As a location to get married, the Scottish Highlands is a real favourite here at SWD. The images that we get taken at weddings in this area are just stunning no matter what time of year. In fact, the more extreme the weather, the better the images look.
So while some people would dread snow, this pair were excited. “Our wedding was very traditional, but on an intimate scale,” says bride Kirstin. The couple decided to get married on a significant date to them “ the 12th of the 12th month in 2012, at 12:12pm. The couple met each other on the 12th, so the date meant a lot to them.
Kirstin and Chris live in Australia, and welcomed 40 guests from all around the world: Scotland, England, Cypress, Australia, Germany and Austria. “As our guests were travelling far, we all met the night before the wedding so that friends and family could catch up,” says Kirstin.
“We rented a house just outside Plockton, and it was so lovely to get together with people who hadn’t seen each other for a while.”
The day kicked off with a traditional service in Kishorn Chapel near Loch Carron, the first wedding held there since the mid-sixties.Chris also asked Kirstin to marry him at the historic site, so it was a very special place for the couple.
“Our family helped decorate the chapel with giant thistles and tartan ribbons, all consistent with our Scottish theme and the MacLean family tartan,” says Kirstin.
After a traditonal Scottish ceremony, the wedding party continued onto Plockton in a convoy of 12 cars and were met at the Plockton Hotel with welcome drinks.
Afterwards, guests were treated to a three-course wedding breakfast before taking to the floor to the music of Scottish folk band Iron Midden from the Isle of Skye.”The banquet tables were pushed to the side of the room and a full ceilidh style party began with Highland dancing and lots of single malt,” laughs Kirstin.
“Haggis, neeps and tatties were served to re-energise everyone after all that dancing and the day ended in the wee hours with the guests departing the following morning.”
Chris says that marriage has added that extra stability to their relationship adding, “I am very proud to be able to call my partner my wife. It was such a special fay in our relationship, for two people who were meant to be joined for life. Our marriage shows our commitment to the world, and our love to each other.”
ABOUT LYNNE KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographer Lynne is based on the beautiful Isle of Skye, and provides contemporary and stylish wedding photography. She’s experienced in shooting large weddings and intimate celebrations, even if it’s just the two of you.
Venue: Plockton Hotel, Plockton
Photographer:Lynne Kennedy Photography
Dress: Svetlana Martynova
Cake: Celebration Station, Perth
Caterer: Plockton Hotel, Plockton
Florist: Donald from Loch Duich Plants, Kyle
Entertainment: Iron Midden
Hair and make-up: Heather from Bee Bonnie