Wedding at Linlithgow Palace

The Linlithgow Palace was one of the principal residences of the monarchs of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was burned out in 1746 and is now a visitor attraction in the care of Historic Scotland. Next to the palace there is St. Michael’s Parish Church, one of the largest burgh churches in the Church of Scotland.
Both places attract not only visitors but also couples who want to get married in the walls of that fantastic church or the ruins of the palace. Great wedding photography will result from both places. The church has amazing tall walls and stained glass windows. Its architecture has great arches and the entrance is just a tall tower that makes a perfect exit picture for the married couple after the wedding ceremony.
Then just few steps away is the Palace or rather the ruins which offer great spots for wedding photos and in general for photography. Every wedding photographer would appreciate the feel of the palace – you can create some romantic portraits in the hallways or more relaxed photos in the vast rooms with great walls. The colour of the stones adds up a nice warm touch to the wedding photos when the sun is out.
After spending some time in the historic ruins of the palace, everyone set off to continue the wedding celebrations at Merchant’s Hall in Edinburgh. It is a graceful building with the most amazing blue glass ceiling! Again photography there was a pleasure since the indoors are so spacious and unique. The main room has a big dancing space in the middle. All the tables surround it, so there is enough space for dancing and being able to take a little break, if needed.
The guests had great time listening to the speeches which made everyone laughed. The music band was setting up in the meantime, so the dances could start afterwards.
Plenty of guests joined the dance floor after the couple’s first dance. Great time they had I can tell. Some of the photos taken that day below!

 

Bride getting ready at Glass House Hotel

Bride getting ready at Glass House Hotel

Bridal preparations at Glass House Hotel

Bridal preparations at Glass House Hotel

Bride at Glass House Hotel Edinburgh

Groomsmen at Glass House Hotel Edinburgh

Groom awaiting his bride at St. Michaels' Parish in Linlithgow

Bride walking down the aisle at St. Michaels' Parish in Linlithgow

Wedding ceremony at St. Michaels' Parish in Linlithgow

Wedding ceremony at St. Michaels' Parish in Linlithgow

Bride and groom kissing at wedding ceremony at St. Michaels' Parish in Linlithgow

Bride and groom leaving the wedding ceremony at St. Michaels' Parish in Linlithgow

Wedding photography at Linlithgow Palace

Groom having drinks with his bestmen at Linlithgow Palace

Wedding photography at Linlithgow Palace

Romantic portraits at Linlithgow Palace

Great rooms of Merchant's Hall in Edinburgh

Happy bride and groom entering Merchant's Hall in Edinburgh

Wedding speeeches at Merchant's Hall in Edinburgh

Bride laughing during specches at Merchant's Hall in Edinburgh

Guests at Merchant's Hall Wedding in Edinburgh

First dance at Merchant's Hall Wedding in Edinburgh