Sometime its just nice to enjoy simple, beautiful photography so I am thrilled to share the intimate but lovely Edinburgh Wedding of Azi and Adam captured by Stuart Craig.
Stuart is a wedding photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland and covers weddings and civil partnerships throughout the country.
Azi is originally from Iran while Adam comes from Shetland, but the happy couple fell in love whilst lodging together in Australia.
They had just flown to Scotland a few days before their Big Day, so until that point everything had been arranged by long distance phone calls and emails to Stuart but the bond was instant.
Stuart shares his recollections,
“I arrived at Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh to be greeted with a splash of colour.”
“Hotel Missoni Edinburgh is a stunning, contemporary landmark, and the only 5-star hotel on the historic Royal Mile in the heart of the Scottish capital. Offering iconic design and the warmth of Rosita Missoni’s personal style of family hospitality.”
“Myself and Phil from Solar Weddings took turns capturing the various bits of eye candy on show as Azi and her bridesmaid got ready.”
“When the dress went on, Azi gazed out of the window to admire the spectacular view of the city centre skyline. But I was admiring something else. Azi looked absolutely stunning, her dark looks and white smile instantly lighting up the room.”
“We then made the trip across the road to Lothian Chambers where guests were arriving ahead of the ceremony.”
“With the happy couple now married, it was time for a rock ‘n roll stroll down the famous royal mile in Edinburgh.”
“They walked in each others arms to keep warm as I weaved in and out of the crowd, occasionally moving ahead of them in anticipation of the next backdrop.”
“Azi in particular was feeling the cold (well, she is from Iran!) but an overcoat was always at hand, courtesy of the bridesmaid who was following at a discreet distance.”
” It came in particularly handy when we stopped to pick our spot for some portraits.”
“Back on the main street, Azi and Adam caught up with the news back home thanks to an international newsagents.”
“I was sensing they were getting cold, so it was no surprise when the idea of taking a coffee break was floated.”
” St Giles coffee shop looked a bit surprised when a bride and groom, bridesmaid, photographer and videographer suddenly piled in demanding a latte. It was smiles and admiring glances all round as the cameras kept rolling.”
“Suitably refreshed, we returned to our shoot with a bit of window shopping and statue posing.”
“As guests gathered to enjoy some canapés at the Hotel Missoni, Azi and Adam took a break before returning to greet everyone.”
“I picked my moment to whisk them to the colourful lift which reflected perfectly in the gigantic pink mirror.”
“Then the wedding breakfast was served. The cake was beautifully presented (and slaughtered!) after their speeches and everyone filtered into the breakout area in anticipation of the first dance.”
“Azi and Adam took to the floor for their first dance looking surprisingly confident. A few lessons may certainly have helped, but nevertheless it was an impressive sight.”
“Folk stood round circling the happy couple as they moved around with a certain grace and purpose.”
“A man from Shetland dancing with a woman from Iran may seem like an exotic number, but when love blossoms it somehow looks completely natural. Many congratulations on pulling off such a lovely looking day!
Thanks to Stuart for sharing this lovely Edinburgh Wedding, the stunning Royal Mile always makes for a colourful and interesting backdrop to capture a couples Big Day.
The coffee shop shots are genius and I would have loved to be a fly on the wall but based on our less than glorious Scottish weather a very needed asnd welcome pitstop.
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