steam train featured in the films as the Hogwarts Express, otherwise known as the Jacobite. Graeme thought ahead (I still have no idea how he did this!) and managed to have the train pull into the station with a huge cast iron sign emblazoned with the words ‘marry me Sophie’ attached to the front! How fantastic is that?! They had the sign displayed in their reception, scroll down to see it! Fair to say, I knew I liked this pair the first time we met, and this story cemented that for me.
This was another new venue for me, with the getting ready and reception taking place in Colstoun House in near Haddington, with the ceremony at the beautiful Seton Collegiate Church. Both locations blew me away. Colstoun has everything any couple could want in a venue – the most awe inspiring rooms for staying and getting ready in (including a library with sliding ladders straight out of Beauty and the Beast!), a gorgeous dining building, utterly beautiful grounds and a warm and welcoming our-house-is-your-house attitude from the owners. Oh, and they have pygmy goats! I was very sad I didn’t get a chance to pet them; they were so sweet and I have now decided we will need a house with land one day so that we can get a little herd of our own for Bingley to watch over.
Seton Collegiate Church was fabulous as well! Ancient and with stunning stained glass windows everywhere, it was an elegant and special place for the ceremony. I think the main highlight from this day, for me, was how happy and joyful Sophie and Graeme were throughout. Editing their images caused me to tear up a few times remembering all the beautiful moments they and their guests shared. I was also swooning over so many of the details! The florals, the delicate candle holders, the absolute knock-out of a blush pink dress Sophie wore (fun fact! Dresses with slight hints of colour photograph better than pure white ones!); I honestly felt that were was so much beauty to capture that I didn’t have enough time! Just take a look at these photos and you’ll see what I mean.
Getting Ready and Reception Venue: Colstoun House
Ceremony Venue: Seton Collegiate Church
Dress: Naomi Neoh
Grooms Kilt: Bespoke Loccahron Kilt
Make Up: Nadia Thorburn Make Up
Flowers: Ann McGinlay
Harpist: Iain Hood
Ceilidh band: The Reel Stramash
Catering: The Orde Food Company
Invitations: Robert Sabuda