Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Christina & William, St Mary’s Church Broughty Ferry & Balbirnie House Hotel, Markinch, Scottish Wedding Photography

After the snow putting Scotland to a stand-still, it was a relief to head to Fife with the thermometer showing 2°C outside, with blue skies and the snow still making everything look Christmassy and beautiful - the perfect day for a Scottish Winter Wedding!

Christina and her maids and sisters were getting ready in the Bridal Suite of Balbirnie House.



 Something old...
 Something new...

Meanwhile, Will enjoyed a pre-wedding pint in The Fisherman's Tavern

Christina's father married the couple in St Mary’s Church where he used to be the minister

As we made it through the snow and ice back to Balbirnie House, we just had time to catch the last rays of daylight.


It is not often we hear a speech opening with "On behalf of my husband and I..."

Drinking to friends absent, but there "in spirit"

After dinner, we nipped back out with the couple to grab a few extra shots.

Their first dance was Islands in the Stream, performed by the amazing Callanish

Followed by a Gay Gordons reel...

Christian and William, we had such a fantastic time at your wedding!
Thank you for braving the cold with us to get those photos in the snow and for being such a lot of fun to be with.
We loved everything about your wedding and can't wait to show you all the rest of the photos when you are back from sunny South Africa.
Wishing you a long and happy marriage with lots of laughter and happiness.

Ditte & Chris x

Monday, 8 November 2010

Fiona & Christopher, Dundas Castle, South Queensferry. Scottish Wedding Photography

As the days are drawing in and the weather turning colder, we were looking forward to being back at one of Edinburgh's best wedding venues. 
Fiona and Christopher had chosen Dundas Castle for their Scottish wedding, and truly showed if off to their many international guests in style - throughout the castle and marquee lit candles, pink roses and hydrangea brightened the place, while the lit fires, the beautiful rooms and the many personal touches throughout made this day a perfect Scottish winter wedding.

Fiona and her maids were getting ready in one of the bedrooms.

Adding final touches to her speech(!)

The youngest guest at the wedding, the adorable two-week-old Fred, with his mum, Fiona's good friend Natasha.

Check out the gorgeous shoes!

Sweet-as-candy flowergirl Olivia takes a break from all the bridal preparation.

Love the antique brooch necklaces the bridesmaids wore.

Meanwhile the boys were getting ready downstairs.

After the ceremony we took a few photos of the newlyweds inside the old stone walls of The Keep.

Braving the rain to get into the castle!

There is an old Japanese saying that if you fold a thousand paper cranes, you will have a thousand years of happiness and prosperity. Fiona lived in Japan for a while, so it was entirely fitting that pink paper cranes were used to decorate the tables and as place cards for the guests.

The wedding cake was a magnificent crochembouche

The speeches brought laughter and tears...

We love it when a bride gets up to speak at a wedding - Fiona's speech was both funny and tender.

The first dance had everyone on the dance floor for an Orcadian Strip the Willow

Fiona and Christopher, we really enjoyed photographing your wedding, you two are such a brilliant match. We wish you a thousand years of happiness and prosperity, and look forward to showing you the rest of the photos when you are back from your honeymoon!

Ditte & Chris