Meet Susanne and Graham!
Many plans were changed mulitple times in 2020 for this couple but in November 2020 they tied the knot at Barnbougle Castle! Its an amazing venue very close to my heart. If I could, I’d live there.
It rests right on the edge of the Firth of Forth with widespread views over Edinburgh, Queesnferry and over into Fife. It even has its own private beach and epic grounds to play in! It is part of the Rosebery Estate. The famous Dalmeny House, on the estate, is home to the Earl of Rosebery, which you cant help but see on your way down the long winding drive, past the sheep and highland cows, who roam freely.
It really is a stunning location and venue!
In the run up to the wedding, Susanne and Graham had an engagement shoot, out and about on the Rosebery Estate grounds. It was very exciting as Netflix were there filming a new christmas movie so in October, the estate had been transformed into a winter wonderland. Lots of fake snow. Looked incredible! On an earlier recce to the castle we were lucky enough to get to walk through and around the film sets, whilst they were taking a break. Brooke Sheilds and Cary Elwes nearby – really rather exciting!! Can’t wait to see the film later in 2021!
Back to the wedding…
It was a small and intimate event, just perfect! Family and close friends attended in their finest, enjoying all the venue had on offer. Many speechless by the view!
The ceremony itself was led by local Rev David Cameron who delivered a lovely and humorous service.
After the signing of the register there was a surprise reading not even I was aware of. As they walked back into the Scottish Library to be announced as husband and wife, a few family members stood in turn to read a lovely poem. It was quite emotional!
Mr and Mrs K walked down the aisle as newlyweds and the celebrations begain with lots of mingling and cocktails.
We nipped outside briefly for some group photos, all socially distanced, but had to work quick as it was rather cold and windy and didnt want to have to de-ice any guests later on!
Whilst the guests warmed up with more drinks inside, I took Susanne and Graham for a short portriat session around the grounds and beach area – again, I didnt want them getting too cold or away from their guests too long.
As the late afternoon turned into evening, everybody gathered in the main Banquetting Hall for the weddign breakfast and speeches.
After all the turmoil and stress over the last few months, it was absolutely amazing to see so much love and happiness and a newly married husband and wife, whom Im now proud to call friends.
Congratulations Susanne and Graham!!
D750 / D7200 / Sigma 35mm Art 1.4 / Nikon 85mm 1.8
Edited with G-Presets
Sarah Newman is a Scottish Photographer living by the coast, just outside Edinburgh with her husband and 2 children. She has a BA in Professional Photography from Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University and has won some industry awards for her work whilst at university. She has also exhibited her work in Edinburgh and London in recent years.