An Elegant Scottish Highland Wedding at Glentruim Estate, Cairngorms
by Andrew Wilson
Scottish Highland Wedding, Glentruim Estate, Cairngorms - The thing I love about my job as a wedding photographer in Scotland the most is having the opportunity to travel all over this beautiful country. One of my favourite spots in the Scottish Highlands has got to be the Cairngorms National Park. With its magnificent mountain ranges, tranquil pine forests and an abundance of wildlife, it really is a magical place to hold a wedding.
There are so many wonderful wedding venues available which offer the perfect setting for a traditional Scottish Highland Wedding and Katrine and Ross’s choice of Glentruim Estate is no exception. Nestled between the villages of Laggan and Newtonmore in the Cairngorms, Glentruim Castle and Cottages offers an authentic Highland living experience in relaxing and comfortable surroundings. This stunning former family home is set in beautiful grounds with many options for an outdoor wedding ceremony, and also has a gorgeous light and airy wedding lodge, perfect for inclement weather.
It was just a few days before Hogmanay when I travelled up the A9 from Glasgow to act as wedding photographer for Katrine and Ross’s beautiful wedding at this stunning Scottish Highland location. Arriving early on the day of the wedding to begin wedding photography coverage as Katrine and Ross where completing their wedding preparations. Using photography to tell the story of the wedding day, I love to capture the small details of the preparations, the last touches of make-up, straightening the wedding dress, the looks of excitement on the flower girls faces, delighted to be apart of it all, the anticipation of what the day ahead holds. Wedding preparations complete with Katrine looking amazing in her exquisite wedding dress and Ross looking dapper in a traditional Scottish Kilt, we were good to go!
Wedding photography coverage continued right through the ceremony at the beautiful wedding lodge through to the evening celebrations in Glentruim Castles elegant surroundings. I prefer to stand back and photograph most of the wedding day in a reportage style, documenting the day as it happens, unobtrusively capturing moments and memories. However, one of my favourite parts of the day is stealing the bride and groom away for a short time to photograph their first moments as a married couple. Just after Katrine and Ross’s ceremony and before their wedding meal I whisked them away to make the most of the estate’s wonderful grounds, walking to a picturesque viewpoint and stopping among some ancient pine trees. Once the speeches had been made and the dancing had begun it was time to say cheerio, leaving Katrine and Ross to celebrate with their close friends and family, I made my way back down the A9 to Glasgow.
If you think that a wedding the Cairngorms is the perfect way to get married, more information on the legalities can be found at the local registry office. Visit Scotland has loads of information about the local area.
If you think my photography style and approach are a fit for your wedding day, I would be delighted to hear from you, please get in touch by visiting my contact page. I would love to hear your wedding plans ☺