GETTING MARRIED IN SCOTLAND?
Artistic, Cinematic, Storytelling wedding photography, for you to enjoy and look back on time and time again. Photographing weddings in Scotland is one of my favourite things ever. With beautiful light, impeccable scenery and really lovely people. Having lived in the west end of Glasgow for over 4 years I’ve come to know the area really well. With beautiful venues all over Scotland such as Colstoun, Byre Inchyra and Other unique and Quirky wedding venues, there are few places in the UK that are as perfect for a wedding or elopement.
REASONS TO GET MARRIED IN scotland
• Beautiful Light
• Gorgeous Scenary and landscapes
• Quirky City Streets with magnificent architecture
• Super friendly people
• Humanist ceremonies are legal
• Wide range of venues to suit all
• An excuse for guests to have a holiday up in Scotland
• Gorgeous Winters
• Beaches, mountains and Lochs
• Ancient Scottish Traditions which are pretty cool
I’ve been photographing weddings in/around Scotland for 5 years now – and the weather has rarely made me think “Hmm, wish this wedding was elsewhere today!”. Weather doesn’t impact your wedding day as much as you’d think – and if you hire a professional photographer, you’ll still get incredible photos, providing you’re up for working with your photographer. I do say this with a pinch of salt, however, because if your venue has literally no shelter whatsoever, you’re certainly being adventurous.
With Scottish weddings, I would say it’s advisable to have some sort of wet weather plan. This would be the case throughout the world though, you never know when it’s going to rain suddenly. Even if it does rain, 9/10 weddings I’ve done where it’s rained, there’s normally a dry few minutes after the meal before the dancing, which is certainly worthwhile going outside for if photos are important to you.
TYPES OF CEREMONIES
There are different types of ceremonies that can take place in Scotland. A religious wedding with a religious celebrant at place of worship, A religious celebrant at a venue, A registry office wedding with a registrar, at the venue with a visiting registrar, or a humanist ceremony. This is entirely your decision as it’s a personal one that you and your partner should discuss and research as to what suits you and your beliefs. Each option varies in cost, too.
Elopements are also becoming more of a popular option. You, your significant other, a mountain or loch – what more could you need? Well a humanist to make it official, a photographer and or videographer to capture those lifelong memories – and 2 witnesses.
(Did you know? A photographer and videographer could be your witnesses!).
UNIQUE SCOTTISH WEDDING VENUES I LOVE
The Byre at Inchyra is a beautiful barn wedding venue in Perthshire, Scotland. Consisting of accommodation to get ready in, beautiful scenic backdrops for photos, and a beautiful big barn for the full wedding
An exclusive use barn style wedding venue in Dumfries, Scotland. GG’s yard is a new scottish wedding venue opening at the end of 2017. It is a unique wedding venue with a lot to offer laid back, alternative and DIY couples.
Balinakill Country House
A gorgeous Victorian manor house to the east of the village of Clachan, Kintyre, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Located close to beautiful beaches it makes for a fantastic venue.
A rustic restored coach house wedding venue near Edinburgh, Scotland. Wedding Photography advice, venue information and planning tips
A gorgeous country house in Midlothian. With beautiful gardens, forest backdrops and gorgeous interiors and ceremony options.
OTHER UNIQUE SCOTTISH WEDDING VENUES I LOVE
Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston
Eden Village Leisure
The Barrowland Ballroom
Doune Castle, Stirling
The Treehouse at the Lodge
Errol Park, Errol, Perthshire
Comrie Croft, Crieff,
The Silver Marlin, Loch Lomond
Harvest Moon Holidays,
Ardoch, Loch Lomond
The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Crear House and Studio, Argyll
Log Cabin Ravensheugh,
SCOTTISH WEDDING PHOTOGRPAHY
What areas do you cover?
I am very fortunate to photograph weddings in Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Berkshire, Herefordshire and Scotland. Not on the list? Don't worry! Pop me an email anyway and I'll confirm availability.