Paula & Ward's Wedding Day

April 13th, 2024

Welcome to the enchanting journey of Paula and Ward, a delightful couple from the charming seaside town of Musselburgh, whose love story is nothing short of a fairy tale.

Their wedding, held at the renowned Stair Arms Hotel in Pathhead, was a picturesque celebration of love and commitment.

Opting for the Arrival Package from David J Gillan Photography, every moment of their special day was beautifully captured, reflecting the joy and elegance of the occasion.

Nestled in the scenic landscapes surrounding Pathhead, the Stair Arms Hotel provided a perfect backdrop for Paula and Ward’s wedding,

blending rustic charm with sophisticated elegance.


The choice of David J Gillan Photography ensured that each smile, tear, and joyous dance was immortalized, creating memories that would last a lifetime.

Join us as we delve into the highlights of their wedding day, exploring how the magical setting and expert photography came

together to craft a day that was as unique and remarkable as Paula and Ward themselves.


From the heartfelt vows to the lively reception,

every element of their wedding was a testament to their love and the beautiful future they are stepping into together.

Bride's Arrival

Capturing the enchanting moment when the bridal car arrives is one of the most anticipated highlights of any wedding day.

As the vehicle elegantly approaches, adorned with ribbons and flowers, the air fills with excitement and awe.

Guests crane their necks for the first glimpse of the bride in her stunning attire, ready to step out and make her grand entrance.

The arrival scene is not just about the beauty of the car, but also the emotions it evokes—joy, anticipation, and the sense of a new beginning.

This magical moment, often accompanied by the click of cameras and soft murmurs of admiration, sets the tone for the rest of the joyous day.


Wedding Ceremony


Wedding Portraits

After the heartfelt ceremony, it was time for the cherished wedding portraits. True to Scottish style, the weather decided to play its part with a gentle rain, prompting us to initially settle for group portraits indoors. However, luck was on our side, and a brief pause in the rainfall provided the perfect opportunity.

Paula and Ward, seizing the moment, ventured into the lush grounds of the Stair Arms Hotel.

There, amidst the serene beauty of the landscape, they captured their first moments as newlyweds.

These outdoor portraits beautifully contrasted the indoor shots, adding a romantic, atmospheric touch to their collection of memories from the day.


Wedding Speeches


The wedding ceremony was truly a vision of elegance, made even more spectacular by the exquisite floral arrangements from Say I Do Weddings.

The venue was transformed into a botanical wonderland, with blooms that cascaded from every corner, creating a backdrop of pure romance.

The heartfelt speeches added a personal touch to the ceremony, particularly the best man, John, whose words resonated deeply with all the guests.

Adding a delightful twist to the proceedings, the groom, Ward, delivered a hilariously funny speech that had everyone in stitches.

His wit and charm were the perfect counterpoint to the solemnity of the occasion, making the day not just beautiful, but also incredibly fun.


Wedding Reception

The wedding breakfast unfolded with a mix of elegance and unexpected excitement. As guests enjoyed their meal amidst laughter and light conversation, an astonishing moment occurred when a waitress seemingly lost her balance and took a dramatic tumble to the floor.

The room fell into stunned silence, but the shock quickly turned into delight when the "waitress" sprang to her feet,

revealing herself as a secret singing waitress from Singers Secreto.

With a powerful voice and charismatic presence,

she serenaded the guests, effortlessly transitioning the atmosphere from surprise to jubilation.

Soon, everyone was dancing around the tables, energized by her infectious performance,

making the wedding breakfast an unforgettable part of the celebration.


Cutting Of The Cake & First Dance

In a heartwarming nod to their shared passion for the Heart of Midlothian Football Club, I incorporated a striking red theme

into their wedding, most notably during the cutting of their cake.

The couple stood hand in hand, slicing into the beautifully crafted cake against a vibrant red backdrop that celebrated their loyalty to the Jambo's.

This special moment was not only a tribute to their beloved team but also a symbol of their unity and joy.

Following the cake-cutting ceremony, the newlyweds floated effortlessly into their first dance,

setting the tone for a lively and joyous reception that lasted well into the night.

This beautiful blend of tradition and personal touch made their wedding day uniquely memorable.


Thank You

It was truly an honor to be your wedding photographer, capturing the magical moments of your big day.

Witnessing and preserving your joy, laughter, and heartfelt emotions was a profound experience.

At David J Gillan Photography, I take immense pride in being a part of your journey and am grateful for the trust you placed in me.

I wish you the very best for the future, filled with love, happiness, and countless memories to cherish.


Your photographer


Wedding Vendors


Wedding Photographer

David J Gillan Photography



The Stair Arms Hotel


Luxury Wedding Decor

Say I Do Weddings


Wedding Singer

Dean Jones Music


Singing Waiter

Singers Secreto

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