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Emma & Jane’s Scottish Highland Beach Wedding

Emma & Jane’s Scottish Highland Beach Wedding, Portmahomack, Easter Ross

Emma and I were flatmates when we were both students at Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen, way, way back in 2002! When she announced her and Jane were getting married I was over the moon for them and I knew it would be an artsy, DIY, intimate wedding, so when she asked Kristeen and I to photograph it we were both ridiculously excited.

Emma and Jane met at Gray’s School of Art at Robert Gordon’s University and their artistic talents were brought to the fore for their awesome wedding. Emma’s talents lie in woodwork and Jane is a jewellery designer, which meant they were able to beautifully handcraft their own unique wedding rings!

The venue Emma and Jane decided to choose was their back garden in Portmahomack, (a picturesque fishing village on the east coast of the Highlands). We love, love, love this idea! Imagine being able to look out at your garden every day and be reminded of your amazing wedding day!

A family friend, who is also a humanist celebrant, officiated, and all of Emma and Jane’s family and friends (and I’m pretty sure the whole village – as even the local the shop had to close early!) played a part to bringing everything together and making it a day to remember!

With two artistic brides at the helm, there were lots of special DIY touches to the day and my particular favourite was the favours. Emma and Jane scoured the Portmahomack beach for months before the wedding for washed up pieces of porcelain. They then made these fragments into beautiful keyrings as keepsakes for all the guests! There were also sachets of wildflower seeds for everyone representing Emma and Jane’s love of nature.

For the photographs, the only request for us was to capture Emma and Jane on the beach at sunset – a request that we were only too happy to fulfill! Uniquely, Portmahomack is an east coast village that faces to the west producing spectacular sunset views in the evening, and, as I’m sure you’ll agree from the photos below, the request was a great idea!

We would like thank Emma and Jane for inviting us to be part of their wedding day and wish them all the best for their long and happy future together!!

Sarah (& Kristeen)

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Bethan & Don’s Autumn Wedding at Logie Country House, Aberdeen

Bethan & Don had a fabulous Autumn wedding at Logie Country House in September and we were honoured to capture it for them! The venue is beautiful and the staff were great, everything ran like clockwork. They also had the benefit of having the whole of Logie House for the weekend and with 13 seriously luxurious bedrooms it was like a great family & friends holiday too! We can’t recommend Logie House enough!

Bethan and her family & friends made so many of the little touches and details themselves it was so awesome to see that everyone had pitched in. Bethan’s Mum made her brooch bouquet, Don’s Mum made the wedding stationary and Bethan’s sister made lots of origami paper cranes which are for good luck!

Bethan & Don are a lovely lovely couple, our kinda peeps. They had their first dance to Biffy Clyro, they walked up to the top of a field so we could photography them with Bennachie in the background, then Bethan got a piggy back down! Bethan also had an amazing second dress which she wore to the reception.

They also have a wee one on the way so we could not be happier for them when we say congratulations to Bethan & Don, lang may yer lum reek! Enjoy the photos!

 

Bethan & Don’s Autumn Wedding at Logie Country House, Aberdeen

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Athene & Brian – Married in style at Pollokshields Burgh Hall

 

The 22nd March saw the second of our spring weddings for 2014. Athene and Brian tied the knot in style with an intelligent and meaningful ceremony at one of our favourite venues, Pollokshields Burgh Hall. In a ceremony that combined the traditional and the modern Athene and Brian promised to share their lives together in the company of their closest friends and family.

 

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Kenny & Joanne’s Spring Wedding at Chatelherault Country Park Hunting Lodge, Hamilton

Kenny & Joanne had a beautiful intimate wedding at Chatelherault Country Park within the park’s Hunting Lodge. The venue is beautiful and the weather was great for this Spring wedding too! I always say fotomaki have a hand in with the weather Gods because it always seems to shine on our weddings!
Their wedding ceremony was lovely and sweet, with lots of laughs, a traditional handfasting and a reading from Joanne’s wee niece which was super cute!
The good weather meant we were able to get lots of great outdoor portraits of the newlyweds; we just love doing photos outdoors, it makes a real difference when you have that natural light in play.
Many congratulations to Kenny & Joanne! Enjoy the pictures!