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Married at Home – Farm Wedding in Aberdeenshire with Birds of Prey Display

Stephanie & Tony celebrated their Scottish-Dutch union with a home farm wedding with a birds of prey display and an amazing ceilidh knees up!

aberdeenshire farm wedding bride groom portrait outside front door

Living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and planning a wedding 6500 miles away in Aberdeenshire is no mean feat! But these two smashed their farm wedding at home. What better place to be wed? Making memories right on your own doorstep, I love it!

Preparations

The lads were getting ready at Forglen Lodge which is lovely and nearby, my second shooter for the day Simone got to hang out with them and catch their goings-on. I was at the farm with the girls where everyone was very chilled out – perks of getting ready at home! Lots of Steph’s family and friends were on hand to help with all the preparations too. One of their wedding guests even made the gorgeous wedding cake!

The Ceremony

Tony was so emotional when Steph was walking up the aisle towards him, I can remember it clearly. It was so beautiful, you could tell them being married, especially at home with their daughters watching on, meant the world to both of them. This is why I love humanist ceremonies too as they are so personal to YOU and your journey. And what a journey it’s been for them! From getting engaged in The Netherlands (where Steph is from) to living in Kuala Lumpur to getting married in Aberdeenshire – it really was a worldwide romance! They stepped out into a shower of confetti from their nearest and dearest and had an amazing outdoor reception!

The Reception

Tony had a request for the wedding entertainment. A falconry display! How cool?? George the Golden Eagle was a big hit and how BADASS do these two look holding him? Love it! At the speeches Tony had literally everyone crying, including me!! The love in the room was honestly palpable, it was a joy to witness. A lot of the guests had flown in from all over the world for this wedding and it was so lovely to see everyone come together! Especially in a ceilidh! It was carnage and you all know I loves me some ceilidh carnage. I bloody love being a wedding photographer in Scotland!

Feast your eyes on the joy…

Sarah x

aberdeenshire farm wedding signposts

aberdeenshire farm wedding makeup prep on bride

aberdeenshire farm wedding groom prep

aberdeenshire farm wedding bride getting ready putting on dress

aberdeenshire farm wedding bridal portrait

aberdeenshire farm wedding bride walking up aisle with mum

aberdeenshire farm wedding mother of bride drinking from quaich

aberdeenshire farm wedding ceremony handfasting

aberdeenshire farm wedding ceremony in marquee at home

aberdeenshire farm wedding ceremony first kiss

aberdeenshire farm wedding confetti bride groom

aberdeenshire farm wedding flower girl throwing confetti

aberdeenshire farm wedding marquee reception dinner setup decor

aberdeenshire farm wedding birds of prey display

aberdeenshire farm wedding birds of prey display

aberdeenshire farm wedding bride groom with eagle birds of prey display

aberdeenshire farm wedding bride groom cutting the cake

aberdeenshire farm wedding bride groom portrait

aberdeenshire farm wedding reception first dance

aberdeenshire farm wedding ceilidh dancing evening reception

aberdeenshire farm wedding ceilidh dancing evening reception

aberdeenshire farm wedding ceilidh dancing evening reception

aberdeenshire farm wedding ceilidh dancing evening reception

aberdeenshire farm wedding ceilidh dancing evening reception

aberdeenshire farm wedding evening portrait bride groom outside in the dark

Creative Team

Venue: Farm Wedding at their home in Aberdeenshire

Second Shooter: Simone Smith Photography

Groom Prep Location: Forglen Lodge, Forglen Estate

Florist: Celtic Blooms Ltd

Celebrant: George Caldow, Humanist

Hair: Vicky Porter

Makeup: Lyndsay Alexis Make Up

Catering: The Deesidedly Tasty Company

Cake: Lisa Main

Birds of Prey Display: Huntly Falconry Centre

Bagpipes: Alba Bagpipes

Bar Hire: AC Event Bars

Marquee: Craigievar Marquee Hire

Band: Rhythmnreel (Highly recommend!)

Are you having a Farm Wedding? Get in touch to book a consultation and find out how we, as an alternative wedding photographer, can capture your wedding day knees up!

Email us at hello@fotomakiphotography.com

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