Christmas wedding ceremony in a 16th century Castle
Why choose to have a Christmas Wedding Ceremony? It was an obvious choice, Amanda loves Christmas! Focussing on what you love as a couple will create a truly memorable wedding.
The perfect backdrop for a Christmas wedding
Growing up in one of the surrounding villages, Culcreuch Castle in Fintry was local enough for guests and provided the countryside backdrop and cozy winter vibe they were looking for *PLEASE NOTE THAT CULCREUCH CASTLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AND NOT TAKING WEDDING BOOKINGS*. The barn where they had their Christmas wedding ceremony has bare stone walls which provided the perfect blank canvas. Amanda’s vision of ‘more trees and fairy lights than you can shake a stick at!’ worked perfectly. The fairy lights looked incredible! and local florists Endrick Blooms, made her winter wonderland vision come to life with gorgeous Christmas themed foliage.
What to wear to your Christmas wedding
Amanda’s looked utterly breathtaking in her Jesus Peiro dress from Eleganza Sposa. The elegant high collar halter neck with plunging neckline created the perfect winter goddess look. Her beautifully bold makeup by Gemma Hughes and sophisticated up-do by Karen Rider teamed perfectly with her snow queen look. Whilst most brides want to look like themselves, Amanda wanted to look completely different and knock the socks off Lorenzo! And she did, that much was evident by the look at his face as Amanda walked down the aisle!
Can I have a dog at a wedding ceremony?
Yes you can! and Amanda and Lorenzo had all three of their dogs taking part in their Christmas wedding ceremony. The dogs are members of the family and played a huge role in their love story. Amanda and Lorenzo met whilst out walking their dogs in a local park! Their newest pooch member of the family had the important job as ring bearer and performed the job perfectly.
How to plan your Christmas wedding photos
Planning your couple session for a winter wedding can be tricky. Making use of the natural light can be challenging. Sometimes you have very little light to work with on a dull, dingy day of which we have many in Scotland! You should try to devote as much time as you dare for your portraits after your ceremony to make the most of the daylight. To make the most of their time on the day, Amanda and Lorenzo opted for a 1pm ceremony. This allowed up plenty of time for all the key photos before it got dark and some time to enjoy the reception with their guests.
Winter in Scotland can be bitterly cold, Amanda stayed warm with her shawl and fur muff, enough to troop through their couple photos. Amanda and Lorenzo wanted atmospheric photos that reflected the beauty of the winter landscape. The rain on the day provided some mist, helping to create that atmospheric backdrop that they were after. It was cold but returning to a lovely warm castle afterward, with all their friends and family to hug, and a roaring fire, they soon warmed up. Read more about choosing your ceremony time and planning your wedding timeline.
Dreaming of a White Christmas
There was only one thing missing that Amanda hoped for, a white Christmas! We knew the snow would have been the icing on the cake for them. Sadly the snow didn’t appear, but we knew we wanted to create something magical instead. So whilst the dancing was well underway with wedding band Cora, Sam and I setup a couple of night time shots for them. We created a sparkly snow effect with the rain and loved how it turned out! We always make sure we cover a large part of your evening. This allows us to scope out some places for some evening shots whilst you enjoy your party and create something memorable.
Thinking about planning a winter wedding?
Winter weddings are magical. There is something so wonderful about contrast between the crisp cold outside and being huddled inside, gathered together with your nearest and dearest. We love winter weddings capturing the atmospheric lighting, that feeling of coziness. Scroll down to see how we captured Amanda and Lorenzo’s Christmas Wedding,