Drumkilbo House, Meigle, (Near Blairgowrie), Scotland

Drumkilbo House  is a beautiful privately owned house steeped in history, close to Meigle on the Blairgowrie to Forfar road.  I’ve photographed weddings and family events here many times.  The gardens are beautiful in spring through to autumn (I’ve not been in the winter so can’t say… but can imagine it would be no different).  You hire the whole house so there’s plenty of bedrooms for your closest family and friends, making it an ideal weekend or week-long get away.  You can have a marquee on the front lawn (as this wedding did) but for smaller weddings it is possible for 28 in the formal dining room.

A lovely venue – Robert the Bruce and William Wallace all have links to this historic venue!  How many venues can say that?

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Forter Castle, Glenisla, Scotland

What a beautiful rural DIY venue Forter Castle  is.  It’s perfect if you want to make a weekend (or week!) of it with your closest family and friends.  Many rooms for overnight stay are available and you can hire your own caterers (though the venue has recommendations available).  Plenty of parking and a real, authentically Scottish feel.  Lovely in the summer, lovely in the winter (if you like snow!).  Highly recommended, especially to couples not local to the area – scenery is amazing.

 

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Woodlands Hotel, Broughty Ferry

My first time at the Best Western Woodlands Hotel and what a great venue it is for a wedding.  A lovely size for larger weddings!  It’s not got huge grounds but just enough to get good photographs outside.  Of course, the beach isn’t too long a drive away so always worth the effort.  Though I didn’t go to the beach this time (we went there for the Practice Shoot), we still got lovely photos.  A nice day does help but there was plenty of space indoors had the weather been poor.

Suppliers:

Dress: Bows & Bells, Dundee

Flowers: Turriff Bloomfield Nurseries, Albert Road, Dundee

Rings: Lorraine Law

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Oh My!

I can’t believe I haven’t posted ANY weddings from this year… I’ll rectify that ASAP!  I’ve had some amazing new venues this year so be ready to be bombarded!

A x

Posted in Photography - Weddings

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

A Personal Request

I give to particular charities as much as I can and as often as possible.  However, I’ve never actively sought sponsorship from others before.

CHSS is a charity close to my heart.  Many of my family members have suffered strokes, heart attacks and heart disease and I’ve no doubt many of my couples and fellow suppliers can relate to this.  With this in mind a friend suggested abseiling off the Forth Rail Bridge in October to raise funds for the charity!

In order to participate however, I must raise £175 or I’ll be denied doing it.  Please consider donating.  My fundraising page can be accessed here.  It’s really simple to donate – no amount is too small (or too large!).

Surely it’ll be worth it to see the Facebook and Instagram posts of my terrified face?

I’ll be eternally grateful.

A x

Posted in Photography - Weddings

Atholl Palace Hotel

The Atholl Palace Hotel has had somewhat of a facelift over the winter.  It’s looking even more beautiful (who knew that was possible).

Please enjoy these photographs from a recent wedding.  Due to some heavy snow showers it wasn’t possible to stay outdoors for any photographs.  This didn’t stop the couple’s enjoyment of their day though.  When you pick a great venue it doesn’t matter what the great Scottish weather throws at you!

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2015 Availability

It’s been such a long time since I posted any photos on my blog.  2014 was an incredibly busy year for Amanda Gard Photography but 2015 already looks to be surpassing it.  If you are still booking I’ve only got a couple of dates left for late summer.  Still some last minute and late Autumn weekends available though.  2016 is booking up fast for May and July so if you are looking to these months please enquire as soon as possible.

Just last week I booked in a wedding for this April!  I love a last-minute booking but it must be so stressful for the couple?  Since last minute weddings are on the rise (for me at least), I’m putting together a supplier’s list for my website.  Hopefully that should help all couples planning their wedding in the Perthshire area.  It’ll be online shortly.

Lastly, I’m aware I’ve not updated my blog with photographs for a while so will be putting lots on in a mo!

Hope 2015 is being kind to you all.

A x

Posted in Photography - Weddings

Christmas Wishes

AGP is closing from Sunday 21st December to Tuesday 6th January. Emails will be answered shortly thereafter.

Please have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. I look forward to seeing you all in 2015.

A x

Posted in Photography - Weddings

Update on ‘The Move’

Ok, I am in my new house. Unfortunately my desk for my office won’t be delivered until 2nd September and Broadband won’t be connected until the 8th (was NOT expecting it to take THAT long!). So I’m working at my kitchen table and will have all outstanding weddings finished and ready to upload as soon as the router lights turn green!

In the meantime, I can answer emails on my phone. Huge apologies for this inconvenience.

A x

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On The Move!

A little reminder that I am moving house and will have access to emails but no access to my blog, social networking or galleries until broadband is re-established.

If you are looking for me please email as all telephone numbers are changing and please don’t post anything until you hear from me. Hopefully back on line by early September!

A x

Posted in Photography - Weddings