We met Katie and Ross for a chat over coffee. It was like meeting old friends; they were so warm and friendly. We were delighted to be their Dunglass Estate wedding photographers on their big day.
We have worked at beautiful Dunglass Estate for many years and are delighted to be a recommended wedding photographer at this fabulous wedding venue. Sunshine, sea views and love, it doesn’t get much better than that!
Coverage of Katie and Ross’ day started with Claire capturing the bridal preparations of the gorgeous bride Katie and her lovely bridesmaids.
Katie was an absolute dream to be around. Her bubbly personality was infectious. She was a beautiful person, inside and out; Katie looked stunning in her bridal dressing gown.
The girls enjoyed getting ready with a glass of fizz in the hair and makeup bar, a perfect little summer house located in the garden of Sea View House, the estate’s luxurious, exclusive-use house offering the perfect retreat for their preparations.
The glam squad for the day was I Do Bridal Hair and makeup artist Amanda Harper.
Jonathon teamed up with groomsman Ross and the boys in one of the estate’s Courtyard Cottages. Ross was on form, laidback with no nerves at all. Ross looked great in his kilt outfit from McCalls Highlandwear.
We made our way to Dunglass Church, a 15th-century semi-ruined church in the heart of Dunglass Estate. The church looked fantastic with fresh flowers from Poppy Floral Design.
As the Piper from Scotia Pipers, dressed in full regalia, warmed up outside the church, we captured photos of the church’s interior.
Ross, his two brothers, who were his best men and his Usher’s were at the church to greet guests as they arrived. Guests were entertained by the sweet sound of the violin and guitar as they eagerly awaited the bride’s arrival.
Religious ceremony at Dunglass Church
Katie looked sensational in her wedding dress by Justin Alexander from Edinburgh-based dress boutique Gwenne’s Bridal. Her smile, radiance and beauty filled the church as all eyes were on her.
Katie and Ross were married in a Christian service officiated by Ross’ father, a retired Minister. This made the ceremony even more special for our couple. The couple’s friends performed lovely readings.
It was official; Katie and Ross were husband and wife! There was the fabulous flurry of a confetti shower; it’s always so much fun capturing the pure joy of this special moment. The happy couple were then met with cuddles and kisses of congratulations.
Champagne drinks reception in the Courtyard
Guests made their way to the gloriously sun-soaked courtyard, where they enjoyed the champagne drinks reception and canapes. Claire stayed with the guests capturing candid shots of everyone having fun while Jonathon took Katie and Ross for their newlywed photo shoot on the estate’s grounds.
Speeches and meal in The Pavillion
Katie and Ross’ wedding had a lovely relaxed, fun vibe. Before the evening celebrations commenced, the newlyweds spent quality time mingling with their family and friends.
The Pavillion is a luxurious space custom-built for hosting perfect celebrations. Wooden tables were beautifully decorated with green foliage, blue hydrangeas and delicate gypsophila. Unique wedding favours, created by the bride and groom using delicious Skye gin, sat at each table setting, adding that special unique touch.
There was much happiness and hilarity as guests enjoyed great speeches from Katie’s Dad, groomsman Ross, and a stand-up comedy act from his brothers! Lots of laughter and a few tears, precisely how it should be at a wedding!
A delicious wedding breakfast was served for all to enjoy. Guests dined on delicious burrata, heritage tomatoes and rocket, followed by slow-cooked beef cheek with a smoked butter mash and decadent sticky toffee pudding to finish. Then a special treat from the bride and groom, espresso martinis for all!
Cake cutting and dancing
The band Corra provided fabulous evening entertainment. But before hitting the dancefloor, Katie and Ross performed their first duty as newlyweds. They cut their wedding cake – a Colin and Connie caterpillar cake!
Katie and Ross’ first dance song was Life With You by The Proclaimers. It was perfect and got the party started! Friends and family joined the dancefloor; seeing everyone together and having such a fantastic time was terrific. It felt wonderful to capture all this fun, love and emotion through the camera lens as Dunglass estate wedding photographers.
Our favourite photos at Dunglass Estate
It was such a privilege to be Dunglass Estate wedding photographers for Katie and Ross. Here are some of our favourite photos from this epic day.