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Being Caroline and Graham’s Dunglass Estate wedding photographer was another highlight of the year, and I’m delighted to be able to share with you a few of my favourite photos of the day!
As a recommended photographer for this exclusive use wedding venue, it’s always great to be back at Dunglass Estate. Located on the east coast of Scotland, Dunglass has gorgeous views of the Firth Of Forth and is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.
I arrived in the morning and met Caroline and the girls in Dunglass House. The bubbly was open, the girls were relaxed and I loved the sense of excitement that was building.
Graham and the boys were in getting ready nearby in the Stable Cottage. The whisky was in the hip flasks and you could feel the excitement increase as the minutes ticked by.
I loved Graham’s kilt – but I am a wee bit biased as his kilt was made from exactly the same material (MacDonald muted) as my traditional tartan ‘trews’ – clearly a man of good taste 🙂
Ceremony in the church
Caroline and Graham were married in historic Dunglass Church. Dating from the 15th century, the natural light coming into the church was beautiful and allowed me to photograph the wedding using natural light only.
A beautiful wedding ceremony was followed by celebratory drinks on the lawn. Live music entertained the guests, and the weather was decent enough that guests enjoyed an ice cream as the newlyweds and I captured a few gorgeous photos towards the lake.
Speeches and party in the marquee
The wedding breakfast and evening celebrations were held in Dunglass Estate’s impressive marquee. With enough space to accommodate well over a hundred diners, plus a really good-sized dance floor, it was the perfect place to continue the celebration.
I loved the little details that Caroline and Graham had created in the marquee. From personalised notices offering cheeky advice about dancing to my favourite – bespoke craft beer and personalised whisky – the marquee was stylish and unique.
The speeches were a lot of fun. From Dad’s sincere appreciation of a wonderful daughter, Graham’s heartfelt thanks to everyone, to the Best Man’s funny (but unrepeatable!) anecdotes about student nights out in Edinburgh, there was much clapping, laughing and the odd tear or two. This is what I love about weddings and I loved photographing all the reactions of family and guests.
After the wedding breakfast (which was absolutely delicious and supplied by Dunglass Estate in-house caterers), the newlyweds cut their wedding cake. Check out the photos of the cake, it was one of the best cakes I’ve seen, a beautiful ‘naked’ sponge cake topped with fruits and no icing to be seen anywhere. Unique and delicious!
This wonderful Dunglass Estate wedding finished with me photographing the 30 minutes or so of the evening celebration. Evening entertainment was by the ever fabulous wedding band Callanish. The dance floor was packed and it was great to see the aforementioned signage being noted – some great moves on the dance floor!
If you enjoy these photos you’ll also enjoy viewing Caroline and Graham’s pre-wedding photoshoot in Princes Street Gardens earlier this year.