Emma & Jane’s Scottish Highland Beach Wedding, Portmahomack
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 me 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. This 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. 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 in 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 fulfil! Uniquely, Portmahomack is an east coast village that faces to the west producing spectacular sunset views in the evening. I’m sure you’ll agree from the photos below, the request was a great idea!
We would like to thank Emma and Jane for inviting us to be part of their wedding day. We wish them all the best for their long and happy future together!!
Sarah (& Kristeen)
Venue – Carnegie Hall, Portmahomack