7th November 2017

A Harvest Moon Wedding with Clare and Jamie

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By Jacqui Paterson In Weddings

Date: 23rd of September 2017

Venue: Harvest Moon Weddings, East Lothian

Its taken me a while to get round to writing this blog about Clare and Jamie’s wedding. Busy days have been getting in the way but mainly I really wanted to think about these two and what a journey we have been on together. I remember Clare’s very first email about how important the photographs were to her and all her ideas that she had about sunsets and bonfires. I was excited to have someone else understand the importance of capturing the moments of your day and value the time they have with the photographer. We met up shortly afterwards and they couldn’t have been more lovely, genuine and excited about everything. When they left the studio I instantly thought I need to do an engagement shoot with these two. You may remember this shoot from last year.

So here we are, ready to talk about their amazing day. It’s slightly bitter sweet for me as our journey is almost over. First of all the venue…well what a hidden gem this is! Harvest moons, normally a camping/holiday park, opens its doors – or rather fields – to a select few lucky couples every year. It has a beautiful marquee for dinner and dancing and you can get married anywhere! in the woods, on the beach or in a field. Its just simply stunning and to make things complete, the sun was shining.

Clare wore a beautiful headpiece by Fokey Dokey.

Clare, Lisa and Marisa got ready in a tent with a beautiful 4 post bed.

The girls soaking up the sunshine in the morning.

Jamie and the boys got ready in a tent a few doors down. He wore a very stylish kilt from 21st century kilts in Edinburgh.

They had plenty of time to give out and receive gifts.

A very thoughtful Jamie printed their vows into a frame. Clare then gave the girls their presents. A very beautiful moment with emotions running high.

Clare looks absolutely stunning in her choice of dress.

They decided a woodland wedding would suit them best.

Clare was walked down the aisle by Dad, Peter.

They had a beautiful humanist ceremony performed by one of their close friends – Sarah.

They headed a bit deeper into the woods so sign the paperwork.

Clare and Jamie took a moment to greet guests before they went for photos.

The bridal party.

We headed into the beautiful forest for some photos and time together as a new Mr & Mrs.

The Autumn colours were just starting to come out.

No fields of wheat at this venue so we just used the leeks instead.

The marquee looking rustic and beautiful.

A gorgeous wildflower bouquet by Bloomia.

In a bit of a twist to the day, guests enjoyed the speeches outside using hay bales and blankets to keep comfy and warm.

 You know its a good wedding when there is a cake of cheese.

After dinner we headed down to the beach. They was no sunsets but we had some stunning dramatic skies.

Proving photos were the most important part, Clare didn’t really mind that her dress got a bit of mud on it.

We headed back to the party for cake cutting and some dancing.

9pm signalled time for sparklers!

And to finish the night off we gathered by the warmth of the bonfire.

An utterly incredible Harvest Moon Wedding. Im really gutted that its over. I hope these two have the best time together in the future and I can’t thank you enough for all the beautiful photos they have give me!


Venue – Harvest Moon

Make Up artist Sarah Brengman MUA

Hairdresser Lyn McKenzie

Dress designer/bridal shop Justin Alexander bought from Pretty Woman and tailored by my mum Sue Robertson

Flower hair piece – Folky Dokey

Bridesmaid’s dresses – handmade by my mum Sue Robertson

Groom’s kilt suit – 21st Century Kilts

Flowers Bloomia

Band or DJ Hectors Heroes (Band), Robbie Ross and Garry Bowman (DJs)

Bride’s ring maker – Jude Smith

Venue décor – all DIY handmade by bride, groom & brides’s mum

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