Civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Very well hidden I would say is the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. Literally in the city centre with an access to the Queens Gardens which reminds me of a secret garden because you need a key to enter it and it is surround by hedges and trees.
The rooms are spacious and have lost of natural light coming through the windows or the ceiling windows. Very joyful and emotions filled day it was for everyone at this wedding. All has been very well planned and organised. The weather was nice, so these two gentlemen and I could access the secret gardens and take some wedding photos there. They both looked smashing.
When we met up at the beginning of the year for their couple photo session at the top of Calton Hill, the city offered us a rather cold day. Well it was January and it was cold and windy and rainy. But nonetheless the photos came out great.
Their wedding day was fortunately a nice, dry day with so many great moments captured. The ceremony took place in the college’s library. It is a really great room, with chairs in the middle and shelves of books on the sides, including the balcony.
The guests were exploring the building during the drinks reception. There are lots of great paintings to look at and there were lots of flowers around which made the rooms look even friendlier.
I loved the speeches and the dances. These parts of the wedding celebrations seem to make me laugh the most while photographing. There are some many emotions that accompany every wedding. I love to capture them. I do not only want to show how great everyone looks while coming to a wedding but also how you felt that day. The little smile, the big laughters, one or two tears, that face while you were dancing or the dancing step you missed. These all are the moments that make each wedding unique to the couple and I simply try to capture it naturally as it happens. After many years I believe these will be the real treasures to cherish. Documentary wedding photography or also known as reportage wedding photography is the way I photograph. Some of the frames from that lovely wedding below.

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Same-sex couple wedding in Edinburgh

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Civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Groom and groom before the civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Guests awaiting for civil partnership ceremony at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Civil partnership ceremony at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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 Civil partnership ceremony photos at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Partners holding hands during civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Great library room for civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Same-sex wedding ceremony at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Partners exchanging rings during civil partnership ceremony at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Happy moments during civil partnership ceremony at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

All smiles at the civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Guests hugging the grooms at civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Group photo at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Wedding portraits at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Wedding photography at  Queen Street Gardens in Edinburgh

Civil partnership photos in Edinburgh

Groom's buttonholes

Lovely same-sex couple wedding photos in Edinburgh

Same-sex couple wedding portraits in Edinburgh

Civil partnership wedding photography at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Civil partnership wedding photos at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Happy couple at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Wedding guests snapping at civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Reception at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Wedding guests at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Civil partners photos at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Speeches during civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Groom's speech at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Best man speech at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Laughing couple during the speeches at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Happy couple at civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Speeches at civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Gay wedding at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Gay wedding at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Guests during the wedding celebrations at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Happy guests during civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Surprised couple  at civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

3D Cakes

Kid looking at the wedding cake at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Couple cutting the wedding cake at civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Guests photographing the cake during the wedding ceremony at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Wedding photography at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Flowers by Roseparks

First wedding dance at civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Cheering wedding guests during the first dance at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Same-sex couple dancing their first dance at civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

wedding photos at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Wedding photography at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Wedding guests dancing at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Wedding at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Dancing during civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Guests dancing during wedding at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

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Photos of dancing wedding quests at civil partnership at Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh

Posted by Kasia Maliszewska, Scotland wedding photographer

Lovely flowers supplied by Edinburgh florist  Roseparks