It seems it’s always sunny at Wedderburn.  Here’s another scorcher.  It was June this year at The Barns and I remember being concerned that my decision to wear my hair short (especially on the top) may result in my usually Mediterranean olive coloured dome moving somewhat towards the pinker hues.

 

Anyway, enough about my 3rd degree burns and heat stroke, here is approximately a bazillion photos from Vicky and Dave’s brilliant wedding day.

Wedderburn wedding

Wedderburn Wedding

This is a copy of my previous post which according to Facebook was a bit too sweary for them to allow me to promote it. Their wee robots which decide which ads are allowed are clearly a little precious.  Possible a good thing as I perhaps I swear a little too much considering it’s a wedding related blog and it’s the most romantic and loving day of your life etc etc yadda yadda.

You can now insert your own favourite swear word in place of “expletive deleted” which could be a lot worse than the ones I had in mind.  Anyway here goes…….

 

 

 

I am officially a lazy expletive deleted when it comes to blogging.  I had no Idea it’s been more than 6 months since I posted a wedding.  That’s terrible.  Clients may think I’m dead.  I’m not and here are some photos to (sort of) prove it.

 

This ones good.  Sunny day on Ayrshire at Dalduff.  Seem to remember it being quite rowdy.  Bride stunning, groom beardy.  Neither taking the whole thing all that seriously. What more could you want?

Here is Katie and Neil.

 

 

 

 

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Homage to Trainspotting.

I had it in mind to write a reflective post about how crap last year was.  Was going to make interesting political observations about the EU referendum and the election of Trump.  Was preparing to write a eulogy to Bowie and to grieve for the death of UK music at the hands of Honey G.   I then thought that perhaps this isn’t the kind of stuff newly engaged couples trawling wedding blogs want to read.   They probably don’t want exasperated, portly, middle aged curmudgeons spouting poorly thought-out opinions based on very little knowledge.

I reckon they would rather read a blog post which adheres to the official wedding blog post guidelines.

These are….

  • Always be sickeningly positive.
  • Always say “heart” instead of “love”.
  • Always fake interest in shoes and even if you cant tell a kitten heel from a clog, you must say they are lovely.
  • Brides are always gorgeous,  grooms are always handsome and together they are always adorable.
  • Always say gown instead of dress (WTF is the difference?)
  • Weddings must be categorised as either Contemporary, Rustic or Classic (I think classic is pretentious blog code for boring).
  • Every blog post must contain at least one photo of a bearded hipster in skinny trousers and a bow tie.  If that’s the mother of the bride, so be it.

Those are just some of the rules one must follow to conform in the wonderful world of weddings since the advent of the internet.

That used to be me.  I’m sure if you look back you will see posts where I have used the words “pastel shades” or “stunning burlap chair ties”.  However, 2017 marks the tenth year of McBeth Photography.

So 10 years and nearly 300 weddings later I have reached the point where I think it’s ok to reject all the fake fluff hashtaggery.  No longer shall I feel the need to express excitement at hand punched place cards and table centers depicting all the benches the couple have eaten chips on (although that does sound like a cool idea).  I will stop pretending I know the difference between Jenny and Chris Packham (although I do).   Weddings are great and photographing them is brilliant.  You can’t help but be impressed with the amount of effort put in and attention to detail most folk have in planning the day which is perfect for them.

For me though it’s about the people.  It’s the obviously nervous groom, the tipsy granny and the overly friendly uncle.  It’s the slightly awkward but ultimately hilarious dance routine.  It’s that moment during the speeches when the best man says that thing which causes the groom to hold his head in his hands before glancing toward his new wife.

 

So on that note,  I would like to present the beautiful Hollie, the handsome Terry (aren’t they adorable) and their (I’m gonna say) contemporary wedding at the stunning Signet Library In Edinburgh.  Check out Hollie’s shoes, I heart them.

 

 

 

Bollocks, no hipster.

 

Craig x

 

You can’t blame me for forgetting this one.  One of Scotland’s best venues, beautiful bride and a lady in tight leather dancing with flaming torches.

 

Anyway I’m glad I remembered as it’s a good one.

 

Emma and Chris at Dundas Castle.

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No time for flowery language.  Just some photos to show off.

Lorna and David at Carberry Tower.

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From now on all my blog posts are just going to say  “Here are some photos”. Because I know that is really all you look at a wedding photographers website to see.  You don’t care what he thinks of your shoes or that he loves your use of straw bales instead of chairs.  He may think your hand decorated jam jars are an excellent substitute for actual drinking glasses and that your your fathers tie brings out the blue of his eyes but that is immaterial.

 

So,  Here are some photos.   Leighanne and Gary at The Grand central Hotel, Glasgow.

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Thats not a religion, although it may become one.

My previous clients include doctors, lawyers, farmers, taxidermists, professional golfers, strippers, war lords, dog groomers, chicken breeders, prime ministers, allen key testers,  snow globe fillers and plumbers.  Rob though, was my first, and probably one, Luthier.   I’m not talking about a deeply troubled but equally brilliant police detective who rubs his head a lot and drives an old Volvo. I am of course referring to the craft of the violin maker.   That’s right, Rob is a luthier,  Rob makes stringed instruments.

My guess is there aren’t as many luthiers in your street as you may imagine.  I am so confident that none of will know a luthier that I will give a 5% discount to any new clients who send me a photo of them with a man or woman (with whom they are friendly)  in the process of making a viola.  A double bass gets a 6% discount.

However, all this talk of generous instrument manufacturing related discounts is missing the main point.  Rob got married to Claire. Claire is a civil servant.  I am not going to offer a civil service themed discount.

They got married at the beautiful St Mary’s Parish Church in Haddington and partied the rest of the day at Cockenzie House.  Here are a few photos to prove it.

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East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

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East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

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East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

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East Lothian wedding

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East Lothian wedding

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East Lothian wedding

East Lothian wedding

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East Lothian wedding

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East Lothian wedding

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East Lothian wedding

 

 

 

I am ferociously protective of my candid photographer sensibilities in that I provide very little instruction to clients.  That said, sometimes unusual things happen at weddings.  Sometimes a bride may want to walk into the bitterly cold sea.  Sometimes the wedding party may want to pose as if looking up each others skirts.  Occasionally (never) the groom may decide to carry his new wife on his shoulders.  Now and again a groom may want to eat confetti and if an impromptu outdoor dance-off breaks out then that’s just hunky dory.  However, what are the chances of all these things happening at the same wedding.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Alison and Ewan.

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Skye beer

Crear wedding

Family Guy

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

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Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Why shouldn’t a groom carry his bride on his shoulders?

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Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Feel free to pretend to look up each other skirts.

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Spontaneous, outdoor, music free dancing? why yes.

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Strike a pose.

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By all means, eat the confetti.

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Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Crear wedding

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Crear wedding

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Crear wedding

Crear wedding

Here is the bit which apparently Google says you have to do or you become invisible.

Venue: Crear.

Dress: Flossy and Dossy.

Cakes: Mainly M&S.

Gents kilts: dont care.

Flowers: Mother nature.

Photography: Me.

Shoes: Yes.

 

Here is a trade secret, photographers do sneak peeks (which is the kind of horrible corporate cuteness phrase I hate) because they need to keep there on-line presence current but can’t be arsed doing a great big blog post.   I reality I never do big posts because I am enough of a realist to know that almost nobody has any interest in my musings.   I am only doing this post because I noticed that It had been nearly 2 months since my last (confession, no wrong situation) post and I was worried that couples may think I wasn’t busy enough, or lazy or dead.   In fact I am only two of those three things.

However, I then realised that these images are actually really good and that I am actually a hugely talented wedding photographer who should really be charging much more for my services than I do.   But my job is actually pretty easy (or I make it look easy) and made even easier when couples give me wedding days like this one to cover.  Filled with humour and colour, stuffed full of wonderful wee details and packed out with folk having fun.  There’s also a “surprise” appearance by The Secret Opera Singers.

Julia and Gavin were married at Langton Church in Gavinton and had their reception and the beautiful Wedderburn Castle Barns.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.

Scottish country wedding at Wedderburn Castle.