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Wedding dress:
Koonings
a design by Agora
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Music:
Bagpipe: Julie Brinklow of Thistle Piping
Singer/Guitarist: Mike Eriksson
DJ: Mark Wild
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Ceremony venue:
St. Palladius Church, Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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Catering +
Diner, party and sleeping venue:
Drumtochty Castle, Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire, Schotland
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James & Lieneke’s Story

Lieneke and James were prepared for rainy wedding, they had added umbrella’s to the goodiebags for the arriving guests and the entire wedding could take place inside. Why, if you decide to tie the knot in Scotland (because the bride’s family lives in The Netherlands and and the groom’s family lives in Manchester and in every scenario there’s going to be a whole lot of traveling. Plus you know, Scotland is awesome) you prepare yourself for misty mountains, cloudy and grey skies and definitely rain. But what a surprise it was that their entire wedding weekend was filled with sunshine and a lovely 18ºC! James’ family and friends (including his father who came in a Rolls Royce oldtimer) drove from Manchester to Aberdeenshire and other family and friends of the bride and groom got on a plane (like I did) on Friday morning from The Netherlands, Sweden, Peru, Switzerland, Australia and Canada.
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At arrival we started with a delicious lunch (with scones with jam and clotted cream! yay!), a whisky tasting (during which I was scouting out locations for the photo shoot ;) ) and a ceremony rehearsal in St. Palladius Church. After which a chippy van with fish and chips from The Bay came to the castle to suplly everyone with dinner. I’m a vegetarian myself and oooh! lucky me, I got tempura (I love tempura!) with fries. Later that night, we were entertained by the musical talents (and a film music pub quiz! yay!) of Mike Eriksson aka Yellow Mike.
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After a good nights sleep (for the people who didn’t stay up late ;) ) the bride and groom started to get ready on opposite sides of the castle. Lieneke’s 3 bridesmaids, flowergirl, James’ best man and the bride and groom’s parents prepared for the big day ahead. Lieneke’s little niece and flower girl reaction to the wedding dress was just the first of many guests in own of the awesome that was about to walk down the aisle. Most brides don’t wear a casual day-to-day outfit but Lieneke’s dress, with a train of several meters long, literally made yaws drop! Not even the live bagpiper could distract attention away from this breathtaking bride.
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After the beautiful ceremony led by a vicar from South-Africa and with music by Mike, the newly weds and I drove up the mountain to a small ruin (if you didn’t see a ruin while in Scotland, you haven’t been to Scotland). And after this photo session it was already time for a delicious 3 course dinner, after which the bride and groom cut their wedding cake. With a sword! Yup, an actual sword. Then Lieneke and James had there first dance (or two first dances really, 1 while Mike played guitar and a second one in the ballroom where the party took place) and the throwing of the bridal bouquet (yup, the girl that catched it was pretty determined to get her hands on it). After a night filled with dancing, a midnight buffet and sending off wedding lanterns, night fell over Drumtochty Castle. The next morning everyone enjoyed an English breakfast and everyone who had helped with the wedding was thanked by the bride and groom. In the afternoon the bride and groom left for a week of vacation in Scotland and I traveled home to the Netherlands (only to leave again for Iceland the next day, but that’s a story for another day).
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Are you interested in my wedding photography for your wedding in Scotland, England or somewhere else in Europe? Contact me to learn if I’m available for your wedding date, to ask me a question (or 10!) or to schedule an appointment. I’d love to hear everything about your wedding plans!

 

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