Well, guys… get some sort of beverage as you are about to enjoy an amazing wedding photography I did at Balbirnie house. Not only that but the couple made a nice story about the wedding day too.
When we did our pre wedding session, I knew this wedding will be full of action and emotional images. These guys are so meant for each other. I love the story of how they met and how Stephen exchanged place cards around the table to get to sit next to Liana.
Also how on the same night Liana went face down during some wild evening dancing :) How Stephens hobby is jewellery making and apparently Liana is an awesome tennis player. All these small details make them so special for each other.
Today I will share with you some beautiful Balbirnie House Hotel wedding photos. This was my second time at this pretty venue and I look forward to working there more.
Here is what Stephen and Liana said about their wedding day.
“Not having thought much about weddings before planning our own, we didn’t really know what to expect from the day itself. One thing we knew was that our wedding day was going to be very busy, but we didn’t realise it would pass so quickly!
To start the day, we both got to have fun getting ready with our bridesmaids and groomsmen. What better way to calm any nerves than having good friends and family at our side. Liana, Susie, Mhairi and Ruth loved having Stephen’s sister Julia help with their makeup!
Liana was delighted to get some pictures with her Nonna, mum and dad by the piano. It’s lovely to say that Armands and his second, Kirsty, were a great addition to the party.
Lianas Balbirnie House getting ready photos
Aramnds: “When I first saw her wedding dress, my jaw dropped. I really loved the simplicity of this dress. So elegant and fitted Liana amazingly. It was a dress from Rachel Scott Bridal Couture in Edinburgh. One more very talented Edinburgh wedding dress supplier.”
Our ceremony was made special and personal to us with the guidance of our humanist celebrant Duncan Robertson (Stephen admits he felt quite emotional and had a wobbly chin when Liana was walking down the aisle with her dad).
We wanted the day to be bright and colourful with a joyful feel.
Aramands: “Full hair of confetti and plenty of smiles during the group photos. Of course, after that, it was time to do some creative couple portraits. Love Balbirnie House how versatile it is. From a photographers point of view, you have so much to do inside and also outside. Lots of opportunities to create beautiful wedding images.”
Balbirnie House Hotel wedding photography with a couple
Strap in!!! We did loads of photography around the venue. Funny enough it took us around 30 min to do it. Key in this part of the wedding day is to be prepared. We did a taster session at the venue before and we knew exactly where to go and what to do.
Normally a wedding photographer would take you to a couple places, but Balbirnei house gives you so much to cover. It was important for Stephen and Liana to remember this venue in their wedding photos.
Wedding photos around the hotel.
In the wonderful whirlwind of the day, we did manage to find a few quiet moments to reflect. We were very lucky to spend a lot of these with Armands whose great chat kept us laughing from picture to picture.
Wedding photography inside the house
Let’s cut the cake and get those dancing shoes on to go crazy
Later we had a great time jigging to ceilidh music from “it’s no reel” and were happy to see our family and friends were as excited as we were by the Lovecrumbs cake table! Liana notoriously loves cake. Her mum’s beautiful homemade fruit cake with crystallised petals really topped off the cake table.
Armands: “Those who have seen my work before know that I really shine with my evening photography. I tend to stay till 10 pm so I keep taking awesome wedding photos even during evening hours. Enjoy a selection of photos during evening time.
It really was the most wonderful day and far exceeded anything we could have hoped for.“
Stephen and Liana Waclawski
I know it was a long photo story, but I hope you enjoyed looking through the photos. There are definitely few nuggets here for inspiration too. It tells well how the day went and those who are looking to have a wedding at Balbirnie, definitely GO FOR IT. Thumbs up wedding venue.
Thank you to my second photographer Kirsty and to the awesome staff and Balbirnie house.
Check out also my wedding photography page where you can find more recent awesome wedding photography.