bride and groom outside Blair Castle in Perth on their wedding day

Blair Castle Wedding Photography

The bride had dreamt of exchanging vows with her partner in a Scottish castle, and after much research of the many stunning castles available, chose Blair Castle in Pitlochry, Perth.

The couple travelled all the way from Hawaii with close friends and family to the beautiful Scottish countryside, and I was really grateful to be chosen to photograph the couples special day.

I’d photographed a wedding at Blair Castle many years previous to this, so was familiar with the castle and surrounding grounds. Bride Sydnie explained that she really wanted a portrait on the grand staircase, so we made sure to include this in the couple portraits. Sydnie has shared with me that she’s had this photo made into a canvas to hang on the wall in her Hawaii home.

bride and groom couple portrait on the grand staircase during their Blair Castle wedding photography

Bride and Groom First Look

As the couple were from the U.S., the wedding day format was a little different. The couple had a first look before the wedding ceremony.

The first look took place at Fishers Hotel in Pitlochry, where the couple were getting ready.

groom waits for his bride during the first look

The weather was characteristically Scottish, but I reassured the happy couple that rain in the morning meant it may be drier later, and just hoped it would clear up.

groom sees his bride for the first time during the first look
bride and groom having a moment together during their first look

After the first look, I headed north to Blair Castle for the wedding ceremony which was to be followed by couple portraits.

Wedding Ceremony

bride and groom with guests during their wedding ceremony at Blair Castle
celebrant shares the couples story with wedding guests at Blair Castle
bride and groom sharing a moment together during their wedding ceremony
bride and groom tie the knot during their wedding ceremony at Blair Castle
bride and groom smiling at each other during the wedding ceremony
wedding celebrant helps couple tie the knot in Blair Castle
groom reads his hand written vows to his bride at Blair Castle
bride reads her hand written vows to her groom at Blair Castle
bride and groom share a kiss at the end of their Blair Castle wedding

Castle Ballroom Wedding Group Photos

We stayed in the ballroom to get a few wedding party group photos before the couples portrait session.

Couple Portraits in the Ballroom at Blair Castle

We started in the main room at Blair Castle, before heading outside to work our way around the castle grounds. There’s so many great portrait spots throughout the castle grounds.

wedding day couple photo outside Blair Castle
bride and groom share a kiss during their Blair Castle wedding photography

After a few wedding photos in front of the castle, we headed up the hill to the kirk ruin. The couple had requested a few portrait photos in this space.

Kirk Ruin

bride and groom wedding day portrait in the kirk ruin at Blair Castle

Walled Garden

I did not have the opportunity to check out the walled garden the last time I was photographing a wedding at Blair Castle. I was so excited about the opportunity to create some couple portraits here. It’s a really lovely space – very tranquil.

bride and groom portrait in the walled garden at Blair Castle
bride and groom wedding photos in the walled garden at Blair Castle

Wooded Grove

The light in the wooded grove was fabulous. The rain had now stopped, and we were blessed with gorgeous soft light from a still cloudy sky.

bride and groom portrait photos in the wooded grove at Blair Castle

Elopement Photography Package

The couple booked my 3-hour elopement photography package for their Blair Castle wedding photography. They received 300 photos on their online gallery and USB.

Wedding Photography

Hey! I’m Karen! I’m a wedding photographer based in Glasgow’s west end. I specialise in natural, unobtrusive coverage of relaxed and informal weddings. I team this documentary coverage with as many group photos as you’d like with your friends and family, and a few creative portraits that will make the most of the light and the details of your chosen wedding venue. Every package includes a planning meeting and venue visit so that I can personalise your coverage to be the best fit for you and your unique wedding day. I cover weddings throughout the west of Scotland, including Blair Castle in Perth.

If you’d like to check my availability for your wedding, feel free to get in touch.

Wedding venue: Blair Castle