Kendal and Ben tied the knot at Comrie Croft, a 200-year-old farmstead, house and barn set around a courtyard, in Perthsire. With acres of fields and woodlands surrounding, it's commonly used as a destination for people camping, hostelling or mountain biking but it's absolutely perfect for a rustic wedding, for couples who love a DIY approach and want to have a fun, festival-style wedding where everyone can stay over!
Kendal and her bridesmaids got ready in one of the little cottage rooms at the Croft, popping champagne and dancing to a great playlist of tunes to get everyone excited for the day ahead! Ben and his groomsmen had a relaxed morning, throwing a rugby ball around in the yard before getting ready in another little cottage across the courtyard. The couple had the great idea of the bride seeing the groomsmen and the groom seeing the bridesmaids before the ceremony and having a toast together - champagne for Kendal, and shots of pink rose tequila for Ben and the ladies! Kendal's proud father also came up to see her in her dress for the first time, which was a beautiful emotional moment.
Celebrant Gary Smith led a beautiful Humanist ceremony complete with a symbolic hand-fasting with strips of tartan. There was dried petal confetti for guests to throw as they walked back up the aisle and their dog Finn the Saluki waited patiently to greet his owners afterwards!
Ben is in the Navy, so he had his Navy friends form a special sword arch for the couple to walk out through after the ceremony! A bit of drizzle didn't dampen anyone's spirits and by the time the couple had enjoyed some drinks and nibbles and mingled with their guests, the rain had gone away again so we could get some group photographs in the courtyard outside.
Kendal and Ben then took a stroll down the lane for a few moments together, and were joined by their dog Finn who didn't want to miss his chance in the spotlight! Keen to spend as much time as possible with their guests, we kept this portion short and opted for plenty of natural, candid moments throughout the day to tell their story.
Kendal and Ben then returned to the barn to join their guests for speeches before dinner. These were very funny and all the decoration and strings of fairy lights added to the great atmosphere. They then enjoyed what's becoming a popular trend of doing a 'table photo dash', racing to each table to get a photo with the group sat there before the buffet opened!
After dinner the new Mr and Mrs Flack cut their wedding cake with Ben's sword, and invited guests outside to light sparklers, which looked fantastic in the dark! I love sparklers at a winter wedding, and it's a great way to have fun and get some more pretty pictures to end the evening.
The band Paper Tiger raised the roof to kick off the night with Kendal and Ben's first dance, followed by a fun father-daughter dance, where her Dad picked Kendal up and twirled her round to great applause! I loved every moment I spent at Comrie Croft for this brilliant celebration and left them to party the night away. Thanks also to my second shooter for working alongside me here (Janine Kirkwood Photography).