Robyn and Daniel booked us only a few months ago to photograph their wedding at Guthrie Castle on 11 July. We had pretty much reached our capacity for the month but when we got their enquiry through and had a look at the venue we were like "YES, we'll do that one!!". It is just so stunning and although a bit of a drive for us, totally worth it.
We loved everything about the day, the small intimate family feel, the grandeur of the castle, the stock of cars sitting out the front (!) and the absolutely stunning gardens which we managed to walk around for bridal portraits inbetween some pretty heavy showers.
The ceremony had been planned for outside in the garden but there was a rain shower just before so it went to the indoors back up plan. It was in no way a compromise though because the room was stunning.
After the ceremony everyone had some drinks and canapes followed by group photos all while listening to beautiful music from the string quartet. They were the best we've heard.
During our phone conversation prior to the wedding Robyn had explained that she hated posed wedding photographs and people looking uncomfortable in what they were being asked to do. She wanted her pictures to look really natural and more candid than set up. That was perfect for us because we want our images to be timeless and we try not to succumb to any current "fads" in photography.
We had a lovely bridal portrait session with Robyn and Daniel, and although she said they would be awkward they were anything but. They look great in front of the camera and the whole session went extremely well, helped of course by the amazing gardens and scenery.
Another touching moment was when Robyn video called her Dad who works in Canada so that he could see her on her wedding day in her dress. It's those little moments that make each wedding unique.
Once we were finished outside, Robyn gathered everyone round to hear the string quartet's final song. This was a really special part of the day because after some encouragement Daniel took Robyn into the centre of the room for a dance. They hadn't planned on a first dance at all and so this was very impromptu and actually quite emotional because of that.
We want to thank Robyn and Daniel for choosing us to photograph their wedding. We had the best time with them and feel honoured to have been involved in such an intimate family event. Here are some of our favourite images from the day.