Spring wedding photography in Edmonton, Alberta can be beautiful enough. But, there is nothing more exciting for a photographer than new, stunning locations to shoot one-of-a-kind wedding photos. That was just the case for me when I was invited to travel with Andrew and Rayanne to Scotland for their destination wedding!!!
Scotland Destination Wedding
Ray & Drew had invited 40 of their closest friends and family to join them for an unforgettable 9-day bus tour with Haggis Adventures through the Highlands, lochs, and glens of Scotland this past May. The middle of this amazing vacation would feature a stay in the 15th century castle. Ackergill Tower – the historic tower house and the venue for their unforgettable wedding was perfect. I was so lucky to document this trip and capture all of the spectacular moments.
Andrew, looked like a traditional Scottish warrior with his distinguishable fly plaid, heirloom pins and sporran. He also had a custom made sgain dubh which was picked up from Scottish designer days before the wedding on our way to Wick.
Rayanne & Andrew planned a first look before the ceremony. This gave them a moment to relax and enjoy some time alone before the festivities began. It was literally perfect with the Scottish Piper playing his music for the couple.
Rayanne and her bridal party had spent many, many hours rolling flowers. The bright rose garland, which travelled in a suitcase all the way to Scotland was especially made for the ceremony. Also, the classic white wedding theme proved to be a wonderful contrast to the aging stone castle. Rayanne stood out as a gorgeous Highland bride in her stunning Maggie Sottero wedding gown.
Other Scottish traditions like the pinning of the tartan and the Quaich added to an already beautiful event.
Dinner & Reception
After family and bridal party photos, the day was followed with an amazing full service dinner where all 40 guests were able to sit at one long table. The evening was topped off with dancing and drinks at the Smuggler’s Inn – a neat little pub on the property.
I love being a wedding photographer in Edmonton but there is no doubt, I will return to Scotland in a heartbeat. Also, being invited to photograph this wedding was an honour I will never forget. Bringing my husband along was icing on a plaid coloured cake. Finally, I would love to help any newly engaged couple dreaming of their own destination wedding. If you’re planning one, I’d love to come along!
Venue/Catering: Ackergill Tower
Wedding Gown: The Bridal House
Groom’s Attire: McAllans Wick
Piper: Sandy MacDonell
Flowers: 2Clvr Designs
Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Gevy & Mallory Podger