This stunning venue has it all - a grand country mansion with beautiful décor, and views to the Tay valley. Large manicured grounds with a summer house, perfect for an outdoor wedding option and a big garden party. A converted round barn with big glass windows for dinner and dancing plus courtyard with firepits for the evening. Glasshouse. Rose garden. Oh and did I mention a forest with a hidden castle folly?! And that in springtime the whole place is strewn with the most stunning lilac wisteria?
If you're considering Errol Park in Perthshire for your wedding please get in touch!
Natalie got ready with her bridesmaids upstairs in the bedrooms, while florist Victoria Bloom (Crieff) made finishing touches to the stunning arrangements both inside and outdoors. Natalie and Malcolm chose to add on a second photographer for the day, so my assistant captured the groom's preparations while I focused on the bridal party. I took care to notice the beautiful details like the engraving inside her grandmother's wedding ring, and loved capturing the emotion of Natalie's father's reaction to seeing her in her dress for the first time.
The weather was beautiful, so the couple married in a Humanist-led outdoor ceremony, in front of the summer house. This involved some traditional Scottish elements including drinking from a quaich and hand fasting, followed by an amazing confetti exit! Afterwards we snapped a quick group shot of everyone together, then I captured candid pictures of their guests mingling and enjoying cocktails and canapes served from the tuk-tuk on the grass. My approach to group shots is to keep them fun and relaxed, focusing on immediate family and close friends only for the more formal pictures as it's the natural moments that best capture people's characters.
We explored the incredible grounds for portraits of the newlyweds, as well as stealing some quiet moments inside the main house, so they could take it all in together.
We headed to the stables building for the cake cutting and speeches, then guests enjoyed a buffet style feast. After dinner I drove with Natalie and Malcolm down the track to the hidden folly in the forest for some romantic evening portraits as the sun was setting. You could add pillar candles to this gorgeous secluded building for an amazing fairytale photo opportunity!
Natalie and Malcolm chose a band to entertain their guests for the evening, and took to the floor for their first dance together before everyone else joined in.
The coloured lighting and festooned fairylights provided an amazing atmosphere on the dancefloor, and the firepits outside kept everyone warm late into the night. I adored my first visit to Errol Park; if you're looking for an Errol Park wedding photographer please send me a message!