"Had a look just now, they look great, especially that Chinese Lantern one, photographic wizardry at its best, the one with ushers banging in the wedding signs and Ruth's barley pose! In fact, we love them all!""They are perfect, thanks so much! We've sent the link round a few friends and family, and lots of people have said how amazing they are and how you have really captured the day."
- Ruth & Jamie
Ruth and Jamie's wedding was certainly spectacular! For starters the scenery was simply breathtaking. The reception, with 200 guests, took place in a huge marquee at Ruth's parents farm in the shadow of Soutra, with lovely views over the valley beneath, while the ceremony was at a exquisitely located nearby church - which according to the Minister had not seen a 200-strong congregation for a long time! The Minister's sermon was particularly moving, and despite the enormous congregation, or perhaps partly because of them, the whole ceremony felt particularly intimate and touching.
Every detail of the ceremony was meticulously and long-planned. Ruth's parents went as far as rebuilding their house - when we visited a few weeks before the ceremony, the house had a gaping hole where the facade was supposed to be, and the grounds where the marquee was to be erected were busy being landscaped.
By the day of the wedding, everything was immaculate, and you would never have guessed at the months - perhaps years - of preparations. True to the attention to detail shown throughout, the cake was a model of Girton College, Cambridge where Jamie and Ruth met. As you can see from the photos, there was also the excitement of chinese lanterns - an extraordinary sight seeing them drifting over the hills of the Borders in the still night air.
Enough description, a picture is worth a thousand words! Here is a taste of the day: