What a day we had on Saturday! And possibly the best first dance I have personally witnessed! The sun was blazing over at Kippilaw House where the day started, with myself up in the bridal suite with June, while Joey was off doing groom portraits with Tumsh. Now, let me tell you a bit about Kippilaw House, because up until I began working I had never heard of it, but it is truly a hidden gem.
Not far from Melrose in the Scottish Borders, Kippilaw House is a beautiful old house nestled in it’s own grounds. It is beautiful inside and outside; the outer area being tastefully laid out with flowers and plants. The gardens are not huge but they are more than large enough to comfortably host a wedding party. I was particularly pleased to find that, through a gap in a hedge, I had access to a little field of long grass that caught the sun for much of the day; it was lit up beautifully. If you know me, you’ll know how much I love long grass and the sun! Indoors the rooms are surprisingly large, with a special mention to the bridal suite – I have never seen such a big and bright room! Old houses in Scotland can be a little overdone in terms of ‘Scottish’ quirks (drowning in stag heads and tartan), but Kippilaw is thoughtful in decor, with huge windows to let the light flood in. If you’re looking for a house to host your wedding in the Scottish Borders I’d recommend putting Kippilaw on your list of places to check out!
Ok, enough about the venue, what about the people? June and Tumsh were delightful to work for. I knew we’d get on when they asked if they could bring their dogs along to their engagement shoot! I actually met Tumsh and June when I photographed the wedding of Tumsh’s daughter Clare, at the Kingsknowes Hotel last year. Not long after that Tumsh contacted me to ask me to photograph his own upcoming nuptials and I was thrilled to accept! I hope you enjoy this highlights post of their beautiful day!
Photography – R.M.S Photography
Venue – Kippilaw House
Make up – Leader Body & Beauty
Music – Twist of Fate