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Dunkeld, in Highland Perthshire, is an extremely beautiful and popular location for a wedding in Scotland. Whether it’s a civil or religious Scottish wedding ceremony, a destination wedding or a renewal of vows, discover how beautiful Dunkeld can make your special day into a thrilling, once in a lifetime experience. Dunkeld provides a wide range of possible locations for your exchange of vows, from the Dunkeld Cathedral, to the banks of the River Tay, the beautiful Dunkeld Hermitage or within Hotels themselves. Scottish Law permits civil marriages to be solemnised at locations other than registration offices giving a great choice of Perthshire.

Dunkeld Hilton, Dunkeld, Perthshire. On the outskirts of the historic cathedral town of Dunkeld in central Perthshire, set in grounds of theatrical beauty, is Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel, built a hundred years ago by the Duke of Atholl. At the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, the warmth of our Scottish welcome justifies its reputation. From the moment you drive beneath the turreted archway between two dignified gatehouse lodges you are part of a world that perhaps you thought had gone for ever. Tel: 01350 727771 for general information or Tel: 01350 728338 for the conference or events team to arrange an appointment for you to visit and see the rooms available and discuss all aspects of the reception and wedding in Scotland.

Weddings In Scotland Books

Scottish Tartan Weddings: A Practical... Guide. This unique volume is a must-have for brides and grooms-to-be, interweaving Scottish customs and traditions with every step of the wedding process. Appendices include: Clan and Family Reference, Dividing Expenses and Responsibilities, Glossary of Terms, and Scottish Baby Names. Reference and Resources section provides additional guidance for planning the wedding and beyond. Photos and illustrations throughout.

The Scottish Wedding Book Whether you are opting for the full white Wedding or a quick trip to the Blacksmith's shop at Gretna Green, "The Scottish Wedding Book" is for you. Discover the history behind the traditions, while ensuring that your day is carried out with true Scots precision. "The Scottish Wedding Book" offers advice on all aspects of a true Scottish Wedding, from food to photography, and from "the dress" to the Wedding Cake. A valuable aide for the soon-to-be-wed, and an interesting read for those simply interested in one of Scotland's liveliest and most famous traditions.

Getting Married in Scotland (Scotland's... An enlightening and entertaining look at the customs and issues surrounding getting married in Scotland -- from the Reformation to the modern day. Chapters on the changing religious and legal bases of marriage contracts are off-set by fascinating anecdotage on individual splicing. Recall how Margaret Tudor met and married James IV, act silent witness at Gretna Green and Hugh Grant your way through the Big Day itself! Much to enjoy for both patron and critic of this most enduring of life events.

Gretna Green: Scotland's Gift to Lovers Olga Sinclair recounts 250 years of runaway marriages to Gretna Green. The stories of eloping lovers come from all walks of life and from all parts of Britain, Europe, and indeed the world. Archive material and true anecdotes are used to explain how Gretna Green became a defiant symbol for young lovers. In 1782 Sarah Ann Child, the immensely wealthly heiress of Child's Bank, eloped with John Fane, Earl of Westmorland; her furious parents close behind. Edward Gibbon Wakefield abducted 15-year-old Ellen Turner and huntsman John Peel married his "bonny Mary White". Chancellors, MPs, princes, aristocrats, the famous and the not-so-famous travelled to Gretna Green to plight their troth and defy convention and authority.

Weddings In Scotland Photography

Neil Fordyce, Scottish Wedding Photographer

Some years ago Neil Fordyce introduced reportage photography, a true journalistic style, into Scottish wedding photography. All the reportage images he takes are real, they are not acted or faked in any way. It is simply a matter of having the vision to see a story unfold and to be able to tell that story in one decisive image.

The inspiration for Neil's reportage style comes from his background in television whereby the story line and key actions of a film are plotted out as a sequence of still images to create a story board. It was from this simple idea that Neil created the reportage wedding. Images of the bride's flowers, shoes and the bride's dress hanging on a wardrobe door mixing perfectly with images of the guests enjoying the reception, the grooms mother sorting his tie and the chaos as bride and bridesmaids prepared to leave.

These reportage elements Neil blends seamlessly with romantic images of the bride and groom and informal groups with the parents, friends and relatives to tell the real story of the wedding day all taken in the relaxed manner that has become one of his hallmarks.

To ensure that each and every wedding runs smoothly Neil researches his venues in advance of the wedding and will meet with the bride and groom to discuss their requests and formulate a plan. While Neil's photography is clearly important to the bride and groom Neil is also very aware that this is the bride and grooms big day and there are time restraints and the happy couple will want to spend time mixing with their friends and relatives too.

Neil Fordyce, Tornaveen
Perth Road, Birnam by Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0DN
Telephone 01350 727047

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