Oswald House wedding – A few weeks ago, I photographed Gina & Stephen’s wedding at the lovely Oswald House. The historic Georgian mansion sits on the lovely grounds of Dunnikier Park in Kirkcaldy, Fife. It has 360-degree views of the park and offers plenty of photo opportunities. The hotel has recently undergone a major overhaul and is keen to push the wedding side of things and I can see why. It has a lot to offer and I feel it’s going to be one of the more popular Scottish wedding venues in the near future.
Gina and Stephen are a lovely couple and a joy to meet and work with. They were lucky to have met each other through their work many years ago. Just by looking at them, you can tell they were meant for each other. Gina was actually recommended to me by her bridesmaid, Leonie who I know very well as we were neighbours. Even though we don’t see each other often, we always stayed in touch thanks to the power of social media. They wanted someone local to support local businesses and someone that they trust. With me being a trusted Fife wedding photographer, it was a privilege to shoot their Fife wedding.
The Wedding Day
The day started with me arriving at the hotel in the morning to shoot Gina’s bridal preparation. This gives me a unique opportunity to capture beautiful pictures of the important details in a way that wouldn’t be possible later in the day. This is one of my favourite moments to photograph and I thoroughly recommend any bride-to-be looking for a photographer to have this photographed. Bridal prep is a candid and relaxed affair with me capturing natural images of the bride getting ready and having fun with her bridal party as well as capturing all the mixed emotions that come with it. It also allows me to capture the finer details such as images of the wedding dress, flowers, rings, shoes.
I love photographing the more emotional moments as well such as the father of the bride’s first look of his daughter in her wedding dress and the reaction of the bridesmaids. It’s such an important part of the day for the bride with the most important people around her to help her get through her big day and the emotions of excitement and nervousness all mixed in. During this time, it also gives me a chance to get to know everyone a bit better, most importantly the bride and it helps them to relax around me and around the camera resulting in better pictures.
The Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony was an emotional one and the look on Stephen’s face as the bride walked down the aisle was priceless. I could see on both their faces how happy they were to see each other again. Even though Gina said she was very nervous throughout the whole morning, it seemed that disappeared once she met Steve again at the bottom of the aisle. The guests were just as emotional with tears shed as Gina and Steve said their vows to each other.
After the ceremony, we got some lovely group shots outside on the large grounds and even though it was wet, it didn’t stop us getting some fantastic images for the couple to treasure.
The evening finished off with a big party and lots of food and drink for everyone to enjoy.
A big thank you for letting me capture and share your wedding with you and your friends and family. I feel immensely privileged.
Oswald House Wedding Gallery
Venue: Oswald House Hotel
Dress: Bows n Bells Bridal Wear
Hair & make up: Natasha Dardas
Flowers: Victoria Florists Fife
Kilts: Robert Nicol
Pageboy kilts: Kingdom Kilts
Piper: Scotia Pipers
Cake: Lynne’s Cake Emporium