Back in October, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Narelle and Martin’s wedding at the Byre at Inchyra in Perthshire. I loved everything about this wedding venue and this couple! They couldn’t have chosen a better place to tie the knot!
The Byre at Inchyra is an absolutely gorgeous estate. This historic country house dates back to 1795 and sits in 150 beautiful acres of parkland. The owners say they’re “infinitely more than a relaxed wedding barn venue,” and that couldn’t be a more accurate statement! When you’re booked at the Byre at Inchyra, you’re completely free to do with it as you wish. The trees, the land, the walled garden — historic rustic charm at it’s best. I couldn’t be more happy with the photos I have been able to achieve here at this gorgeous autumn wedding in such a wonderful venue.
Narelle had a total of six bridesmaids, so the preparation photos in the morning were a blast. The bridal prep room is located in the Old Stables, which has been converted into a beautiful suite of rooms. It was so much fun photographing the girls peeping out of the stables while the boys arrived outside.
The boys had brought a golf buggy with them to get around the estate and were having a huge amount of fun zooming about everywhere. They all managed to hang on and I was relieved that no one fell out!!!
And what a beautiful ceremony it was! There’s just something so incredible about this venue — the atmosphere felt so warm and wholesome with the foliage decorating the byre walls and the old stable troughs. The stone walls and wooden doors radiate the ancient Scottish heritage and emotions were running high as everyone sat in such a unique space, watching Narelle and Martin say their vows.
And when they emerged from the Byre into the glowing autumn sunshine as husband and wife, everyone knew the festivities were ready to begin.
While everyone was getting started on the bubbly, we headed over to the walled garden in the golf buggy to capture some wedding portraits of the bride and groom. Did I mention it was a gorgeous autumn day? We couldn’t have asked for better weather. Golden light shone down over the scene and made for some truly exquisite wedding portraits. The couple were back to their friends and family in no time to rejoin the party.
Wedding portraits are an important part of the photography for most couples and although I am a documentary wedding photographer I love the short time I spend with the couple taking their wedding portraits. I work quickly with the minimum of fuss to create a wonderful series of natural portraits that won’t feel fake or awkward. This part of the day rarely takes more than 20 minutes and I’ll have you back to your family and friends in no time – after all, it’s a wedding not a photoshoot!
The sun was out through teh reception, but when night finally rolled around bringing a chill to the air, the fire bowls provided great atmosphere and much-needed heat. The reception was packed with Ceilidh dancing, hilarious speeches and all-around high energy with mass participation!
I couldn’t have asked for a better autumn wedding to photograph. My documentary style approach worked perfectly for this couple and I’d like to give a big thanks to Narelle and Martin for allowing me to be their wedding photographer. I wish you two nothing but happiness and joy for years to come!