Oxenfoord Castle Photographer | Sarah + Gordon

February 27, 2019

Oxenfoord Castle Wedding Photography

I am posting these quite late because Sarah & Gordon got married in August 2016 – I was one busy wedding photographer then and neglected publishing a lot of good work. I actually met the couple on Blackford Hill last week when doing engagement shoot with Amy & Iain , and that reminded me I’ve never posted their photos before. It is so nice to see the couples a few years later – although I was surprised when realised the wedding took place almost 3 years ago. It felt like last year really.

It was my first wedding at the Oxenfoord and I couldn’t believe there is such a beautiful castle venue near Edinburgh . Extensive grounds and secluded gardens create a lot of possibilities for wedding photos – this venue has everything you need when planning a wedding in Scotland. It is located in Pathhead, a village in Midlothian, close enough to the city to make it easy for wedding guests to travel. I have been visiting the area quite often but never  spotted Oxenfoord Castle before, maybe because it is hidden so well behind the green wall of trees.

Wedding day

The wedding ceremony took place at St Patrick’s in Edinburgh, lovely church in Old Town. I was worried about parking in the city because the city gets really busy during Fringe Festival. However church has it’s own parking space for visitors so transport and parking was not a problem that day. Drive to Oxenfoord Castle didn’t take more than 40 minutes – and so we arrived at the venue in the afternoon.

Sarah was wearing simple wedding dress with a belt – classic and timeless – perfect for summer wedding. It was a warm day and guests could enjoy their drinks outside the castle. The couple didn’t want to spend too much time away but we managed to take a little walk around the castle. There was a nice bridge which made a perfect spot for some natural wedding photos.  There were a few speeches after with Sara doing the speech too – I see it more often at weddings now and I agree bride’s speech should become a new tradition. The castle looked amazing in the evening light…

getting ready for the weddingbridal preparations at homebride putting on her belt
church ceremony in edinburgh church
st patrick's catholic church edinburgh
church wedding ceremony at st patrick's
confetti shot at st patrick's church edinburgh
arriving at the oxenfoord castle
Oxenfoord Castle wedding photos
Oxenfoord Castle group wedding photos
castle near edinburgh wedding venue
pathead wedding venue castle
wedding speeches bride doing the speech
wedding meal
wedding dancing at the oxenfoord