Achnagairn Estate >> Inverness | Alternative Wedding Photography
Khat + Scott held their International wedding at the impressive Achnagairn, a luxury estate in the Highlands. Their day was a perfect balance of attitude + elegance. The couple are based in London. They choose Achnagairn as it provided a secluded contrast from the hectic urban life they enjoy in the City. One of the many benefits of this venue is that it's exclusive hire. The bridal party, family + many guests were able to stay on site for the weekend. As a result, when I arrived, both were relaxed + settled into their accommodation. They maintained their calm for the duration of their beautiful wedding celebrations.
Khat, a television producer, wanted the day to be visually pleasing. For her, this meant keeping things simple + tasteful. She nailed it. Her dress was devoid of unnecessary detail. It was clean and graceful. She injected subtle glamour by way of her Kurt Geiger shoes. Khat's jewellery, hair + make up was also in good taste. Her approach worked exceedingly well. She was stunning. Similarly, Scott opted for the family tartan and wore a kilt. His groomsmen wore whatever tartan they fancied. Scott started the day by clay pigeon shooting with his friends before getting ready in the Stag Lodge. Khat enjoyed the grandeur of the impressive bridal suite with her closest friends + family before walking down the aisle to meet Scott.
The pair were careful to ensure their day was stripped of unnecessary clutter. There were minimal group shots + plenty of time to enjoy their drinks reception before stealing away for a few portraits with me. Once the Ballroom was turned around, the sizeable group were seated for dinner. Following on from the speeches, a delicious dinner was served. It should be stressed that the food at Achnagairn is outstanding. After the wedding breakfast, Khat, Scott + some of the lads took time out to enjoy post-dinner cigars. The jubilant atmosphere + beautiful post sunset light provided me with the opportunity to make some of my favourite photographs of the day.
Before the first dance, a traditional Persian knife dance was performed. This is when a knife is passed from woman to woman, each showing off her dancing skills, while the couple try to buy the knife with increasing sums of money. It was such fun to watch. Following on from this was the cutting of the cake which prefaced the kick off of the evening party.
So. Khat + Scott. Thank you for hosting a spectacular day. I loved it.