Danish wedding traditions at Balbirnie House’ wedding.
So lovely to be back in our beloved venue Balbirnie House in Markinch, Glenrothes! And great start of the spring with new fresh interior design in some of the rooms!
Last weekend wedding was one of the weddings you’ll remember for long time, as this was mixed wedding of Scottish girl Gillian and Danish guy Rene. I’ll remember weddings like that for their extraordinary atmospheres. Specially that it’s always different wedding traditions in each country. As many of us know the Scottish wedding traditions there’s new once here. In Denmark until the time after the ceremony everything is quite this same. The fun starts at the meal time 🙂
I always like to come back to Balbirnie House. The weather never disappoints here.
Loved Rene suit, what a fresh change for usual Scottish kilt! I think he looks very sharp and springily.
What a surprise for me was, when I enter the room where bride is getting ready and see refreshed room with all new design.
Balbirnie – you know how to please photographer!
The colors of the bridesmaids dresses was definitely to fight the cold weather outside. Not to mention it worked well!
Gillian you was glowing from the early morning but once she put her gown on, she was the only star shining in this room and for whole day!
This smile of the bride, which didn’t come off from her face for the whole day!
Gillian and mum are wonderful together. I believe Gillian’s mum was the one most excited and emotional lady in the room!
It excites me to see the father of the bride picking the daughter up. The expression on the face is always priceless and unforgettable!
That moment when it’s nearly the time to walk down the aisle. I adore this as the bride have so much emotions on her face.
The girls were looking very fresh and beautiful together.
Something old – Gillian had her granny’s beautiful brooch which perfectly matched the color theme!
Rene had amazing support from his brother who was his best man. They share wonderful connection with each other.
This time the ceremony took place in Orangery at the Balbirnie House. It’s bigger room and can hold much more people in it.
Lovely soft light which was coming from the roof windows perfectly expose the bride and groom.
Gillian smile get even bigger once she sign the registrar papers. You can tell how happy she was to become Rene’s wife.
Proud Rene walk away with his brand new wife. It says it all!
Newlywed Mr & Mrs!
Rene was really standing out with his bright blue suit against the all man’s in kilts! Love it!
Rene’s grandmother made to his wedding which was very important for him.
She was very happy for him. It’s always incredible to watch how important is to have beloved people beside for Bride and Groom on such a special day!
After few refreshing drinks and all congrats from the family and friends we went around the House to take some portrait photos of the Newlywed couple.
We were very lucky to have dry and a bit sunny weather for that time.
The groom wore blue suite! Did I mention that before? 😉 How cool is that!
Those two have marvelous chemistry and made my job incredibly easy!
Shooting in the same venue all the time, always pushing me for some new ideas and angles.
The Bride and groom enter the reception accompanied by screams and claps from their guests.
Just before Gillian and Rene cut the cake the father of the groom gave funny toast and speech.
Trying to cut the cake is not that easy sometimes 😉
One of the highlights of the day was Gillian’s granny who is 93 years old (!!!). Not only she stayed for the whole day but she witnessed every moment!
Unexpected speech from her at the reception made Gillian cry.
I loved father of the bride’s speech! He prepared very well to it, including few stories what in common have Denmark and Scotland together!
No one could made Bride so emotional then her own brand new husband with sweet words for the beginning of their new life together.
Speeches continued by a best man who made truly incredible, fun, and heartfelt toast.
One of the Danish tradition is when the guests start clink their glasses with their cutlery.
And the guests initiate this until the whole room is clinking with the sound of metal on glass!
The bride and groom have to stand on chairs and kiss as the room full of guests invariably cheers them on!
When the bride has to make an exit to use the facilities, the cheeky girl guests was immediately flock around the groom to gain their kiss.
There was not only girls! Love Rene reaction!
Best kiss he could get it was from Gillian’s granny! What a fun lady she is!
Likewise if the groom needs to leave the room, many of the men at the party will use his absence as an excuse to rush up and kiss the bride.
I think they should made this tradition on the Scottish weddings cuz it’s so much fun!
Gillian was truly surprised when she saw the long queue of man for the kiss!
The first dance started with wonderful waltz with people standing around and watch them dance.
And continued with all the guests getting closer and closer to them. The guests clap and cheer and gradually get closer.
At the end of the dance, the guests were so close that the couple couldn’t move,
so the only thing they could do is the kiss – and of course the delighted guests applaud!
The party’s really got full-on and all the men grab Rene….
And cut his socks off! This Danish tradition is a test of the new wife’s sewing skills! How cool and fun is that!
The 93 year old grandma dancing with grandchildren. I told you she was taking part of every moment on the day?
Danish guests had to experience Scottish Cèilidh dance and this were the beginning of the fun! I was impressed with their dance skills!
And as always at the end I’m looking for that brilliant evening shoot.
Gillian, Rene thank you so much for letting us to capture this wonderful day for you! Your family and friends welcome us so warm and for that we can’t thank you enough!