Cathy and Peter’s magnificent wedding in Scotland’s capital was one of the most memorable weddings I captured this year. The day began with the ceremony in the Canongate Kirk on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile with Cathy looking beautiful in her stunning dress. After the couple tied the knot and posed with their guests for a few group photos outside the church, we made our way to Cathy and Peter’s tea ceremony in a townhouse in George Square. I graduated from Edinburgh University a number of years ago and it was lovely to be back on my old turf, where I attended many lectures and sat several exams.
Following Chinese tradition, the couple served tea to their parents and other close family members and friends, and accepted gifts in return. One of Cathy and Peter’s friends then demonstrated beautiful and intricate calligraphy of the Scott Monument. The next venue we visited was Melville Castle Hotel for couple shots of Cathy and Peter in the grounds and in their suite. We then returned to Edinburgh for a drinks reception at the City Chambers before the bride and groom and their guests followed their piper from the Royal Mile to the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street. I have happy memories of visiting the museum from early childhood right through to my years as a student and so it was really special to be in here after opening hours.
Another group photo was captured on the steps of the museum before the party headed inside and took their seats in the magnificent Grand Gallery. The speeches took place during the meal and, afterwards, Cathy and Peter circulated all the tables and toasted their marriage with their wedding guests. Congratulations to you both!
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© Karen Thorburn