We love photographing winter weddings. And Denise & Lewis’s wedding day was extra special as we’d photographed Denise’s sister Joanne’s wedding a couple of years previously at Hopetoun House, so we knew what a wonderful time everyone would have.

Once again, we were honoured to be invited back to capture another chapter in a family’s history. This was one of four occasions in the past year where we photographed the wedding of the sister of our previous brides. That makes us feel very happy! And this time it meant we were able to meet Denise’s little nephew James again…..

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Denise’s dress, her shoes, jewellery and all of the bridesmaid’s dresses were from Edinburgh’s highly acclaimed Rachel Scott Couture. Denise says the service she received from Rachel was just excellent.

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Denise & Lewis were married in the Harry Potter-esque surrounding of Lewis’s old school – Fettes College, in the school chapel. Then they celebrated with their guests at the stunning Mansfield Traquair, where Heritage Portfolio took care of them all. Fettes College Edinburgh.jpg

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All the floral designs on the day, including the girls bouquets and the boys buttonholes were by Planet Flowers. And wait till you see the look they created at Mansfield Traquair!

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Heritage Portfolio’s and Planet Flowers unique styling worked perfectly amongst the grandeur of Mansfield. You can see more of Denise & Lewis’s flowers on Planet Flowers’ blog

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Planet Flowers created a very impressive Valentine’s arrangement of floating roses, rose petals and floating candles.

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We loved photographing Denise & Lewis’s wedding, we had great fun and were quite sad when the day was over. But then we had just as good a time showing them all of their pictures at their viewing and creating their beautiful album for them.

But the icing on the cake?….. These lovely words from Denise:

“From the minute Lewis and I got engaged there was no doubt in our mind who we wanted to photograph our wedding. The service that Jackie and Alan provided at my sisters wedding was so perfect that we wouldn’t have wanted anybody else. The Rankines go above and beyond what you would expect from a wedding photographer. They are completely unobtrusive in their work and we were absolutly delighted that they could be part of our special day.” Denise x


Some of Denise & Lewis’s Wedding Suppliers:

Ceremony Venue: Fettes College, Edinburgh

Reception Venue: Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh

Denise’s Dress, Shoes & Jewellery: Rachel Scott Couture

Bridesmaids Dresses & Jewellery: Rachel Scott Couture

Catering & Event Design: Heritage Portfolio

Make-Up: LG Make-Up

Wedding Flowers: Planet Flowers

Transport: Ecosse Classic Cars

Entertainment: Rerr Terr & Soul2Soul via Entertainers Agency

Wedding Photographers: Alan & Jackie of Rankine Photography




  1. Ah, happy sigh….. it all looks so wonderful! Great to see the dresses being enjoyed so much. Gorgeous shots Jackie and Alan!

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