I really didn’t know what to expect when June and James told me they were getting married in a castle in Scotland. Actually that’s a lie. I was secretly excited by the thought of majestic Scottish landscapes but I also thought that castles were big, cold, medieval looking things with swords and hunting paraphernalia hanging everywhere. Duchray castle is not big (it’s cute size for a castle), it’s not cold (more like homely and luxurious without any pretension) and there is no sign of any animal killing stuff (at least I didn’t notice it anyway). On the day before the wedding, I remember darting from room to room in excitement when I saw the venue for the first time. Clearly an immense amount of love and labour (oh and great taste in design) has gone into keeping this 16th century gem alive and kicking. I could see why James and June loved it, not to mention the great team behind it! Special kudos to Chris and his team at Bespoke catering – the food and service is serious! I definitely recommend.
Thank you so, so much June and James for letting me in on their special day and epic party! It was a real honour and pleasure to be part of it. I really hope viewers can feel the magic of their day in these pictures, especially the moments of joy and emotions shared with their amazing unit of family and friends.
Last but not least, this blog entry wouldn’t be complete without a mention to my friend and fellow photographer Joie Takaki for lending her fun company, efforts and talent along this shoot.