Susan and Douglas. What can I say! They were an absolute delight to meet and photograph. Susan is one of those lovely people that always seems to be happy, a bit of a giggler with a real cheery outlook and it shows in her wedding photos.
Susan and her bridal party got ready at the family home. I like to do a recce before the wedding to find any unfamiliar places. I’m certainly glad I did it in this case or I would have got completely lost. It was a right rural spot in the heart of Aberdeenshire. The family were such a welcoming lot that they offered me and the wife our tea when we stumbled upon them that evening.
On wedding day itself I got there early enough to take photos of the bridal party getting ready and also to take advantage of granda’s and greatgranda’s car and tractor. They made great props for some of the bouquet and bridal shoes shots. The JCB was another unusual prop. It’s such a treat to find unlikely items that I can use to make an interesting image. I tried to get granny on the stunning red Ducatti but she wasn’t having anything of it. Susan happily obliged though!
The wedding itself was at the Coo Cathedral in Aboyne and thats where I met up with Douglas and the lads as they did a bit of nerve calming with hip flasks at the ready. The Coo Cathedral started life as a cowshed when it was originally built in 1889. It is now owned by the Marquis of Huntly, and sits on his estate relatively close to Aboyne Castle. It is a stunning venue, full of rustic charm and Susan had decorated the place beautifully. Following the ceremony we got out on the estate and got some nice shots in front of the castle and the grounds surrounding the wedding venue.
Back to the Coo Cathedral for a wonderful reception and as a surprise for Susan, her dad sang a song. Something different to the normal wedding speeches. The whole day seemed to go by in a flash, as all good days tend to do and it was soon time for the evening do. Susan had Snazzy Shots photobooth to entertain her guests and everyone danced, cocktailed and partied the night away.
So here are some of the photos.
All the best to Mr and Mrs Quinn. Lang may yer lum reek (as they say in this neck of the woods!) x