One of the best things about our job is getting to meet lovely people from all over the world, and discovering incredible new places that we would probably never find ourselves. We got to do both last week when we travelled to Fettercairn to photograph Jacqui & Glen’s wedding.

We also love a bit of international romance. Jacqui, who is from Australia, met Glen when they worked together at a cod hatchery in Shetland. They now live together in Aberdeenshire, with their two lovely greyhounds (more on them later!).

Glen arriving in style…

As a teenager I went horseriding in Fettercairn every weekend, and yet I didn’t know Balbegno Castle existed until recently. We were really excited to see inside, and weren’t disappointed one bit.

The castle is full of great, quirky design… As a child Jacqui spent hours making paper cranes, having learned in school the story of how they became a symbol of world peace. During the ceremony, her mum told how she and Jacqui & Glen’s family and friends had folded 1000 cranes to bring good fortune to the newlyweds, folding their love and best wishes into every one. The result was beautiful.  The wellies (or gummies for the Ozzies reading this) have become something of a tradition- Jacqui is the third bride in her circle of friends to have worn them on her wedding day.  Our gorgeous bride.  Due to the nature of Jacqui’s work, she often has to wear very practical, all weather clothing. Her dad’s face when he saw her as a bride was very touching.
Jacqui & Glen were married in an emotional, humorous and all-round-beautiful Humanist ceremony. Someone obviously had an important email coming through… We snuck off to a great local spot for photo time!
Team Jacqui… Team Glen… We want this tray so badly…. Rather than a sit down meal, Jacqui and Glen opted for a more laid back, Ozzie style gourmet finger food buffet.  Soon it was dancing time… And then we got to meet Jacqui and Glen’s two lovely greyhounds, who had been patiently waiting for their chance to shine… And then it was bubbles time… And random photo opportunity time… What a beautiful way to start married life.

Jacqui & Glen – It’s been so great getting to know you both over the past few months. We loved being part of your wedding – you put your own personal stamp on everything you did, and the day was simply beautiful and so very you. We hope you are having a more chilled time this week and look forward to hearing all about it when we catch up!

To comment on the images, or leave a message for Jacqui & Glen, click on the link below.

See something you love? Jacqui & Glen’s wedding team included:

Venue – Balbegno Castle

Hair by Xpressions, Laurencekirk

Make up by Kirsten McAlister (bridesmaid)

Wedding dress by Stewart Parvin at Rachel Scott Couture

Flowers by Flower Vogue, Banchory

Cake by Cakes by Design

Transport by Chauffeurs of Carnoustie

Catering by Hudsons

Extra treats by Berry Scrumptious

Music & Entertainment – Thistle Pipers


Love, Love, LOVE! It all looks amazing and I’m so pleased you obviously enjoyed the dress so much Jacqui! Best wishes to you both for the future. Also well done to Elemental, fabulous photography again!

Peter George Malcolm Sinclair

Congratulations to you both, beautiful photos, all the best for the future.

Hi Jacqui and Glen
Your photos are just lovely! They’ve really captured the atmosphere of the day – beautiful and friendly, with your own personal touches. We wish you both every happiness, and hope to see you both whenever you’re back in Shetland.
All our love, Lesley & John xxxx

Hey Jaq and Glen, congrats on your wedding, the pictures look awesome. Take good care of yous.

Hey Glen see if you can visit us in Angola! Tiburcio

Wow Jac!!! You look so beautiful. Thanks Carol for sending the link. What a lovely setting and all your friends look very warm and kind just like you! Glen I don’t really know you mate, but I know you’ll look after Jac. Wish I’d known about the crane thing, I will send you one for your first baby. 😉 God bless you both. Much love and best wishes,

Rose and David Milton

A beautiful set of photos. The light in the black and white photos is fabulous. Everyone looks so grand! You all look very happy and content. As we made a crane each for you At Easter in Canberra, we feel like we had a bit of a link to your ceremony. Hopefully we will meet you one day. Thanks to Carolynne for sharing the photos with us………

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