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Wedding Photography at the Scotch Whisky Experience Lyn & Kevin

Everyone needs a holiday at some point, even us wedding photographers, and I’m just back from mine and raring to go again with more fabulous weddings to shoot and blog, and today, I’m totally delighted to be sharing with you Lyn & Kevin’s big day that took place at the end of May…yes folks, that gap between the actual date and the blogging date is getting wider!

For once, I had no bridal prep to shoot, so my day began at the very grand Lothian Chambers on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile for the civil ceremony before the short walk up the Mile to the Scotch Whisky Experience for the reception.

I’d shot a few ceremonies before at Lothian Chambers but the Scotch Whiskey Experience was, pardon the pun, a new “experience” for me :-)…and what a fabulously unique venue it is. The jewel in the crown is undoubtedly the Diageo Claive Vidiz Whisky Collection (yes, I got that from the website), housing over 3000 bottles of whisky – honestly, when you walk into the room, you are just dazzled by the amber glow…check out the image above.

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    Edinburgh Wedding Photography:
    Sharon & Daryl at Lothian Chambers

    I think it was a few months ago that I received an email out of the blue from Daryl to check if I was free to shoot his wedding to Sharon in the 1st July. He went on to add that Sharon knew nothing about this, the idea being that he would propose in front of St. Giles Cathedral and then head straight into Lothian Chambers for the ceremony followed by some shots at some of Edinburgh’s famous landmarks. I like the sound of this, I thought – exciting prospect and, of course, it did cross my mind, “what if Sharon said NO”, so a slight air of danger as well!

    The guys are actually from Singapore so it was only going to be the two of them and myself plus our videographer for the day, Jonathon Fowler. All very cloak and dagger to kick things off as Daryl had arranged to candidly meet up with Jonathon to get “miked up” before the proposal. I was there hanging around in front of St. Giles Cathedral trying my best (and probably failing badly) to look like a tourist with a huge camera and lens, ready to spring into action as soon as it looked like the proposal was being made. Certainly attracted some attention from onlookers as Daryl went down on one knee and did the decent thing to which Sharon thankfully said “yes”.

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