Bride and Groom raising hands together after just married in a church.

Seton Collegiate Church Wedding – Sarah & Richard

Nov 15, 2022 | Wedding

If you’re planning a Seton Collegiate Church Wedding in East Lothian, you will love Sarah & Richard’s romantic ceremony at this beautiful, Historic Scotland, 15th Century Church. The Church is nestled in between beautifully manicured gardens and woodland, perfect for couples looking for something just that little bit different! Afterwards, the newlyweds and all their guests celebrated at Archerfield House and Waterfront.

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Ceremony – Seton Collegiate Church

Reception – Archerfield House Waterfront

Humanist Celebrant – Robert Anthony

Florist – Secret Garden Events Florist

Cake – Liggy’s Cakes

Dress – Eleganza Sposa

Photographer – Julie Tinton Photography

MUA – Carrie Duffy

Hairdresser – Jennifer Crawford Wedding Hairdressing

Why I love a Seton Collegiate Church Ceremony

Not only does the church date back to 15th Century, but it is also in such a pretty East Lothian location. Nestled within pretty woodland, a short walk from the main road it certainly has the ‘wow factor’ for your guests in a peaceful and rural setting. The light inside is just perfect for a romantic wedding ceremony and afterwards boasts a lovely space for your guests to mill around and take it all in.

Bride and Groom raising hands together after just married in a church.
Seton Collegiate Church in East Lothian on a cloudy day
Wedding flowers in a church
Bride and groom in doorway light at church

Why I think Archerfield House Is The Perfect Location

Archerfield House is ideally situated if you’re marrying at the church, approximately 15 minutes by car. Who wants to spend hours in a car on your wedding day? Sarah and her bridesmaids had a lovely chilled morning preparing for her wedding day in the beautiful bridal suite. I particularly love the light in the main bedroom, perfect for capturing those little details and bridal portraits!

Bridesmaids helping bride dress on morning of her wedding in window light
Wedding Car arriving at Church
Bride with father arriving at church wedding
Groom waiting at alter in church on his wedding day
Mother of bride arriving in church
Bride with Father at Seton Collegiate Church wedding
Wedding Ceremony in a church
Bride in a church at her wedding cermony
Bride in doorway of church
Bride posing with window behind her in church setting on wedding day

Seton Collegiate Church is also a wonderful space for group portraits

Bridesmaids at Seton Collegiate Church in East Lothian

Archerfield House Wedding Reception

After a lovely ceremony, the guests made their way to Archerfield House and were treated to a champagne reception in the Main House. Meanwhile, I took Sarah and Richard for a quick walk beside the House for some couple portraits. All of a sudden the wind picked up, the photographs don’t show how windy it really was! In any event, not wanting to see Sarah’s veil fly away never to be seen again, we returned to the house. As a result, when the weather doesn’t quite go to plan it can work well for photographs, I love the image taken in the house with the window light.

Bride and Groom kissing with floaty veil
Bride with bouquet in wedding dress
Bride and groom walking outside Archerfield House
atmospheric shot of bride and groom in window light at Archerfield House
Archerfield House Wedding

Archerfield Waterfront Pavillion is an Amazing Space for a Wedding

How magnificent does Archerfield Waterfront Pavillion look? Secret Garden Events Floristry had certainly worked their magic and the room was transformed into the most stylish space with pastel greens and vintage whites.

Archerfield Waterfront wedding reception decor
Archerfield Waterfront Pavillion Wedding with Secret Garden Events Florist
Wedding table decor
Top table at wedding

If you want to keep your guests entertained during dinner book Singing Waiters!

The guests were entertained with a surprise appearance from some Singing Waiters! All of a sudden the room was in a flurry of excitement and met with much approval from the guests! Always great fun, luckily we (the photographers) were in on the surprise. Always let your photographer know if you’re planning a surprise, as we always want to be there to capture it!

Top table at wedding Seton Collegiate Church and Archerfield Waterfront
Bride and groom back lit at their first dance

Archerfield Waterfront Pavillion is a wonderful space for a wedding reception, from the wall-to-ceiling windows overlooking The Firth of Forth to the starlight ceiling and atmospheric lighting to transform it from dinner to the best party ever!

To sum up, we had the most perfect day with Richard and Sarah, even the high winds didn’t bother these two, they embraced the good old Scottish weather and had the best day ever!

If you’re getting married in East Lothian

If you’re getting married at Seton Church or Archerfield House and looking for an Edinburgh Wedding Photographer, do get in touch!

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