Cambo and Forgans St Andrews Wedding with Laura and Daniel

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 I have been lucky enough to shoot some fantastic wedding weddings this year, Laura and Daniel’s St Andrews wedding day is definitely up there, you’ll soon see why! Their wedding was centred around their favourite place: St Andrews 🙂 The ceremony was at Cambo Estate, I was so excited to photograph a wedding here, the gardens are beautiful and so well kept.   Laura was walked down the garden by her Mum to meet Daniel.  Their ceremony was conducted by the lovely Humanist, Dorothy Nowak.  After the ceremony everyone walked over to Cambo House for drinks and part one of the best wedding feast ever!  That’s right! All Fife’s best cuisine… Fish and Chips served by Anstruther Fish Bar followed by a fudge doughnut from Fisher and Donaldson  We grabbed the opportunity to have a wee photo shoot around the gardens….  Daniel and Laura made an early exit to go and visit some of their favourite haunts in St Andrews…  We started at St Andrews harbour, had a stop at The Scores (the spot where Daniel had proposed to Laura) and down to their favourite beach, the West Sands.  How cute is this VW camper from View from the slow lane  The wedding reception was held at Forgans St Andrews.  It is a very cool restaurant in the centre of town, perfect for a small wedding like this.  Speeches, some tasty food and a bit of ceilidh dancing followed… Congratulations Laura and Daniel, I hope your marriage is just as great as your wedding day!

“Thanks so much for our photos – we absolutely love them! They’ve captured our day perfectly, we both look at them pretty much daily and we’re not sure we’ll ever stop looking at them” – Laura and Daniel

The Cow Shed Crail Wedding with Andy and Amy

The Cow Shed in Crail is a wedding venue I’ve been counting down the days to visiting ever since Amy and Andy booked it last year… you’ll soon see why!  I had actually already taken wedding photos of Amy about 7 years ago (not for a real wedding, she modelled for some wedding photos at her Mum’s work when she was a teenager) so I was really happy when she booked me for her real wedding to Andy (the same tall boy she was going out with when we first met!).The day started off with some bridal prep photos at Amy and Andy’s house, where the girl’s were having their hair and make up done.There was a wee bit of emotion when Amy came downstairs in her beautiful wedding dress!  I think Lilly approved of her Mum’s dress choice too 🙂Meanwhile my second Photographer Lynne was with Andy and his Groomsmen over at his family’s farm before they all headed to the Cow Shed…The bridesmaids arrived in style in this classic VW Camper-van.  I absolutely loved these sequin dresses, they look great in the photos….The Cow Shed is a DIY venue and Amy and Andy had decorated absolutely every corner with cosy blankets, home made jam favours, chalkboard signs, lighting and even a kid’s tent to keep the little ones amused during the day.  Andy is a fishmonger so I especially liked this sign haha….The Camper-van came back with Amy and her Dad and it was time to get married!  Lilly and her favourite bunny were first to enter the ceremony room….First look *gulp*It was a tight fit at the front of the room but I was able to peek between the best men to catch some smiley faces from the families 🙂Andy and Amy had a Humanist ceremony with a few reading and a bit of knot tying,  this was their first kiss as Mr & Mrs…I’d guess by their faces they are all happy to be married 🙂A bit of Confetti throwing and photos outside followed the ceremony!The Cow Shed is surrounded by fields and Amy was up for swapping her Jimmy Choo’s for wellies for the photos…After the photos it was time to eat!  The marquee had just as much amazing decor as the rest of the venue with another VW camper-van as a bar amongst the other details…There was just a small matter of getting the kids off the bouncy castle first…Some lovely speeches before the meal and evening guests arrived.  Soon it was time for the party to start!Amy and Andy were the second cutest couple on the dance-floor that night!Everyone was up giving the ceilidh dancing a go when I left and it was all going well!Congratulations Amy and Andy xxx

 

 

Carnoustie Golf Hotel Wedding Photography

Carnoustie Golf Hotel is a great wedding venue, especially on a sunny day like Lisa and Neil had! I love the bridal suite, it is huge and bright so great for getting ready photos!  How cute is Scarlett looking at her Mum’s wedding dress? 🙂 I spotted the Groom and his Groomsmen from the balcony and got a sneaky photos while the girls hid! They had a Humanist ceremony conducted by Gary Smith.  After the ceremony everyone went outside for group photos and drinks in the sunshine…  I got a few photos of the bride and groom on the golf course before everyone headed inside for dinner…  A bit of dancing finished the day nicely!

Congratulations Lisa and Neil 🙂

Balbirnie Wedding Photography with Jessica and Darren

Back to main siteBalbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0257 I’m a big fan of Balbirnie House as a wedding venue so I had been looking forward to Jess and Darren’s wedding, but it was an added bonus to be greeted by such a good looking bridal party on my arrival!Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0258While the girls were having final touches on their hair and make up,  I took photos of all the details in the bridal suite….Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0259 Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0260Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0261The girls were having an emotional time getting Jess dressed, meanwhile Darren and his Groomsmen were out having their photos taken by my second Photographer Lynne, and welcoming the arriving guests….Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0265Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0266The ceremony was held in the Orangery, I love the glass roof in this room!  Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0267Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0268Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0269SONY DSCBalbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0271 After the ceremony we all went outside for photos, luckily the rain that had been falling most of the morning, had stopped and the skies were starting to clear 🙂Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0272 Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0273 Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0274 Balbirnie has perfect grounds for wedding photos and despite visiting quite a few times previously, this was the first time I’d been in the courtyard…Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0275 Not a bad discovery!Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0276While we were outside, the guests were enjoying drinks in the bar and the Ballroom was being set up for dinner…How amazing is this cake by Scrumptious Cakes?!Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0278Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0279Brilliant Speeches with plenty of laughter… and tears!Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0280After dinner, the evening guests arrived and Darren and Jess were welcomed in to do their first dance….Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0281The dance floor filled quickly up and it was time for me to leave them to enjoy the party 🙂Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Photography Fife Scotland Photographer Karen Jackson_0282Congratulations Jessica and Darren xxx

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Loch Morlich Wedding with High Tea on the Strathspey Steam Railway

BACK TO MAIN SITEkaren jackson photography wedding photographer aviemore scotland elope loch morlich beach strathspey steam railway_0245A few months ago I was excited to be asked to photograph Alison and David’s wedding, you will see why I was excited when you look through the photos here.

They were planning to have their ceremony on the banks of Loch Morlich, a uniquevenue which is basically a beach in the mountains so pretty amazing to photograph.  As if that wasn’t exciting enough…. they were also having a High Tea reception on the Strathspey Steam Railway from Aviemore.

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Congratulations Mr & Mrs Stewart!

Lands of Loyal Wedding with Nicola and Mark

Back to main sitekaren jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0249 I was the Photographer at Mark and Nicola’s wedding back in July, I was just looking through last year’s weddings and realised I hadn’t blogged this yet and it is too pretty not to share!  The wedding was held at Lands of Loyal which is a beautiful country house hotel in Alyth.karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0250 My day started with bridal prep photos in one of the hotel rooms which, by coincidence matched perfectly with the bridesmaid dresses and flowers 🙂karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0251 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0252 My second Photographer for the day, Pat was outdoors with the Groom and guests capturing some photos in the gardens before the ceremony in the main hall.karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0253 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0254 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0255 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0256 After the ceremony there was a drinks reception in the garden, which is always a perfect opportunity to get some natural shots of the guests congratulating the Bride and Groom.karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0257 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0258 The gardens at Lands of Loyal are stunning in the summer with great views so we had lots of great backdrops for the group and couple photos.karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0259 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0260 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0261 There were so many lovely details which made the day special, I loved their ‘just married’ bench above and all the vintage details around the venue.karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0262 karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0263 The speeches at this wedding were amazing.  As you can see in the photos above, there were tears, laughter and even a song from Mark to Nicola (Mark is part of the band Jack Rabbit Slims, check them out if you are looking for a wedding band).karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0264 A bit of dancing finished the day in style.  You can leave comments below!karen jackson photography wedding lands of loyal alyth perthshire photographer dundee_0265Photography by Karen Jackson

Forbes of Kingennie wedding with Linzy and Chris

karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0228 Linzy at Chris had their whole wedding day at Forbes of Kingennie.  They hired a couple of the big lodges over-looking the Golf Course for their families to stay in which were perfect for getting ready in.karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0229 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0230 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0231 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0232 The sun was (almost) shining which was impressive for this summer!  The bridal party walked down to the ceremony followed by Linzy and her Dad in a golf buggy!karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0233 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0234 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0235 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0236 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0237 After the ceremony we took some family group photos next to the water and then took a trip up to the Boathouse for photos alone.  karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0238 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0239 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0240 The drinks reception was under way when we returned so the Bride and Groom had a chance to relax with their guests while I took some natural shots of everyone enjoying themselves.karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0241 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0242 The day had lots of great planning and detail including a mobile charging station and some dancing shoes.  karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0243 karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0244 The speeches were filled with laughter and great stories and I’m sure the rest of the day would have been just as much fun.  Congratulations Mr and Mrs Evatt 🙂karen jackson photography fobes of kingennie wedding angus photographer dundee_0245Karen Jackson Photography

 

Rufflets House Hotel Wedding with Kirsty and David

karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0206Kirsty and David’s wedding started with some Bridal Prep Photography at Kirsty’s Mum’s house in Dundee.   karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0204 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0205 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0207  Before the Bridal party arrived at Rufflets House Hotel near St Andrews, I took some formal photos of David and some natural ones of the guests.karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0208 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0209 The weather was luckily nice enough to have the ceremony outside in the garden.  Kirsty took the long walk down the aisle with her Dad and Stepdad.karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0210 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0211 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0212 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0213 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0214 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0215 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0216 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0217 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0218 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0219 The gardens at Rufflets are huge and so well kept!  There are so many great backgrounds for photos…..karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0220 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0221 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0222karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0223 karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0224karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0225 The wedding breakfast and evening reception were held in the garden suite of the hotel…karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0226 Congratulations David and Kirsty 🙂karen jackson photography rufflets house hotel wedding fife photographer st andrews_0227Photography by Karen Jackson

 

 

 

Fingask Castle Wedding with Alan and Alison

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Errol Park Wedding with Cath and Alex in Perthshire

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This was my first ever wedding at Errol Park, which has only opened for weddings recently.  I was taken back at how beautiful the venue and grounds are but even more so at how much detail Cath and Alex had gone into with their decor and styling.  All the origami flowers were made in their spare time.  There was some rain on the day so the ceremony was moved indoors but luckily we had time to go out in the sun afterwards.  They served their guests some delicious spanish tapas for the wedding breakfast.karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0159 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0160 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0161 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0162 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0163 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0164 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0165 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0166 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0167 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0168 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0169 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0170 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0171 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0172 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0173 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0174 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0175 karen jackson photography errol park wedding perthshire photographer_0176