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From Saying 'I Do' to Dancing the Night Away: Julie and Brian’s Wedding at Aberdeen Beach Ballroom

It was a huge honour to be asked to be a wedding photographer for Julie and Brian’s wedding. Originally it was going to be just a few snaps of the wedding, as it would be quite a small wedding. Julie had been one of my amazing 50 over 50 participants along with her lovely mum Carol so she had thought it would be nice to get some more photos of ladies for the project during the reception.

But as the three of us chatted, we realised it was more important to take portraits of the wedding throughout the service, from just before Julie arrived to the wedding reception. It’s too special a day to not photograph the wedding in its entirety!

Arriving at the Beach Ballroom I was filled with excitement. I was intensely relieved that it was a sunny and beautiful afternoon in March…just a few days before, people were stuck at home because of the snow!

The building itself is absolutely stunning. I love Art Deco design and the Beach Ballroom has been beautifully maintained with all its period features.

Both Julie and Brian’s family and friends were so lovely, and so were the staff at Aberdeen Beach Ballroom. Paul, the general manager, kept me right, made sure I had a safe office to lock away all my camera equipment, and he made sure I got my dinner too! All of the staff were so kind and I feel very lucky to have worked with them.

Angela ran a beautiful classical Scottish humanist service and was also great at keeping me right with the best places to take photographs of key moments in this type of ceremony.

The speeches were so funny, by Julie’s father, Brian and his best friend Paul.

It was such a pleasure to capture those very special moments for Julie, Brian and their loved ones.

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