Today I am excited to share a bit of a Do with a Highland Coo with the fabulous Scottish Wedding of Erin and Keith, captured beautifully by Stuart Craig Photography.
Stuart is a wedding photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland and covers weddings and civil partnerships throughout the country.
Stuart shares his recollections of this lovely Hughland Wedding,
“After a long drive north from Edinburgh, I met up with Erin and Keith for a last minute look around at the Newton Hotel in Nairn.”
“A hardcore Highland wedding was on the cards with a huge Canadian contingent mixing it up with the local Scots.”
“I returned fresh the next morning and began by capturing some images of the gorgeous Wedding Gown.”
“Erin and her bridesmaids were in good spirits, no doubt encouraged by a healthy dose of champagne.”
“The Canadian accents drifted across the room as the hair and make-up began in earnest. By the time the dresses were on I knew it was going to be one of those days.”
“The type of day when love meets laughter head on and time speeds up just like in the movies.”
“As Erin paused to reflect in the mirror, I packed up and dashed across to St Ninian’s church which was literally a stones throw away.”
“Audible gasps could be heard as the little flower girl made her entrance in a quite spectacular dress.”
“Erin and her dad were last to enter, struggling to contain their emotion.”
“The ceremony whizzed along with some readings before Erin and Keith turned to face each other and exchanged rings. It was a beautiful moment as they were finally pronounced husband and wife.”
“Live music entertained everyone after the happy couple signed the register leaving barely a dry eye in the house.”
“Erin and Keith held hands and bounced down the aisle with a huge grin on their faces. The sunshine outside seemed in perfect keeping with the warm mood.”
“I followed closely behind the Rolls Royce as we headed to a nearby beach for a walkabout…. Erin and Keith lit up the beach with their own brand of romance.”
“It was strange to be so far north and enjoying a perfect blue sky day, but that is the random nature of luck and something that money simply cannot buy.”
“A love heart on the sand left a little memento behind as the champagne flowed in the bridal car, signalling it was time to join the reception party.”
“The warm afternoon sunshine played host to some family photographs on the front steps of the hotel. The bridal party took their turn to court the camera before everyone headed back indoors ahead of the wedding breakfast.”
“The hardcore Scottish Wedding theme continued with their table placements and branding which was based around well known towns and cities, along with interesting connections to their Canadian namesakes.”
“Erin’s fondness for rugby was cleverly tackled with a wedding cake topper.”
“After the speeches and wedding breakfast, I invited the bride, groom and bridal party outdoors for a planned visit to see the local highland cow.”
“This dangerous activity involved wearing wellies and clutching bridal bouquets which would be offered as gift to avoid being chased out of a field.”
“The highland cow looked quite surprised to see us, but was very quick to accept our gift as the camera shutter fired.”
“As the sun finally set, Erin and Keith cut the wedding cake in front of a scrum of cameras before taking to the dance-floor for their first dance.”
“Half way through, they were stormed by a guest (also a bride from a previous wedding of mine) and were doused in confetti.”
“It did little to wipe the smiles from the happy couples faces though, and it only got better as more folk joined in the dancing.”
“As bride and father danced the camera took it’s last frame to close what was one hardcore happy day in the Highlands.”
Thank you so much to Stuart for allowing me to share this beautiful Scottish Wedding.
I particularly love the beach images, what a romantic groom with a message in the sand and like the balance with the woodland images .
You do have to love a Highland Coo, something that can be so dangerous but looks sooo cute.
And what can I say about a well prepared Wedding party with all those fabulous wellies, I do have a wee bit of a thing about the Tartan pair..they are lush.
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