Lorna and Gordon got married at the beautiful Old Manse of Blair in the Scottish Highlands last year and if there is one thing I will remember most about this day, it’s that sometimes in Scotland you can get a sunburn in September.
The Old Manse of Blair is a beautifully restored country house nestled in the Cairngorms National park. It has breath-taking views and feels remote but at the same time is easily accessible from the motorway. Some of these kind of venues can feel a little overdone and a little too modern, but the guys at The Old Manse did a fantastic job of keeping that traditional Scottish countryside feel with all the comfort you would expect from a 5-star hotel. Not to mention the lots of interesting and unique features within the house.
In the morning, I meet up with Gordon and some of the other wedding guests to grab a couple pictures as they were finishing a round at the Blair Atholl Golf Course, just a ten-minute drive down the road from the venue. It was then off to the Old Manse to catch up with Lorna and her side of the wedding party getting ready.
Lorna and Gordon chose some amazing flowers for their wedding day supplied by Emma from Coach House Flowers. It definitely added an extra feeling of extravagance and style to the proceedings and who doesn’t love a giant vase of flowers at the end of their wedding aisle.
Reception time ! and it was then off for some quick group and couple pictures in the sunshine before returning for the afternoon meal provided by Ballintaggart catering based out of Strathtay.
As the sun started to set it gave us the one more chance to go out and grab some of those late evening couple shots, which can really be a lot easier than the earlier ones. Since you tend to have a much more laid back couple and the light can be really beautiful, especially in the Scottish Highlands. It was then back for a bit of dancing and group Karaoke before I picked up the old camera bag and rode off into the sunset.
- Catering- Ballintaggart.
- Flowers – Coach House Flowers
- Dress – la beck in Perth
- Gordon outfit – The House of Bruar
- Cake – Jackie’s cakes and bakes
- Hair and make up – Atholl hair and beauty rooms
- Registrar – Karen Brown
- Venue – The Old Manse of Blair
- Band – bathtub hooch
- Photography – Graeme Wilson Photography