We are big fans of small intimate weddings with couples who have flown over with closest family and friends - we had a blast with Chelsea and Brian at their gorgeous wedding at Prestonfield House. The room for dinner looked stunning, with flowers from Narcissus Flower Shop and gorgeous table decorations (including the cutest miniature Anthropologie ceramic bunnies). The day really was a blast because after the meal we went up Arthur's Seat, which was pretty solidly windy. Lyn McKenzie Makeup did a wonderful job here so everything stayed intact! That blush dress with its multi-layers was a photographer's dream in the breeze. Congratulations Chelsea and Brian!
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!