Every blog must have its first post and this is ours. What a wedding to start with!

Siobhán & David were married in the George Hotel in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. We were very flattered to be asked to photograph their wedding. Siobhán will be well known to anyone in the wedding world in Scotland as she’s part of the fantastic team at one of our favourite venues, Dundas Castle. So she’s seen the work of many, many wedding photographers. Some of our photos of the wedding made it onto Dundas’ own news pages. As always, Jackie started the day with the girls whilst they had their hair styled and make-up applied. Make-up was by top make-up adviser Lucy Gourlay of LG Makeup. The preparations are one of Jackie’s favourite times of the day and are a great opportunity to photograph the fun, the anticipation and some the details. Siobhán’s & her Bridesmaid Laura’s bouquets were created by Planet Flowers as were the gents’ button-holes, ladies’ corsages and all of the floral decor of the ceremony and reception.  The girls’ bespoke, embroidered dressing gowns were created by My Big Sister.

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Wedding Photographers Edinburgh

And Alan met up with David, his Best Man and ushers. { Siobhán & David later told us  ….” we loved seeing the photos of each other preparing for the big day.”}

Wedding Photographers Edinburgh

Siobhán’s proud Father said he wanted to show off his daughter to the world, so they took a wee tour around the Edinburgh New Town before heading to The George where David and all the guests had gathered.

Edinburgh Wedding

Their ceremony was a touching, personal and fun one, performed by Humanist Celebrant Ivan Middelton. Siobhán & David had each a little surprise in the vows they had one another declare. David was to allow Siobhán to continue to add to her substantial shoe collection and Siobhán had to promise that David could buy as many guitars as his heart desired.

After their ceremony Siobhán & David went for a walk around Queen Street Gardens. We always recommend that couples take a few minutes out after their ceremony for some quiet time together. It also gives us an opportunity to capture some great images of the two of them. So often couples tell us that this was their favourite time of the day and results in some of their most treasured pictures too.

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We were there to capture all of the fun of the drinks reception, the speeches, the dancing and the unveiling of the incredible candy bar. This, along with all the details of the day were planned by Siobhán & David with the professional assistance of Joann of Joann Scott Weddings. Joann’s attention to detail ensured that entire day looked beautiful and ran smoothly, which left Siobhán & David worry free to enjoy and look beautiful themselves.

Edinburgh Scotland Wedding Photographer

Our sincere thanks to Siobhán & David for asking us to be a part of their wedding celebrations and for allowing us to share their pictures on our new blog. We only ever publish pictures with the couples permission and only after they’ve  had the wonderful experience of a personal viewing at our studio, where they’ll be the first to see their pictures from the entire day.  A&J…

The final words of this first blog post come from Siobhán & David themselves….

“There were no other photographers that we would have wanted to share our day with. We’ve always felt that our other than our memories, our photographs are all that we have left from our wedding.

Our album captured the biggest day of our lives perfectly, it’s amazing. We absolutely love it and can happily say we’re beyond delighted. We’re so proud to show it off. Thank you both for all of your hard work”



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  2. Siobhan and David!

    Thank you again for being so amazing on our wedding day. You helped us feel so relaxed during the photos and we really had fun with it. We are so, so happy with the photos and love our album 🙂 xx

  3. Lindsey Mitchell

    I attended Siobhan and Davids fabulous wedding and Alan and Jackie were amazing during the whole day. They were never “too in your face” like other photographers I have seen in the past and they were very helpful in getting the guests to relax during their shots. The photo album is one of the best I have seen and when the time comes to get married myself, I will certainly be contacting the Rankines!

  4. Tim Edgar

    I was very sad that the Icelandic volcano prevented me from travelling from Belgium to be at Siobhán & David’s wedding. But these amazing photos have captured so much that I almost feel I was there. A really great selection that I have also shared with the entire family of Siobhán’s cousins in Japan. Thank you for a great post.

  5. Frans Mortengren

    What amazing photos! I’ve had the pleasure to work several times with Alan and Jackie, and this was the first time for me to see them from the other side. It was truly amazing day, and your photos are reflecting the warmth and great time we all had! Looking forward seeing/working with you soon again!

  6. Gorgeous bride. Beautiful images. As a photographer I say, great work and thumbs up. Will follow your activities.

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