Johanne and Mary were looking for the perfect romantic getaway for their intimate ceremony and what better place than the historical and beautiful Culloden House near Inverness. As Johanne and Mary were coming from Ireland, I hadn’t had the chance to meet them properly, so on the evening before the wedding we met up to discuss their wedding photography and took the opportunity to explore the fantastic grounds and it’s private, walled garden. While we chatted, we wandered round the gardens, passing the pond where the ever inquisitive ducks came and said hello. One of my favourite secrets about the grounds is the “punching” trees. These are named this because the bark is so soft that you can punch them without hurting your hands. What’s more impressive is that they are some of the biggest trees there.
Culloden House is a beautiful place at any time, but when the sun is shining, the colours of the many varieties of flowers just jump out and make it a wonderfully happy place. In the morning, everyone was surprisingly calm, although there was a definite excitement in the air as the ladies were getting their hair and makeup done. Johanne and Mary looked stunning in their individual outfits as they were piped into the hotel. They exchanged vows in a lovely ceremony and then shared a glass of champagne to celebrate.
With the weather being so kind, we were able to take our time and enjoy a stroll round the grounds, stopping to take photographs at various locations. We finished up in the private walled garden where many of the flowers were in full bloom.
All in all, a great day with a great couple.