Bollywood Colour at Hopetoun House Hindu-Scottish Wedding

Imagine how cool this wedding was: Our Scottish groom, followed by his guests in colourful Indian clothes, dance across the gravel driveway of Hopetoun House towards the wedding ceremony, where guests of the bride’s family await, guarding the entrance until impressed enough by the groom’s party’s dance moves to let them in.

Judging by the amount of air he’s getting, the groom has been practicing his moves, though his wedding party have a way to go before the stables ceremony room doors will be opened. Sensing they may be losing their audience, the groom partners his mother to lead the group in some more familiar Scottish country dancing – The St Bernard’s Waltz.  It’s good, but not good enough…

A few relatives of the bride, wearing kilts, head off the advancing group to educate them on the standard of dancing required. As the British conservatism slowly drops, dance moves are replicated, crowds cheer, and the two groups of family and friends start to mix amongst the shared laughter and good times.

The doors to the stables are opened so the ceremonial entrance of the groom and his party can start ahead of the Hindu wedding ceremony with all it’s colour and tradition.

But that was only a small part of the day that also featured a traditional Scottish wedding.  Hopetoun House, just outside Edinburgh in South Queensferry maintains it’s reputation as one of the grandest wedding venues in Scotland, Heritage Portfolio still serve the best food this wedding photographer has ever been gratefully given, and Luke at the Edinburgh Film Company captured the whole thing beautifully.

Just take a look at the photographs to see how cool and original this wedding is.


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Red Hair & Birch Trees Couple’s Photo Session

Start with a gorgeous redhead Kiwi girl I met on a recent trip to Sweden, add one boyfriend, the arrival of the autumnal colours and a cracking little birch forrest outside Örebro. The result is this dark, moody, warm and intimate couple’s session.

Once you get over the hair by Frida at Ego and makeup by Bare Solutions, you can wallow in the rich red, yellow and green colours and straight lines of the Swedish birch forrest.  Best of all, look how quickly Lisa & Chris forget the camera is there and get lost in each other.  That’s pretty spectacular considering there were no coats used in the production of this couple’s portrait session.

Thanks for standing around in the cold for me, and for running to catch that last bit of sunshine we spotted coming through the trees.

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