3rd September 2015

A Comrie Croft Wedding with Shane & Nena

All my favourite words - festival, rustic, barn, wedding

By Jacqui Paterson In Weddings

Date: 20th of August 2015

Venue: Comrie Croft, Comrie

Comrie Croft is a beautiful rustic barn and hostel set 15 minutes drive outside Crieff. Im a big fan of barns and rustic weddings so I had my eye on this venue for a while. I was so excited when I got an email from Nena to tell me about her festival style wedding. She and her now husband Shane loved Scotland so much they and their guests all travelled up from England for their special day. The great thing about Comrie Croft is that you can hire the cottages and hostel as well so all your guests can stay over – making a weekend of it!

It was a beautiful sunny morning as I headed up to the venue. I met Nena as she was getting ready in one of the rooms with her bridesmaids and family. They were due to have an outdoor ceremony but cause of the heavy rain the night before, they opted to move the ceremony indoors as it was a bit muddy.

   All the details of the day were made by themselves and they came the day before to set up the barn.

Shane spent most of the morning running around sorting stuff out but I finally caught up with him as he was dressed in his very dapper suit.


Nena looked absolutely stunning in her Benjamin Roberts dress.

Nena was walked down the aisle by her Dad. Shane looked so happy.

They included a sand ceremony, pouring ‘his’ and ‘hers’ sand into ‘ours’.

After the ceremony, the happy couple headed back into the courtyard for drinks and canapes.

Everyone was in high spirits and enjoying the unusually warm weather.

Inside the barn the details were laid out.

The full bridal party.

I took Nena and Shane into the woods for photos of just the two of them together.

They did an absolutely fantastic job in front of the camera.

Nena’s beautiful flowers by Bluebells in Crieff.

We took a walk to a small lake where they originally wanted to get married.

The view from the top of the hill was breathtaking.

Pageboy and Flowergirl.

The speeches were highly entertaining. I always enjoy hearing funny stories about the bride and groom.

Shane finished his speech by giving a fantastic performance of ‘Tongue Tied’ from Red Dwarf and much to the suprise of everyone – best man, Jonny and Usher, Joe joined in with the actions.

After dinner I rounded up Nena and her best friends for a quick photo op together.

Games were set out on the front lawn for all the guests to enjoy. Nena took a shot at the beanbag throw.

I absolutely loved their cake made of cheese! Nena’s Mum organised a pork pie cake and made a traditional cake from scratch – so they had 3 cakes! amazing!

I took Nena & Shane for the last photos before the first dance. I always like to try and get a variety of photos throughout the day.

The first dance.

The evening entertainment was provided by a band called Blackbeards Tea Party. They had the guests up dancing for the whole night.

I had so much fun at this wedding and I would like to thank Nena & Shane for having me as their photographer and to Joe for helping me round up the guests and to all the rest of their friends and family for welcoming me in and having fun with the photos. This was a beautiful Comrie Croft Wedding and I can’t wait to do another.


Make Up artist – Brides Own

Hairdresser – Fiona O’ Donnel, Bridal Hair Design Scotland

Dress designer/bridal shop – Benjamin Roberts

Flowers – Bluebells, Crieff

Cake – Cheese Tower from Lincolnshire Poacher

Band or DJ – Blackbeards Tea Party

Bar – Mobile Measures

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