Maria and Andrzej are an extraordinary couple whom I was lucky to photograph. Both with passion, both filled with love for each other. When I first went to see the place of the wedding ceremony, which is to be held in this atmospheric, historical place, I was captivated.
The Logie Country House is a magnificent thirteen bedroomed fortified tower house on a Scottish Country Estate dating back to 1472. The house is surrounded by lawns and ancient woodland. Frequented by deer, red squirrels, hawks, swallows, and a host of wildlife. When I cross the threshold of this house, we feel the atmosphere of the Scottish countryside, warmth, and peace. voted Best Scottish Aberdeenshire wedding venue. The 17 bedroom house is set in one hundred and thirty acres of beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside, 16 miles west of Aberdeen in the Royal Burgh of Inverurie.
Until now, Maria had been working here, taking care of every detail of the wedding ceremony for clients, and now she had to live one of the most important days of her two life in this magical atmosphere. Now it was she and Andrzej who were preparing to reunite with the marriage vow forever, surrounded with family and best friends. I felt not as commissioned, but as if I were attending a family gathering, relaxed, full of love and warm atmosphere. I was personally impressed by the newlyweds’ bedroom and the bathroom with a window to the garden.
Three generations of Maria’s family took an active part during the preparations. I listened to parables of family memories spoken from the tear in the eye. Taking this opportunity, I was able to capture the grandchildren with grandparents who live in Poland and visiting Scottish children on the special occasion and celebrations. Due to the distance, these meetings were even more filled with emotions and happiness. To capture such multi-generational portraits during a wedding is a lifetime souvenir. Every decor, every detail of the ceremony and clothing was chosen carefully and with great taste.
The ceremony itself was embellished with a special marriage oath written for these occasions. In both the Scottish rite and elements of Polish tradition. The bride’s father proudly led his daughter to give her to another man, so that he would love her with all his heart to the end of his days. Touching ceremony and after we turned to congratulations among the historic rooms and furniture, we were looked at by the pictures of the generation who had been wiping these residences over the last 500 years.
We managed to sneak out for a photo session with the married couple, although the rain was starting to fall, our moods were still hot and cheerful. The food, decor and atmosphere of the ballroom were indescribable. On the table, among the decorations in the boohoo style, there are family photos of the Bride and Groom. The Voice band played to the dance, but also conducted games and traditional wedding rituals characteristic of Polish tradition. I even know who will stand on the wedding carpet next, who caught the groom’s bow tie and who the bride’s veil… See you soon.