Crossbasket Castle Wedding Photography
Claire + Dougie
A beautiful Scottish wedding
Who would have expected blue skies and sunshine on a wedding day in February in Scotland!
Claire and Dougie were so lucky and couldn’t have asked for a better day.
Crossbasket Castle is a fantastic wedding venue whatever the weather but the the sun coming out made it extra special.
It was my first visit as a wedding photographer to Crossbasket Castle and I loved it!
It always a pleasure to photograph a wedding but I have been especially looking forward to this one.
I’ve known and worked with Claire for many years as she regularly booked me for commercial photography skills.
Claire works in marketing and we’ve spent many a happy day together in my studio photographing jam!
Claire has always had an eye for detail and so I knew that her wedding day
was going to be planned to perfection with some very special personal touches.
Dougie is a lovely chap who I have heard all about over the years that I’ve known Claire.
They make the perfect couple.
They both love travel and food and have been all around the world together.
I’ve heard so much about Claire and Dougie’s family over the years so it was great to get to meet them all on such a happy occasion.
The bridesmaids all had their hair and wedding makeup done in the gatehouse by the very talented Natsha Dardas.
It’s such a fun part of the day and I was really excited about seeing Claire’s wedding dress. I loved it! ( I knew I would)
Elegant lace with just a touch of sparkle and a bardot neckline. stunning! The bridesmaids all looked fantastic in their Ghost dresses in a perfect shade of green
Dougie looked cracking in his tweed suit. His best man and ushers wore more traditional kilts and looked equally good in them.
They had chosen Claire The Humanist Â to marry them and she did a brilliant job. The ceremony was fun, lighthearted and also very personal.
Jack gave a “lovely dinosaur” reading and Dougie’s Mum and a few of her friends played some music.
After Dougie and Claire (that’s his bride Claire, not humanist Claire) were married
they squeezed down the narrow aisle and followed the Scottish piper out into the sunshine.
Dougie had brought along his drone so all the guests were served drinks outside so as he could do a fly past.
There was plenty of time during the drinks reception for family photos and some romantic pictures of the bride and groom while the guests were enjoying champagne and canapes.
The ballroom looked stunning.
Claire and Dougie (although I suspect mainly Claire) had done a brilliant job with the wedding decorations and table planning.
After the speeches everyone was served the wedding breakfast and coffee (proper really amazing coffee) was served at the Wedding Coffee Bar.
It’s so good for guests to be able to get their favourite latte or cappucino or even freshly made lemonade after their meal.
Thanks to Gill and Craig from Something Brewed for my much needed double espresso!
When the evening guests arrived the cake was cut and Dougie and Claire took to the floor for their first dance.
I stayed to catch a few of the dance floor moves which can be seen in Claire and Dougie’s slideshow.
There’s a link at the end of this blog post to both their slideshow and their full gallery where you can buy prints and digital files.
Enjoy their day as I saw it