Jack and Sarah finally made it down the aisle after rescheduling due to the year that was 2021!

I arrived at Edinburgh Zoo at 7am ready to photograph the bridal party getting ready and all the little details that get lost in the excitement of the day. Walking past the sleeping lemurs in the dark to get to the house was quite something!

With 4 bridesmaids, 3 groomsmen, and 2 beautiful little flowergirls, I spent the first hour taking photos of the dresses hanging in the ceremony room and detail shots.

The next few hours were spent documenting the bridal parties all getting ready. Due to various circumstances, the groomsmen only started getting ready about 20 minutes before the ceremony, and the planned bridesmaid photos outside couldn’t take place! But that’s what happens at a wedding and you just have to go with the flow!

I love telling a story of the day, it means the bride & groom, who spend most of the day in a blur, can look back and really ‘feel’ the day again!

The ceremony took place in the most wonderful room that overlooked Edinburgh, with the most ornate details, and luckily enough it matched the bridal party dresses perfectly! It was a beautiful, relaxed service that was watched closely by Jack & Sarah’s 3 children and all their family & friends.

After the ceremony, I sneaked this lovely family of 5 off for some family & couple shots before we stomped up to the top of the zoo to see the giraffes, get some full family photos and also some bridal party shots.

If you’ve never been to Edinburgh, let me tell you, it’s quite a hike to get to the top! The giraffes didn’t quite play ball, but we found some great, quiet locations for bridal party shots, which is tricky in a busy zoo that’s open to the public!

This wedding was smiles & joy from the start to the finish. After some beautiful speeches and a delicious dinner, the very last treat was being able to go and see the penguins after the zoo had closed to the public. An incredible experience, and I’m thankful that the penguins were better behaved than the giraffes!

I wish Jack, Sarah and their 3 beautiful children the happiest life together as Man & Wife!

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