Castle Douglas Wedding Celebration
Debbie & James are a fantastic couple, who organised an amazing Castle Douglas Wedding! Debbie who grew up in Castle Douglas, and met James, an Ayrshire farmer at the Dumfries Country Show and they have never looked back since! Debbie knew that when she got engaged that she didn’t want your typical hotel wedding and picked the amazing St Johns Church, an old church that has been renovated and turned into the perfect venue in Castle Douglas to hold her special day. As the venue is a blank canvas they were both in charge of every single detail from all the décor that had a rustic country feel with whiskey barrels, pallet signs and hay bales yet it retained very eloquent at the same time, to the catering the fact Castle Douglas is known as the Regions food town meant they were using amazing local vendors including a perfectly placed ice cream stall right outside the Haugh of Urr Church for all the guests to enjoy in the hot summers sun right after the ceremony!
With James being a farmer he had the fantastic idea of getting his groom prep shots in the towns livestock market which he was in his element having a great time with his groomsmen! A short walk from the reception venue was the beautiful Carlingwark loch at the bottom of Castle Douglas, with all the flowers in full bloom on a perfect summers day it made for very special Bride & Groom portraits! With family & friends traveling from far and wide as New Zealand and Holland it was a true celebration of family & friends coming together to witness their marriage. My truly favourite moment was at the reception when James announced to the guests to check under their seats as some of them had presents to open, low and behold these presents were actually very funny aprons and hats which reflected the people perfectly and they were to carve up the big plates of meat to be brought out for the meal. It was absolutely hilarity watching people slowly opening their aprons to find out what they said! This wedding was truly a pleasure to photograph, every detail painstakingly planned out to ensure the most relaxed and fun environment for everyone! I had an amazing time thank you very much for letting me be apart of your special day!