Cat & James - Biggar Kirk & Toftcombs House, Scottish wedding photography


Have we mentioned lately how much we love our job? Not only do we have the honour of photographing a couple on what is one of the most special days of their lives, but we’re also part of the big bubble of happiness that their friends and family create. It’s awesome!

On Saturday we had the great pleasure of photographing one of the sweetest couples in the world, Cat & James. These guys are based in South Yorkshire but, through many hours of research, managed to track down the perfect venue for their celebrations in the Scottish Borders.

Our day began at Cardrona Golf Club, where James and the boys were having a relaxing (or rather challenging, given that it was super windy!) game of golf.

I never thought you’d catch me on a golf course pre 9am on a Saturday morning but it just goes to show the things I’ll do for our grooms! Jay was, of course, in his element.

Over at Toftcombs House, Cat and the girls were preparing for the big day in a far more civilised manner…

The rings!

After their chilly game of golf, the boys warmed up with a little JD.

And then headed to Biggar Kirk…

Cat looked absolutely breathtaking…

The service was beautiful and a little emotional…

The very happy bride!

The church was full of great areas for photos…

Back at Toftcombs, we stole Cat & James away from the action for a little while. The house is full of great features and we had a fantastic time discovering them.

Can you tell we liked this wardrobe as a backdrop? It rocked, as did the light, as did Cat & James!

And then it was time for the speeches, which were incredibly good…

What a view!

Coldplay’s Yellow was the perfect song for Cat & James’ wonderful first dance.

And then their guests packed the dance floor.

A beautiful day ended with wishes for love, laughter and happy ever after being carried up into the sky (at least that’s what we wished for!).

Cat & James – What an amazing day! Thank you for bringing us along for the ride, we loved every minute of it! Have a wonderful honeymoon and soak up some sun for us.

To comment on the images or leave a message for Cat & James, please click on the link at the end of the post.

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Cat & James’ suppliers included:
Golf course – Cardrona Golf Club
Hair stylist – Zoe @ Metamorphosis
Florist – Biggar Flower Shop
Dress designer – Sophia Tolli
Ceremony venue – Biggar Kirk
Reception venue – Toftcombs House
Catering – Regis Banqueting
Band – Jenni Gibb Band
Videographer – TR Media
Photographer – Elemental Weddings

Christina and Jay Golian

Hi Stefanie,

If you can send us a note of your email address ( we'll check with Cat & James and get back to you.

Best wishes,


Amazing photos!

My fiance and I are looking to have our wedding reception at Toftcombs as well and were wondering if Cat and James could comment at all on their experience!

We are currently in Canada, but my fiance is Scottish (MacPherson) so any advice or info would be greatly appreciated as we won't be able to physically check it all out prior to!

Thanks in advance,


Wow !these photos are going to be just as beautiful as your day was if this preview is anything to go by. Hope to see you soon xx Angie, Wayne & Vicky

Christina and Jay Golian

We just received the loveliest message from Cat & James – they had us welling up (happy tears!):

"Hello! You've got us both sobbing with happiness looking at our sneak preview (which we've been excitedly checking for every half hour!).
The photos are every bit as beautiful as each moment felt at the time!
Your skill is incredible, and you were both a very special part of our day because it felt like you were old friends. You are not only talented but one of the loveliest couples we've ever met. Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou! Can't wait to see the rest 🙂
C&J Xx"