Stunning Aberdeen countryside for pre wedding shoot
It’s always lovely to venture further a field for a pre wedding shoot and especially when the are means something to our bride and groom. Bryony had spent some of her childhood in Aberdeen and her parents Anthony and Sandy have settled there so it definitely had a very special place in her heart. It is easy to see why Michael and her love to pop up there to escape the hustle and bustle of their busy lives and relax in this beautiful spot.
Neither of us had ever travelled further north than Dundee so the we really enjoyed the train ride up through Scotland, giving us chance to take in the breathe taking scenery which you don’t quite appreciate when driving.
Bryony’s Mum and Dad were the perfect tour guides and had scouted the area the previous weekend to help us find the best locations. Unfortunately the weekend before had been almost tropical, this was a massive contrast to when we arrived. We could honestly say that with the few hours we were exploring we just about experienced all four seasons.
Our adventure commenced in the quaint seaside harbour town of Stonehaven where we had sample fish and chips from The Bay deemed to be the “Best fish and chip shop in the UK” the previous evening. I have to say that they were pretty impressive. As the weather turned bleaker and wilder we ventured to the ruins of Dunnotar a spectacular cliff top castle. Followed by a leisurely lunch on the way to Crathes Castle, stopping off along the way for a clamber on the rocks by the river Dee. Crathes castle was a childhood haunt of Bryony’s and was certainly very beautiful, especially in the warm April sunshine.
A big thank you to Bryony, Michael, Anthony and Sandy for their wonderful hospitality not to mention the whistle stop tour of Aberdeenshire. We are looking forward to seeing them all tomorrow at Middleton Lodge for Bryony and Michael’s wedding day.