Wedding at Lothian Chambers, Calton Hill and Howies

Located on the Royal Mile, the building of the Lothian Chambers is well known for wedding ceremonies. It offers different rooms for smaller or bigger events. It is literally opposite the famous St. Giles Cathedral. From the biggest room at the Chambers you can see the towers of the cathedral in the window frames. Usually the wedding guests gather outside the building attracting attention of many tourists. Brides arriving also are often asked for photographs by total strangers.

Guests arrived from far away places for this lovely wedding celebration. After the ceremony they walked through the Royal Mile, across the North Bridge, to Howies Restaurant. It was like one of the walking tours you can join in while visiting Edinburgh. It was a great photo opportunity since I was walking with the crowd, but the bride and groom drove away in a very retro Mini that also got a lot of attention from the bystanders.

Later in the day we went up the famous view-point, Calton Hill and I took some photos of the lovely bride and groom. Calton Hill is so significant for Edinburgh and well-known in Scotland. Some iconic photographs were created that evening.  Soft light given by an overcast day was a nice touch.

Then the married couple jumped onto the dance floor and started off the night. It is one of my favourite parts of the wedding day. Everyone was in a jolly mood, ladies switched to more comfortable shoes and the party got started.

It was a pleasure documenting this wedding. As always my aim is to capture it as it unfolded and all the special moments and gestures that I, as a  wedding photojournalist, love to photograph.

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