Fasque Castle Wedding

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 ❤

 

St Andrews Old Course Wedding with Dawn and Danny

St Andrews Old Course Hotel weddings are always special, so I was excited to be booked as Dawn and Danny’s Photographer.  St Peter and Paul’s RC Church in Dundee was the starting place for the ceremony on this freezing but sunny day in December.  Dawn arrived looking amazing in her dress, I loved this bouquet as well…. Danny had a wee wait for his Bride and was looking a bit nervous by the time she arrived….. It was a lovely ceremony led by Mgr Ken, made extra special by the Primary School class Dawn teaches who came to sing and do some readings during their Christmas holidays 🙂 The other love of Danny and Dawn’s lives, their doggy, Stella came to congratulate her Mum and Dad and have some photos taken.  Anyone who knows me will know how happy I was about this moment!  I love Stella’s happy face here <3  The next stop was the beautiful Old Course Hotel in St Andrews for the wedding reception.  It was so cold the pond in the garden was totally frozen over, Dawn braved the weather in her lacy sleeves for the sake of good photos though, she is my kind of girl! We managed to avoid the flying golf balls for a few photos on the Swilken Bridge too! Time to get cosy in the bar and enjoy the drinks reception….  The decor was really lovely and tied in perfectly with their colour scheme, they named their tables after gins 🙂  Plenty of laughs during some great speeches by Dawn’s Dad, Danny and his Best Man…  The evening guests arrived after dinner and the band got the party started in style! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Albayati! X

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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 🙂

Forgan’s St Andrews Wedding with Natalie and Dunc

BACK TO MAIN WEBSITE  I had my first 2017 wedding last week and what a way to kick off the year!  This was a special wedding for me as it was my gorgeous school friend Natalie marrying her High School sweetheart Duncan 🙂 They have a great modern love story as they met and dated at school, lost touch, met again through Facebook a few years ago and now are happily married! I started the day by meeting the boys in The Rule where they were having a few drinks before walking along to the Registry Office where the ceremony was being held.  The Registry office is part of St Andrews Town Hall, a lovely old building in the centre of town.  Natalie arrived by car with her Dad and Bridal Party including some very cute flower girls….  Natalie’s son had the important job of Ring bearer and Dunc’s daughter read a very cute story to all of the guests….  We gathered all the guests for a group photo before they left for the reception at Forgans. We had a quick stop along the way for a photos outside Madras College, the school we all went to back when Natalie and Duncan were first dating <3  This was the first time I’d photographed at Forgans and was really impressed at how well it works as a wedding venue.  It has a unique style that looks great in photos and a relaxed, warm atmosphere.   I loved all of the details around the venue!  After the speeches a Caricaturist drew all of the guests during the meal…..  Once the evening guests had arrived, the dancing started.  They had a Ceilidh band to teach their English guests some traditional Scottish dances ….  Congratulations to all four of you!  Wishing you a very happy future and lots of love xxx

 

Fingask Castle Wedding with Danielle and Graham

Back to main sitefinask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0138Fingask Castle weddings are always great, it is a venue with lots of quirky features that look great in photos, so I was excited when Danielle and Graham booked me to photograph their day.finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0124 We started off at Danielle’s Mum’s house for Bridal Prep photos in the morning.  There was a great atmosphere, everyone was relaxed and enjoying having their hair and make-up done.finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0125 Danielle’s Mum helped her get into her dress…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0126 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0127 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0128 Once Danielle was ready, I left the girls to go and take some photos of Graham and the guests arriving at Fingask.  I sneaked a look in the reception marquee when I arrived, I knew they were having a movie theme for their decor and I was really impressed with the details…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0129 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0130 Graham was waiting at the castle with the Piper to greet the guests arriving off the bus…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0131 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0132 Danielle followed shortly behind in this classic Volvo and was walked up the aisle by both her parents…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0133 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0134 Danielle and Graham had a lovely, personal Humanist ceremony with a reading from their bridesmaids…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0135 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0136 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0137 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0139 After the ceremony, I took the newlyweds outside for photos straight away.  We had half an hour until sunset so we wanted to make the most of the amazing gardens before it got dark….finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0140 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0141 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0142 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0143 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0144 I got a big group shot of everyone before heading back inside to do the rest of the group photos in the warmth of the castle!finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0145 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0146 We headed over to the Marquee for the meal followed by speeches from Graham and his Best Men….finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0147 finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0148 The evening guests arrival was delayed so we went outside to play with some sparklers while we waited…..finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0149 Once the evening guests arrived, the dancing started and it was time for me to leave them all to enjoy themselves…finask-castle-perthshire-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-dundee_0150Congratulations Mr & Mrs Watson xxx

Rufflets St Andrews Wedding with Jordan and Dayna

pBack to main siterufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0087 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!  rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0088 They had so many lovely details decorating the hotel when I arrived for bridal prep in the morning.rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0089 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0090 Their son made the cutest page boy 🙂rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0091 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0092 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0093 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0094 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0095 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0096 Meanwhile my Second Photographer, Lynne, was capturing photos of Jordan and the guests arriving at the Garden Suite for the ceremony…rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0097 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0098 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0099 Dayna’s Dad was waiting to give her away at the bottom of the stairs, he looked so proud of her….rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0100 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0101 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0102 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0103 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0104 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0105 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0106 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0107 After the ceremony we all made our way into the gardens for group photos….rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0108 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0109 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…rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0110 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0111 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0112 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0113 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0114 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0115 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0116 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0117 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0118 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0119 We came back into the warmth for the Speeches and meal…rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0120 rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0121 Once the band were set up, Jordan and Dayna cut their cake and started the dancing….rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0122 Followed by a fireworks display outside…rufflets-st-andrews-wedding-photography-scotland-photographer-karen-jackson-fife_0123The perfect end to a perfect day 🙂 congratulations to you three xxx

Guthrie Castle Wedding with Daniel and Danielle

BACK TO MAIN SITEguthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0331I do love a Guthrie Castle wedding, it is pretty much a dream venue for a Wedding Photographer, I probably don’t need to explain why!  I had been looking forward to Danielle and Daniel’s wedding here since they booked me and I was so happy to see the sun shining for a change!guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0320 guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0321 The girls were getting ready in the Castle, the boys were in a cottage on the grounds…guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0322

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guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0326It was a long, dramatic walk up the aisle for Danielle, and a long, dramatic wait for Daniel but my second Photographer Lynne and I got some great photos on the way!guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0327They had a lovely Humanist ceremony led by Brenda Reid…. guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0328guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0329After the ceremony, the Piper led the guests up the garden for a big group photo, how amazing is this backdrop?!guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0330guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0332We took advantage of the beautiful surroundings for our couple’s shoot, I’m usually conscious not to take the Bride and Groom away from their guests to long but admittedly it was hard to stop take photos that day, there are too many photogenic places to stop!guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0333I did stop eventually though and they still had time to join to their guests for drinks on the lawn before dinner…guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0334guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0335guthrie-castle-wedding-photography-angus-fairytale-scotland-photographer-dundee-karen-jackson_0336

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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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