Claire and Stephen at Pittodrie House Hotel
The beautiful setting of Pittodrie House was the venue for the wedding of Claire and Stephen. It was a beautiful sunny day but was quite breezy which made it more pleasant for the guests but wind and sun are not a photographer's best friends but at Pittodrie House, it is always possible to get good photographs. Click here to see the formal shots and click here for the informals taken by David.
The service was outside and with Benachie in the background, it is hard to think of a better and more scenic and traditional setting. Quite a lot of the guests were from the Glasgow area and were all captivated by the setting. There is nothing much more "Scottish" than a Piper in front of Benachie and the beautiful setting. Norman Fiddes of Pipe March Ltd. always wears the full highland outfit which looks fantastic.
Rev. Andrew Christie was the Minister and as a football fanatic, he was very interested to chat to football legend, Billy McNeil MBE, (Captain of Celtic when they won the European Cup in 1967, and manager of Scotland and several clubs (ncluding Aberdeen) who is Claire's Uncle.
There were a lot of family groups to take but with everyone mingling outside with a drink in their hand, there was a very nice atmosphere.
After the family groups in front of Benachie, we moved to another spot to have the beautiful country house hotel in the background.
The close-up as always were taken with a simple background with the 70-200 VR11 at f2.8 which throws the background out of focus to give a nicer effect.
Claire added a few more groups and then it was time for dinner and the reception which as you can see below, Claire was pleased about.