A bride willing to skate along inaccessible country paths, climb down rocky dunes to a frozen beach and brave December temps in Edinburgh – that’s my kind of bride!

Did I mention that all of this was done in Jimmy Choo’s, a beautiful wedding dress and no coat?

Laura is hardcore! Alastair too of course, but he had his goose bumps covered up so Laura get the points here!

I’d never been to Hopetoun House before, it’s a stunning venue and when Laura and Al told me about it, they described it to a tee although being a couple of days after Xmas, it exceeded all expectations with it’s nods to the festive season.

Laura also told me that we’d be stopping off at a beach for photos on the way and I kind of didn’t believe her. It was December after all, it was icy, it was damn cold and she looked unbelievable – you can’t blame me for thinking that she might prefer the warmth of the wedding car and the champagne awaiting her at Hopetoun. But, true to her word, we stopped on the path and walked across the treacherous ground and down to the beach and I’m so glad that Laura is this bloody ace because I love the shots we got there as the light was fading and the sky was turning gold.

We made it to Hopetoun in time for a few shots outside before the light was lost and then the party started. A Scottish party is the best kind of party, especially with a ceilidh band getting everyone up dancing. There’s nothing better than getting in the middle of the action and shooting everyone styling it out on the dance floor 🙂

Winter weddings have a certain something about them that I love – the hot toddy’s, the goose bumps, the wrap-yourself-up-in-their-arms hugs, the pre and post Xmas boozing, the celebration highs, that lovely nostalgia that we all feel at this time of year. Laura and Alastair treated me to the very best of all of these and I loved every second.

If you’re planning your winter wedding, I’d love to hear from you so drop me a line and let’s talk about skating in Choo’s, dancing yourselves warm and knocking the fairy off the top of the tree!

Congratulations you two, it was an amazing day and I’m so glad to have been a part of it xxxx

Massive thanks to my awesome second shooter for the day – Babs, always great company and ace photos to boot!


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