Jen & James’ wedding at Hopetoun House was a colourful Scottish & Welsh fusion with dragons in abundance. It was great fun from start to finish. Our studio is based in a converted stable, attached to Hopetoun House, so we know the house and the grounds extremely well. We see it in all weathers, at all times of year and have photographed weddings for 2 people to over 200 people. On Jen & James’ wedding day the weather was glorious.

Dragons & Tartan

All the floral splendour was supplied by Planet Flowers and Jen wore a Caroline Castigliano gown.

In the Morning

Jen & Dad

Jen & James chose a beautiful Humanist Ceremony, conducted by Juliet Wilson of The Humanist Society of Scotland.

Jen & Dad walk the aisle

Humanist Wedding Ceremony

Exchanging Rings

James’  brothers provided some unique entertainment during the ceremony by singing their version of  “I Rely on you” by Hovis Presley.

I Rely On You

The Kiss

Waiters at Hopetoun House

Jen & Bridesmaids

Jen’s niece was their flower girl, but wasn’t too keen to accept the offer of a kiss from her paige boy cousin….

Flower Girl & Paige Boy

Family & Friends

Wedding Photographers Edinburgh

Wedding Rings & Flowers

A Model Bride

Bouquet & Wedding Dress

Wedding Photographers Edinburgh

Beautiful Bride

Fabulous food, including the tasty canapés were created by Heritage Portfolio, and the incredible cake by Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes. A real treat for all was provided by James’ Granny who wasn’t able to be at the wedding, so she sent her recipe for Welsh Cakes – they were delicious!

Wedding & Welsh Cakes


Jen James 09

Edinburgh Wedding Photographers

Evening Light

Wedding Photography

First Dance

Ceilidh Dancing

The evening closed with rousing sounds of tribal pipes and drums from (the slightly scary looking) Clanadonia.


Nightfall at Hopetoun

Jen & James, all their guests and us had a fantastic time on what was a perfect day…… A&J x



  1. Jen Rhys-Davies

    We had such a fantastic day! Thank you Jackie and Alan for being so supportive in the run up to our special day and on the day itself. We will treasure our beautiful pictures forever!
    Jen & James xxx

  2. Peter Rhys-Davies

    It was a brilliant day that we still look back on in wonderous amazement. The best wedding ever. James’ and Jen’s loving, happy and relaxed demeanour permeated the whole day and set the mood for everyone. Just a short note that in the beautiful collection of photos above, but there is not a photo of the grooms father making his speech….he he. Peter x

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