ARDOE HOUSE ABERDEEN WEDDING : LYNDSEY + ZAK
LYNDSEY + ZAK
It was a warm summer's day in Aberdeen and there was music in the air, Lyndsey & Zak made sure of that! It was this shared love for music that played an intergral part in their day. Zak, a musician wrote and recorded the instrumental piece that Lyndsey walked down the aisle to (so romantic!), and a live band made up of their family & friends provided the sound track for their ceremony. The theme continued to run throughout the evening with a line up of performances given by their talented guests at their very own 'Acoustic Cafe'. It was such a beautiful sounding wedding, I wish my photographs had a volume control, it would be turned right up!
Lyndsey and Zak, Chris and I wish you all the love and happiness as you begin your married life together. Thank you for inviting us so warmly into your first day as husband and wife, we truly felt like we with the band. Kx
While I was capturing the brides preparations, Chris headed over to Zak's place and followed him and his groomsmen to the church.
Let the music commence! This is when I wish my photos had sound.
Lyndsey and Zak wanted to inject fun into their bridal party shots, so they came armed with props and bundles of energy. Once we started to play around, it was hard to stop!
Beautiful Babys Breath flower crown, simple, elegant and understated. Unbelievably Lyndsey wasn't actually going to wear this, she thought it would look too over the top. But when the hairdresser persuaded her to try it, Lyndsey and her bridesmaids were completely besotted by it.
Their Acoustic Cafe was filled with peformances that brought the reception to life! Needless to say it added a very personal touch to the day.
This was my first ever sparkler photo experience, in fact it was my first ever light trail photo! I'm not crazy on trying out firsts during weddings, I like to be as prepared as possible. But when Lyndsey asked me during her morning prep I couldn't resist and was determined to give it my best shot. So, when night fell, Chris and I stepped out to figure out how we were going to do this. We had a few obstacles, I didn't have my tripod with me, ( I prefer shooting weddings without it ) we didn't have any sparklers to practice on and we didn't have a clue what we were doing.
We ended up finding a dry bird bath full of gravel, which I nestled my camera in and then with his phone torch, Chris waved it around while I trialed out some settings. Within 5 mins we were set to go. I hurried to the dance floor to fetch Lyndsey and Zak, desperately hoping I could pull this off. By some miracle we got this shot. For Lyndsey and Zak this photo will always remind them of their wedding day, but for me, it will always remind me that when there's a will, there's a way. Even when it involves a bird bath!