SCOTTISH CASTLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LAURA & STUART

A few weekends ago I photographed a beautiful wedding in Fife, Scotland. It’s not often you get asked to photograph a wedding in a castle so I was very excited.

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I had been to the location several weeks before for a pre-wedding engagement shoot and I’d seen how gorgeous it was. There was also a lovely reception venue and a beach near by so there were plenty of options for beautiful photographs.
The day started early, and I made a start on capturing some of the details. I love to capture some of the small details before the day starts, they’re still new and waiting to be worn. They’ve been chosen so carefully to accent the bride & her gown but they often get overlooked on the day. Laura had asked for all her accessories to be recorded and below are just a few…

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After taking plenty of pictures of the bride and the rest of the girls getting ready I headed off to Aberdour Castle to take some photographs of the guests arriving and the groomsmen. The clouds were starting to come over and we were sure a storm was on the way. We were all praying it would hold off until Laura had arrived and got inside. Whilst we waited we had a little fun on the lawn with the Groom and his Groomsmen.

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Thankfully the rain held out and Laura arrived in style looking stunning in her lace detail wedding dress. No sooner was she inside the heavens opened and we were thankful to be dry and hopeful it would pass before we had to leave.

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The service was beautifully intimate with 60 guests and I loved to see Laura beaming from ear to ear, she truly looked so happy to be saying I do!

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The rain was just about stopping as they signed the register and I was hoping we could get enough of a dry spell to catch some photographs outside.

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The rain may have taken a pause but the skies were still heavy and the grass wet but that did not stop these two grinning from ear to ear! There’s a saying I learnt from an old colleague, apparently when it is raining whilst also sun-shining it’s referred to as a Monkey’s Wedding! Laura & Stuart must have been sharing their wedding day with some monkeys somewhere because that’s how the rest of the day panned out.

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We were lucky enough to get the majority of the Group photo’s done before the rain started again, we then headed off to the beach for some extra shots by the sea!

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Down by the beach you wouldn’t have thought a rain storm had just passed, the skies were blue again and thankfully the beach was a little empty. Laura kicked off her shoes and headed down to the water front.

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It was nice to get some quiet time away from the rest of the wedding. I always think this is a beautiful time of day for the couple, they can relax and enjoy a few moments of being MR & MRS before heading back to the party which awaits them.

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Back at The Garvock House Hotel the guests were waiting patiently to greet the newlyweds. The speeches went down a storm and the rest of the night when with a bang.

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All in all it was a truly beautiful day and I loved all the little details that Laura had put in place. The weather was good to us in a round about way, the sun did come out when we needed it and I was so grateful for it. We were so relieved that we managed to get all the photographs that Laura and Stuart had wanted.

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