Sometimes as wedding photographers, there are days that stay with you for a long time. Weddings that inspire you creatively and personally. Moments that bring a smile to your face every time you think of them.

Lisa and Josh’s day in the sun at the incredible Camp Katur in North Yorkshire was all of the above – and just about everything else you dream of in this job. Visually stunning, a couple with a connection that you can feel instantly and THAT BLOODY SUNSET! The whole day felt like a massive homecoming party, with Lisa and Josh travelling from Australia to be married back in their homeland.

It was one of the most chilled-out, happiest weddings we’ve ever been a part of. A mega-emotional ceremony in what can only be described as a woodland wonderland, a classic campervan, afternoon tea, the coolest bridesmaids ever, a happy little dog, great music and a wild party… we have so many memories from this amazing day that we’ll just let the photos speak for themselves!

By the time it came to leave, we truly felt like we’d just witnessed two of our closest friends get married. We’re so happy to have met these two, and feel honoured to have played a tiny part in such a perfect day.

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Camp Katur, North Yorkshire. August 2017.

 

SUPPLIERS:

Venue – Camp Katur
Styling – Forge Events
Celebrant – Jan @ Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings
Music – Michael Mulholland
Videographer (check her out!) – Peachstone Pictures
Cakes – Bake My Day
Dress – Karen Willis Holmes

Last August we were so honoured to be a small part of one of the happiest celebrations of love we’ve ever seen.

Kyle and Jack’s wedding at Myres Castle in Fife was colourful, emotional and massively fun. From the moment we approached the venue and saw the rainbow flag flying proudly from the castle tower, we knew this was going to be a good one. We were even greeted with an impromptu piano recital from Kyle, which reduced Martyna to tears – a common theme for the day!

That whole morning was filled with excitement as the boys got ready in their not-matching-but-somehow-perfectly-matching kilts. Their beautiful ceremony was a joy to witness, performed as brilliantly as ever by the lovely Penelope Hamilton, and as the day continued there were so many happy tears, so many big belly laughs.

The boys’ wedding also reaffirmed our pride in Scotland, a country that is so open and accepting of same-sex marriage. At the same time it is a bittersweet reminder of how lucky we are, while so many people around the world (including some very close to us) face a constant struggle for equality or simply to be accepted in society. Seeing mums, dads, grannies, aunties – and just about everyone else – crying tears of joy as Kyle and Jack spoke their vows to each other was a pretty good reminder of that now somewhat clichéd, but absolutely true phrase: Love is love.

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Myres Castle, Fife. August 2017.

Our final wedding story of 2017 was a special one. Just 3 days before Christmas, we spent the day with Jane + Aaron who had travelled all the way from Australia to elope in the Scottish Highlands.

A thick layer of mist covered much of the area when we arrived that morning, clearing just in time to ensure that this sweet couple would have a ceremony with a view. The idyllic setting of Glencoe House, with its stunning views across Loch Leven, helped create a sense of total serenity as Jane + Aaron made their final preparations before becoming husband and wife.

After a short but very sweet ceremony, we took our newlyweds for an adventure in this awe-inspiring part of the country. The returning mist seemed to follow us as we ventured along the winding Glen Etive road, caressing the rolling hills before descending onto the road itself. One of our favourite things about photographing elopements in Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands is the way that places you may have visited countless times can transform so dramatically – one of the few good things about our unpredictable Scottish weather.

As the sun went down, briefly burning its way through the mountains and mist, we captured some final beautiful, intimate moments with Jane + Aaron. By now, these troopers had soaked up everything the elements could throw at them, so we decided to deliver them back to the warmth of Glencoe House and say our goodbyes. We can’t thank these guys enough for allowing us to be part of their special day, and for braving the Scottish Winter with a smile on their faces! It was the perfect way to wrap up an incredible year.

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Glencoe, Scottish Highlands, December 2017.

With our 2018 wedding season now in full swing, we decided we should get a move on and finally share some of the stories we captured last year! Up first is Leanne + Ali’s cracker of a day at the simply stunning Errol Park in Perthshire.

This mega-romantic rural estate is a wedding photographer’s dream, with its beautiful interiors, vast array of gardens and endless quirks and surprises around every corner. Easily one of our favourite Scottish wedding venues.

Leanne + Ali’s wedding was a day filled with family, friendship, laughter, music, unreal food, crazy dancing and lots of shouts of ‘RAFA RAFA BENITEZ!’ – I don’t think Martyna knew who, where or what a ‘Rafa Benitez’ was that day, but she certainly knows him now.

These two sweethearts tied the knot at nearby Errol Parish Church before heading back to Errol Park, where the celebrations continued. After exploring some of the many, many hidden delights of the estate with Leanne + Ali, we headed to the converted circular stables where Wild Rover had handpicked some guests to help serve up some of the best-smelling and tasting food known to man. There’s only one way to work off a cracking big meal, and that’s by partaking in some absolutely WILD ceilidh dancing… (soundtracked by the always excellent Corra) with our favourite being the crazy-good Kelly Clarkson/Ceilidh mash-up – CEILIDH CLARKSON!

Spending time with two of the sweetest, most chilled-out people on the happiest day of their lives at a gorgeous, accommodating, family-run venue was a definite highlight of 2017. One of our favourite weddings from a year that was filled with favourite weddings! More of the same in 2018 and another visit to Errol Park… please?!

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Errol Park, Perthshire, July 2017

Twenty-seventeen. That’s it. Done.

It was a year that seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. As ‘Wonderful and Strange’, it was better than ever – travelling all over the UK and further afield, meeting amazing people and capturing their love stories. However as Martyna and David, 2017 was a tough one. When we found out Martyna’s mum had to have heart surgery back in September, we had no option but to take an entire month off during our busiest time of the year; putting a major strain on both our business and our personal lives. But with massive thanks to our incredibly patient and understanding couples, we’ve come out the other side stronger than ever – as has Martyna’s wee mum!

Creating a ‘Best of’ from around 40,000 photos of weddings, elopements and photoshoots is a daunting task to say the least. But in doing so, we’ve realised what a bloody amazing year 2017 actually was! We met people from all over the world, made some friends for life and travelled by car, train, boat and plane to everywhere from our favourite Highlands and Islands to the always-fun London, from narrow maze-like Maltese streets to the rolling Welsh valleys.

Thank you SO much to every single one of our 2017 couples. Thank you for letting us into your lives and stealing our hearts. A special thanks also to all the awesome venues and suppliers we’ve worked with this year. We hope you enjoy this review as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together. Here’s a song we feel fits perfectly…

2018 is shaping up to be a special year for us (WE’RE GETTING MARRIED…) and we can’t wait to meet all of our new ‘2018 wedding buddy’-couples and start making some memories!

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2017: A Damn Fine Year.

 

  • Jo Donaldson - These are breathtaking. It amazes me that you guys aren’t Rising Stars or Junebugs Best of the Best. Incredible <3ReplyCancel

  • Zoe Yoffe - Just incredible! so very, very beautiful, the tones the romance, the wilds of scotland, amazing! congratulations on an incredible year guys xReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - What an incredible year guys. I cannot wait to see your work this year.ReplyCancel

  • Ewelina - Such a beautiful stories you made guys! Can’t wait to see more of those amazing captures ! Sending you love from PolandReplyCancel