Eden and Thomas...got married!

I had been looking forwards to this wedding from the day I met Eden, initially at Backhouse Rossie however since then the location for their reception had changed to a remote countryside house, with unspoilt views over Angus and across towards Fife. It was perfect!

The Bridal prep shots were taken in a beautiful victorian house in Broughty Ferry. Lovely fireplace, wooden floors and a beautiful and mature garden. There was certainly a lot happening in this house with so many getting ready. Bridesmaids, Flower-girl, Pageboy, Mum, Dad and of course the Bride herself. My plan was to shoot some details and then nip a few streets away to get some shots of Thomas getting ready at his folks house. I arrived just in time as they were preparing to leave for the church. Just enough time for some pinning of buttonholes, straightening of ties and a few group shots of Thomas and his Groomsmen. They soon departed and I headed back to Eden to see how things were going. I finished some detail shots and some garden shots with the girls, a little bit of veil steaming to help out (can’t have a Bride steaming her veil on her wedding day!) and it was time to head to the church.

Eden arrived at the church in a gorgeous vintage car, only to leave again without the car even stopping. Bouquet – left behind. So back to the house for the flowers before she arrived back.

The service was lovely, lots of tears trickling down cheeks, loving smiles and glances and meaningful words spoken.

After a few family portraits outside the church (without me getting knocked over on the road – win!) we all jumped in our vehichles of choice and headed to the reception. I was in love as soon as I saw it. It was Alice in Wonderland meets a country fair. There were bouncy casltes and slides for the kids (unverified), lawn games, bubbles etc. Dotted about were Alice in Wonderland goodies such as a huge oak barrel stacked high with jars of ‘Eat Me’ sweets, stacked books holding up teacups, saucers, playing cards and little keys here and there. I belive the ‘Drink Me’ related to the buckets of iced beer dotted about! The caterers had set up a huge stall to the side next to the bar and DJ booth. For the guests to relax, wooden tables and chairs were dotted about in the open sided marquees, some even with sofas inside! Plenty room for everyone to have a good time!

We all enjoyed our portrait time together, lots of laughs, serious poses and some messing about ones – all in balance and I love it! I could have photographed this couple all day!

The speeches were very emotional and meaningful. And yes, at one point, I had had teary eyes. The speeches also had me laughing lots and were a joy to photograph! For a moment, I looked around and saw their guests watching on, all with love and admiration for the couple all over their faces. It was crystal clear that Eden and Thomas are a very well loved couple. It was amazing to be a part of their day and its one of the key reasons I photograph weddings as my full time job. I left them to party the night away, memory cards full, batteries drained, feet killing me but a huge, massive smile on my face knowing I’d made two new friends and I look forwards to future coffee catch ups!


Brides dress Mori Lee from Sarah Louise Bridal https://sarahlouisebridal.co.uk/

Groom and Groomsmen Kilts from McCalls in Dundee https://www.mccalls.co.uk/

Flowers by The Vintage Rose London

Car Hire Chauffeurs of Carnoustie Wedding Cars https://www.chauffeursofcarnoustie.co.uk/

Catering Scott Brothers Butchers https://www.scottbrothersbutchers.co.uk/

Gear used

Nikon D780 / D750

Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 ED VR

Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art

Nikon 50mm 1.8

Nikon 85mm 1.8

Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR

Nikon 105mm 2.8 VR

Edited with G-Presets 03/5

Sarah Newman is a Scottish Photographer living by the coast, just outside Edinburgh with her husband and 2 children. She has a BA in Professional Photography from Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University and has won some industry awards for her work whilst at university. She has also exhibited her work in Edinburgh and London in recent years.