Scottish Wedding Photography
Scotland is without doubt one of the most scenic and breath taking places to marry in the world. A true fairytale wedding would not be complete without a stunning castle and I have been fortunate to have photographed many castle weddings from Dundas Castle in Edinburgh to Eilean Donan Castle in Syke. One of my first ever weddings was the Scottish Rugby Captain Greig Laidlaw in 2013 at Ferniehurst Castle in Jedburgh. I have photographed many Farmers weddings in Scotland over the years and have been fortunate to have included their livestock in some of the photos which in turn made me quite famous for my Farm weddings around the Scottish Borders area. I have also had some amazing scenic weddings from Farmers up North Scotland and some Marquee weddings on their family farm.
I love all the Scottish traditions that I have learned along the way of being a wedding photographer that I had never even heard of before, even though I am a Scottish girl!
There is ‘The Blakening’ which is an event that happens to the unlucky groom the night before his wedding. He gets stripped down, often tied to a pole and covered in soot, flour and treacle by his friends!
The groom wears his family tartan in his kilt. Scottish Kilts are normally worn by all the male guests at the wedding
The Bride should always exit her house with her right foot before she walks down the aisle, she should also have a lucky sixpence in her shoe!
There is a wedding scramble which the father often throws coins for the kids to run and collect.
The Quaich or “Loving Cup” is often drank out of by the bride and groom at the end of their ceremony, usually a whiskey.
Ofcourse the Scottish Ceilidh can be the chosen dance which gets everyone to their feet and often causes a lot of hilarity and confusion by relatives from far away lands.
Scotland has so much history, culture and beautiful landscapes. From small intimate Wedding Elopements in the Scottish Highlands or one of our many beautiful Lochs to large Castle or Hotel Weddings in and around the Capital of Edinburgh or further afield. There is so much choice and so much to offer, but without a doubt the scenery never fails to excite.
Scottish weddings are full of love, warmth, emotion, fun, energy, dancing, drinking, singing, hugging, laughing and crying and I absolutely love to photograph the amazing people in this stunning county.