Late summer wedding on Loch Tay

Stunning loch; dramatic hills; rustic venue – there’s lots to love about a Boreland Loch Tay wedding. A 117 acre former working farm which sits in a beautiful position above the banks of Loch Tay in Perthshire.  So when Chris and Brin got in touch last year, I was delighted to fit their special day into my shooting schedule.  An American couple living in Amsterdam but with the dream of getting married in Scotland. Chris and Brin had family and friends coming over from the States. So it was always going to be a special day, marked by emotional reunions and a love of all things Scottish.

Pacing nervously as the clock ticked down

Boreland combines events with holiday accommodation. Relaxed weddings as well as upmarket activity-driven stag and hen do’s are a particular speciality. A huge repurposed steel barn and cowshed along with various cottages and a contemporary build makes all this possible.  The shoot began with the pre-wedding prep shots, always an exciting part of the day, with plenty of opportunities for impromptu, candid pictures. I love the photograph of Chris pacing nervously by the loch, and the bridesmaids handing drinks through a cottage window to the bride for a bit of Dutch courage as clock ticked down. 

Boreland Loch Tay wedding portraits

Good weather at Boreland is a real bonus as the scenery is so glorious, and we were lucky. In true Scottish style changeable light made for wonderful variety in terms of the photographs. The outdoor ceremony was held in the field below the main venue and the couple had a pretty flower arch framing the loch view. Both Brin’s parents walked her from the farm and down the ‘aisle’ (across the field) which was a touching break from tradition.

The late afternoon sun burst through the clouds. So I whisked the couple away for a stroll in the fields and some portraits.  Brin by now was wrapped in a russet coloured wool shawl. It was the perfect tonal contrast to her slate grey/blue skirt (a match for the clear water). These colours worked beautifully against the mossy green and ochre shades of the field. The sheep seemed quite happy to share their location which is always a bonus. . . 

Twirling spinning laughing ceilidh

As this Boreland Loch Tay wedding progressed into the evening I shot some black and white images for contrast. The evening celebrations were great fun to capture. Some, including the bride, had changed their outfit for some serious ceilidh dancing. This in itself was pretty brave, as none of the guests had ever attempted Scottish country dancing before. But helped by a terrific live band, they were certainly game on. The twirling, spinning, laughing shots are a super contrast to the quieter portrait pictures from earlier. I loved the fairy-lit converted horse box of Rolling Stove Street Food, who dispensed fantastic food throughout the day.

Are you planning a wedding at Boreland Loch Tay?

If you are, you are no doubt looking for a relaxed, informal, unstuffy vibe to your day. Boreland certainly fits that bill with it’s fabulous location and blank canvas setup. As a true documentary wedding photographer I can capture your day unobtrusively and without fuss. Your wedding pictures will tell the story of the day as it really was and the special people in your lives who you chose to share the moment.

Get in touch to see if I have your date free

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