Sunday, 23 November 2008

Carol-Ann & Craig - Highland Perthshire wedding photography

Yesterday we were in a beautiful part of Scotland - Fortingall Hotel, at the foot of Glen Lyon in Highland Perthshire - to photograph the wedding of Carol-Ann and Craig.

This area means a lot to this lovely couple and Carol-Ann had put in a special request to the weather gods for snow. And she wasn't to be dissapointed - the first flakes began to fall as we drove towards Aberfeldy!

The day began with photographs of Carol-Ann, her sister and chief bridesmaid Sandra and their mum, Pat having their hair and make-up done. Meanwhile, Craig was relaxing in his own way - out running in the hills!

With the groom having returned safely from his run, the excitement began to build as first the flowers and then the guests began to arrive. Then it was time for everyone to take their seats for the ceremony.

Carol-Ann looked breathtaking in her stunning Amanda Wakeley dress as she was escorted down the aisle by son, Malcolum to the emotive sound of a lone fiddle. The ceremony that followed was beautifully intimate, with a handfasting symbolising Carol-Ann and Craig's union.

After some celebratory champagne, the happy couple decided to brave the bitterly cold temperature by taking a quick walk outside. We were able to get some great shots as they strolled through the grounds of the nearby church, complete with its famous Yew Tree (which is said to be one of the oldest trees in Europe).

Then it was back inside to the warmth of the Ewe Bar, where poor Jay had to witness Scotland massacre Canada on the rugby pitch. Meanwhile, the guests were enjoying the wonderful food and hospitality that the Fortingall Hotel is renowned for.

After a wonderful meal, Carol-Ann and Craig opened the dancing. The kids were desperate to join in and a lively jig followed. Then it was back to the bar for the rugby fans (led by the bride and groom!), where Wales were taking on the All Blacks.

We had an absolutely wonderful day with Carol-Ann, Craig, their fantastic children and their lovely families, and wish them all the happiness in the world.

Hair & make-up by Metamorphis
Rings by Aurora
Dress by Amanda Wakeley
Flowers by Roseparks
Catering by Fortingall Hotel
Music by Fred the Fiddle

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