This was my first visit to Rosebery Steadings and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Jill and Mark are an absolute dream of a couple, just two of the nicest people you could meet. And Rosebery Steadings, well, what a venue! Opening in summer 2020 it has already established itself as one of Midlothian’s most popular wedding venues. Perfect for a Scottish humanist wedding. Located just 20 minutes outside Edinburgh it’s super handy for the airport (making jetting off on honeymoon a breeze!). This means there is no shortage of places for guests to stay – from Rosebery Steadings’ own accommodation to one of the numerous hotels / AirBnB’s in Edinburgh itself.
Set on a private estate and surrounded by stunning countryside Rosebery Steadings has been transformed from a 200 year old “farm-toun” into a luxurious, contemporary barn venue.
Jill and Mark’s wedding ceremony was held inside the Steading itself. This is such an impressive building with its iconic steeple and dovecot (or “doo-cot” as we Scots say!) I love how the original architecture sits alongside the modern styling. It’s a great mix and looks so stylish.
Tim Maguire led a warm, memorable and so personal Humanist ceremony. The black beams, wooden floors and warm stone walls gave the space a really cosy feel. The room had been decorated with pale green foliage and candles. Moss and Blossom had done an amazing job with all the wedding flowers, I love the colours they put together.
As soon as the ceremony was over everyone made their way outside to throw some confetti over the newly weds and enjoy the gorgeous (but slightly nippy) April weather. Mark and Jill started the proceedings by popping a bottle of champagne and impressively pouring it into a tower of glasses. I don’t think I’d have managed that without fizz going everywhere!
Jill and Mark told me they wanted relaxed and contemporary photographs from their day, but were keen to get some slightly more formal family group shots too. I was more than happy to oblige as I don’t want guests hanging around for too long whilst we’re shooting those family groups. I work with the couple to make sure we get them done as efficiently as possible. They’re such a lovely record of the day but I don’t want my couples to be stood in one spot for too long!
We hopped onto one of the Rosebery Steadings’ buggies to travel over to the main house for some photographs of Jill and Mark. We made the most of the beautiful grounds and I love how natural their portraits are. It was the perfect opportunity for Jill and Mark to spend a bit of time together away from the hectic wedding celebrations.
All of the Rosebery venues are absolutely incredible. I always recommend them to couples who are on the hunt for somewhere to get married. The team at the Steadings were fantastic, they really looked after Jill, Mark and their guests as well as me and my second shooter, Eve.
Following a delicious meal (thanks to Stock Events who made sure that Eve and I were fed too!) and a few bottles of wine – the guests, not us! – it was finally time for everyone to party! There was such a great atmosphere that evening. The dancefloor was full and, outside the barn, a few guests gathered around the fire pits.
It was so hard to narrow down this post to just a few favourites from Jill and Mark’s wedding at Rosebery Steadings, but I think I’ve managed it! Enjoy!
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