DUNGLASS ESTATE Wedding / CLAIRE & MURRAY
A love story in the heart of the Scottish county-side.
Welcome to a perfect day in one of Scotland’s most awesome venues, Dunlglass Estate, near Edinburgh Welcome to the wedding of Claire and Murray!
We seriously love photographing at new wedding venues. Don’t get us wrong, it’s nice to be in familiar places where we know the lay of the land and am already pals with the wedding organiser, but new places are just loads of fun! I’m a huge fan of discovering all the wee bits to shoot in and just generally exploring some of the opportunities each place presents. And in this regard Dunglass Estate, just south of Edinburgh, is an absolute belter. Seriously, you could come back here 10 times and still be finding amazing new spots to shoot in.
The estate’s crown jewel, Dunglass Castle, is a mesmerizing centrepiece that exudes history and romance. Its weathered stone walls, adorned with ivy and whispered tales of the past, create an enchanting backdrop for your special day. As a photographer, I can’t help but be inspired by the timeless beauty that emanates from every corner of this stunning castle.
But it doesn’t stop there. The estate’s surrounding grounds unveil a meticulously curated sanctuary of natural beauty. Imagine vibrant gardens, adorned with blooming flowers and ancient trees, creating a picturesque haven for your ceremony and capturing those precious moments of pure love. And let’s not forget the breath-taking Scottish coastline nearby, offering panoramic views of the sea that will take your breath away. As wedding photographers, we couldn’t ask for a more idyllic setting to capture the essence of your love story. Dunlgass Estate Weddings really have it all.
After a good look around in the morning I headed out to see the boys and girls getting ready. It was awesome to see some familiar faces from a couple of years back, and it’s always lovely to be invited back to family and pal’s weddings in the future. The girls were getting ready in their own big house, while the boys were in one of the cottages closer to the venue. I hopped backwards and forwards between the two, and got loads of great shots of the girls getting all dolled up and the boys even enjoying a spot of golf!
Murray and Claire had said that for them, the religious ceremony was absolutely central to their day, and honestly, what could be more important than the ceremony its self? Fittingly, they were getting married in a church, but what I didn’t expect was for it to be so spectacular! The collegiate church at Dunglass is a ruin, but it’s been sort of partially restored so that its roof is fixed and it has a good floor. The end result is really something to behold, and makes it one of the most special locations for a ceremony I think I’ve ever seen!
Afterwards it was time to explore some of the areas around the estate to grab some pictures and film with the newlyweds, and honestly I wasn’t even scratching the surface with the places I went to. You could come back here a good few times without ever repeating a shot, there’s really that much! As it was, we went to the church and played on the rope swing for a while, and then later we headed down to the wee lochan at sunset too, which was smashing!
We really had an awesome day and got loads of great pictures and film from the day, and we can’t wait to return for our next Dunglass Estate wedding!
Fun. Candid. Real.
That’s what we think great wedding photography should be.
Together, let’s capture the good stuff. Those in-between moments, whether sweet, silly or heart-stopping. Let’s celebrate your love and get you all the memories of your day, just the way it happened.
As both photographers and filmmakers, we have the unique ability to create a stunning and cohesive visual diary of your celebration that tells your love story in a way that is timeless, authentic, and completely, unashamedly, all about you.
Working closely together throughout the day, our style is unobtrusive and organic. Capturing the essence of your day without ever being in the way.
We blend seamlessly into the background, capturing the candid and saving the precious moments that make your wedding one of a kind. The raw emotion and natural beauty shine through, producing photographs and a film that remind you of how you actually felt on the day.