garden wedding

Beth & Jim's Story...

Where do you start? To blog about a day like this day is such a difficult thing to do...
Everything from the amazing orange dresses to glorious Marquee in the garden.

I do believe the little kimonos have been handmade, I also believe there might have been a pin left in one (oops!) They just look utterly adorable, and I feel like this wedding may have had a good looking' policy because everyone is soo beautiful! At this point America's Next Top Modelling tips were coming in handy, the girls were modelling 'H2T' haha!

This wedding was also even more special as it was in my hometown, and there was familiar faces popping up everywhere, which just made me smile all day!

These beautiful faces have been painted by local make-up artist Annie Voigt Here is a link to Annie's Facebook page www.facebook.com/Annievoigtmakeup

The hair is fitting to each with there own individual hair style I loved that ALOT!
Find Gillian here www.facebook.com/Hopehairbeauty

Beth being full of beans and full of emotions her preparations was truly tear jerking. There was so much to photograph and I tried very hard not to buckle crying whilst photographing Beth's dad's first look at her in the dress, Ian (Beth's Dad) the cheeky chappy that he is, was overwhelmed it was adorable to photograph. The image isn't in the blog as it's too special but it had to be mentioned as it was ONE of my favourite parts!

The ceremony, the room, the paintings, the atmosphere, the laughing, the love, the sunshine coming through the windows. What more could be said, it was breath-takingly beautiful!

The hard part is done, now it's time to let your hair loose or so to speak I don't think Gillian from 'Hope Hair & Beauty' would want you to let your kirbies out just yet! Yeah, obvious no ordinary minibus would do for these two, regular busses are just not orange enough!

Yup just look at the cake... Admire it. Made from obviously the best cheese! Patti (Beth's Mum) & owner of Smithies Deli www.smithiesdeli.co.uk was obviously the dab hand in this beauty!

Found this little polaroid in the corner as everyone was very merry at this point what could be more fun than 'Photoboothin'? Nothing obviously!

A few guest chose to re-tell there fishing stories on the dance floor these total groovers caught fish that were "THIIIIIIISSSS BIIIIGGGG"

After being there from morning till night, it was time to go home, not before nabbing some more drunk/happy 'lads' shots and slow shutters of the beautiful house. We were spoiled with a hot chocolate from my former 1st & 2nd years science teacher Mr. Rodger (Don't know his first name) hahaha

Hire him for EVERYTHING you ever do form now on, was super cool check it out www.alcappuccino.co.uk

I have to say a very big thank you to everyone as it was an enjoyable day, with great food, drink music & everything else. Well done and congratulations

Mr & Mrs Walker

Siobhan & Emilie
 

Sun, rain, laughter & wedding rings... Beth & Jim!

Yeah I know what you are thinking! No they aren't models :P Although you'd think they were pros! hahaha...



Beth & Jim got in tough over a year ago to book me to be their wedding photographers, and knowing Beth from my hometown of Arbroath i jumped at the chance! Even though it had been years and years since I had seen Beth it was like just yesterday! After moving to London with Jim - the lucky groom to be and setting up life so very far away from Dundee planning has been long distance bUT not to fear the fabulous Mother of the bride should be hired by anyone planning a wedding! So organised, it's amazing! 

This beautiful couple are the definition of in love, you only need to be around them for 5 minutes to see that! I said to Jim on our shoot ''Your voice is like someone I know'' I racked my brains meanwhile Jim knew exactly whom I was about to compare him to repeating it in my head, I stood for a minute with that puzzled look on my face going through in my head the names of people it could possibly be, only to realise ''It's not someone I know personally, IT'S KEVIN BRIDGES!!!'' Feeling relieved I had figured it out, I looked at Jim with that face that says your not the first person to have said that, ''I get it all the time! You sound like Kevin Bridges!''

The rain started to fall heavier not to fear! I have an idea, I was really excited to get shots of the rain lit up behind them, Although the rain wasn't heavy enough for this to be as dramatic as hope it was a safe amount of rainfall to get good shots and NOT to make my equipment float away. 

I won't give much away but the plans for this wedding are so exciting, and rain or shine every minute is clearly going to be amazing! I literally am too excited about photographing this wedding day, you would think  was a child waiting for Christmas...

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