Today we feature the wedding of Jill and Russell who got married back in September 2013 at St Moluag’s Church, Tarland. The day was captured by Ann-Kathrin Koch, a photographer that the couple fell in love with and hey also loved the fact she shot on film too.
Being Scottish they wanted to get married in Scotland, with many of their friends already married and thinking the same by getting married in Scotland too, the hunt was on to find a venue that hadn’t been used. After a lot of searching Jill came across The Coos Cathedral in Scotland and totally fell in love. The sheer height of the building coupled with the amazing surroundings really made for the most perfect setting and an ideal venue to put her own stamp on.
When asked what advice would she would give to other couples planning their wedding day Jill said:
“Research, research, research – you only do it once!”
“Think outside the box, our florist didn’t quite have the vessels we wanted so we ended up with planted candle holders from Ikea which were ideal. Fiona and Natalya went on a mission to get them for me, nothing was too big an ask.”
“Get organized – I created a huge staging book which I circulated to everyone involved ahead of the day. I’m involved in events as part of my job and know how important it is to share information. Let people contact each other, don’t feel you always have to be involved in every conversation, you won’t have time! I also had the lovely Susie at Knot & Pop run things for me on the day – it’s so important to have someone you can just have action things for you. I know she spent quite a bit of time chasing after Brucedog when the meal was served which I’m sure isn’t something she does at every wedding!”
“Also – make sure you have a plan for where everything is going afterwards as you’ll have to break it all down the next day and ship it back to where it came from.”
You can find out more about wedding photographer Ann-Kathrin Koch and get in touch with her through her website here.