Love is a funny journey and beautiful Steph travelled all the way to Scotland to meet her future husband Bobby. An Australian girl and a Scottish guy then fell in love and ‘as they say’ the rest is history. That’s how I found myself shooting a “high tea” wedding at Gardens on Forest rich in cultural fusion and with many accents representing their cross-country romance.
Steph had planned some lovely details for their big day, including a traditional piper who piped her and her father down the garden aisle. The kilted Scottsman heralded to Bobby’s ancestry and set the tone for what was to be a gorgeous afternoon with many ‘highland’ motifs. The wedding was conducted by Celebrant Fiona King with one of the main parts of the proceedings being the ‘Handfasting‘ which is a celtic tradition. It was wonderful to experience and had such heartfelt meaning – it also made for fascinating imagery (see below!) The tower of cupcakes were displayed on a glass stand filled with Scottish thistles. Bobby wore his family tartan and Steph’s vintage-inspired tea length dress feature a red sash which was a wonderful pop of colour contrasted with her white lace.
Steph has amazing tattoos and her body art was very much a part of her fabulous wedding day look. If you are a regular blog reader you will know that we love alternative brides at Angelica Peady Photography and off-beat details like steampunk themes, Halloween-mad couples, wedding festivals and cane-field parties are all ‘another days work’ for us. If your wedding is a authentic representation of who you and hubby are that’s our idea of absolutely perfect. It’s firmly ‘your day, your way’ with Angelica Peady and if you’d like more information on our wedding philosophy feel free to read about our approach here.
Thank you Steph and Bobby for allowing us to share in your wedding day. We wish you love and happiness and a journey together that is as rich, unique and wonderful as your celebration was.