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First Same-Sex Pagan Wedding in the United Kingdom

I was in a cab in Stockholm when I received a message from Tom about shooting his upcoming Wedding and as I read it, my excitement could probably have flown faster than the cab was driving. I was so honoured to be asked to shoot a Wedding in Scotland and excited that it was going to be my first Pagan Wedding. 4 months later, I had arrived in Edinburgh and found out that Tom and Iain’s Wedding would be the first legalised Same-Sex Pagan Wedding in the whole of the United Kingdom! I had no idea that it would turn out to be such a huge media hit, thanks to the Equality Network and I had no idea that even the BBC would end up doing a story on it with my photos.

It was cold in Edinburgh but I don’t think I imagined Scotland to be anything else, it’s beauty more than made up for the chill. Thankfully there was no snow, because it enabled us to do much of the Portraits outside on The Royal Mile and at Edinburgh Castle. The Ceremony itself was truly incredible and beautifully colourful and Tom and Iain not only jumped the broom, but literally Tied The Knot in their Pagan Ceremony, which involved the four elements to the North, East, South and West – played by their parents. To solidify their union, everyone present drank from the Ceremonial Goblet after Tom and Iain pledged their vows to each other, which was actually a pretty amazing thing to be part of.

Their venue couldn’t have been more perfect. Marlin’s Wynd, named after a 16th century lane, is a series of caves underneath one of Scotland’s covered bridges and ideal for a Pagan Ceremony. Full of atmosphere and surprisingly warm, the lighting was complemented by the candles and flower arrangements which was actually put together by Tom and Iain themselves. A mix of Roses, Eucalyptus and Scottish Thistle adorned the tables and walls of the cellars and to top everything off, everyone present was given a cloak to wear! It is by far the most colourful Wedding I’ve ever attended. And not to mention the party afterwards! WOW!

But the highlight of the day, other than their amazing Pagan Ceremony, was definitely towards the end when Scotland gave us some of the most beautiful light to work our Portraits with. Tom and Iain’s belief system was only more confirmed when the universe decided to show it’s approval and shine over their love. Serendipity. But enough from me…. check out the images for yourselves. 🙂 Thank you, Tom and Iain for entrusting your big day to me, I am truly honoured to have been a part of it and provide you with memories you can treasure forever. I am forever grateful.

Pagan Bröllop i Scotland, Stora Brittanien.

Same-Sex Pagan Wedding in Edinburgh Scotland

  • sydney - March 14, 2015 - 09:56

    I LOVE this!

    You captured their love beautifully! What a fun wedding, cloaks and heads up!

    I especially love the last few images, so perfect!ReplyCancel

    • admin - March 22, 2015 - 16:28

      Thank you. I’d never seen cloaks at a wedding before so it was really cool.ReplyCancel

  • Trina Dinnar - March 14, 2015 - 11:59

    They look so happy. You captured such special moments! Great work 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin - March 22, 2015 - 16:27

      It was indeed a special day.ReplyCancel

  • Sueann - March 14, 2015 - 16:21

    This couple looks very happy and you did a great job capturing them and their interests in a natural way for their wedding day.ReplyCancel

    • admin - March 22, 2015 - 16:27

      Thanks very much.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - March 14, 2015 - 16:59

    Lovely wedding! Gorgeous photography! I think the United Kingdom will have you back for more lovely weddings like this one!ReplyCancel

    • admin - March 22, 2015 - 16:26

      Thank you! I really hope the have me back, too!ReplyCancel

  • Giselle - March 14, 2015 - 18:52

    These are amazing and I love the uniqueness of this wedding!
    These photos definitely be featured, I specially love the one you took at sunset. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

    • admin - March 22, 2015 - 16:26

      Thank you for your kind words. It was certainly an amazing wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Liz Dranow - March 14, 2015 - 22:48

    Wonderful images! I love the images from the ceremony, and I LOVE the late afternoon light in the outdoor shots. Absolutely gorgeous wedding photography!ReplyCancel

    • admin - March 22, 2015 - 16:26

      Thanks, Liz. The light was just incredible.ReplyCancel

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