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Strathy Church & The Weigh-Inn Hotel, Ashley & Graeme

Nov 13, 2017

Strathy Church & The Weigh-Inn Hotel, Ashley & Graeme

Strathy Church & The Weigh-Inn Hotel, Ashley & Graeme

Graeme has now set the bar high for future grooms in Thurso by singing to his bride whilst she walks down the aisle!  Before Ashley married Graeme her preparations with her bridesmaids took place at the Melvich Hotel whilst Graeme’s ushers were first to arrive at the Church.

Rev Heather Stewart performed the marriage ceremony and Ashley & Graeme exchanged vows and rings in front of friends and family.

Photographer Samantha, from Lovett Photography, arranged the photo shoot outside the church with the more intimate photos taken in the grounds of Forss House Hotel.

Speeches started in The Weigh Inn Hotel, with Father of the Bride, David welcoming Graeme into the family before Best Man Brian delivered his speech but had to be careful as the groom is his boss!

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Oct 06, 2017

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Eilean Donan Castle, Anneka & Greg

Sep 09, 2017

Eilean Donan Castle, Anneka & Greg

 

Eilean Donan Castle, Anneka & Greg

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.   Robert Burns (1794)

A truly International wedding held at Eilean Donan Castle with guests from all over the world to witness the marriage of Anneka & Greg along with their little son Oscar.   Scottish Wedding Traditions were an important part of Anneka & Greg’s wedding with a Celtic blessing, Quaich and tying of the knot performed by Sonja Eckle-Riel of Heart and Soul Ceremonies.

Photographer Lynn Robinson arranged the photo shoot in the upper courtyard of the Castle where friends and family gathered to congratulate the newly married couple with the more intimate shots taken around the Castle grounds.

Speeches commenced at the Dornie Village Hall with Father of the Bride, James, welcoming Greg into the family before Best Men Jason & Neil entertaining gathered friends and family.

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Aswanley House, Gigi & Adam

Aug 25, 2017

Aswanley House, Gigi & Adam

Aswanley House, Gigi & Adam

Gigi & Adam married at Huntly Episcopal Church where friends and family gathered to witness their vows and exchange of rings.  Bishop Mark Strange performed the marriage ceremony with friends Suzanna, Racha & Sandra reading scripture and poetry.

Photographer Louise Bain arranged the photo shoot around the the church before the more intimate photos in the grounds of Aswanley House.

Speeches started with Gigi’s mother, Hils, followed by Gigi’s sister. Ley-Anne.  Best Man Daniel entertained the gathered guests with stories about Adam!

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Flodigarry Country House Hotel & Isle of Skye, Claudia & Gunter

Aug 02, 2017

Flodigarry Country House Hotel & Isle of Skye, Claudia & Gunter

Flodigarry Country House Hotel & Isle of Skye, Claudia & Gunter

The Isle of Skye was the incredible setting for Claudia and Gunter who travelled from Germany to exchange vows and rings.  Flodigarry Country House Hotel provided the luxury accommodation for both Claudia and Gunter, to prepare themselves for their wedding and for the first look for Gunter of his new bride.

Celebrant, Sonja Eckle-Riel, waited at the Fairy Glen as Piper Lea Macleod escorted the couple to this secluded venue.

After the vows and exchange of rings, both in German & English, Photographer Lynne Kennedy arranged the photo-shoot around the stunning scenery of the island.

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Culloden House Hotel, Grace & James

Jul 28, 2017

Culloden House Hotel, Grace & James

Culloden House Hotel, Grace & James

What better place than Scotland for a Wallace to come home and marry his bride Grace in the glorious Highlands of Scotland!

Culloden House Hotel was the picture-perfect location for James & Grace to marry and exchange rings and their personal vows to each other with Registrar Alison Ferguson officiating proceedings.

Photographer Steven Gallagher then took the couple to several locations near Culloden House Hotel for the more private shots with James & Grace vowing to continue to come back and explore the Highlands of Scotland !

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Torridon Hotel & Torridon Hills, Anita & Owen

Jul 26, 2017

Torridon Hotel & Torridon Hills, Anita & Owen

Torridon Hotel & Torridon Hills, Anita & Owen

Anita & Owen travelled from Hong Kong to the Highlands of Scotland for their elopement and to exchange rings & vows.  The marriage ceremony was held at the exclusive Torridon Hotel with Registrar Maureen Barney conducting the Ceremony.

After the ceremony Anita & Owen enjoyed Champagne in the salubrious surroundings of the Hotel.

Photographer Lynne Kennedy then took the newly married couple into the Hills of Torridon for some amazing shots….while still keeping quiet so as not to disturb the haggis!

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Achnagairn Estate, Emma & Michael

Jul 17, 2017

Achnagairn Estate, Emma & Michael

 

Achnagairn Estate, Emma & Michael

Emma & Michael married at the stunning location of Achnagairn Estate with close friends and family witnessing their vows and exchanging of rings.    Celebrant George Caldow performed the marriage ceremony in the ballroom of the Castle.

Justin Scobie, photographer, arranged the photo-shoot in and around the grounds of Achnagairn Estate whilst friends and family chatted and enjoyed drinks and canapes.

Speeches commenced with Father of the Bride, Gerry, followed by the Three Best Men, Ross, Shaun and Scott, recounted a variety of stories about Michael and some antics from years gone by !

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Eilean Donan Castle, Melanie & Nick

Jun 21, 2017

Eilean Donan Castle, Melanie & Nick

Eilean Donan Castle, Melanie & Nick

Melanie & Nick travelled from the USA to Scotland to marry at the historical location of Eilean Donan Castle.  Piper Lea MacLeod piped the bridesmaids followed by Melanie and her father into the Castle for the ceremony.  Celebrant Judi Buttner performed the marriage ceremony with Melanie and Nick exchanging rings and vows.

Champagne awaited friends and family in the Castle before Photographer Lynne Kennedy organised the photo shoot in and around Eilean Donan Castle.

Speeches commenced at Dornie Village Hall with Bob, who kept everyone entertained, even if he left his notes behind!  Maid of Honour, Mollie, welcomed Nick into the family before Melanie and Nick danced their first dance as a married couple.

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Kinlochmoidart House & Glenfinnan Church, Catherine & Kieran

Jun 15, 2017

Kinlochmoidart House & Glenfinnan Church, Catherine & Kieran

Kinlochmoidart House & Glenfinnan Church, Catherine & Kieran

Catherine & Kieran married in the luxurious surroundings of Kinlochmoidart House & Estate in the Scottish Highlands with friends and family attending from all over the world.

Father Stanislaw Pamula conducted the marriage ceremony at Glenfinnan Church with Kieran and Catherine exchanging rings and vows.

Photographer Gavin MacQueen arranged the formal photographs around the Church before taking them to Glenfinnan Monument at Loch Shiel for the more private shots.

Speeches commenced with Kieran’s brother & Best Man Patrick followed by two more Best Men, David & John who had some interesting and funny stories about Kieran.  Catherine’s father Gregory and Kieran’s father Gordon closed the speeches off – although one of them could have spoken for 2hours and 50mins !

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Auld Kirk Cullen, Banff Springs Hotel, Kassie & Simon

May 19, 2017

Auld Kirk Cullen, Banff Springs Hotel, Kassie & Simon

Auld Kirk Cullen, Banff Springs Hotel, Kassie & Simon

Historical and stunning Auld Kirk Cullen was the setting for Kassie & Simon’s wedding day and friends and family gathered on a glorious sunny day to witness the exchange of vows and rings.  Reverend Douglas Stevenson performed the marriage ceremony with close friends Sharon-Louise giving a reading and Steve providing the music.

Photographer Lindsay Robertson with Assistant, Melissa, took the couple to neighbouring Cullen House for the photo shoot before departing for Banff Springs Hotel.

Father of the Bride, Steve, started the speeches with Best Man Kyle keeping the crowd entertained with some interesting stories!

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Fairy Glen & Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Giannina & Juan

May 12, 2017

Fairy Glen & Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Giannina & Juan

Fairy Glen & Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Giannina & Juan

Mystical and Magical describes the Isle of Skye and Giannina & Juan chose some of the most spectacular views the island has to offer.

Giannina & Juan first stayed at Gleann an Ronnaich, Portree,  where they both prepared for their elopement.  Celebrant Lesley Simpson conducted the marriage ceremony in the tranquil and undisturbed Fairy Glen with The Skye Piper, Alistair MacPherson accompanying the couple.

Photographer Lynne Kennedy took Giannina and Juan to some incredible locations on the island for the intimate photo-shoots.

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Glencoe House, Tim & Pari

Apr 06, 2017

Glencoe House, Tim  & Pari

Glencoe House, Tim  & Pari

Glencoe House was the exclusive setting for Tim & Pari’s intimate wedding.  A small gathering of close friends and family travelled from all over the world to witness their special day.

Local Registrar Karen Stafford conducted the ceremony in the Grand Hall before photographer Charne Hawkes of Captivating Photography arranged the formal photo shoot on the balcony of Glencoe House with the more private shots taken in and around Glencoe House gardens.

Tim rounded off the wedding day with some lovely words thanking their friends and family for attending their special day.

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Eilean Donan Castle, Dianna & Jeff

Jan 30, 2017

Eilean Donan Castle, Dianna & Jeff

Eilean Donan Castle, Dianna & Jeff

Eilean Donan Castle was simply in dramatic form for Dianna & Jeff’s elopement.  Travelling from the United States to the Highlands of Scotland Diana & Jeff chose this stunning location to exchange their vows and rings.

Celebrant Sonia Eckl-Riel from Heart & Soul Ceremonies performed the marriage ceremony with local Piper Lea MacLeod playing a moving piece of music during the ceremony.  Photographer Lynne Kennedy took the couple around the Castle grounds and as the sun set on the horizon and the light faded into the distance only the lights of the Castle ensured some stunning photo opportunities.

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Botriphnie Church Drummuir, Longmore Hall, Louise & Ellis

Dec 16, 2016

Botriphnie Church Drummuir, Longmore Hall, Louise & Ellis

Botriphnie Church Drummuir, Longmore Hall, Louise & Ellis

Louise & Ellis married in the secluded Botriphnie Church and in keeping with the farming theme, both Ellis and Louise arrived in the farm’s Land Rovers.

Rev Dr Kay Gauld performed the marriage ceremony and led the Ushers and Best Man in an impromptu version of Sean the Sheep!

After the couple exchanged vows and rings Photographers Lindsay Robertson Photography and Jon arranged the formal shoot outside in the grounds of the church before setting off for the private shots on Louise’s fathers farm, Bomakelloch Farm and then Davidson House.

Speeches commenced at Longmore Hall, Keith, with Father of the Bride, Billy welcoming Ellis into the family before Best Man, Nicol entertained guests with stories about Ellis!

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Nigg Old Church, Anna & Tim

Nov 24, 2016

Nigg Old Church, Anna & Tim

Nigg Old Church, Anna & Tim

A wedding with three International locations, Thailand, Scotland and Australia.   Having already exchanged vows in Thailand Anna & Tim married at the quaint and quiet location of Nigg Old Church with close family and friends in attendance.

Celebrant Angie Alexandra conducted the Marriage Ceremony with Anna & Tim performing the hand-fasting and repeating their personal vows to each other.

Photographer Kat Gollack arranged the photo-shoot in the grounds of the Church before taking Anna & Tim to a quiet location for the more personal photographs.   Guests mingled at Nigg Village Hall enjoying canapes and drinks.

Speeches started with Best Man, George, followed by Tim.   Anna’s Aunty Jacqui sang during the couple’s first dance.

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St Magnus Cathedral Orkney, Helen & Andrew

Nov 17, 2016

St Magnus Cathedral Orkney, Helen & Andrew

St Magnus Cathedral Orkney, Helen & Andrew

Helen & Andrew married at the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, the most Northerly Cathedral in Britain.  Hundreds gathered outside to see guests arrive before Helen arrived in style with her father.   Rev Fraser Macnaughton conducted the marriage ceremony with Katy and Craig reading from Scripture and poetry.

Photographer Suzanne Lee arranged the photo-shoot directly outside St Magnus’s Cathedral with the gathered crowd still waiting to glimpse the newly married couple before they headed for the Standing Stones Hotel in Stenness.

Speeches opened with Helen’s Uncle Neil, the MC, who introduced his brother and father of the bride, Jim.   Scott, the Best Man, then kept the audience entertained with stories about the Groom!

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Fife Lodge Hotel Banff, Emma & Kevin

Nov 09, 2016

ife Lodge Hotel Banff, Emma & Kevin

Fife Lodge Hotel Banff, Emma & Kevin

Preparations began early in the Walls Household with even Emma’s horse, Charlie, getting in on some photos!

Emma & Kevin married at Fife Lodge Hotel and continuing with the family touch Rev John Coppard, Emma’s Uncle, performed the marriage ceremony.

Photographers Jack & Jackie Johnston arranged the photo-shoot in and around the grounds of Fife Lodge Hotel before taking the couple to Banff beach for the more private shots.

Speeches commenced with Father of the Bride, Eadie, before Best Man, Barclay, entertained guests with some linguistic phrases!

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Fairy Glen Isle of Skye, Hayley & Steven

Nov 05, 2016

Fairy Glen Isle of Skye, Hayley & Steven

Fairy Glen Isle of Skye, Hayley & Steven

Hayley & Steven travelled from Texas,USA to elope on the mystical Isle of Skye in Scotland.  Before leaving their Island Croft House in Kilmuir, Steven was able to see his bride-to-be for the first time as the mist slowly descended on the island.

Sonja Eckle-Riel performed the marriage ceremony in the midst of the Fairy Glen where both Hayley and Steven exchanged personal vows and their rings.  Photographer Lynne Kennedy chose the stunning locations in and around the Fairy Glen before taking them to The Old Man of Storr which by this time the mist had gathered but made this special occasion even more dramatic.

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Monymusk Church, Monymusk Estate, Kimberley & Craig

Oct 28, 2016

Monymusk Church, Monymusk Estate, Kimberley & Craig

Monymusk Church, Monymusk Estate, Kimberley & Craig

Monymusk Church was the location for Kimberley & Craig to exchange vows and rings before friends and family.  Rev Ewen Glen conducted the service with close friends Amber, Skye & Kiera reading poetry and verse.

Photographer, Lenny Smith photography, arranged the photo shoot outside the church before heading the short distance to the stunning Monymusk Estate.   Canapes and drinks awaited guests as the photographers organised the more formal shots before taking them around the grounds of Monymusk Estate.

Speeches started with Father of the Bride, Iain, before Best Man, Christopher, entertained guests with some stories of Craig’s past.
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Oct 18, 2016

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Eilean Donan Castle, Emily & Michael

Aug 25, 2016

Eilean Donan Castle, Emily & Michael

Eilean Donan Castle, Emily & Michael

Emily & Michael, along with close family and friends, flew from Canada to Scotland to marry in the picturesque setting of Eilean Donan Castle.   Preparations began at Dornie Hotel before Michael and his Best Man Eric arrived in the courtyard of the Castle.

Celebrant Angela Laughlin performed the marriage ceremony before Emily & Michael read their personal vows to each other.

Photographer Andy Pickard from Peacock Obscura Photography arranged the photo-shoot inside the drawing room of the Castle before the formal shoot in and around this spectacular location.

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Achmelvich Beach, Glencanisp Lodge Lochinver, Amanda & John

Aug 24, 2016

Achmelvich Beach, Glencanisp Lodge Lochinver, Amanda & John

Achmelvich Beach, Glencanisp Lodge Lochinver, Amanda & John

A wedding on a beach…in Scotland….!

The most glorious day awaited for Amanda & John at Achmelvich beach as their closest friends and family gathered to witness them exchange vows and rings. Celebrant, Penelope Hamilton, conducted the ceremony before photographer Andy Taylor kept Amanda & John at Achmelvich beach for the more private photographs.

Guests mingled at the next stunning location at Glencanisp Lodge enjoying canapes and drinks.  More photographs were arranged by Andy Taylor before everyone gathered to welcome Amanda & John into the marquee under a shower of confetti !

Speeches started with Father of the Bride, Kenny, who seemed to stumble before addressing the crowd….watch again and you will see perfect comic timing !  John’s father, Lindsay, also gave a speech and rounded it off with a lovely message

Best Man Neil welcomed Amanda into their Clan, before the dancing began.

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Ness Bank Church Inverness, New Drumossie Hotel – John & Catherine

Jul 26, 2016

Ness Bank Church Inverness, New Drumossie Hotel – John & Catherine

Ness Bank Church Inverness, New Drumossie Hotel – John & Catherine

When a girl from the Western Isles marries a boy from Northern Ireland you know that the accents are going to clash !

John & Catherine married at Ness Bank Church in Inverness with the Ceremony conducted by Rev Greg MacDonald and assistance from John’s father, Rev Trevor Kirkland.

Friends and Relations gathered inside the church to witness Catherine & John, exchanging vows before departing as Mr & Mrs Kirkland.

Photographer Graham Braid arranged the photo shoot at the New Drumossie Hotel before the speeches commenced with Master of Ceremonies, Donald Ross, introducing Father of the Bride, Finlay.

The Best Man and brother, Matthew, entertained the audience with some stories before Father of the Groom, Rev Trevor Kirkland, informed the audience of John’s driving record !

Master of Ceremonies, Donald Ross, pounced on unsuspecting married couples and entertained newly weds, Catherine & John, with his unique format of Mr & Mrs.

Closing the speeches fell to Donald, who suggested that if Catherine does not understand the Northern Irish accent to just smile at everyone!

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Skye Gathering Hall, Emma & Kevin

May 12, 2016

Skye Gathering Hall, Emma & Kevin

Skye Gathering Hall, Emma & Kevin

Pipes and Drums…a poetic introduction by Rev Donnie G MacDonald in describing both Emma & Kevin who married at the Church of Scotland, Portree on the Isle of Skye.  A huge crowd gathered at Portree Square to see Emma arriving with her father.

Presenter John Angus Gillies led the congregation in singing before Rev MacDonald asked the couple to exchange vows and rings in front of close friends and family.  Whilst Emma & Kevin then signed the register close friend Philip Canavan sang to the couple and the gathered guests.

Photographer Gordon Willoughby arranged the photo shoot outside the Church before taking the couple to the Cuillin Hills Hotel for more formal shots.

Speeches started with Father of the Bride, Peter, who welcomed Kevin into the family before Best Man Ross entertained guests with stories about antics in North Uist !

Guests were further entertained with the new Mr & Mrs McGilvary treating them to Pipes & Drums!

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The Clubhouse Nairn, Sarah & Lee

Apr 20, 2016

The Clubhouse Nairn, Sarah & Lee

The Clubhouse Nairn, Sarah & Lee

In the sunny seaside town of Nairn Sarah & Lee married at the trendy Clubhouse Nairn with Rev Stephen Manders taking the Service.  Friend, Carol-Ann made a reading before Sarah & Lee exchanged rings and vows before gathered friends and family.

Photographer Scott Hogg took the couple down to Nairn Beach before completing the formal photographs in and around the Clubhouse as guests mingled in the grounds and enjoyed drinks and snacks.

Speeches started with Sarah’s father Ian, who welcomed Lee into the family before Best Man William made his speech.

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Banff Springs Hotel & Duff House, Lesley & James

Mar 31, 2016

Banff Springs Hotel, Lesley & James

Banff Springs Hotel, Lesley & James

Lesley & James married at Banff Springs Hotel with the ceremony conducted by close friend and Minister Rev James Falconer.  After the vows and rings were exchanged Lesley’s cousin Justin played to the gathered friends and family whilst Lesley & James signed the register.

Photographer Alex Mitchell took the couple to Duff House for the formal photo shoot before returning to Banff Springs Hotel for the group shots.

Speeches started with Lesley’s sister Samantha before double act Stuart & Paul,otherwise known as “Tailz” & “Pow” entertained the guests with James the main topic of conversation !   As a special treat to all the young kids, Spiderman made an appearance…..all the big kids seemed to enjoy it too!

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Old High St Stephen’s Church Inverness & Kingsmills Hotel, Nicola & Evander

Mar 30, 2016

Old High St Stephen’s Church Inverness & Kingsmills Hotel, Nicola & Evander

Old High St Stephen’s Church Inverness & Kingsmills Hotel, Nicola & Evander

Nicola & Evander married at the Old High St Stephen’s Church with Rev Peter Nimmo taking the marriage service and performing the marriage vows along with friend Colin reading from Thomas Akempis.  Once the rings were exchanged Rev Peter Nimmo broke from tradition and asked Nicola if she would like to kiss the groom !

Photographer Andy Taylor arranged the photo-shoot in the grounds of the Church before departing for the Kingsmills Hotel for more photos in the gardens.

Speeches started with Father of the Bride, Ronnie, who welcomed Evander into the family.  Best Man, Steven, entertained the guests with a photo presentation revealing the antics Evander got up to!

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Norwood Hotel, Roz & Ian

Mar 25, 2016

Norwood Hotel, Roz & Ian

Norwood Hotel, Roz & Ian

Roz & Ian married at Norwood Hotel, this time for the second time to each other again.  Rev Flora Munro performed the marriage ceremony in front of family and friends who had gathered from all over the world.

Photographer, Malcolm Duckworth, arranged the photo shoot in and around Norwood Hotel before Roz & Iain cut the cake.

Speeches commenced with sons, Stewart and Ian, both of whom kept their father on his toes with stories and tales before their granddaughter Claire sang.

A surprise lay in wait for Ian and the guests, courtesy of Roz! As guests were served by the waiters all of a sudden one of the waiters broke into song accompanied by waitress and one of the chefs – the singing waiters!  Their performance blew the roof of the hotel !

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Achnagairn Castle, Katy & Alan

Jan 01, 2016

hnagairn Castle, Katy & Alan

Achnagairn Castle, Katy & Alan

What better place for a Tootsie Roller and a Star Trek fan than to marry in the Highlands of Scotland at the exclusive Achnagairn Castle.  Family and friends gathered from all over to celebrate the wedding of Katy to Alan.  Humanist, Penelope Hamilton, conducted the marriage ceremony with close friends Martin, Emma and double act Elinor & Caroline reading and entertaining the guests.  A performance by the Tootsie Rollers ensured the Marriage Ceremony got off to a flying start.

Photographer Laura Marie Linck arranged the formal wedding shoot out in the grounds of the Garden before the speeches started in the House.

Father of the Bride, also Alan, welcomed the groom into the family before close friend and Best Man, Nick kept Alan on his toes with stories and antics from his past!

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Ardtalla Novar Estate, Isobel & Magnus

Dec 19, 2015

Ardtalla Novar Estate, Isobel & Magnus

Ardtalla Novar Estate, Isobel & Magnus

Isobel & Magnus married at Castle Street Church of Scotland Dingwall, a stone’s throw from Isobel’s parents house.  Rev Steven MacDonald performed the marriage ceremony with her cousin Laura reading from Scripture before Magnus & Isobel exchanged rings and vows.

Photographer Andy Taylor arranged the photo shoot outside the Church whilst Isobel’s school pupils waited anxiously to get a glimpse of their teacher.   Piper, Alan Mchardy, started the march to Isobel’s parents house for champagne and canopes before each guest released their balloons.

The final location was at the exclusive Ardtalla Novar Estate which allowed Andy Taylor more opportunity for family shots whilst guests mingled throughout the grounds.

Speeches started with Father of the Bride, Murdoch, welcoming Magnus into the family whilst Best Man, Ally, entertained the guests with stories from their past!

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St Magnus Birsay Church & Birsay Community Hall, Shona & Callum

Dec 04, 2015

St Magnus Birsay Church & Birsay Community Hall, Shona & Callum

St Magnus Birsay Church & Birsay Community Hall, Shona & Callum

Blue skies at St Magnus Birsay Church was the stunning location for Shona & Callum’s wedding.  Rev David McNeish performed the marriage ceremony with close friend, Samantha, reading from Scripture.  Once the vows and rings were exchanged and Shona & Callum walked down the aisle, photographer Fiona Scott started to arrange the photo-shoot.

On queue and in Island fashion the heavens opened and it began to pour! Photographer Fiona rushed the couple and close friends into St Magnus Birsay Church to continue the formal photographs.

Birsay Community Hall was the venue for the speeches and before father of the bride spoke, Bruce performed the Toast to the Bride & Groom.  The Three Best Men Matt, Nick and Sandy brought up Callum’s past much to the enjoyment of the guests!

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St Mary’s Chapel Blairs & Raemoir House Hotel, Sophie & Sujath

Nov 30, 2015

St Mary’s Chapel Blairs & Raemoir House Hotel, Sophie & Sujath

St Mary’s Chapel Blairs & Raemoir House Hotel, Sophie & Sujath

Preparations started early at the Bicker household with make-up artists arriving, hair stylists, photographers and last minute wishes from from family and friends.  During the hustle and bustle Father of the bride, Jim, managed to grab a quick five minutes to go over his speech.

Sujath arrived first at St Mary’s Chapel and greeted all the guests from both sides of the family.  Reverend John R Wire performed the marriage ceremony with readings from Emma-Louise and Amy before Sophie & Sujath exchanged vows and rings.

Photographer, Susan Renee, arranged the photo shoot outside in the grounds of the Church before the couple departed for Raemoir House Hotel.

Speeches started in the marquee with Father of the bride, Jim, welcoming Sujath into the family before Sujath stood to say a few words himself.  Best Woman, Julie, informed family and friends that Sujath had promised a significant dowry to his new father-in-law but Julie revealed he had offered £0.20 !

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Insh Church & MacDonald Aviemore Resort, Fiona & Charles

Nov 27, 2015

Insh Church & MacDonald Aviemore Resort, Fiona & Charles

Insh Church & MacDonald Aviemore Resort, Fiona & Charles

Fiona & Charles married in the secluded location of Insch Church with the marriage ceremony held by Rev Mary Ellen Thomson and readings by close friend Heather and Fiona’s Aunty Fay.

Photographer Stewart Grant, The Studio in the Square, took candid shots of the couple in the grounds of Insh Church before taking them away to Loch an Eilean for the more private shots and family photographs while guests gathered at the MacDonald Aviemore Resort for drinks and canapés on the roof terrace.

Speeches started with Father of the Bride, Tom, welcoming Charles into the family before Charles stood up with his speech.  Best Man, Jordan, ensured the groom was kept on his toes with a full presentation and projector!

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Kingsmills Hotel, Kirstin & Alasdair Paul

Oct 30, 2015

Kingsmills Hotel, Kirstin & Alasdair Paul

Kingsmills Hotel, Kirstin & Alasdair Paul

Kirstin & Alasdair Paul married at St Mary’s Church in Inverness with Father Roddy MacAulay performing the marriage ceremony.  Close friends and family had a part to play in the ceremony with Arabella and Mother of the Groom, Mairi, reading from Scripture.

Music was an important part of the day and as the couple were taken by photographer Ash Davidson for the formal photo-shoot, Highland Brass, entertained guests at Kingsmills Hotel.

Speeches commenced with Father of the Bride, Tom, with lovely words about his daughter.   He also revealed some details as to the day that Alasdair Paul came to him to request Kirstin’s hand in marriage !  Best Man Crsidean continued the speeches with stories and antics that the brothers got up to on the Islands and of course the inevitable criticism of Alasdair Paul’s choice in cars!

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Drumtochty Castle, Kerry & Alasdair

Oct 04, 2015

Drumtochty Castle, Kerry & Alasdair

Drumtochty Castle, Kerry & Alasdair

Drumtochty Castle was the setting for Kerry & Alasdair’s wedding and as the weather was favourable they decided to tie the knot out in the grounds of the Castle.

In what can only be described as “wow!” Kerry, in her red wedding dress, walked down the aisle with best friend Jody.  The marriage ceremony was conducted by local Celebrant, Brenda, in front of friends and family with both Kerry’s mother and Alasdair’s mother reading Scripture and Poetry.

The Photographer arranged the photo shoot in front of the Castle before taking the couple away to a secluded bridge, just a short walk from the Castle for some stunning photos.

Speeches commenced with Jody, before Alasdair’s second best man graciously took the floor !

Guests were then encouraged to take the mic during the evening entertainment and some stars were born!

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Achnagairn House, Ruth & Iain

Sep 23, 2015

Achnagairn House, Ruth & Iain

Achnagairn House, Ruth & Iain

Achnagairn House was the setting for Ruth & Iain’s wedding.  As Ruth was getting ready with her bridesmaids Iain and his friends took part in a spot of shooting, his friends claiming they allowed Iain to win seeing as it was his wedding day !

Rev Peter Donald performed the marriage ceremony with readings from Ruth’s cousin Karen, Iain’s Aunt Sara and Ruth’s Uncle Eric.

As Spud the Piper marched down the aisle with Ruth & Iain, Justin Scobie organised the photo-shoots around the grounds of Achnagairn House.

Speeches commenced with Ruth’s father before Best Man & brother, Rob, revealed Iain’s criminal past !

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Eilean Donan Castle, Jill & Scott

Sep 14, 2015

Eilean Donan Castle, Jill & Scott

Eilean Donan Castle, Jill & Scott

Eilean Donan Castle was the venue for the wedding of Jill & Scott with the Wedding Ceremony conducted by Judy Butler.  Friends and family travelled from all over the world to be with Jill & Scott as they tied the knot and exchanged rings and vows.

Photographer Lynne Kennedy set-up the photo shoot in and around the Castle before the couple left for the Plockton Hotel where Best Man, Alan, delivered his speech along with some of the guests.

Rather than a first dance the couple enjoyed a first song !

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Dunrobin Castle, Kirsty & James

Sep 11, 2015

Dunrobin Castle, Kirsty & James

Dunrobin Castle, Kirsty & James

Dornoch Cathedral was the magnificent venue for Kirsty and James’ wedding.  Tommy, Kirsty’s brother, walked down the aisle to give her away before Rev Susan Brown conducted the Marriage Ceremony. Passages & Scripture was read by James’ father Andrew and close friends Emma and Charlie.  Kirsty and James exchanged rings and vows before walking out as a married couple and into a confetti shot !

Photographers Fiona Campbell & Assistant Rita arranged the photo shoot around Dunrobin Castle grounds before guests were entertained to a private session from the Sutherland Schools Pipe-Band inside the Castle.

Speeches commenced with Kirsty’s Brother Tommy along with their Uncle John before the Best Men, Charlie & Francis introduced the star guest….Roger Federer !

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Ackergill Tower, Deborah & Brian

Sep 09, 2015

Ackergill Tower, Deborah & Brian

Ackergill Tower, Deborah & Brian

The dramatic location of Ackergill Tower was the setting for Deborah and Brian’s wedding day and the weather was equally as dramatic.

Guests hurried in due to the rain, wind and at times sleet before Deborah arrived.  Humanist Linda Smith performed the marriage ceremony and the couple exchanged vows and rings.

Photographer Samantha Lovett used the Castle and grounds for some stunning backdrops before the couple had their reception at the Weigh-Inn in Thurso.  Speeches started with Father of the Bride before double-act & best men, Graeme and David, had Brian firmly on edge !

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The Rufflets Hotel, Hayley & Robbie

Sep 07, 2015

The Rufflets Hotel, Hayley & Robert

The Rufflets Hotel, Hayley & Robert

Hayley & Robert married at the Rufflets Hotel near St Andrews on a glorious sunny day.  Vows and rings were exchanged with the Ceremony conducted by Humanist Jillian Stewart.  Readings were done by Hayley’s Aunt Hazel and Robbie’s sister before the couple walked down the aisle as Mr & Mrs.

Photographers Alan & Morag Hutchion took photos of close family and friends in the grounds of Rufflets Hotel while guests were entertained by a caricaturist along with sampling some of Hayley’s favourite ice-cream !

Speeches started with the Father of the Bride and he welcomed Robbie into the family before Best Man Phil “Shakey” entertained guests but kept Robbie on his toes !

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Moy Lodge, Charlotte & Malcolm

Aug 25, 2015

Moy Lodge, Charlotte & Malcolm

Moy Lodge, Charlotte & Malcolm

Charlotte & Malcolm married in the picturesque village of Laggan with friends and family making the journey from all over the world.  Rev Catherine Buchan led the marriage ceremony with two readings from close friend Dordie and a Bible reading from Malcolm’s mother.

Photo shoots were organised by Lynne Kennedy in and around the Church grounds before setting off for Moy Lodge.

In the exclusive grounds of Moy Lodge family and friends mingled and enjoyed canapés whilst Lynne Kennedy arranged family and group photos.  Guests were seated before the speeches started, first with Charlotte’s father followed by Malcolm.  Malcolm’s daughter and Best Lady rounded off the speeches with some stories of adventures she and her father got up to.

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Isle of Lewis, Janet & Craig

Aug 19, 2015

Isle of Lewis, Janet & Craig

Isle of Lewis, Janet & Craig

Janet & Craig married on the Isle of Lewis in her home village of Ness at the Free Church (continuing).  Rev Greg MacDonald took the service and performed the marriage ceremony.   As the couple exchanged vows Rev MacDonald requested the rings – the two Best Men did their best to worry Janet & Craig that they had mislaid the rings !

Photographer Roddy MacKay arranged the photo shoot outside the church before taking the couple to two stunning beaches on the island, Port of Ness and Eoropie Beach.

Speeches started with the Groom, at the Caladh Inn before both Best Men did their best to embarrass Craig with some anecdotes, some close to the bone !

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Achnagairn House, Faye & Sean

Jun 25, 2015

Achnagairn House, Faye & Sean

Achnagairn House, Faye & Sean

Faye & Sean married at Achnagairn House with Celebrant Sylvia Cameron conducting the Ceremony and exchange of rings.  Readings were by close friends Sarah & Fiona before Faye & Sean said their vows.

Photographer Justin Scobie arranged the photo-shoot around the grounds of Achnagairn House before Father of the Bride, Allan, started the speeches.   Best Man and brother, Christopher, prepared a slide-show with anecdotes from Sean’s past.  Not to be outdone, Eilidh, the flower girl made sure she had a shot of the microphone.

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Drumossie Hotel, Kate & Andrew

Jun 10, 2015

Drumossie Hotel, Kate & Andrew

Drumossie Hotel, Kate & Andrew

Kate & Andrew married at the Drumossie Hotel in January and had a nice wee flurry of seasonal snow.  Fishing was the theme of their wedding and Kate had organised & planned every last detail with this in mind.

Celebrant, Donald George, conducted the Ceremony with both Kate and Andrew exchanging vows and rings. Photographer Emma North arranged the photo shoot inside the Hotel before venturing into the wintry grounds with Andrew and their dogs, Bert, Tilly and Fergie.

Speeches commenced with Kate’s father followed by Andrew who informed the guests on the questions he used to woo Kate !   Both Best Men Sandy and John went back in time to reveal some interesting and funny stories about Andrew.

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Raemoir House, Angela & Niall

May 13, 2015

Raemoir House, Angela & Niall

 

Raemoir House, Angela & Niall

Set in secluded grounds Raemoir House was the venue for Angela & Niall’s wedding.

Registrar *name* conducted the ceremony as the couple exchanged rings and their vows before photographer *name* organised the photo shoot.

Speeches started with Angela’s father and the Best man *name* kept Niall on his toes with some amusing stories that kept the audience entertained but kept Niall on his toes !

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Aswanley House, Samantha & Philip

May 07, 2015

Aswanley House, Samantha & Philip

Aswanley House, Samantha & Philip

Samantha & Philip married at Botriphnie Parish Church with the Ceremony conducted by Rev Dr Kay Gauld.

As family and guests witnessed the exchange of rings, both Samantha & Philip also said their vows.  Rev Dr Kay Gauld added in some extra conditions which Philip seemed reluctant to repeat whilst Samantha had no problem with hers!

As the couple travelled to Aswanley House, they made a quick stop to catch a photo at Bomakelloch Farm before joining their family and friends.  The photo shoot organised by Jenny Barclay centred around the grounds of Aswanley House before the speeches commenced with Samantha’s father.

The best man, Niall, kept Philip on his toes with tales from their youth before some guests took part in the cog bucket.

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Achnagairn House, Alison & Michael

Apr 17, 2015

Achnagairn House, Alison & Michael

Achnagairn House, Alison & Michael

Achnagairn House was the stunning setting for Alison & Michael’s wedding. Whilst guests arrived and mingled in the House, Alison was relaxing in the Bridal suite and preparing for her big day.

During the ceremony Alison’s brother James read to the couple and Celebrant John Howieson performed the marriage vows and exchange of rings before marching down the aisle as husband and wife !

Photo shoots were organised by Justin Scobie before Alison & Michael were piped into the main reception room.  Speeches started with Alison’s father, followed by Michael who kept his composure before handing over to Best Man Brian.

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Wardlaw Church, Kingsmills Hotel, Anna & Ruaraidh

Mar 23, 2015

Wardlaw Church, Kingsmills Hotel, Anna & Ruaraidh

Wardlaw Church, Kingsmills Hotel, Anna & Ruaraidh

Anna & Ruaraidh exchanged vows and rings with Rev Kenny Ross leading the worship.  The Church building had been newly refurbished and this is how both Anna & Ruaraidh met, during the construction!

Lynne Kennedy arranged the photoshoot in the ground of Wardlaw Church with more opportunities for photos at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness.

Speeches followed and Anna’s father Donald led the way followed by Ruaraidh.  The two best men entertained the guests with stories of deer hunting, buying engines and of course H.I.S !

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Castle Leod Strathpeffer, Shonagh & Stuart

Dec 13, 2014

Castle Leod Strathpeffer, Shonagh & Stuart

Castle Leod Strathpeffer, Shonagh & Stuart

Set in the stunning surroundings of Castle Leod, Shonagh & Stuart’s echanged vows and rings before close friends and family.

Photographer, Michael Carver, took the couple around the grounds whilst drinks and canopes were served to guests.

Further photos were organised at the Reception venue, the Strathpeffer Pavilion, before the speeches commenced and later, dancing.

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Achnagairn House, Paula & Gregor

Nov 30, 2014

Achnagairn House, Paula & Gregor

Achnagairn House, Paula & Gregor

Set in the stunning grounds of Achnagairn House Paula & Gregor exchanged rings and vows with their close friends and family present to witness their day.

Andy Taylor, the photographer, took the couple around the grounds and family & group shots were organised.  Paula & Gregor were met with thunderous applause as they entered the Main Reception room before the speeches started.

Paula’s father opened with some lovely words to welcome Gregor into the family before the groom’s brother the Best Man entertained the guests with stories from the past.

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St John’s Church & Kingsmills Hotel – Diane & Keith

Nov 21, 2014

St John’s Church & Kingsmills Hotel – Diane & Keith

 

St John’s Church & Kingsmills Hotel – Diane & Keith

Diane & Keith married at the picturesque setting of St John’s Church, Arpafeelie.  Father Mel Langille led the marriage ceremony with Lynn, Keith’s Aunt, reading from 1 Corinthians.

Rings and vows were exchanged before Father Langille allowed the couple to kiss, or was that a handshake he suggested !

Photos were then organised by Michael Carver around the Church grounds before leaving for the Kingsmills Hotel.

Diane’s Father led the way with the speeches with the two best men, Leigh and Liam recounting various antics the groom got up too!

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Dornoch Cathedral, Rhionna & Lewis

Nov 13, 2014

Dornoch Cathedral, Rhionna & Lewis

 

Dornoch Cathedral, Rhionna & Lewis

Dornoch Cathedral was the setting for the wedding of Rhionna & Lewis.  Rev Susan Brown conducted the service in front of their close friends and family as the couple then exchanged rings and their vows.

Justin Scobie, the photographer, organised the photo-shoot in the grounds of the church before the couple departed in their vehicle of choice with champagne in hand.

Speeches commenced with, Father of the Bride, James along wit the Best Man, Kyle before the first dance took place at the Royal Marine Hotel, Brora.

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Fairy Glen, Julie & Adam

Nov 07, 2014

Fairy Glen, Julie & Adam

 

Fairy Glen, Julie & Adam

Julie & Adam made the long trip from Canada to elope to the Isle of Skye and married in the wonderful surroundings of the Fairy Glen.

Sonja Eckle-Riel of Heart & Soul Ceremonies performed the marriage ceremony and the couple exchanged rings and vows together.  Knowing the island well, photographer Lynne Kennedy, took the Julie & Adam to several stunning locations for photo-shoots.

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The Burn, Ferintosh. Malina & Greig

Oct 31, 2014

The Burn, Ferintosh.  Malina & Greig

The Burn, Ferintosh.  Malina & Greig

Malina & Grieg married at Ferintosh Burn, a natural amphitheatre which during the 18th century was used for open-air preaching.

Rev Chris Smart performed the marriage ceremony along with friends Carrie who read the bride’s poem and John who read verses written by Malina’s Grandmother.

Once the vows and rings were exchanged Malina & Greid mingled with friends and family in the wonderful surroundings of the amphitheatre.

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Innes House, Paula & Andrew

Oct 17, 2014

Innes House, Paula & Andrew

Innes House, Paula & Andrew

Innes House was the stunning location for Paula & Andrew’s wedding where in front of family and friends Rev Daniel Sutherland performed the marriage ceremony.

Photographer Susan Renee took the couple around the spacious grounds whilst Alan sang and played on his guitar.

Speeches commenced in the marquee with father of the bride, James, followed by Andrew.  Double-act, Ryan & Scott entertained the guests with stories of Andrew’s driving, skills or lack of skills on the golf course and presented him with, in their opinion,  a safer mode of travel !

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Achnagairn House, Clare & Graeme

Oct 08, 2014

Achnagairn House, Clare & Graeme

Achnagairn House, Clare & Graeme

Clare & Graeme married at Achnagairn House and in front of their friends and family exchanged vows and rings with Rev Iain U Thomson conducting the marriage ceremony.

Photographer Margaret Soraya took the couple around the grounds for the photo shoot whilst guests mingled in and out of the stunning house.

The Father of the Bride had a close call with a candle during the ceremony and only during his speech did he reveal this to the attending guests !

The Best man took advantage of the floor, keeping Graeme on his toes, but fortunately for the groom all was in good fun.

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Aswanley House, Yvonne & Mark

Sep 19, 2014

Aswanley House, Yvonne & Mark

 

Aswanley House, Yvonne & Mark

Aswanley House was the stunning setting for Yvonne & Mark to exchange vows and rings.  Cousins, Anna & Elena read passages before the celebrant, Janet Donnelly, performed the wedding vows.

Photographer Jack Johnston took Yvonne & Mark around the grounds of Aswanley House for personal and group shots.  The Master of Ceremonies introduced the Father of the Bride to open the speeches with Best Man Alan, keeping his speech above board…well at times!

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Loch Ness Country House Hotel, Aurore & Nicolas

Aug 29, 2014

Loch Ness Country House Hotel, Aurore & Nicolas

 

Loch Ness Country House Hotel, Aurore & Nicolas

Aurore & Nicolas came over from France to the beautiful grounds of Loch Ness Country House Hotel.

Nicolas exchanged vows and rings with Aurore and the celebrants took the opportunity to wish them all the best in Scottish whilst being translated to French too!

Photo took place around Loch Ness Country House Hotel.

Wishing Aurore and Nicolas all the best in their married life and do come back to Scotland to visit!

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MacDonald Hotels, Siobhan & Kevin

Aug 01, 2014

MacDonald Hotels, Siobhan & Kevin

MacDonald Hotels, Siobhan & Kevin

Siobhan & Kevin married at the MacDonalds’ Hotel in Aviemore with celebrant Alun Smurthwaite performing the marriage ceremony. A reading by Craig, Siobhan & Kevin’s son, ensured this was a true family affair.

Photographer Iain MacRae took the couple to a stunning location where he arranged the photo-shoot with the bridesmaids and family.

Speeches commenced in the evening with Siobhan’s father leading the way with the Best Man, David, informing the guests of not only Kevin’s antics but some funny stories about Siobhan too !

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