I had already met Yvonne and Tim near to the wedding venue for their engagement photo shoot (see earlier blog entry). After the shoot we took the opportunity to visit the church and reception venue together. It is always useful, if possible, to visit venues with couples. That way we can choose photo locations together and make sure that I understand the timings of the day and that we have everything covered.
Yvonne and Tim had chosen to be married in Kilconquhar Parish Church and have the reception at Kilconquhar Castle Estate. The magnificent stone parish church has an unusually tall tower for it’s size and sits atop a small hill in the village. However, the day was one of the windiest of the year so far and the gusts around the door of the church were enough to remove any unsecured hats. However, help was at hand – the local pub, situated right outside the church gates, opened specially for the guests. I did wonder where everyone was!
After the service we did the group photos on the lee-side of the church and then the wedding car arrived – The bride’s old Hyundai Atos had acquired a tam o’ shanter, flags, and tin cans for the journey to the reception.
The couple held a drinks reception in the big house on the estate and then moved to a marquee for the wedding breakfast. I don’t know what it is, but I do like marquees. Maybe it’s because I am only ever in them for weddings. Whatever the reason everyone seemed to be enjoying this marquee and the burning braziers outside. I left pretty late, but I could tell this party was going to rock well in to the night.
Thanks for choosing me as your wedding photographer, Tim and Yvonne.