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A BOHO WOODLAND BACK GARDEN WEDDING IN ABERDEEN

Updated: Feb 22, 2023

THE ONE WITH THE AMAZING DRESS, THE LIGHTER SHORTAGE, AND THE FIRE PIT

We were super excited to be asked by Helen and Stevie to photograph their day, as Stevie used to be a wedding photographer himself! It’s always an incredible honour, (and a little nerve-wracking!), to be trusted to capture the wedding day of a fellow photographer - especially one Rachel had worked with in the past! The pair had decided to get married at Helen’s family home in Aberdeenshire, and after seeing the beauty and scope the land had to offer, it was no surprise why! Helen and Stevie were aiming for a family-focused, boho, woodland-dream vibe, and the day did not disappoint. With marquees ranging in size and purpose, from small tented bars serving up wine and spirits; to huge, wooden-floored spaces lined with benches, bunting and macramé; and hundreds of paper cranes hanging from the roof that a family member had made, the back garden wedding was beyond anything we could have imaged. Fairy lights roped from tree to tree, family gathered around fire pits sharing stories, and a hog roast and a fish & chip van made sure everyone was full. Helen wore what was maybe the most beautiful dress we’ve ever seen. She took her mother’s wedding dress, and together the pair altered and embroidered it, adding reds and greens to create an incredible enhanced dress with meaning. Adding to the theme of family involvement, the couple opted for petal confetti, which was dried by family. During the ceremony, Helen’s brother played guitar whilst his partner sang, and two of the members of the wedding band were Helen’s brothers. Even the family dogs were getting involved! It was lovely to see how much everyone had a hand in helping this day be as special as possible, and to be welcomed into the family for a day whilst we worked. Everyone made it super easy for us to slot in and move around to capture everyone in the various different areas. The day was topped off by escaping the light of summertime and gathering everyone in the nearby woodland to light around forty-five sparklers (with only two lighters!), and get those incredible sparkler shots. Top tip for you: buy the giant sparklers! Top tip for us: carry spare lighters. We are lucky enough to shoot some unbelievable weddings, but his one was definitely up there! Check out our best bits from one of our top “this is our job!” days of 2019.


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Feb 23, 2023

Thank you so much Rachel and Tonie! Your photos make me so happy every time I look at them, you captured the spirit of our day just perfectly and you made us feel totally at ease in front of the camera.

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