The sun was shining in St Andrews on the day of Melissa and Andrew’s wedding <3
My day began in The Old Course Hotel where the bridal party were getting ready for the big day ahead. I always get major shoe-envy on the morning of a wedding, and Melissa’s shoes did NOT disappoint!! Beautiful JIMMY CHOO‘s for a beautiful bride!!
What can I say? It’s always such a privilege to witness and record this moment – dad seeing daughter in her wedding dress for the first time and the realisation that she is going to be somebody’s wife within the hour…..sister Kimberley was a wee bit emotional too <3 🙂
It’s not a particularly imposing bridge, the old stone bridge over the Swilcan Burn on The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. But the Swilcan Bridge on The Old Course’s 18th hole is one of the most famous golf course landmarks in the world. Everyone who crosses it stops to have his or her photo taken, even the pros. The gallery of Swilcan Bridge images includes some of those famous pros who’ve posed on it. None so as important, however, as groom Andrew Smith, and his bestmen, groomsmen, ushers and paige boy, just minutes before his wedding to Melissa Smith!!
Then it was on to Holy Trinity, the historic Parish Church of St. Andrews, where the ceremony took place. The crowds gathered long before Melissa arrived with her very proud father.
Weddings are made all the more special by family and friends, and I was lucky enough to be able to capture plenty of precious moments shared between the couple and their loved ones on this beautiful day <3
From the church we went on to capture some gorgeous images of Melissa and Andrew in their first moments as a married couple <3
Party time!! EVERYONE was up and dancing on their seats during the wedding meal at The Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa. What fun!!
I love watching the bride and her friends at a wedding….so many pretty faces, dresses, shoes and kindly hearts. Precious moments indeed. And of course, the ‘first dance’ as Mr & Mrs….
It wasn’t enough for the new Mrs Smith to steal the show in her beautiful wedding dress from Perfect Bridal Rooms, she wore a SECOND for the evening proceedings……way to go, Melissa!! Andrew & Melissa, thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer, and I wish you all the happiness in the world for your future together!! <3 <3
Alison & Allen are getting married on 23rd July…..it was great to catch up with them for their pre-wedding shoot recently!! According to Alison, Allen had just licked her face here. No wonder he’s looking so pleased with himself 😀
It was lovely to meet up with Jack & Amy-Jo a few weeks ago for their pre-wedding shoot. We did the shoot in their family’s private woods where Jack had very romantically proposed to Amy-Jo…..It was a beautiful setting for a beautiful couple. Can’t wait to photograph their wedding!!
Happy birthday to Lachlan who was ONE on the 23rd May. I photographed Lachlan’s ‘big’ brother Logan’s Cake Smash a couple of years ago…..Here are both boys together (Logan on the left, Lachlan on the right) at the same age. Handsome little men!!
Miss Elsie Faith Summers……rocking her FIRST BIRTHDAY shoot. This little lady is SOOOOO cute, full of fun and mischief. (I wonder who she gets these traits from….? :D) <3 <3 Thanks to The Cakery for another splendid cake!!
The gorgeous cakes I use for all Cake Smash shoots are made by The Cakery – check them out on facebook!! <3
What a gorgeous couple in a gorgeous setting….Rachel & Gavin at Cairnbulg Castle!!
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