Stephen and Victoria’s Wedding at South St Nicholas Church and Norwood Hall

Wedding Photography, Aberdeen:

Congratulations to Stephen and Victoria Insch who were married in June this year!


The couple met as Stephen was a member of the same pipe band as Victoria and her brother. The couple lost touch when she went to university, but eventually reconnected and immediately hit it off! Apparently as a youngster Victoria had told her mother she was going to marry Stephen when she was older – before she had even spoken to him!  Preparations began in Victoria’s parents house at 6.30am. Each of the bridesmaids had their hair styled differently, and the variation was a great touch.  One of Victoria’s  favourite pre-wedding pictures is of her and her  cat Willow. Victoria was so worried she would not sit still for a photograph due to all of the commotion in the house but we were lucky on the day!!



It had taken Victoria a while to finally decide upon her timeless Ian Stuart gown (and she needed a bit of gentle persuasion from her mum) but I’m glad she chose this one – it suited her perfectly and looked fabulous! A long, elegant veil with lace detailing around the edge completed the look.

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Tina at The Gilded Lily created all the bouquets and buttonholes, along with the large floral displays at the hotel and church. Despite Victoria having kept in contact with her during the design process, she was still blown away when the final bouquets arrived in the morning.

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The bridesmaids’ dresses were in a unique nude colour called “candlelight”. Victoria let each bridesmaid choose their dress, but they all ended up picking the same one! The cowl style neckline looked so elegant and glamorous! All the girls did their own make up in the morning, which allowed them to decide how they wanted to look. Each of them looked absolutely amazing!



They were married at South St. Nicholas Church in Kincorth. It was very important to Victoria that this be the location for the ceremony since this is the church where her parents were married, and where she was christened. Since her family are involved with the church, everyone knows her and gave her a very warm welcome.

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The transport for the day was a fleet of three cream 1930’s Bruicks courtesy of Aristocars – right from the beginning, Victoria knew exactly these were the cars she wanted!!



In keeping with the vintage theme, she opted for a duck egg blue cake with soft pink roses tumbling down entwined with lace, pearls and ribbon.



The reception was held at the Norwood House Hotel. The ornate décor was very much to Victoria’s tastes, and worked well with the classic and opulent wedding her and Stephen wanted to create. They loved having the luxury of a Victorian mansion all to themselves for the entire day!

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I can’t remember the first time I saw a Susan Renee image but I can tell her work a mile away and absolutely adore it. I always said she would be my wedding photographer long before Steve and I were a couple. She captures romance, moments and emotion beautifully and her style is very distinctive. She was the only photographer I considered and I warmed to the team straight away. As soon as I knew she was free for my date I knew I didn’t have to look any further.


Awww, thanks Victoria!! It was my absolute pleasure photographing your wedding!! <3 <3 <3


This wonderful day was made extra special with some help from…


Hair – Deborah from The Hair and Beauty Box, Peterculter

Wedding Dress – Orange Blossom, Ian Stuart

Tailoring – Isabelle Randal

Shoes – Kurt Geiger

Bridesmaids’ Dresses – JLM Couture from Perfect Bridal

Men’s Outfits – Neil Selbie & Co

Cake – Cakes By Design

Flowers – The Gilded Lily

Ceremony – South St. Nicholas Church, Kincorth

Reception Venue – Norwood House Hotel

Videographer – Evans Video Productions

Band – Soul Inferno

Transport – Aristocars

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Baby, Baby Elena

Newborn Baby Photography, Aberdeen:

A massive congratulations to Leeanne and Chris on the birth of their beautiful daughter, Elena Catherine. Baby Elena was born on 12th November and weighed a dainty 61b 13oz – and that was her nearly 2 weeks overdue!! Totally perfect in every way. <3 <3 <3


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Frances & Steven’s Wedding at Blairs and the Marcliffe at Pitfodels

Blairs Church and Marcliffe at Pitfodels, Aberdeen Wedding:


How did you meet?

We sort of met by accident when we were both out with friends. We got chatting and took each other’s contact details, and kept in touch over text message for a few weeks before Steve asked me for a date. That first “date” turned out to involve Steve jump-starting my car for me after it had been abandoned in my work car park under a pile of snow for three weeks! He took me to the garage to get a new car battery, and whilst I was waiting we wandered around the shops just chatting about nothing. I remember us holding hands – I think we both felt we’d already known each other a lot longer than we actually had.


Who did your hair and what time did you get started in the morning?

Tracy Allan was the hairdresser for me and my four bridesmaids. Tracy was one of the hairdressers for the AECC wedding exhibition, and I really liked what I’d seen then. I was also lucky with Tracy’s availability: initially I’d been disappointed that she was booked up on 14th June, but she then got a cancellation which meant I could go with her after all. Tracy arrived around 8.30am to make sure there was enough time to do all our hair – which there was, just!


Who was your makeup artist?

One of my bridesmaids recommended someone she knew from university called Lara Gordon. Lara was so brilliant – she is such a lovely girl, and she put us all at ease. I had a trial and she was careful to remember everything I’d liked and not liked from then. She was just fab!


Who was your wedding dress designer and how did you know that the dress was ‘the one’? Where did you get it?

My dress was by Stella York, and I got it from Perfect Bridal. It was so different to any of the others that I’d tried on before – for a start is was “gold”! (I would say it was more of a champagne colour, but “gold” is how it is actually described!)

When I was shopping for dresses I tried on lots that were nice, and that I liked. But there were none that I was really certain about. There was one dress that I kept going back to that I described as the “Beyonce” dress, because it pulled me right in at the waist – it was very flattering, but I couldn’t quite picture it in Blairs; it felt like a perfect dress for a jazz club or glamorous Hollywood bar, but not quite right for an ornate church like Blairs. When I tried on my Stella York dress, I felt like I was in another time – I felt sort of Spanish in it, and everyone told me that was the one. I knew they were right, but I still had doubts right up until the day of the wedding!



Who designed your shoes?

My shoes were by Rachel Simpson. I saw them in a few bridal magazines and I couldn’t get them out of my head. They looked so vintage – they made me think of the way my dress made me feel. I went for them in mint green with a champagne trim, which I thought would look really nice against the colour of my wedding dress.



Did you have any special accessories?

My mum went into a jewellery buying frenzy in the months leading up to the wedding, so I had lots of options! I knew she really wanted to give me at least some of the jewellery I wore on the day, but because the dress was such an unusual colour, I really wasn’t sure what jewellery to go for. Yellow gold was too gold, silver didn’t look right against the colour of the dress… I didn’t actually decide until the day of the wedding exactly what jewellery to wear. I ended up going for a string of pale gold coloured pearls that my mum had bought for me – all my bridesmaids were in agreement that these suited the dress perfectly.



My mum also bought me my veil, which was a pale gold colour with diamantes and teardrop pearls on a scalloped edge. Perfect Bridal bought it in for me to try with my dress, and even though it was eye-wateringly expensive, both my mum and I thought we’d never find anything else that would go with my dress so perfectly.


Who did your flowers and why did you choose what you did?

Kirsty at Flower Vogue on Schoolhill did my flowers. I knew I wanted soft, romantic, blousy flowers, but I also wanted colour. I was thinking peonies, roses, sweet peas, sort green foliage. Kirsty was amazing – she interpreted the descriptions I’d given her perfectly! One thing I remember was sitting in the car on the way to the church and just smelling all the wonderful smells wafting up from my bouquet – it was perfect.



Who supplied the groom and groomsmen’s outfits?

Georgian Dress Hire – who we can’t recommend highly enough! There is a really comfortable, easy atmosphere in there – they took the time to measure all the men exactly, and gave lots of tips for what to do on the day.



Who designed the bridesmaids’ dresses and why did you chose that colour?

My bridesmaids dresses were from a place called Courtesan Boutique, based down in England. I’ve always said that I’d want my girls to be in different coloured dresses. I find it really hard to pick one colour that I really like; I tend to like different colours alongside each other – hence, I went for a range of green and blue colours. My bridesmaids were also in different dresses, as I wanted them to be comfortable in something of their own choosing. I sent the girls a link to the website and said to them to choose any dress, so long as it was long and made of chiffon (as I thought it would be good for the dresses to have a few things in common). Being able to choose from a website and get the dresses made according to individual measurements was really handy, as I had one bridesmaid in Australia and one in Edinburgh.




Why did you choose Susan Renée Photography?

I have actually known Susan for a number of years through mutual friends growing up in Peterhead, and I’ve followed Susan’s wedding photography for a long time. Susan has this way of making everyone feel comfortable and at ease, and we chose Susan because her photos are always stunning – I just knew it wouldn’t feel right without Susan taking our photos!


Where was the wedding ceremony held and why did you choose it?

Steve proposed whilst I was living in Brazil, three months before I was due to come home, so there was a bit of a gap before we could really plan anything. All that time I’d been thinking how I really wanted our wedding to be held in just one venue (so that guests wouldn’t have to travel to and from different locations). So, it was with this in mind that we went search for wedding venues around the north east. One day when we’d been out looking at venues, having found nothing yet that just felt ‘right’, we were travelling back into Aberdeen from the west, and I saw the Blairs steeple in the horizon behind the trees. Although I’d been with my mum to see the gallery and museum at Blairs, Steve had never seen inside the church before. So we decided to pop our heads in, just to see… When we walked inside, Steve took a big inhale of breath and said “wow”. It was then that I knew we really couldn’t get married anywhere else. Blairs is just the most stunning, breath-taking venue. It was such a special place to get married.

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Where was the wedding reception held and why did you choose it?

Once we’d decided on Blairs, we knew we didn’t want to hold the reception too far away from there, so the Marcliffe was the perfect choice! The food is always perfect, even when catering for large numbers. The service is always outstanding, and the grounds are beautiful for photographs. We are so happy with our choice – we could not fault a thing! We are really sad to hear that it will be closing its doors, but we feel privileged to have been able to hold our reception there before it does!

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Did you have a videographer? If so, who were they?

We spent much of our wedding planning thinking we could do without a videographer – neither of us particularly likes to watch ourselves in film, and we saw this as a bit of an indulgent/unnecessary expense. However, we then went to the wedding exhibition at the AECC and we saw some amazing wedding videos! We also thought it would be a great way to see things we’d maybe missed on the day. So we asked Mark Stewart if he happened to have any availability for 14th June, and oddly enough that was the only Saturday he had free over the whole summer! We took this as a sign and made the booking!



Who designed your cake? Did you give them any ideas re the design?

I found a picture of the cake I wanted in a magazine. It was a Fortnum and Mason cake – I thought it looked very “Marie Antoinette” – I loved it! In the end, my cake was actually one of my most frustrating and difficult things to organise. If I were to plan the wedding again, I would definitely do a lot of things differently so far as the cake was concerned!



Who were your band and what was it you liked about them?

I think my band is called The Protones (although I’m not sure, as the band goes by different names depending on whether they are playing as the full big band, just a ceilidh band or as a jazz set – and I had all three!) I first heard them playing at my friend’s wedding down in Glasgow, and I loved the quirky little bits that they played in between songs! They were so lovely and accommodating, even learning a few songs that I said I would want to have at my wedding. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any bride!


Who provided the wedding transport?

Aristocars – two 1939 cream Buicks for me and the girls, and a black Jaguar for mum and granny. Loved them!

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What was the best bit about your wedding meal? Did you use a caterer?

Everything about the meal was just perfect! We didn’t want to go too safe with our wedding meal – for example, we both love scallops and back pudding, but we also know that s0me people really can’t stand either of these things. So, we decided to give people a choice. However, a choice on the day can really increase the overall cost of your meal, so we asked the Marcliffe if we could ask guests to choose in advance (using their RSVP card). Although (I hope) that this resulted in more happy customers on the day, this really did involve quite a lot of time, organisation and chasing people up on our part– a lot of stress that in hindsight may have been more trouble than it was worth!


Do you have a favourite picture from the day, if so, what is it and why?

I have so many! I really like the pictures where people are throwing confetti, because it reminds me of the day before the wedding. That day, my really good friends who had travelled over for the wedding from Houston, Australia and Abu Dhabi came to my final dress fitting with me (YES, that was the day before the wedding!) We then spent the rest of the day running around Aberdeen doing last minute wedding errands – it was very stressful, but also a lot of fun! One of the things we could not find anywhere was biodegradable confetti -at least not in enough volumes to fill the 50 Martha Stewart paper cones I’d made! (Attack of the bridal blog!) In the end we bought a wagon load of acid free tissue paper and a heart-shaped hole punch. Only, the hole punch wouldn’t cut through the tissue paper! With an hour to go until the wedding rehearsal and me still not showered or packed, my friend Jennifer from Houston told me to relax – that she’d sort out the confetti for me and take it to the church in the morning. What a relief – and what an awesome job she did! If it wasn’t for her, we’d not have that confetti picture. And that is why I think the confetti pictures may be my favourites.



I also really love the photos of just Steve and me under the canopy of trees. That was the time when it felt like it was just me and him, looking at each other, in love, and so thankful for this wonderful day that we’d spent so long organising, finally having arrived!




What was your inspiration?

I had lots of inspiration – one of my bridesmaids remarked, when looking through the wedding scrapbook that I’d made, that I had basically planned around 7 different weddings!

I love old time glamour and vintage, but I didn’t want anything too “Gatsby”, since I thought this might date in the photographs. I also love bunting and afternoon tea, but I didn’t want anything too “shabby chic”. In the end I just took all the things I really liked best and put them all together – one of which was the colourful origami crane curtain that we hung up in the Courtyard. I love colour, and because Steve and I are hoping to go on a postponed honeymoon to Japan, I really wanted to make these birds! It is apparently an old Japanese tradition – that the bride who can make 1000 paper cranes before her wedding will have a long and happy marriage. The time it takes to make these cranes is supposed to be symbolic of the time and effort a marriage takes. This really appealed to me. I could not have made that paper crane curtain without the help of one of my bridesmaids and her husband, who (together with his pen knife!) worked tirelessly to make the origami curtain with me in the days leading up to the wedding!



What was the best bit about your day?

I actually loved the line-up. One of my overriding feelings about the day is guilt – guilt that I didn’t get to spend as much time with everybody as I wanted to. But the line-up gave us a chance to say hello to and thank everyone for coming. It made us both very thankful for the wonderful family and friends that we have.


Did anything funny or unusual happen during your preparations or wedding day?

There is a massively funny story about something that happened not long after the meal, involving me and two of my bridesmaids. They turned out to be complete heroes that night, but that is as much as I’ll say!


Any advice for couples still to tie-the-knot??

Spend money on the things that matter – food, music, and a photographer to capture all the happy moments. Plan the wedding for you, and not for what you think other people would like – not to sound harsh, but ultimately only you and your husband will remember all the little details. Also, if having an evening reception with a buffet, don’t worry too much about how that looks. I spent a lot of time thinking about a cheeseboard for the evening, planning different cakes to be on display… but the photographer will generally be gone by then so won’t be able to take a picture of it, and you’ll probably be too busy chatting to your guests to take advantage of it. A plate of stovies and beetroot, and everybody’s happy!


Where did you go on honeymoon?

We went on a ‘mini-moon’ to Rome for three days, where it was thunder and lightning storms every day! But we’re currently trying to plan a ‘proper-moon’ to Japan and then Thailand.



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John Brown Cater Hire – chiavari chairs


A massive thank you to Frances for writing this blog….brings back lots of happy memories for me. Thank you for choosing me to be part of your special day. Susan Renée xx



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Paula & Andrew West’s Wedding at Innes House, Elgin

Innes House, Elgin, Moray Wedding:

It’s always incredibly exciting getting the opportunity to visit a venue I haven’t shot at before, and my trip at Innes House Estate for the wedding of Paula and Andrew was no exception!

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The estate’s beautiful and expansive gardens are what drew the couple’s attention from the beginning. After looking at the grounds for myself (complete with a garden marquee, fountains and trees lit with fairy lights) it’s no surprise why! Inspiration for the day was provided in plenty by the enchanting gardens of Innes House. Paula said that the magical feeling of the space had helped her choose a vintage theme complete with lots of flowers, candles and lace in a natural colour scheme to compliment the greenery.

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Paula looked wonderful in her Essence of Australia gown matched with a diamante and pearl encrusted headpiece and a pair of gorgeous suede blue heels. For the bridesmaids, she had chosen the same style of dress but in varying shades of pink and purple ensuring that each dress suited each girl perfectly.

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It was wonderful seeing Andrew getting emotional as he waited for his stunning bride, and the personal ceremony really encapsulated the happiness of the day.


The weather stayed kind to us, and we spent just a short while with  the couple afterwards to capture some precious moments within the gorgeous surroundings of the house.

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Later, the couple began the next part of their celebrations with a conga rather than a traditional grand march, led by their band The Big Show. It was great seeing the Paula and Andrew having such a great time surrounded by their family and friends!

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Thank you Mr and Mrs West for the opportunity to be a part of such a fabulous day!


This incredible day wouldn’t have been complete without the help of…


Hair – Kimberly Ewan

Make up – Jasmin Bruce

Wedding Dress – Essence of Australia

Shoes – Rachel Simpson

Bridesmaids’ dresses – Kelsey Rose

Men’s Outfits – Alex Scott, Aberdeen

Cake – Bethany Buchan, Cakerella, Fraserburgh

Caterer – 1629, Lossiemouth

Band – The Big Show

Flowers – Bay Tree Florist, Elgin

Videographer – Thistle Productions, Nairn

Venue – Innes House, Elgin

Styling – Highland Occasions

Stationary –

Portsoy Ice Cream


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David & Leigh’s Wedding at Logie Country House, Aberdeenshire

Logie Country House Wedding, Aberdeenshire:

It was my pleasure to photograph the wedding of Leigh and David at Logie Country House here in Aberdeenshire earlier this year.  When Leigh and David originally went to look at the the venue, the stables were still being renovated. They decided, however, to book it anyway and were delighted that they did! It’s not surprising that they fell in love with the newly completed stables and ballroom, and said they couldn’t have asked for more.

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I could hear the hilarity coming  from Leigh and her bridesmaids before I even entered the room!! :)  Having friends Stephanie and Shelley do their hair and make-up meant the morning had a happy, relaxed feel.

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In the centre of the stunning bedroom at Logie Country House was the most beautiful, elegant Ian Stuart dress. Leigh had said that she had originally chosen another dress after only trying on a few, but once her mum pulled the stunning pale gold gown off the rail, she knew she had to try it on. She loved the unusual colour, and the classic style of the shape and details.

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The beautiful bride had chosen a gorgeous headpiece in place of a full veil, and the size of the dress meant that everything was perfectly balanced.

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Leigh had known from early on in the planning stages that she wanted a neutral, vintage colour scheme for the day. The tones of the dresses and ballroom decorations matched perfectly with what she had planned for the day. The pale colour of the bridesmaids dresses also complimented Leigh’s gown perfectly. (The mums also looked fantastic!!)  David and his groomsmen looked very handsome in the kilts and were full of fun and banter… mischief!! :)

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The ballroom later set the scene for a wonderful evening reception, and led by band The Jets, the couple and their friends danced the night away.

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Leigh and David’s day was made extra special by…


Hair – Stephanie Bremner

Make-up – Shelley Christie

Venue – Logie Country House near Pitcaple

Videographer – Taylormade Productions

Flowers – The Flower Shop, Peterhead

Dress- Ian Stuart, Avorio in Fochabers

Shoes – New Look

Meal – Hudson’s Catering

Headpiece – Richard Designs, Avorio in Fochabers

Kilts – McCall’s Highlandwear in Aberdeen

Bridesmaids Dresses – Kelsey Rose

Cake – Alice Bryce

Band – The Jets

Photobooth – SillySnapz

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Gary & Fiona Stoopman’s Wedding at Fyvie Castle

Wedding Photography at Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire:  My day began at Fiona’s family house, where bridal preparations were well underway.

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“The dress” was by Allure Bridal and was bought from Avorio in Fochabers, which was the first bridal shop she had visited. Her dress was only the second one she tried on, but the tears in her mum and sister’s eyes made her sure that it was the one. She wore her sister Lynne’s wedding veil and her mum’s blue sapphire engagement ring, and was happy to be able to wear items borrowed from her close family on her special day.

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Choosing purple as the colour for her bridesmaids dresses had been an easy choice for Fiona, as not only is it her favourite colour, but it also tied in perfectly with the bouquets and the tartan of the men’s kilts.

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Fiona was delighted to have the bouquets made by her mum, Lorraine, as this ensured they were specific to what she wanted. They decided to have the bouquets made from silk flowers, which included beautiful purple sea thistles and light orange gerberas (Fiona’s favourite!)


The couple had chosen Fyvie Castle after falling in love with its picturesque grounds and stunning interiors. Being a farmer, it was only appropriate that Fiona arrived at the venue in style on a brand new Case tractor. After dismounting (aided by her bridesmaids) she walked up the castle’s gorgeous spiral staircase. This led the way to the Drawing Room where the ceremony took place. A friend of the couple’s conducted the ceremony, meaning it was full of personal touches – very romantic.

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After the ceremony, I took the couple and their party away to get some photographs around the castle’s spacious grounds. The idyllic setting they had chosen meant that romantic, natural looking shots were only too easy to capture, especially when paired with their obvious love for one another.

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Family had flown in from Australia, Mississippi and Northern Ireland to be with the couple for the occasion, making the day all the more significant.

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In keeping with the day’s rustic theme, their centrepieces were made from fresh yellow gerberas and placed in mason jars.

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They had chosen to keep the design of the cake itself relatively simplistic – ivory icing trimmed with hessian ribbon – but had ordered the topper specially. It was the couple, stood with Blue, Fiona’s dog and Maggie, Fiona’s cow.

Ivory icing trimmed with hessian ribbon. Topped with her and Garry with her dog Blue and her cow Maggie – a lovely detail.

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Congratulations Gary and Fiona, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!


Ceremony – Fyvie Castle

Reception – Banff Springs Hotel

Bouquets – Lorraine (bride’s mum)

Bridesmaids dresses – LQ Designs from Avorio in Fochabers

Kilts – Isle of Skye Tartan, from Neil Selbie in Peterculter

Transport – A.M. Phillip

Centrepieces – Jemma Graham

Hair – Sima Morice

Make-up – Sadie Cooper

Dress – Allure Bridal, from Avorio in Fochabers

Bagpipes – Joe Watt

Band – Bahookie

Shoes – Rachel Simpson from Abaresque in Perth

Cake – Annette Clarke

Cake topper – Artlocke Designs

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Ross and Stephanie’s Wedding at Logie Country House, Aberdeenshire

Logie Country House Wedding:

Having known Stephanie since she was a little girl, I was delighted when she asked me to be a part of her special day as she married Ross at Logie Country House near Pitcaple.

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The couple first met on a September night in 2008, after Stephanie had returned home from working for Disney in Florida. Ross was having a few quiet drinks with his friends, but the peace was soon shattered by Stephanie and her friends. They met again a few months later and determined Stephanie persuaded Ross to take her on a date. Their relationship grew, and 5 years later it was Ross’ turn to do the persuading when he asked her to marry him.

 When I arrived at the house on the day, preparations were already well underway. I was greeted by the bride-to-be who was surrounded by her very excited bridal party. As Stephanie put on her fabulous Enzoani gown, the excitement only grew. Each part of the day had been customised by the couple to make the day completely their own, and the clothing was no exception. The dress had been customised with a Maggie Sottero belt and she wore Jimmy Choos which had been given to her as a present from Ross.

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Once preparations were complete, Stephanie and her dad walked across the courtyard to the ballroom. Ross and Stephanie were only the second couple to get married in this new part of the venue, which made it more special.

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Following the ceremony, guests took to the courtyard where they were greeted by an ice cream van, and even the Mouse himself! This was a great touch, and even the ‘big kids’ were lining up to have their photo taken with Mickey! Despite it being quite a breezy day, the couple were able to have fun surrounded by their family and friends. I was also able to take the couple and their party away to capture some photographs around Logie’s beautiful grounds.

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The light periwinkle tone of the bridesmaid’s dresses complimented the grey colours found in the men’s kilts. On the day Ross was wearing his own kilt – the Wemyss tartan. At first, Stephanie said she had wanted him to wear the same as his groomsmen, but agreed that the bright red kilt was the best option when she saw how well he stood out.

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The blank-canvas like simplicity of the ballroom allowed for it to be completely transformed by the couple to create their perfect reception room. Stephanie’s personality could be spotted in every aspect of the room – in particular the use of Disney characters for the table names. These details were paired with a gorgeous scheme of pastel colours which gave everything a real sense of elegance. It was clear that each element of the day had been so well planned out, as even the invitations and centrepieces tied in with one another to match the outfits worn by the bridal party!

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The evening was once again held in the beautiful ballroom. Stephanie and her dad surprised everyone by dancing to a mash up of songs (including the Time Warp!) which everyone loved.


Ross and Stephanie’s day was a truly magical occasion – thank you for letting me be a part of it!

Many thanks to…

Venue – Logie Country House

Videographer –Orchard Studio Productions.

Flowers – The Flower Shop in Peterhead

Centrepieces – Suki Hudson

Hair – Michelle Maskame from The Blue Room, Peterhead.

Make up – Kim Bremner

Dress – “Dabra”, Blue by Enzoani from Avorio in Fochabers

Head piece – Grey Puss Jewellery

Shoes – Jimmy Choos

Kilt –McCall’s in Aberdeen

Bridesmaid’s dresses – Dessy from Moments Bridal, Fraserburgh

Cake – “Cake Affair” in Rothienorman

Band – Burlesque. Singers came from Musical Theatre background like her so they had a few friends in common

Transport – Stagecoach buses for evening guests

Meal – Hudsons Catering

Disney accessories – Fees Craft Boutique

Top table runner – Emmy Events

Candelabras – Little Wedding Hire Company

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Lesley and Peter at Glen Tanar

Aberdeenshire Wedding Photography:

One sunny day in April, Lesley Esson and Peter Lindsay invited their closest family and friends to join with them to celebrate their wedding day. After meeting first in Auchterellon Primary when they were nine years old, Lesley and Peter were apart for 10 years after school before a chance encounter sparked their relationship. It was lovely to hear stories of their travels and adventures together as a couple as they developed in their relationship…


From the moment we arrived on the day, the lodge where the Lesley and her bridal party were getting ready was filled with their laughter and their excitement for the day ahead was clear. Sitting in the sunlit living room Lesley, in the process of getting her hair and make-up done, was already beginning to look the part. Her four bridesmaids donned elegant grey dresses with bright purple accessories and flowers, the colours of which complimented the beauty of the location.

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Louise & Ross Walker at Achnagairn House, near Inverness

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 :(

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Tara & Dave at Inish Beg, Ireland

Wedding Photography: Just a few miles from the bustling town of Skibereen, tranquility can be found in the form of the unique Irish Beg Estate. It was here I had the pleasure of photographing the marriage of one of my best friends, fellow photographer Tara Donoghue to  her darling beau, David Laing.


The seamless combination of their Irish and Scottish heritages along with their wicked sense of humour was evident during their day.

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