Scotland wedding - A very intimate Highlands wedding - Victoria and Jim

Back in July I headed to Scotland to photograph the very intimate wedding of Victoria and Jim. With only 12 guests it was an honour to be asked to be a part of their day, surrounded by their closest friends and family as the party took over the stunning Barcaldine castle in Oban.

In true Scottish tradition the weather was, lets say, totally unpredictable all day. But this is what I love about the Highlands. From my experience of having holidays in Scotland, when it rains it rains hard. But you're nearly always blessed with some amazing weather, and beautiful light after the storm. This was exactly the case on their wedding day. After the couple told me there was a beach just a 5 minute drive away from the castle I knew I had to get them there at some point during the day. Luckily for us, the rain stopped early evening and we managed to hop in their 4x4 and head to the beach to catch the last of the light.

Being part of such a small wedding was lovely. Just choosing to share your big day with those that mean the most to you is so special. This was very clear to see with the emotion that was pouring out of everyone during the ceremony, speeches, first dance, well... all day really! 

Victoria and Jim, thanks for asking me to photograph your beautiful wedding day. You were both so great to photograph, and really made me feel like one of the family as I wandered around snapping away as you and your guests celebrated the day. You were also great sports for not moaning about the millions of midges that attacked us down at the waters edge while we got those lovely portraits of the two of you. I still had the bites all over my body two weeks later! SO worth it though.

"Hi Ed,

Thank you soooo much! The photographs are gorgeous - Jim and I are both thrilled with them. 

We really appreciated you coming all the way up to Scotland for our wedding and we hope you enjoyed your holiday up here afterwards.

You captured our big day just perfectly :) I'm so glad we chose you to be our photographer (not that we ever had any doubts).

Victoria + Jim" 

Click here to see the video shot by the awesome guys at CineMate

Venue - Barcaldine Castle