Marc and Shona got married at the stunning Hopetoun House earlier this year. After immigrating back from Australia just a couple weeks before the wedding day, they were brave enough to have a winter wedding in Scotland.
I had the good fortune of being asked along as their wedding photographer for the day and considered myself lucky, not only to get to photograph at such a spectacular location, but to do it with a couple who were so generous and genuinely excited about getting married.
The day began at the remote Williamscraig holiday cottages just outside of Linlithgow. The bridal party prep was in full swing by the time I got there. Shona and the girls were in such a relaxed mood throughout the whole morning. Taking it all in their stride, which made for some fantastic natural pictures of them getting ready.
From there it was a quick skip, hop, and a jump/drive to the magnificent Hopetoun House.
Upon arrival I met Marc, his best man and the ushers, greeting guests at the entrance of the beautifully converted Adams stables house.
After the ceremony the guests were piped outside to huge steps at the very front of the house, which worked brilliantly for a large group shot of all the guests together. It was then off we went for some couple photos around the grounds before delivering the bride and groom safely back to their guests.
Dinner Time ! and I guess if you’re going to do it you might as well do it in a room with twelve-foot tapestries hanging from walls! From that point on it was cake, ceilidh, and a good night from me.