The “American way”

Jillian and Travis have come all the way from the United States to breathtaking landscapes in Scotland. The choice of their destination wedding, Scotland Drumtochty Castle. The humanist wedding ceremony took place in a stunning 19th-century Scottish castle. Groom, former soldier, who’s family roots origin from Scotland and bride couldn’t imagine a better place for their wedding other than Scottish Highlands.

Under the agreement, the whole event was under Scottish tradition in the slightest details. So what you can get from a twist of traditional, old fashion wedding and American laid back attitude? Wedding Scotland Drumtochty Castle was a blast, it was such a pleasure to be a witness, photographer, and journalist of such a cool wedding! Wedding cake as every detail of the venue was just simply amazing. And details, just have a look at how stylish not only the bride and groom were but whole guest list!

Wedding Scotland Drumtochty Castle. The ceremony.

The humanist ceremony was so relaxed and fun, just like two good friends have an agreement. I just love how easy-going couple and guests were. There was a moment of small concern when a heavy shower just started. But hey, this is Scotland after all. Expect unexpected in terms of Scottish weather.

Ceremony was amazing. Sun came out of the sky in the perfect time. I don’t know, maybe couple has some special deal with god or universe. Like that heavy shower was a part of the venue to add a little bit of the drama. It was fun, it was touching and after wedding ceremony loads of hugs exchanging between family and friends. Humans, what a cute creatures, they hug to comfort others, they cry with tears when feel sad or touched, smile when they happy.

At reception and before dinner there was a time for individual couple session as sunset was near. That’s the best time for photographers. The lower sun is, you should expect even better photos as the light is nicer. So trust your photographer about set time schedule. So we went for a little walk to the near forest, close to the castle. And photos, were just simply amazing. Everything worked out really well at wedding Scotland Drumtochty Castle.

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Just look how nice and classy bride and groom was. Wedding dress, not everyone cup of tea, definitely unique in style. After almost an hour spent with a freshly married couple, it was a time for well-deserved dinner. But before that, mandatory speech and cutting cake. Speeches were funny, touching, engaging. As you could tell from the photos. The cutting cake couldn’t be done in an ordinary way, oh no! The couple did in it a cool way by using a sword. After dinner, lots of guests had a lot of fun, play games, smoked cigars all that chill, laid back American attitude. Pretty rad wedding Scotland Drumtochty Castle.

And oh boy, the party was such a blast! In fact it was so bad ass that I really wanted to drop my camera and have some fun dance with wedding guests. The best man was just brilliant not only on the dance floor but as a singer, singing along with the band. Yeah, you read this right, best man was singing old, good American rock and roll and all guests (no exception, really) were on the dance floor. Now this is what I call really good twist of American culture and Scottish tradition.

To summarise, what a wedding, what a night. Jillian and Travis will remember these moments for a long time. Scotland Drumtochty Castle. Such a hidden gem on east coast. Just simply amazing place. And photos will keep they’s memories fresh for years to come together. Still buzzing about this incredible wedding.

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