The National Mining Museum in Edinburgh is a little hidden gem for your Wedding Day! I had the pleasure of capturing Seonaid & Struan’s Big Day on June 12th 2021 and it has to be one of my favorite ever venues to photograph at. Plenty of pockets of light to play with and beautiful windows and stone work in the actual venue itself, I could have spent a whole day with my couple just playing with the light and using the history of the building to create some awesome portraits! Seonaid & Struan married outside in the grounds of the Museum, overlooking the building and old steam engines. Seonaid was piped along to the ceremony and there is a connection here as playing in pipe bands was one of the most popular activities with mining folk. They headed the gala processions and played in competitions. There are still many colliery bands to this day.
Underneath the Museum was an old dusty ruins of where the trains used to operate. There was old arches and little beams of light coming down all over the place, which made for some gorgeous spots for photo opportunities.
Inside the National Mining Museum we took a wander to create some photos. We found some perfect colourful spots with some pockets of light.
They then had their meal and speeches in the Victorian Power House which was simply beautiful! There is large Victorian Arched Windows all around this room so plenty of natural light and the couple went for a rustic feel to their décor with long wooden banquet tables and Gin bottle decorated with lights and flowers.
I do love a venue with so much history and the National Mining Museum of Scotland, located just outside Edinburgh has to one of the best I have seen. It is home to the massive winding engine which is the largest steam engine in Scotland. It hauled men and coal up and down the pit shaft for nearly 90 years and is still in working order. It was fantastic to get a photograph of Seonaid & Struan on the Steam Engine with their guests cheering them on! This couple were up for a laugh and really didn’t mind kicking the dirt up underneath the Museum for some epic shots!
If you are looking for a small intimate wedding, which is becoming more common since Covid then please check out this cool venue – National Mining Museum Scotland, you won’t regret it!
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