Bamburgh Castle Wedding in Windy and Beautiful Northumberland

The day started with a quick visit to Bamburgh Beach, Julie and Mark were not concerned with tradition and were happy to see each other before the ceremony - it was lovely for them to spend some time together with the children before all the events of the day. You really can’t tell how windy it was in the photos on that day - it was actually insane!

We headed back to the Castle for a few more shots around the grounds before ‘the finishing touches’ of getting ready and welcoming all the guests to the Grand Kings Hall. The ceremony included a beautiful sand ceremony and readings from both mums.

After the ceremony Mark and Julie jumped on their tandem bike for a hilarious ride around the grounds, Julie’s blue veil left her hair but fortunately the wind blew it right back down and into my hands! We all walked down to another part of the castle where there were fish and chips served from a van and cake and drinks were served inside.

The very next day I attended their wedding reception at Crusoes, Tynemouth - its the second time I’ve photographed a reception here and it is a fab location! There were pinatas, mad dancing, someone dressed as a scuba diver and halloween decorations and sparklers, great fun!

This has been quite a long blog, mainly because Mark and Julie have opted for a USB / digital photo only package so I didn’t get to create a storybook album (and I love putting the pictures from a wedding together to create the story of the day), its great to look over their wedding again and this has been the perfect way to enjoy it.

Maria and Euan - Military wedding at St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle

I must say, I do love a military wedding - those uniforms are soo smart! It was a tricky start for me in Edinburgh, trying to find a parking space in the city centre on a Saturday afternoon ha! (I ended up somewhere along the bottom of the Grassmarket), I ran up the Royal Mile with my camera gear, dodging tourists all the way. St Margaret’s Chapel is super tiny but so pretty, it was rather windy outside at the top of the castle and the views are stunning. Back at the barracks there felt like so much space and the weather so calm! the decor inside was traditional but beautiful, they had hired dodgems for outside and there was a full casino set up for the guests before a lively ceilidh toward the end of the night.

Wedderburn Castle Winter Wedding Photography for Aimee and Kristian 2011, 7 year anniversary.

A beautiful, cosy and twinkly ceremony and reception at Wedderburn Castle in Southern Scotland just 4 days before Christmas Day.

Aimee and Joel's Wedderburn Castle Wedding - Blog in 'Brides up North'

I’ll leave the write up to Brides up North, just click on the link below to read about Aimee and Joel’s Wedderburn Castle wedding of ethereal elegance.

Princesses for a day - Reportage photography for 'Cash for Kids' Charity, Radio Borders

It’s every little girl’s dream to be a princess and for Sarah and Emily Macleod (aged 5 and 3) it became a reality last week when they were treated like royalty at Wedderburn Castle. A day of pampering and being treated like a princess was their prize in the Radio Borders Cash for Kids charity auction. The winning bidder was dad Ross, who bought it for his five year old daughter Sarah. However, when everyone involved in the auction heard that Ross had two daughters, who had tragically lost their mum, one princess became two and Emily joined her sister at Wedderburn Castle.

Radio Borders Cash for Kids manager, Candy Rafferty, said: “One of the radio presenters happened to know him (Ross), and told me that he had two daughters and tragically his wife had died, so they didn’t have a mum. I phoned the owners of Wedderburn who immediately said they would be very happy to have an extra princess. I phoned the dressmaker who immediately said she would design two dresses. I phoned the hairdresser... Same story.

“It’s just such a lovely example of the generosity of Borders people, and as the charity manager at Radio borders Cash for Kids, I am blown away by it every single day.

On arriving at the castle for a day, Sarah and Emily were greeted in regal style and escorted to the Wedderburn’s grandest chamber, where they had their hair styled and were fitted out with tiaras and princess outfits from ‘A Perfect Fit’ in Coldstream.

Attending the princesses were Brian Rafferty, Royal Warrant holder and hairdresser to HRH the Queen when she is in Scotland, and a dressmaker, lady-in-waiting and courtiers from Radio Borders and Wedderburn Castle.

Amongst the princesses’ royal duties was the official opening of Wedderburn Barns, a new rustic party and wedding venue in the former Georgian stables at Wedderburn Castle. The princesses cut the ribbon on the barns, toured the premises and had official photographs taken at the castle and barns by Pictorial Photography.

Other official engagements included sealing documents and letters at the grand dining room table at Wedderburn and inspecting the castle and grounds to ensure that all is in order. Lunch for the princesses included a selection of special cupcakes designed especially for the day by Borders Cakes and Cupcakes.

A horse-drawn carriage ride around the ground of the castle finished off their day, courtesy of the Cornhill Carriage Company. Then after spending the day being treated like royalty in the castle, it was back to reality for the two girls.

Cash for Kids is the official charity of Radio Borders and provides a helping hand to children around the Scottish Borders and north Northumberland. They are currently running their Christmas Mission to help the thousands of children in poverty who would otherwise wake up to a Christmas without presents this year. They’re asking you to buy just one extra present this year - new and unwrapped gifts suitable for children and young people or make a cash donation online, in person or over the phone.

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