What a pleasure to be photographing Heather and Michael’s wedding at The Parsonage at Dunmore Park. Heather and Michael are one of the sweetest couples we have met, making us feel so welcome on their wedding day.
The Parsonage at Dunmore Park is an impressive mansion house in a picturesque location less than one hour drive from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
We started the day with Heather and the girls, photographing the bridal party preparations. Heather and her bride squad, maids of honour Lindsay and Aileen, and bridesmaids Azaria and Amber, were happy and relaxed. They took selfies, clinked glasses for their Instagram stories and toasted to the special day.
It was clear our beautiful bride Heather had everything under control. And by everything, we mean everything. We found out, Heather, who has a career in project managing, had excel spreadsheets covering every single detail of the wedding day. Some of these spreadsheets were created on the return flight home from New York where Michael had proposed!
Jonathon spent time with groom Michael and the boys, best man brother Lee and groomsmen Scott and Blair, who were also getting ready in the house. Once they were kilted up and looking very smart, Jonathon took Michael and the boys outside for a few pre-ceremony photos in the beautiful grounds of The Parsonage.
What an entrance our beautiful bride made as she walked down the aisle with her proud Dad. Heather looked stunning in her exquisite wedding dress designed by Liliana Dabic of La Novia. Her hair, styled in soft curls, had been beautifully pinned in an up-do by hairstylist Lauren McMonagle, The Loft Bridal Hair and fabulously soft, glowing make-up by makeup artist Jenny Tanner.
Heather and Michael’s Humanist ceremony was probably one of the funniest, most engaging ceremonies we have had the pleasure to photograph. Conducted by Maureen Kettle of Humanist Society Scotland, it was an endearing celebration of their love. Guests laughed and cried as the celebrant told heartwarming tales about Heather and Michael’s relationship and how they fell in love. On their wedding day, Heather and Michael had been together for 3,046 days…to be precise!
The expansive outside terrace at The Parsonage at Dunmore Park was the ideal location for guests to pay their congratulations to our newly-weds and enjoy the champagne reception.
The private grounds and wooded parkland made the perfect backdrop to capture group photos and the more intimate newly-wed photos of our adorable couple.
Guests enjoyed Luca’s ice cream served from the retro icecream van. Our bride and groom’s sweet treat was served in their favourite flavours of peanut butter and jaffa cake and topped with a special personalised wafer.
The glamorous Pavilions located at The Parsonage played host to the celebratory wedding breakfast and the evening reception.
The Pavilions marquee was given a soft pink colour palette and filled with beautiful fresh flowers by Irene’s Florist and the scent of peony blush candles. Tables were named after some of our happy couple and their dog Murphy’s favourite places. We loved all these special touches that made Heather and Michael’s wedding so unique.
Guests went wild as the newly-weds made their grand entrance to the top table. There were some lovely, heartfelt and poignant words from Heather’s Dad, our beautiful bride and Michael, who needed a little dutch-courage in the form of a Jägerbomb shot! And last, but by no means least, Michael’s brother, who provided everyone with lots of laughs!
After a delicious wedding breakfast, Heather and Michael greeted all their evening guests. The warmest of congratulations were offered by guests as they hugged and kissed our bride and groom.
Coverage of this amazing day came to an end as our newly-weds made their way to the starlit dance floor. They cut their beautiful three-tiered hexagon-shaped wedding cake and embraced during their first dance as husband and wife.
Thank you for all the fun and laughter, we had such a great time!
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We are delighted to share with you a few of Heather and Michael’s beautiful The Parsonage at Dunmore Park wedding photos.