Couple: Neil + Alex

Date:  2nd June 2018

This was the first time we had photographed a wedding at Culzean Castle, and we’re absolutely over the moon that Alex and Neil asked us to capture their big day as it’s such a stunning venue.

Neil and Alex were both getting ready in the castle so we started off by photographing Alex and the girls as they prepared for the big day, before heading over to check in with Neil as he and his groomsmen began kilting up.

The morning is always an ideal time for couples to exchange gifts and we ensured that we were there when the unboxing started. Neil sent Alex a very cool, Harry Potter custom wand. Alex had bought Neil a traditional Scottish dirk which complemented his outfit perfectly and frankly looked totally badass!

 

After a ‘will it, won’t it rain?’ morning, Neil and his groomsmen helped all the staff at Culzean move the chairs etc from the Orangery to overlook the sea. You just can’t beat an outside ceremony when the sun shines, especially with such an amazing view. They had opted to have a humanist ceremony, and it proved the perfect way to tie the knot (quite literally) with a traditional handfasting and also sharing a drink from the quaich.

After the ceremony, the guests retreated to the armoury, where with the help of the sorting hat, they learned where they would be sitting for the speeches and dinner. Meanwhile, we whisked Neil and Alex away for a whistlestop tour of the grounds to make use of the fab surroundings for some photos of them together.

They decided to throw tradition and convention right out the window for the speeches – quite right! We heard from Alex’s mum and dad, Neil’s mum and dad, Alex’s bridesmaid, Neil’s best man, and of course from Neil and Alex themselves. So many speakers gave a real flavour of their backgrounds and journey to this day.

Onto the dancing, and when you have your wedding in a big old Scottish castle, I suppose it’s only proper that you have a big old Scottish ceilidh to end the day properly. That’s exactly what Neil and Alex had in mind, and they and their guests danced the night away, jig after jig.

Thanks so much for having us along to your big day, guys. It was a total pleasure to photograph your wedding and we hope you love your photographs as much as we do.

This was the first time we had photographed a wedding at Culzean Castle, and we’re absolutely over the moon that Alex and Neil asked us to capture their big day as it’s such a stunning venue.

Neil and Alex were both getting ready in the castle so we started off by photographing Alex and the girls as they prepared for the big day, before heading over to check in with Neil as he and his groomsmen began kilting up.

The morning is always an ideal time for couples to exchange gifts and we ensured that we were there when the unboxing started. Neil sent Alex a very cool, Harry Potter custom wand. Alex had bought Neil a traditional Scottish dirk which complemented his outfit perfectly and frankly looked totally badass!

After a ‘will it, won’t it rain?’ morning, Neil and his groomsmen helped all the staff at Culzean move the chairs etc from the Orangery to overlook the sea. You just can’t beat an outside ceremony when the sun shines, especially with such an amazing view. They had opted to have a humanist ceremony, and it proved the perfect way to tie the knot (quite literally) with a traditional handfasting and also sharing a drink from the quaich.

After the ceremony, the guests retreated to the armoury, where with the help of the sorting hat, they learned where they would be sitting for the speeches and dinner. Meanwhile, we whisked Neil and Alex away for a whistlestop tour of the grounds to make use of the fab surroundings for some photos of them together.

They decided to throw tradition and convention right out the window for the speeches – quite right! We heard from Alex’s mum and dad, Neil’s mum and dad, Alex’s bridesmaid, Neil’s best man, and of course from Neil and Alex themselves. So many speakers gave a real flavour of their backgrounds and journey to this day.

Onto the dancing, and when you have your wedding in a big old Scottish castle, I suppose it’s only proper that you have a big old Scottish ceilidh to end the day properly. That’s exactly what Neil and Alex had in mind, and they and their guests danced the night away, jig after jig.

Thanks so much for having us along to your big day, guys. It was a total pleasure to photograph your wedding and we hope you love your photographs as much as we do.

 

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