I first met Peter and Jenny at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. On the way to our meeting Jenny had popped into a wedding dress shop and bought the dress. Understandably she was pretty excited. By the end of our meeting it was me that was feeling excited. Talk of a relaxed, family-focussed wedding featuring a break in the middle to watch the Rugby World Cup final, a ceilidh and an open-mic session generally does that to me.
The morning of the wedding dawned with hours of torrential rain. By some miracle the moment I got out of my car at Errol Park the downpour stopped, eventually giving way to a beautiful late autumn day.
Errol Park is undoubtedly one of my favourite venues in Scotland. I love the gorgeous Victorian gardens and the views across to the River Tay are beautiful. The 19th century Renaissance style house itself is also pretty impressive and I love the quirky circular stable block. What I love most about Errol though is the individual weddings which take place there. There aren’t many venues where you can choose to get married in the middle of a grand double staircase.
Jenny and Peter’s wedding lived up to all of my expectations, and then some. I hadn’t banked on a gorgeous couple shoot in gentle autumn sunshine watched over by horses, or taking photographs against the backdrop of an amazing sunset. Being amongst guests from New Zealand when the All Blacks beat Australia to claim the World Cup was pretty special. And listening to Jenny’s dad sing her a special childhood song re-written for her wedding day is something I’ll not forget for a long time.
Congratulations to an absolutely lovely couple and huge thanks for letting me share your day.
PS. In case you’re wondering why there’s a shot of a dancing gorilla, it may be helpful to know that the wedding took place on Halloween.
PPS. Any questions as to why someone was playing the bagpipes whilst lying on the ground should be addressed directly to the happy couple as I’m still trying to figure that one out!