Pink Elephant Photography

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When my old work collegue Sam contacted me about photographing her wedding I knew it would be an epic one. Sam is no wallflower and i knew she was going to have a PARTTTY!

I was not disappointed, This was one EPIC wedding with the most incredible flowers, bands and a glitter girl, can we do it again!?!

One of my all time favourite weddings to date!

How did the proposal go?

We were on Holiday in Cuba. After a week of mostly rice and beans, rich took me fro a posh dinner at Habana Libre hotel in Havana. The restaurant on the top floor had panaramic views of the city & out to sea. Before dinner he got down on one knee at the table taking me totally by surprise. I got such a shock it took a minute to register what was happening. I said yes obviosuly but left poor Richard hanging long enough to give hima bit of a fright!

We celebrated with lots of rum and dancing at a cabaret show. Back at the homestay the family we were staying with spoke to English but understood our excitement and so we partied with them into the early hours

What made you choose your venue?

Kelburn Castle is such a fun and quirky venue. We wanted to be able to have as much as possible outside and there was so many options for this but also plenty of shelter if the Scottish weather didn’t cooperate. For the ceremony I just loved the peace and tranquillity of the walled garden with its gorgeous trees and flowers then in contrast to this the madness of the colourful castle and the festival feel of the pavilion. We didn’t have to do much to decorate as the setting was already amazing. We were also conscious that there would be lots of kids so wanted to make sure there was plenty to keep them occupied.

What was your theme/style of your wedding and why did you pick it?

We wanted it all to be as relaxed as possible. We didn’t intend on having a theme but it ended up very festival inspired. I didn’t have a colour preference so the brief was just colourful to match the castle. I also liked that this tied into our Cuban engagement. With minimal organisation it all came together fairly well.

What made you fall in love with your dress?

I was not interested in hauling some huge dress around all day and I wanted something I could dance in. I loved everything about if from the design to the shape and it was immediately comfortable.

What was your stand out moment of the day?

Arriving at the walled garden for the ceremony and seeing all of my favourite people in one place.Everyone looked so happy and the energy was incredible.

Any Advice for future couples?

Relax and enjoy the day

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Venue - Kelburn Castle - Largs Scotland

Wedding Dress - Jean Jackson Couture by Lovers society

Hair - Aileen Blackadder at Smiths- hair room

Makeup - Blushing Belles

Flowers - Bouquet Barn

Glitter Bar - Give Good Face

Band - Who's Town

Humanist - Humanist David K

Bridal Shoes - Ariat

This Wedding was one i had been looking forward to since the moment Carly first contacted me. Carly & Dom got married at the most stunning Church in Malvern The Great Malvern Priory, then afterwards they headed to the Christopher Whitehead School, where Doms Dad is the Caretaker. The transformatin of the schools sports hall was quite frankly unbelievable given the circumstances, Carly & Doms Wedding theme was Hitchikers to the Galaxy and every single item Carly had chosen was sourced through touch and description alone, Carly has no vision, neither does her Mum, her Dad is only partially sighted. It was a completle privilage to witness Carly touch and feel every last detail from her bouquet to the table decorations. Dom was absolutly Gentleman of a groom, one most of us girls can only dream of. He was attentive, funny and most importantly thoughtful and kind all day long, and ive absolutly no doubt he is the same every single day of the week.

Carly & Dom, you are true soul mates, i wish you both a lifetime of happiness, thanks so much for having me along to capture your day xx

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