Summer Garden Wedding Clear Span Marquee | Alex and Neil

Garden Wedding Ceremony

Alex and Neil’s garden wedding was held at Neil’s parents home garden in Bonjedward in the Scottish Borders.  I’ve been down that way a few times in nearby Melrose for some amazing weddings. Most recently for Vicky and Alex’s wedding at the stunning Melrose Abbey.

It’s a beautiful part of Scotland with incredible countryside views.  Alex and Neil wanted to make the most of those incredible rustic views by having their ceremony in the garden.  Neil’s dad worked hard making sure the garden was just right.  It looked immaculate and his hard worked showed. It was the perfect setting for their garden wedding ceremony.

garden wedding ceremony with floral arch

Unique clear span marquee reception in the garden

The stunning transparent (clear span) marquee was a fab addition and the minimal rustic styling was just spot on.  It looked magical lit up at night, with the party swinging inside, and boy was it swinging! their wedding band The Vinyls made sure of that!

couple in front of their clear span marquee in the hay field at their garden wedding

Planned from Australia

Alex and Neil live in Australia so most of their planning for their garden wedding was done from afar.  Their families were wedding planning heroes and played a huge role in planning their wedding. Not to be outdone their Australian buddies were all hands on deck, pulling together to make this a fantastic day! The M.C. in particular brought the house down with his comical intros and whipping the crowd up into a chant.

We were spoilt by the catering team at The Pantry with some much needed and very appreciated grub, it was utterly delicious! I’d thoroughly recommended their nosh. We really enjoyed working alongside Jo and Donald from Bowery Productions, I’ve popped their highlights video in at the end of the post if you want to take a gander.

The dress

Alex’s Bo & Luca dress bought in Australia was so very beautiful and perfect for a summer wedding, for such a simple dress the detail was just beautiful.  Not to be outdone by Alex herself of course who looked simply stunning!

bride wearing dress by bo & luca running through the fields outside their garden wedding reception

Alex and Neil, thank you so much for asking us to photograph your day.  There was nothing but smiles from beginning to end, we enjoyed every last minute with you and wish you all the very best for your new chapter together as hubby and wife.

Zoë & Sam x

2nd Shooter – Sam Yoffe
Bride’s getting ready location: Monteviot Stables West
Hairdresser – Emma Cockburn G E Hair
Makeup Artist – Sarah Morten
Dressmaker/Designer – Bo & Luca
Caterer – Vicki Hedley The Pantry
Band – The Vinyls
Videgrapher –Bowery Productions

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Here’s a wee peek at Alex and Neil’s Highlights video from Bowery Productions  so lovely to work with you both on this one!




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Zoë x