Elizabeth & Chris’ Wedding, The Royal Terrace Hotel, Edinburgh

Happy New Year to all!

This is my first post for 2011, and following getting back to work after all the festivities, I have now finalised the editing of Elizabeth & Chris’ wedding photographs as taken on Saturday 8th December 2010.

Elizabeth and Chris were married at the Royal Terrace Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland – with the civil ceremony and the reception all taking place within this splendid four star facility.

The Hotel is part of an impressive terrace of prestigious Georgian townhouses, overlooking Scotland’s historic capital.  It was a lovely hotel rich in character and various visual elements that offered many opportunities for capturing some lovely shots throughout the big day.

I arrived in Edinburgh a couple of days prior to the wedding (flew up from Gatwick), and was welcomed to a snowy wonderland – despite the fact that we here in Surrey had just recovered from our first batch of snow, the weather had still been hitting Edinburgh hard.

I recall someone claiming that it was the largest amount of snowfall that they had received for some years throughout the month of December, and or if not ‘the‘ most on record as apparently it rarely snows there in December – a claim that did surprise me as it is Scotland, but I was assured that whilst it was not abnormal for snow to hit other areas of Scotland at that time of year, it was still fairly rare for Edinburgh…

Anyhow, I wasn’t too upset that there was snow, yes it is a pain at times but if you have a ‘game’ bride and groom then it can offer some lovely seldom and peaceful looking shots. Fortunately for me both Elizabeth and Chris were real stars and embraced the conditions, allowing us to capture some fabulous shots.

Despite the snowfall, it was incredibly mild and ironically it had been colder back home in Surrey than it was there in Edinburgh!

As a result of the mild temperatures, the snow did start to thaw and slowly reduce in the build up to the wedding day, but there was still enough present in the hotel’s gardens to capture some ‘winter’ themed images.

Anyway, I have added some images below for reference from the wedding shoot for all to view, so please do scroll down to have a look.

There is also the option for anyone to view the images from the full wedding day should they wish to look on in further depth…

I will be posting again shortly, I have to finish editing another wedding shoot that was captured the week prior to Christmas, plus I’ve also conducted a couple of portrait shoots over the festive break – so please do check back again soon, or best still why not subscribe to my RSS feed; it’s very easy to do and you will be kept up-to-date with any new posts as they happen…

Elizabeth's wedding dress

Elizabeth's wedding dress

Elizabeth's Wedding Jewellery

Elizabeth's Wedding Jewellery

Elizabeth McWilliams bridal preparations

Elizabeth's bridal preparations

Elizabeth & Chris McWilliams Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony

Chris McWilliams & best man

Chris and his best man

Elizabeth & Chris McWilliams bride & groom portraits

Elizabeth & Chris post ceremony portraits in gardens

Elizabeth & Chris post ceremony portraits in gardens

Elizabeth & Chris post ceremony portraits in gardens

Elizabeth & Chris post ceremony portrait by pond

Elizabeth & Chris post ceremony portraits in gardens

Elizabeth & Chris post ceremony portrait on stairs in the gardens

Elizabeth & Chris post ceremony portraits in gardens

Kiltsmen

The men and their Kilts!

Elizabeth and her bridesmaid

Elizabeth and her bridesmaid

Royal Terrace Hotel sign and wedding cake

Wedding cake and Royal Terrace Hotel signage

Elizabeth and Chris internal staircase portrait

Elizabeth and Chris internal staircase portrait

Chris' neice

A candid natural portrait of Chris' niece

Elizabeth and Chris' first dance

Elizabeth and Chris' first dance

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