Beautiful summer diy boho inspired garden marquee wedding in Kingussie, Scottish Highlands

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Rachel & Douglas met at university where they both studied Geography.

For their wedding, they wanted to organise a massive garden party, with a sort of vintage / bohemian feel, lots of DIY touches and a very relaxed chilled out Summery vibe. And the best place for that? Rachel’s beautiful family home situated in the town of Kingussie, the Scottish Highlands. Her home where she grew up is no doubt close to her heart, but this place is also very special for both of them as they are a very active couple and have enjoyed many outdoor adventures together in the surrounding area.

In a proper countryside boho wedding style the guests were seated on hay bales during the humanist garden ceremony.  Rachel and Douglas didn’t try to hide from one another during their morning preps and they even met briefly for  a  ‘first look photo’ (and a cuddle!) minutes before the ceremony.

Everything about this wedding was right up my street! Lots of originality, homey feeling and a very playful vibe shone throughout the whole day. A boat ‘bar’ full of ice cold drinks was docked in front of the house providing refreshments.  Plenty of grass games to entertain the little and not –so –little ones, an outdoor stove ‘manufacturing’ delicious pizzas, and a lovely table set up with delicious Mediterranean style appetisers to pick from were just a tiny fraction of all the awesomeness that Rachel & Douglas had organised for their big day.

And not to forget that there was a little bit of friendly rivalry during the day with a full on cake competition! Rachel and Douglas had asked all  keen bakers amidst their guests to bring a homemade cake and compete for a reward! And if you’re wondering who won the battle – it was the Victoria Sponge naked strawberry and cream cake that Hannah – also made of honour –baked!

But enough words now, I’ll let you scroll down and have a look at  some of the photos from their day.

***Huuuuge Thanks to my photography pal Grant Lawrence for seconding for me on the day and getting properly sunburnt in the name of photography. ***






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