Saturday was a lovely change for us, as we were both shooting, and attending, a family wedding up in Elgin.
It was great to be shooting at a new location, and in particular the stunning Elgin Cathedral, and it was also lovely to be spending time with our family.
Despite reports of possible rain, we did not see one drop, and really had the best weather ever, for both photographs and relaxing.
Rachel looked simply stunning in her Maggie Sottero gown which she purchased at Avorio Bridal.
Rachel’s two bridesmaids, her sisters Ruth and Sarah, wore beautiful deep pink Hayley Paige dresses also from Avorio.
Paul and his best man, brother Daniel, wore their own kilts, while the groomsmen hired from McCalls.
Friends and family gathered at Elgin Baptist Church for a lovely ceremony conducted by the Reverend Graham Swanson, who Paul and Rachel have known for many years.
Next it was time to head to Elgin Cathedral with the newlyweds to make the most of this dramatic location.
Friends and family gathered at the lovely Mansfield hotel where they mingled and relaxed outdoors over canapes and prosecco.
The function suite looked beautiful, with lovely table centres made by bride and groom and their families.
The theme was Paris, which is a special place for the couple, as it was there that Paul proposed to Rachel!
We all enjoyed a fabulous meal, before a wonderful ceilidh.
The band, headed by Mhairi Marwick, are friends of the bride and groom, and were just superb.
The evening was rounded off with a bit of sparkler fun for the guests as the couple headed off.
We hope that Paul and Rachel are having a fabulous honeymoon, and we wish them both all the best for a long and happy future together in their new home in Aberdeen!
Graham, Jill, Brian and Hannah x
See below for all the suppliers who helped make dreams come true.
Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Hayley Paige from Avorio Bridal
Hair – KAM in Lossiemouth
Cake – Cakes by Louise Lang
Flowers – Blossoms by Design in Lossiemouth
Minister – The Reverend Graham Swanson from Elgin Baptist Church
Stationery – Belo Paperie
Favours – Macarons from Marks and Spencers
Table Decor – Bride and groom
Wedding party kilts – Smart Kilts
Video – Orchard Wedding Films
Mr and Mrs lights and blossom trees – Illumin8