On a balmy summer's day, Charlotte and Andrew were married in a beautiful ski-themed wedding at St Andrew's Church and Capheaton Hall in Northumberland. In the grounds of an idyllic Jacobean house, friends and family celebrated, with Ferran the Oysterman shucking oysters, Limoncello shots with sparklers in the evening, and a whisky bar with vintage wooden skis for guests to sign.
Florist: Helen Nikzad at Katherine's Florists | Event coordination: Anna Rainbow at Anna Rainbow Events | Music: Arco String Quartet | Videography: Simon Wilcox at Egg Cosy Pictures | Charlotte’s dress: Stewart Parvin at Rachel Scott Couture | Jewellery: Annoushka | Andrew's attire: Oliver Brown + groom's own | Bridesmaid dresses: Maids to Measure | Hair and makeup: Lyn McKenzie | Rings: Laing Edinburgh | Wedding cake: Celebration Cakes by Julie | Catering: Boldon Farmhouse Pantry and The Oysterman Events | Stationery: Stoneberry Press | Transport: Northumbria Classic Cars | Marquee: Bakerwood.
We shot Mary and Jonny’s perfect spring wedding back in April – a literature themed wedding which was, rather appropriately, held at the Harry-Potter-esque George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh. What a day it was!
Florist: Planet flowers | Event coordination and catering: The Principal, Edinburgh | Music: Muzo-Matic | Videography: Cherry Tree Films | Mary’s dress: Theia | Jewellery: Tiffany | Jonny's attire: Davison Kilt Hire | Bridesmaid dresses: White by Vera Wang at David's Bridal | Makeup: Colette Casher | Hair: City Brides | Her ring: H. Samuel | His ring: Fraser Hart | Wedding cake: Liggy's Cakes | Stationary: Crane | Transport: The Red Bus | Extras: Odd Box Photo Booth | With special thanks to Chaplain Ailsa Maclean.
We had the best start to the spring with Hannah and Tom getting married in sunny Dundas Castle Thank you so much for having us, what a spectacular day it was! We also shot a wee video film for our two lovebirds, which is now on our FB page (CroftsKowalczykPhotography), go and have a look!
Venue: Dundas Castle | Event Planning: Genevieve Molyneux & Dundas Castle Team | Minister: Fred Emrich | Flowers: Spiral Flowers | Bride's dress: Ascot Warehouse | Bride's shoes: Freya Rose London | Caterer: Prestige | Groom's attire: Noose and Monkey | Wedding cake: Too Good To Eat | Bridesmaids' dresses: Debenhams | Makeup & hair: family friends| Venue accessories: Spiral Flowers, Maybe Vodka ice luge | Wedding rings: Hatton Gardens & inherited ring for Tom | Piper: Major Roderick Deans
Sunny, windy and radiant - that is a perfect description of our portrait session with Charlotte and Andrew in South Queensferry. These two are getting married and we are giddy with excitement to be documenting their day soon!
When we heard that Meredyth and Sebastien were getting married and they wanted to come over from the US and do so in Edinburgh we did a little dance of joy. Not only was a favourite church of ours involved (Canongate Kirk in the Old Town) but a year earlier we had photographed Meredyth’s sister Mary Ellen's marriage to William so it was wonderful to catch up with the Whitfords again. This was late December and with an early sunset we took the couple for portraits while it was still light before the ceremony in the New Town and on top of the Carlton Hill. Have a look at Edinburgh at its best behaviour and those purple velvet shoes (swoon).
Dress : Le Spose di Gio from Kleinfeld Bridal New York / Shoes : Marc Fisher / Jewellery : Lang Antiques and The Richter & Phillips Co. The Veil belonged to Meredyths mum / Meredyths hair and makeup : Brian Drumm Salon / Flowers : Snapdragon Edinburgh / Grooms Hair : The Rag and Bone Barbershop / Cake : Sugar Daddy's Bakery / Stationary : Poeme
When we met Claire and Rodrigo for the first time we knew that the day they had planned for their wedding was going to be a fantastic! We were giddy with happiness when the sun came out just in time for our portrait shoot and the Signet Library looked just the part for the reception.
A couple of words from the newlyweds: “Sylwia and Simon, Thank you for everything - for being such a friendly couple (we really felt at ease from day one), for your kind support in the lead up (recommending Julie*) and on the day (helping with our nerves and… tying bow ties!) and for your wonderful photography. We love each and every one of them and are going to have such a difficult time choosing the ones for the album! We’re so lucky to be able to look back on such a great collection of memories from our wedding day. Love Claire and Rodrigo”
*Julie mentioned by our couple is the amazing makeup artist Julie McGuire who is not only a makeup artist extraordinaire but also an oasis of calm during sometimes hectic stage of morning preparations.
And yes, Simon is very good in tying bowties expertly!
Florist (and decorative accessories at the venue): Narcissus | Claire's dress: Pan Pan Bridal | Claire's shoes: LK Bennett | Caterer: Heritage Portfolio | Transport: Ecosse Classic Wedding Cars | Rodrigo's attire: Edit Suits Co. |Bridesmaids' dresses: Maids to Measure | Cake from Heather's Cakes | Stationery: Appleberry Press | Wedding rings: Cartier
Every year, many thousands of people fill every possible space in Edinburgh to see the Festival. If you are planning to get married then, you can either leave the city if you are craving calm, or embrace the Festival, take it in your stride to enjoy all the buzz.
Ben and Yvonne went fairly and squarely for the latter - they were married bang in the middle of the Fringe - with their ceremony at the iconic Lothian Chambers followed by an excellent meal for their guests at Devil’s Advocate (which quickly shot to the top of the list of our favourite dining locations in the city centre). In the evening the whole wedding party headed off to a Festival Fringe event - to see Peter Antoniou’s show (seriously, if you ever come across his act, don’t hesitate, buy the tickets) and then to a vigorous ceilidh extravaganza at Lauriston Hall, where Sylwia was kidnapped to waltz with one of the ceilidh callers. What a day!
Florist: Pyrus Botanicals | Yvonne's dress: Maggie Sottero | Yvonne's shoes: Rainbow Club | Ben's attire: The Kilt Store (Haymarket) | Makeup and Hair by City Brides | Wedding Rings from Laing | Bridesmaids' dresses from Dessy
We’ve had such an amazing year, full of adventures with our work and our wedding photography, we’ve made so many new friends and visited so many new places. To all our gorgeous couples and friends in the industry - thank you all for inviting us as your wedding photographers to share all this amazingness that you’ve created!
When we looked at the pictures of the sheer happiness, love, spectacular landscapes and pure beauty that we’ve had a chance to document during 2016 we’ve thought to ourselves what the heck! Let’s do the 2016 justice and recap all the goodness in one mammoth blogpost. So grab yourselves some snacks and maybe even a G&T and come to have a look!
Kirsty at the Balmoral https://balmoral.skchase.com
Rae & James at Winton House http://www.wintonhouse.co.uk
Signet Library http://www.thesignetlibrary.co.uk
Old Course Hotel St Andrews http://www.oldcoursehotel.co.uk
Dunglass Estate http://dunglassestate.com
Hopetoun House http://hopetoun.co.uk
Dundas Castle http://dundascastle.co.uk
Glencorse House http://www.glencorsehouse.co.uk
The Royal Botanics http://www.rbge.org.uk
Prestonfield House http://www.prestonfield.com
Narcissus Flower Shop http://www.narcissusflowers.co.uk
Planet Flowers http://www.planetflowers.co.uk
Pyrus Botanicals http://pyrusbotanicals.com
Balgrove Larder http://www.balgove.com
Pan Pan Bridal http://panpanbridal.co.uk
Maggie Sottero https://www.maggiesottero.com
Maids to Measure http://www.maidstomeasure.com
Eleganza Sposa http://eleganza.co.uk
Tadashi Shoji http://www.tadashishoji.com
Heathers Cakes www.heatherscakes.co.uk
Liggys Cakes www.liggyscakes.co.uk
One Fine Day Cakes www.onefinedayweddingservices.com
Apple Berry Press https://www.appleberrypress.com
Here Comes the Bride http://www.hctbweddinginvitations.co.uk
The Illustrious Illustrator http://www.theillustriousillustrator.com
White Balloon Films http://www.whiteballoonfilms.co.uk
Jonathan Fowler https://www.jonathon.co
Neil McGregor-Woodhams http://www.grandgestureweddingfilms.com
The Kilt Store http://www.thekiltstore.com
Slater Menswear https://www.slaters.co.uk
John Morrison Kiltmaker http://www.heritageofscotland.com
Geoffrey Tailor http://geoffreykilts.co.uk
The Vintage Beauty Box www.thevintagebeautybox.co.uk
Colette Casher www.colettecasher.com
Lauren Gollan http://www.laurengollan.co.uk
Julie McGuire www.mjoolz.com
City brides http://www.citybrides.co.uk
Lyn McKenzie www.lynmckenziemakeup.co.uk
Badgley Mischka www.badgleymischka.com
Salvatore Ferragamo http://www.ferragamo.com
Jimmy Choo http://www.jimmychoo.com
Rainbow Club https://www.rainbowclub.co.uk
This was our first ever wedding in the Outer Hebrides and boy was it FANTASTIC! After a short flight from Glasgow we arrived in a paradise of sandy beaches, blue sea and sunshine. We were given a tour of Benbecula, met the friendliest folk one can imagine, enjoyed a sunny break at a spectacular beach... and woke up on the wedding day itself to the full Hebridean experience of lashing rain and wind!
It all goes to show that weather is just a minor blip in the space-time continuum when you are getting married to the one you love with your family around you, when your friends come from all over the world to spend your day with you amongst the beauty of an island where you grew up and a community that comes together to spectacularly decorate the village hall so that it resembles a fairyland. One can take in one’s stride whatever weather throws at you, and indeed in the islands this is all part of the experience. There were many broken umbrellas on the day and Margaret’s veil flowing high in the air, not only inspiring the guests with plenty of fresh air but also great for pictures!
The other wonderful thing about Hebridean weather is that when the sun finally slips out from under the clouds, you can nip out to the most romantic sunset on a beach to take some photos. We want to be back on Benbecula whatever the weather, humming the theme tune to Whisky Galore!