Milena & Richard’s Wedding at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

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Bride & Groom stood next to giant trees in The Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh

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Milena & Richard’s Wedding at Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh

Of all the places in the world that I love to visit, Scotland is up there. I mean right up top there. I’ll never forget the first time I got to Edinburgh and being welcomed by such a well maintained and historical city that just prides itself on its heritage. Not to mention the drive through the Trossachs and into the Highlands and Glencoe. To call it a photographer’s dream would be an understatement. But that’s enough about my love for Scotland, now back to the important stuff; the wonderful Richard and Milena.

Wedding Venue : Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh

Richard and Milena met at Edinburgh University.  They went on to become engaged at the beautiful St Andrews on Milena’s birthday. Their wedding day at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh was incredible.  I imagine it will remain one of the most special wedding ceremonies I’ll have the privilege of being part of. The gardens are a special place for Richard where he has a lot of childhood memories and so it seemed the right decision to have their ceremony there alongside their friends and family.

Ceremony : John Muir Grove, Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh

The location of the ceremony at the John Muir Grove was magical and upon visiting the location the day before I struggled to work out just how the ceremony would be placed. However, the following day seeing it all set up just made perfect sense and looked so serene. Once Richard and Milena exchanged their very personal and sincere vows I stood in awe along with all their guests and just admired how wonderful the moment was for these guys.

The Couple : Richard & Milena

When Richard and Milena contacted me they both seemed such kind and reserved individuals, which of course they were and one of the things they highlighted was that they were nervous about portraits.  They were worried they might not feel comfortable. As you’ll see below, however,  they were anything BUT uncomfortable and looked great. The love they had for each other was so clear.  It took no more than “guys just have a little cuddle over in that wee spot there for me”.

Wedding Photography – Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Check out their wedding at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh below including this highlights film of their day.


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