A Windy Linlithgow Wedding with gorgeous DIY aspects

Today I am thrilled to share a windy yet stunning Linlithgow Wedding with gorgeous DIY aspects.

The location for the day was Linlithgow Burgh Halls and capturing all the action was Stuart Craig Photography.


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Stuart Craig is a Wedding Photographer based in Scotland covering weddings and civil partnerships throughout the country.

From its beginnings through to the present day, his wonderful, natural style of photography has became his trademark.


I hand over to Stuart who shares his recollections of the day…


“Emma and her bridesmaids seemed in a relaxed mood by the time I arrived.”

“The room was full of familiar faces from a previous wedding, and I instantly recognised Claire who got married at Balbirnie House back in the summer of 2010.”

“Emma was a bridesmaid on that summer day so this was a perfect role reversal.”

“The house was strewn with beautiful as I was introduced to the wedding dress, shoes and bridal bouquets.”

L”ove is definitely in the air I thought as the camera took in the atmosphere.”


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“Time seemed to fly by as the hairdresser and makeup artist departed, leaving the girls to enjoy some champagne whilst entertaining themselves by taking some selfies.”

It was all hands on deck as the dress finally went on, the brightly lit room providing the perfect backdrop to catch their transformation into three lovely looking girls with some serious attitude.”

“Emma stared straight through the lens, the tight crop accentuating her minimalist look.”


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“It was time to greet the boy at Linlithgow Burgh Halls s.”


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“Craig stared intently down the aisle as the bridesmaids paved the way for Emma to make her entrance.”

“The long aisle gave everyone a chance to admire the sight before Duncan Robertson (humanist celebrant) got proceedings underway.”

“A few stories about the couple set the scene, encouraging some laughter with a few lighter moments.”

“The happy couple then turned to face each other to say their vows and exchange rings.”

“They said ‘I Do’ in front of a packed house before signing the register with a kiss to seal the deal.”


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“With the drinks reception in full flow, a few family groups shots on the balcony passed the time before we headed outside into the full force of a gusty gale.”

“It must have seen us coming and put on a show.”

“The veil danced in an uncontrollable fashion as Emma and Craig kissed, picking its moment to tease the camera by flying in all directions.”

“At one point a huge gust lifted both the bouquet and my camera bag, requiring a dashing response to avoid losing them over the 30 foot balcony.”

“We were blown up a cobbled street where the game continued.”


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“Emma strolled up the cobbled lane leading to Linlithgow Palace.”

“A little boy saw her coming, stopped dead in his tracks and looked upwards to say “You look lovely Madam”.

“With the veil finally becoming more controllable, we managed a sequence of dramatic windswept poses before settling down with some portraits in the archway.”

“The wind swirled around Emma and Craig as they posed in a doorway before a fairytale sign said it was time to end the story.”

“We headed indoors to warm up and prepare for another set of tales.”


“The reception room was a treat for the eye, blessed with a stunning choice of flowers, stationary and signage which Emma had mixed to great effect.”

“Everyone settled down for the speeches which were bravely kicked off by one of the bridesmaids who’s voice cracked with emotion.”


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“The tone soon changed from sweet to entertaining as Craig told some amusing tales before handing the mic to his two best men.”

“He must have quickly regretted his choice of double act as soon as their character assassination began.”


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“With the cupcakes sliced in symbolic fashion, the Band suddenly struck up a chord.”

“The sound of ‘Love is in the air’ by John Paul Young filled the room as Emma and Craig took to the floor for their first dance.”

“Their impromptu dance moves were only half practiced but it all seemed to flow spontaneously, and is surely one of the most original first dance songs you will hear.”

“Everyone else soon joined in, and the party got started to signal the start of a new chapter.”

“Rumour has it the happy couple lived happily ever after.”


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Thank you so much to Stuart for sharing this fabulous Linlithgow Wedding.

Such beautiful pastel detailing and I love he fantastic job that Emma has done on the table numbers and lettering.

It makes everything so much more personal and individual and they really make quite a statement and focal point drawing the eye.

Great job too to both Stuart and  the couple on battling through a gusty day and creating some perfect visual memories.


Wedding Suppliers


Venue – Linlithgow Burgh Halls

Photography – Stuart Craig

Flowers – The South Queensferry Flower Company

Cake/Cupcakes – The Sweet Tooth Cakery

Brides Dress – Kudos Dunfermline (Essence of Australia Dress)

Bridesmaid Dresses – Debenhams

Music for Ceremony – Played by Family Friend

Humanist Celebrant – Duncan Robertson, Humanist Fellowship of Scotland

Photocube – The Photocube

Band – Muzo Matic

Table numbers /Letters – DIY by Bride


UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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