It’s funny how things work out sometimes – there I was early November last year with no 2016 wedding until mid February and then, a few weeks later, I have two weddings booked in for January. Now, it’s not too unusual to get a booking just a few weeks before the wedding but to get two, and in January as well, highly unusual.
Rachel & CJ’s wedding was the second of my two January weddings and, wouldn’t you know it, for the second wedding in succession, there’s a dusting of snow kicking around. The guys were officially married back in the States (where they live) last summer I believe, but had decided to hold a reception here as well and chose the fantastic Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh to hold it. I’d been here a few times before (portrait shoots & pre-wedding shoots), but never for a wedding, which is quite a rare thing these days with hundreds of weddings under my belt I do tend to shoot mostly at places I’ve been before, so it’s always great to come somewhere new.
The adverse weather had closed the Gardens to the public for a short while so we basically had the run of the place to ourselves, or so I thought…an unsafe tree putting the brakes on venturing too far away from the Caledonian Hall where the reception was taking place. But, given the freezing conditions on the day, was probably not a bad thing, and you don’t have to look too far at the Botanics for some stunning backdrops, so all was good :-).
Rachel & CJ, a big thank you for choosing me to shoot your fantastic day and for braving the freezing conditions. Here’s just a few of my own favourites which I hope you like – click on any image to enlarge.
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