Beyond the wall in Forres

Being a wedding photographer, I'm more than happy to travel wherever couples get married, whether that's across Central Scotland or further afield. Marian and Robert got married all the way up near Elgin in Forres which meant a weekend in Inverness for me.

The sun was shining and the laidback almost festival vibed wedding suited the weather conditions perfectly.

Prep was laidback as it usually is and the short drive to the reception venue (the loft, Kinloss) was easy. There was a little bit of drama as the marriage schedule went missing but it soon turned up which meant the wedding could thankfully go ahead. Due to the ceremony being held in the loft area it was rather warm but the light coming in via a small window and the abundance of fairy lights more than made up for it.

Afterwards everyone headed straight outdoors for drinks and canapes whilst we completed the group shots and the couple shoot. Both went quickly as I always prefer couples to have time with their guests and rather unusually I was asked to do a quick shoot with the bridesmaids for some competition they wanted to enter which I was glad to do.

Speeches were probably the most emotional I have witnessed to date! The best man got very upset and the only words that really came out were, "Robert was broken before he met you and now he's whole." I genuinely don't think there was a dry eye in the house.

Luckily, the evening reception turned the rather emotional vibe around and after the first dance the ceilidh started. I love photographing ceilidhs, the energy is amazing and they usually encourage most guests to get up and dance which results in more photographs of guests having fun. I'd always encourage considering booking a ceilidh band if possible and due to this being up beyond the wall (spot the reference) everyone was more than capable of throwing each other around with more gusto than I've seen before.

Thanks for having me along guys, I loved getting to explore some more of our beautiful country.

Here's a few of my favourite photos from the day.