Wedding Photography Scotland: Thank you to Louise for writing her wedding blog post for me!!
Ross and I met in school, were friends for a few years then Ross plucked up the courage to ask me out on msn haha (very old school)! I went offline straight away but he must have done enough to impress. Ross had a party when his mum and dad was away we had our first kiss….9 years later we got married
Our photographer was the wonderful Susan Renée. We knew that we wanted Susan to take our pics when we first got engaged and pretty much planned our day around the date she could manage. She is just amazing I was worried as I don’t like to pose for pictures, but she made us both feel relaxed and like celebrities for the day…We are over the moon with our pictures. Memories to treasure forever!! Our venue was Achnagairn House, Inverness. We hired the house for the the whole weekend and 62 of our nearest and dearest family and friends stayed with us. We had to decorate the house on the Friday when we arrived. Our guests arrived later and we had a few drinks and my dad made food for everyone. The wedding was on the Saturday and on the Sunday we had a bbq made by my dad and brother (the bbq kings). Then sadly we had to leave on the monday
Videographer: orchard studio productions, Cheryl and Steve Lawrence…they just captured the whole day perfectly…here’s a link to our highlight clip. http://youtu.be/0ijs5EoHMQw
Florist: Our beautiful flowers were done by my friend’s sister, Kimberly Duthie. She knew exactly what I wanted and did it all herself (with a little help from her boyfriend John, who now knows a little bit more about flowers!!) I wanted the flowers to be the main decor. On the lead up to the wedding, Ross thought that flowers weren’t too much of a big deal…..until he saw the finished article!
Hairdresser: My friend Stephanie did my hair and Jennifer did my adult bridesmaids. My 2 sister in laws did my junior bridesmaids.
Make up artist: ME! I did my own make up as I am a Beauty Therapist. I also did 4 of my bridesmaids and my mum and Ross’ mum.
The dress: Pronovias, bought from Perfect Bridal in Aberdeen. Shoes: JIMMY CHOOS (of course)
Accessories: Jenny Packham jewellery, Jimmy Choo bag.
Grooms outfit: We bought the groom, best man and the groomsmen’s Daniel Hecktor suits from Slaters in Aberdeen.
Bridesmaids: Adult bridesmaids were from Perfect Bridal in Aberdeen. They looked beautiful in them!!
Fave picture from the day?…..Wowzer!! Verrry hard - I couldn’t possibly pick as I love every single one! My fave one of my husband is on the balcony with his jacket off leaning against the wall
I was inspired by Achnagairn House, it is just beautiful. I wanted a classy, elegant but relaxed wedding. We personalised it by doing mostly everything ourselves. The nature of the house is that it is self catering and its totally yours to do with what you like. So everyone helped with food, flowers, the decor, the order of service….it was a major operation!!
Best part of the day was walking into the room and seeing Ross at the other end looking back at me, then walking back out together as Mr and Mrs Walker.
My advice for future brides:
Always do what the bride and groom want not any one else.
Don’t lose sight of why you are both getting married….not for the wedding – I know every bride wants their wedding to go perfectly, but it’s about the two of you and your future together as husband and wife.
It will be alright on the night!
We had both a minimoon and a honeymoon. We went away to Cyprus for 10 days the week after the wedding to my auntie’s villa, with my mum and dad.
It was my dads 50th the week after the wedding so we surprised him the day after the wedding and told him we were taking him for his birthday and as a thank you to him and my mum for all their help over the past 2 years with the wedding. In august we went to Las Vegas and Cancun
The one thing we never forget about our wedding……..?
Everything!! We will never forget the whole thing it was so special and happy and everything we could ever wish for and more and we will remember it forever.