Carlowrie Castle Wedding // Nicola & Blair

Last month we photographed the gorgeous wedding of Nicola and Blair at Carlowrie Castle.  We were really excited for our first time at this venue and it certainly didn't disappoint!  We were really pleased to be back there a couple of weeks later for Rhian and David's wedding which we'll also blog once they receive their images.

The day started off with preparations at the parents houses and everything went well and to plan.  Nicola's Dad was at the venue first thing to oversee the marquee as it's his own business and it was absolutely stunning.  Once he came back the girls were ready to get into the limo to head to the castle and finish getting ready there.  I was lucky enough to ride with them in the limo and managed to get some lovely shots.  Bryan had a great morning with the guys - they were really chilled out and Bryan fitted right in - there was some definite bromance going on with Bryan and Blair -but that only makes for a great day and we all felt so at ease with each other which made great images.  We feel so privileged to be photographing weddings and when we click so much with a couple it really is the icing on the cake for us.

Carlowrie Castle has a stunning apartment downstairs which the girls were using to get dressed and finish off hair and make up and it meant they were well out of the way when the guys arrived.  It was great weather so they got lots of time outside to greet guests and get some pictures taken.

It was a humanist ceremony conducted by Peter MacDonald, and we make no secret of the fact we love humanist weddings.  They are so personal and we really feel we know the couple so much more afterwards.

The grounds are fantastic for photo opportunites and after the formal family groups we took Nicola and Blair for a quick portrait session before they were called into dinner.  The table set up was gorgeous and the speeches were lovely.  After the main course there was a surprise for everyone as Nicola and Blair had organised singing waiters and they were fantastic! The whole room was up on their feet singing and dancing - at first we said we'll get a few shots of them singing but we stayed for the whole set as they were so good! 

Corra were the band for the evening and again they were fantastic and our gorgeous couple had a beautiful first dance.

We also worked alongside Big Day Movies for the first time.

Here are some of our favourite images from the day.