An Elopement To Dalhousie Castle | Adam & Emma |
Emma & Adam eloped in my absolute favourite season – Autumn of 2016 to Midlothian Scotland. Close to Edinburgh is Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle – Dalhousie Castle.
Bridal Preparations with a twist
With a twist on bridal prep, the groom and bride to be decided to get ready together. Whilst Emma was having her make-up applied, Adam was able to suit himself up. Taking sneaky glances at each other when they could.
Autumnal theme, Adam had a timeless tweed brown jacket and orange tie matching Emma’s elegant burnt orange bouquet.
Getting ready together meant that they were able to comfort each other. To make sure that everything looked 100% perfect as they would want it. It also meant getting ready with the one person you are completely yourself with. So talking, joking and laughing mean’t no fuss, no rushing and minimal nerves!
Emma snuck off to the bathroom to put her dress on and when she came back out, Adam’s face said a million words without actually speaking. He looked in awe that this lady in front of him was going to be his wife.
Putting on her final touches including Jenny Peckham shoes and they both double checked each other so that nothing was out of place.
They made their entrances by walking in one at a time to Florence and the Machine meeting at the bottom of the aisle, ready to say their vows and to exchange rings. Then sealed with a kiss – they did it!!! Having two co-ordinators from the Castle as their witnesses, they signed the register and it became official – man and wife!
With the remainder of the day being solely all about them and what they wanted to do we had so much time to capture bridal portraits. Using the stunning grounds, the castle itself with the inside containing a library with bay windows and a perfect view of the gardens and the outside of the fairytale castle. The weather was a typical autumn day, some clouding, some sunshine but a crisp feel in the air.
They got to enjoy a falconry experience – meeting a cute barn owl and a falcon and being able to hold them and have some photos with them too. Just before their wedding breakfast, they were able to enjoy a taste of Scotland within canapés in the library bar in front of the log fire.
My day ended with me leaving them to enjoy their banquet in the dungeon restaurant for them to experience the medieval atmosphere of the castle vaults. Eating on a table with a knight behind them and wedding flowers on their table. Perfect time to leave them to enjoy themselves and to embrace in their new titles.