Aaaah, I finally get to share Minna and Greg’s wedding!
We were at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel bright and early with no clear cut plan because the weather was playing a game of silly buggers; we were on our toes for the whole day. Up until about 30 minutes before the ceremony we were pretty sure the service would be inside but then suddenly the clouds cleared and the staff were able to make a last minute switch to an outdoor ceremony. I’m so pleased for Minna and Greg, as I know how much they wanted to be married in those lovely grounds. There’s something very magical about being able to see a natural body of water while you say your wedding vows, and since the hotel is situated right on the banks of the River Tweed, that’s something Minna and Greg were able to experience.
Knowing how quickly the weather might turn I whisked them away for their couples portraits quickly after the ceremony and thank goodness for that! Almost as soon as we got back the heavens opened; there was just enough time to capture a photo of everyone on the lawn and then we were inside for a little while. As it happens, Dryburgh has some beautiful rooms for group formals, so we were lucky in that regard! Some time later as I was shooting the beautiful reception room I looked out and noticed the sun was shining again and everyone was back outside, including Joey and the wedding party, so so off I went to join them! I’d just like to say right here that I don’t think I’ve ever so much fun shooting group pictures as I did at Greg and Minna’s wedding! I’ve never seen so many people lifted into the air before, or so many shapely legs emerging from kilts! The party continued indoors; it was such a fun evening! I was ready to throw down my camera and join in!
Highlights for me included the aforementioned group pictures and being able to take some couple’s portraits by the Tweed, which was especially nice as we had taken some at the same river for their engagement session, just further up the road in Melrose! Minna’s father’s speech should also get a special mention as it contained some beautiful thoughts on marriage and the merging of family and cultures; it was incredibly touching yet also very funny. Joey and I will both remember it for a long time. Another very special touch was the best man Euan singing the song for his brother and new sister-in-laws first dance – he did a fabulous job!
I hope you enjoy the highlights below! Don’t worry, no one was harmed in the taking of these photos.
Venue: Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
Hair and Make Up: Ellava Hair & Beauty
Dress: Amilou Bridal
Boutonnieres: Scent Flowers
Band: Fahrenheit Function Band
Cake: Truly Scrumptious