Hattie & Simon’s celebrations were extra special for me, not just because I love alternative festival weddings with loads of DIY touches, but because Hattie is one of my oldest friends. I’ve known her since going to school with her brothers (shout out to Ollie & Fred) from the age of twelve. So I was absolutely thrilled when Hattie & Simon asked me if I would photograph their festival wedding up in Scotland.

Highlights in brief (not in order): Balloon Animals, Pink Thongs, the Ultimate DIY Yurt, Abby Ruins, Rain, so much Rain, Festival Wristbands, Kilts, Ceilidh and so many Epic Shenanigans in a Scottish Field.

Before jumping into the day, here is the text Hattie sent me shortly after receiving her photos (reading this made my week):

“I’ve had a quick look and am so blown away by how well u captured our wedding! U have gone above and beyond in ways I could not have even imagined. I will treasure these pics forever. Thank you so much for everything! We are so honoured that u took our photos and can’t thank you enough! It’s making me emotional!”

bride, her father and groom laughing at Melrose Abbey for her festival wedding

Being Scotland it rained pretty much non-stop from the morning until after the speeches. But noway was anyone at the wedding going to let mother nature effect the mood. The energy throughout the day was electric and the party that night was truly epic! Interesting fact: After getting drenched during the ceremony and receiving several compliments about my nipples, I learnt that a white shirt may not have been the best choice for wet weather….

A massive shout out has to go to Hattie & Simon and their team of helpers who put in such a huge effort setting everything up. From the homemade beer (Ollie) to the bunting (R0se) and all the decorations and furniture that went into the yurt (too many to name, sorry gusy). They did an incredible job!

Getting the chance to photograph one of your best friend’s wedding is pretty amazing. When the day is this epic, it’s bloody incredible! Thanks again Hattie and Simon for trusting me with your Wedding Photos!

Kudos to the Suppliers:

Ceremony Venue: Melrose Abbey | Band: Pulse Function Band | Beer: FourPure | All the DIY touches: Hattie & Co

 

An Alternative Festival Wedding in Scotland by London Wedding Photographer Matt Badenoch.