Balbirnie House has recently been voted the best wedding venue in the world so I probably don’t need to explain why I like photographing there! Angela and Tommy had their wedding here back in May on a seriously sunny day! I arrived to see the garden all set up for an outdoor ceremony…
Then I headed inside to find Angela and the ladies getting ready for the occasion…
The girl’s were ready early so we had time for some photos in their room before the ceremony.
Meanwhile Tommy and the guests were waiting in the sunshine…
After the ceremony, there was a drinks reception on the lawn and we took some group photos …
I also captured some of the happy couple, we found some shaded corners out of the intense sun!
I got some shots of all the gorgeous details of the day, how good does this cake look?! Can you spot the subtle Disney theme in the decor?….
After some hilarious and emotional speeches, the guests were surprised by some singing Waiters…
Even the real Waiters got into the spirit of it! The evening guests were next to arrive, followed by a bit of dancing…
I was genuinely excited when Lynsey and Gregor booked me for their wedding at the Rhynd. As a wedding Photographer in Fife, it is exciting to find a new DIY wedding venue, especially one in a beautiful setting close to where I grew up…. I wasn’t disappointed! The day started with Bridal Prep photos at the girl’s AirBNB in Dundee…. You may notice a slight Disney theme here, Lynsey is a huge Disney fan and Gregor even proposed at Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom! It was perfect sunny weather for their wedding day, the guests were welcomed to Fife with a blue sky 🙂 They had a Humanist ceremony indoors, there was a few tears shed in the barn that day! Afterwards everyone came outside for a Gin Bar reception in the garden. Lots of congratulations, hugs and laughter followed! The garden is handy for group photos too, here is the lovely Bridal Party.. After the guests enjoyed a gin or two and some group photos, I took Gregor and Lynsey down the road to Tentsmuir Forest for some photos on the beach. This is one of my favourite beaches in the world, it has perfect golden sand and it honestly felt like we were in Spain that day, it was so warm! We had a wee 10 minute shoot before we felt like we might all roast (especially Gregor in his kilt jacket), then we headed back to the guests. Everyone got to pick a toast drink on their way to hear the speeches. Speeches and dinner were well received! It was a beautiful evening with some golden sunlight so I couldn’t miss the opportunity to grab the newly weds for a quick photo shoot outside before their evening guests arrived. The Rhynd is on a farm and the fields outside have great views. We went back in for dancing, I left them with a full dance floor and I’m sure they had a great evening! Conratulations Mr and Mrs Hunter!
“Honestly Karen they are absolutely fantastic. Gregor and I were in love with every single photo and it even stirred up some tears. You truly are a fantastic photographer and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer on the day.”
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
Fasque Castle has always been on my wedding venue wish list so I was excited when Shawn and Stuart booked me to photograph their day. The castle and it’s grounds are pretty impressive…. The Castle interior is just as impressive too! I arrived to find a very chilled out bridal party having a laugh while they had their Make up done. The boys were just as relaxed, enjoying a dram of Whiskey in the Library. What a photogenic room! I loved Shawn’s hair, she was the coolest of brides! I also wish all rooms I do Bridal Prep in looked as good as this one haha! I think her Dad was impressed too <3 It rained heavily all day pretty much non-stop so there are very few outdoor shots but I love a bit of puddle reflection in my photos! After the ceremony the guests gathered for a drinks reception …. I took the Bride and Groom for a short photo shoot around the beautiful Castle… We got some outside photos….. with a bit of shelter! There were so many small details around the Castle, I loved the colour scheme that Shawn and Stewart picked 🙂 Some group photos on the stairs before speeches and dinner…. The happy couple made a grand entrance to kick off the evening reception!
Congratulations Stuart & Shawn!
I got a lovely email when they received their photos as well:
Thank you again, you did a fantastic job we really love our photos ❤
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 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!
pBack to main site Dayna and Jordan were lucky to have one of the mildest and prettiest November days in history for their wedding at Rufflets, St Andrews last month! They had so many lovely details decorating the hotel when I arrived for bridal prep in the morning. Their son made the cutest page boy 🙂 Meanwhile my Second Photographer, Lynne, was capturing photos of Jordan and the guests arriving at the Garden Suite for the ceremony… Dayna’s Dad was waiting to give her away at the bottom of the stairs, he looked so proud of her…. After the ceremony we all made our way into the gardens for group photos…. After the group shots, Joradan, Dayna and I went off to explore the gardens around Rufflets which were absolutely beautiful at that time of year. The autumn colours looked amazing… We came back into the warmth for the Speeches and meal… Once the band were set up, Jordan and Dayna cut their cake and started the dancing…. Followed by a fireworks display outside…The perfect end to a perfect day 🙂 congratulations to you three xxx
Back to main website A Kinnettles Castle wedding is always great so I was happy to be back for Erin and Stephen’s wedding recently. It was my third visit this year, but the great thing about this venue is there are so many parts of the grounds to explore so the photos are always completely different. I seem to find a new favourite spot each time! Erin was getting ready in the Castle with her Mum, sisters and nieces. They are a lovely, close family and were all busy helping each other with hair and dresses. Leonie from Beautylicious was also there doing a great job of Erin’s Makeup. Meanwhile, my Second Photographer, Lynne was with Stephen, his Dad, Best Man and Son capturing some shots of them getting ready before making their way to Kinnettles to meet the guests arriving…Erin’s Mum walked her down the aisle to meet her Groom…. After the ceremony, the sky was looking a bit dark so we quickly got the guests assembled for a big group photo outside!…Once the rain came on we took shelter indoors and made use of the staircase…. We were lucky enough that the rain went of again before dinner so we were back out making the most of the amazing scenery around the Castle grounds.I loved all the details in the decor, especially the floral archway 🙂The speeches were well received with lots of tears and laughter….After dinner their evening guests arrived in time for the first dance… It was such a pretty evening, Erin and Stephen were kind enough to let me drag them outside for a few more photos before I left. I’m really pleased with these ones…Congratulations Stephen and Erin, thanks for being for as nice as you are photogenic! xxx
Back to main site 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!While the girls were having final touches on their hair and make up, I took photos of all the details in the bridal suite….The 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….The ceremony was held in the Orangery, I love the glass roof in this room! 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 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… Not a bad discovery!While 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?!Brilliant Speeches with plenty of laughter… and tears!After dinner, the evening guests arrived and Darren and Jess were welcomed in to do their first dance….The dance floor filled quickly up and it was time for me to leave them to enjoy the party 🙂Congratulations Jessica and Darren xxx
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. 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! 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. 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. The day had lots of great planning and detail including a mobile charging station and some dancing shoes. 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