KIRKNEWTON HOUSE STABLES EDINBURGH WEDDING : NICOLA + SCOTT
NICOLA + SCOTT
I've been waiting to shoot at Kirknewton House Stables for a while now. I love it's simplicity and rusticness, it's like a giant blank canvas, full of possibilities. One of those venues that really lends itself to DIY creative couples. When I met with Nicola and Scott and they told they were holding their wedding here, I knew they would do this place justice. The vision for their day consisted of 5 of my favourite adjectives; relaxed, intimate, personal, romantic, and fun. I knew from offset that this wedding would be a dream to shoot. And it was.
There was a real sense of family fun, and a gathering of true friendships. It felt so relaxed that it had the essence of being at a best friends garden BBQ, but with champagne, elegance, and in a garden that resembles a Monet painting. I loved everything about this wedding; the teepees the children played in, the hand written place cards, the naked cake, the upcycled glass jars that held these bunches of effortlessly fresh flowers, and most of all, the people. It was Nicola and Scott along with their friends and family that really gave this wedding heart!
Nicola and Scott, thank you for inviting me into your circle of care and carefree, it was such a fun day I forgot I was working! Kx
The exposed stone walls coupled with soft flowers and bunting gave a relaxed, personal, light + airy feel.
We had such great weather, everyone was out enjoying the sunshine and the children were free to play and run around. The teepees were an excellent addition, not only did it give the children a place to play in the shade, but also gave the adults a cosy chill out area in the evening.
Nicola and Scott were so sweet during their couple shoot. They were having such a lovely time with their guests that I didn't want to steal them away for too long. So we had a quick wander around the stunning grounds (Monet eat your heart out) and captured some beautiful intimate moments.
The dining room was romantic and relaxed. There was nothing showy or glamorous about their meal set up, it was a good old BBQ buffet, albeit a very classy one. The table settings were full of personal touches, as Nicola's daughters handwrote all the place cards and the favours were old style sweetie bags filled witth Scott's mum's homemade tablet.
I think every wedding should have a sweetie table. They're not only pretty and give a sense of celebration, but their offer little pick me up sugar boosts all day long.