I pulled up outside Craigsanquhar’s gorgeous Villas to begin my day capturing Hazel and Alan’s wedding.
The groom’s villa was a hive of very loud activity (guys getting ready is always so manic, bless their wee socks, they just don’t know how to put on a Kilt pin!) so I left the boys in the very capable hands of videographer Ashleigh Middlemass and headed straight for the peaceful villa where the hair and make up artists were in full swing beautifying the girls.
It was wonderful to get a squeeze from one of my previous bride’s and the day’s MUA, Kerry from HB4 in Cairneyhill, as well as her sister Lauren who looked after Hazel’s bridal hair. I do love a catch up with my clients – especially these girls.
Hazel was super calm and didn’t mind me quickly perching my butt on the comfiest chairs in ALL THE LAND, the leather lazy boy which features in each of Craigsanquhar’s villas (Seriously, you need to try these chairs… wow!)
We moved up to the main house to finish getting ready and see the flowers for the first time. I think you’ll agree that Hazel was happy with her bouquet!
Lauren fitted the flower crown, and after an initial hesitation at it’s gorgeous bold design, Hazel fell in love with it and was dubbed The Queen of Bees for the day!
Hazel’s bridesmaids – her two gorgeous sisters, Alan’s sister and two BFFs helped her get into her dress. There is never any dignity in this task, but somehow Hazel managed to pull off pulling it on with little effort.
The guests began to arrive as the clouds cleared and the go ahead was given for an outdoor ceremony – my fave!!
Hazel’s mum proudly walked her down the aisle to greet Alan’s smiling face, and humanist Stewart’s warm and funny ceremony began.
He is my absolute favourite humanist, so charming and so popular with the ladies 😉
Just look at the backdrop!! Ugh, I love an outdoor wedding at Craigsanquhar.
The ceremony consisted of a ring warming, where the wedding bands are passed from guest to guest in order for them to warm the rings with positive thoughts and well wishes for the happy couple.
Alan and Hazel sealed the vows with a kiss and signed the register just before the rain began to fall. We were so lucky to get through the whole ceremony without a drop of the wet stuff! Luckily brollies were on hand to shelter the newly weds as they made their way back down the aisle to sunny skies and a glass of bubbly.
And don’t forget about the canapés! Fried Brie? Don’t mind if I do!
The couple shots were an absolute breeze with these guys. They were so relaxed and blissfully happy just chatting and having a laugh.
So much natural colour!
I’m in love with this flower crown and the light hitting Hazel’s beautiful face. Gorgeous.
Family/group shots were short and sweet, perfect for me as it gives me time to get the casual, natural photographs that we all love.
Whilst I was getting photographs of this little cutie, the boys were conducting their own marriage ceremony… I guess another congratulations is in order for the other happy couple of the day!! (I must point out that they did in fact seal the vows with a kiss).
I love a solid bromance.
I don’t know what happened here…. I think he temporarily lost the use of his spine… either that or he just wanted to show me his ostrich impression..?
Red baby shoes for the win!
After the meal, Hazel and Alan joined us for a casual stroll to the neighbouring field for some more scenic shots. I LOVE a bride who’s happy to pull up her dress and get in a field for some pics 🙂
With the couple shots done and dusted, it was time to start the evening celebrations by cutting the cake and taking to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife.
Thank you so much for being such a dream to photograph, and for letting me be a part of your beautiful wedding day. I loved spending time capturing memories for you and your friends and family to enjoy for a lifetime.
I hope you all had an unforgettable night dancing with this little smilier.
Venue: Craigsanquhar Estate
Celebrant: Stewart Struthers Humanist Celebrant
MUA: Kerry Mcmonagle at HB4 hair and beauty salon
Hair: Lauren McMonagle
Florist: Victoria Florists Fife
Bridal gown: The Glass Slipper by To Be Wed
Videographer: Ashleigh Middlemass Videography