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David and Hayley’s Borders Wedding, Coldstream Runningburn Marquee Venue

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Congratulations to David and Hayley who were married late June in St Mary & All Souls Church, Coldstream. Their reception was at Runningburn Marquee Venue.

It now seems a long time ago but it was one of those scorching hot weekends and a huge thanks must go to the couple for braving the fearsome sunshine everyone was experiencing back then.

They’re very much part of the Borders farming community, and David along with his father, are the proud owners of thirteen vintage tractors. (When do they get the time to drive them all!) Naturally, along with their gorgeous daughter, they played a big part during their day.

Wedding Ceremony: St Mary & All Souls 
Wedding Reception: Runningburn Marquee Venue
Dress: Reflections Bridal Boutique

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Ross and Natalie’s Wedding, Haddington, East Lothian

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Congratulations to Ross and Natalie who were married in July at St Mary’s Parish Church in Haddington, East Lothian with their reception held in the nearby Maitlandfield House Hotel.

We were in the middle of the Summer heatwave and as well as providing a great setting the Church offered a cool place to work when the temperatures were soaring outside.

Here are a few favourites from their wedding.

Church: http://www.stmaryskirk.co.uk/
Reception: http://www.maitlandfieldhouse.co.uk/

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Linzi and Scott’s, Galashiels, Scottish Borders Wedding

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Congratulations to Linzi and Scott who were married in Galashiels in May. Their service included a traditional Scottish hand tying ceremony and a magician kept everyone entertained after dinner and before evening guests started to arrive.

They did had a late scare though – finding out that their photo venue was double booked with only a day to go!! A last minute alternative was found and what results – here a few of our favourites from the day!

Michelle Douglas – MC Events
Mike Stone – Band
Portland Sanderson – Invites
Drapes: http://www.fourstarevents.co.uk/
Celebant: https://www.facebook.com/stewartallanhumanistcelebrant/
Cars: http://www.bordersvintageexperience.co.uk
Videography: http://moxeyimaging.com/
Cake: https://www.rubyandpearlcakeart.com/
Flowers: https://www.facebook.com/carolscreations22/
Dress: https://www.labridalwear.co.uk/

Make Up: https://www.facebook.com/DanniBurnsideMakeupArtist/
Hair: http://signaturehairbykirstie.co.uk/

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John and Rachel’s Scottish Borders Wedding

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Wow! What a wedding – a gorgeous couple, a beautiful church service, classic cars, reception in a Georgian mansion, sunny weather and a ‘Chippy’!

Congratulations to John and Rachel who were married in St. Peters Church, Galashiels during April. The party then traveled to the Haining House, Selkirk, for a drinks reception and a great fish and chip supper, freshly cooked and served on site by Mackays of Eyemouth.

Flowers: http://scentflowers.co.uk
Dress:http://www.borderbrides.co.uk
Accessories: http://reflectionsbridalboutique.co.uk
Cars: http://www.bordersvintageexperience.co.uk
Church Service: http://stpetersgala.co.uk
Reception: https://www.facebook.com/TheHainingHouseSelkirk
Chippy: https://www.facebook.com/Mackays-Of-Ey

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Styled Wedding Photography Shoot at The Haining Estate

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Every year I try to undertake a styled wedding photo shoot which offers an opportunity to test equipment or try out new photo techniques – without the pressures of being a ‘live job’.

Late Autumn last year, we tested a couple of lenses one of which was bought for the forthcoming wedding season, the other hired in. Our studio and the grounds of the Haining Estate, Selkirk provided the setting.

Louise was our fantastic model for the day and Christine at Scent flowers, Galashiels helped supply beautiful Autumnal bouquets

All our wedding packages include a considerable number of photos supplied in black and white in addition to all the full-colour versions. When processed this way they often take on a classic, timeless appearance.

Of course, this was helped considerably on our shoot by Louise’s fantastic platted hairstyle – created by the talented Rachael Jack, it looked great despite very windy conditions outside!

Venue: www.mckenziephotography.co.uk
Hair:https://www.facebook.com/100001851903354
Flowers: http://scentflowers.co.uk/
Lens Hire: https://lenspimp.com

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Duncan and Laurice’s Borders Wedding, Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

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Duncan and Laurice thanks for being so relaxed and great fun on your special day!

We’ve been very lucky this year to have photographed weddings at fantastic venue’s and the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, in the Scottish Borders, is no exception.

We headed down onto the the banks of the River Tweed for portraits which were blessed with beautiful Autumn sunshine.

Congratulations to you both!

Venue: Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
Dress: Reflections Bridal Boutique

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Jamie and Emma’s Scottish Borders Wedding, Dunglass Estate

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Jamie and Emma were recently married at the Dunglass Estate in the Scottish Borders – many congratulations to you both!

I’d had never worked at this venue before but quickly realised that there were plenty of great locations for the happy couple’s wedding portraits along with a good selection of backgrounds for their family photos.

A great couple, stunning venue, a brilliant crowd and evening entertainment from the ceilidh made it an unforgettable day!

Special mention must also go to the couple’s cute Border Terrier who flawlessly became their ring bearer for the day.

Venue: Dunglass Estate, Cockburnspath
Dress: BellaBBridal, Berwick
Florist: www.facebook.com/occasionseyemouthflorist, Eyemouth

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Mark and Emma’s Ednam House Hotel Wedding, Kelso, Scottish Borders

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Congratulations to Mark and Emma who were recently married in August!

Family and friends gathered to witness the happy couple tie the knot during a lively ceremony at the Ednam House Hotel in Kelso, the Scottish Borders.

So often this Wedding season the weather hasn’t been able to make up it’s mind. Fortunately it stayed fine long enough to photograph the lovely couple in the beautiful grounds of the Hotel.

Venue: Ednam House, Kelso
Dress: LA Bridal, Galashiels
Flowers: Bloom & Berry

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