Scottish style wedding table outdoors

We just love the pictures from this shoot, photographed by D’Arcy Benincosa Photography! When D’Arcy lived in Europe, one of her favourite places was The Scottish Highlands, and having read about the rich culture she wanted to bring some of the old traditions to the highlands of Park City, Utah…

“Traditional Scottish weddings are small affairs, and include customs such as the Maid of Honour washing the bride’s feet before the ceremony, the joining of hands with clan tartan during the ceremony, toasting with the finest Scotch, eating lots of bread and cheese during the reception, and getting married in the highland groves.

“The lovely arch was handcrafted and tied together using limbs from the local willow trees and as the leaves were cut fresh that morning they remained green while all the other trees in the mountains were variations of the bride’s red hair. The arch echoed the green of the bridesmaid dresses from Anthropologie, while the furs came from our grandmothers’ closets.

“The hair and make-up was a simple affair; lightly crafted braids that could be taken right off an ancient or modern Scottish lassie, the make-up of warm colours and soft highlights. The invitations and thank you notes were handcrafted, with delicate calligraphy expressing the Scottish phrase ‘Moran Taing’, meaning ‘Many Thanks’. The challenge given to the florist was to create wedding flowers based around the Scottish thistle, which was used throughout the bouquets and the centrepieces. The final thing we wanted to make this shoot transport us to Scotland was the professional bagpipe player we hired to come and play.

“This shoot was simply stunning; each image has a golden glow that is unique to this little wedding. The locals of Park City came out from their houses to see the event and the feeling of community that is present in the images is tangible. It was a perfect day, and all that we hoped it would be.”

Scottish wedding invitations

Bride with long red hair

Bride holding bouquet Scottish style wedding bouquet with thistles

Bride holding Scottish style bouquet

Back of bridesmaids in green dresses

Bridesmaids with arms around each other Bridesmaids holding bouquets

Bridesmaid with green dress and ponytail Bridesmaid adjusting belt

Bride with bridesmaids in green dresses

Bridesmaid washing bride's feet Bride carrying bucket

Wedding ceremony outside with bagpiper

Clad Tartan over hands in wedding ceremony Bride and groom kiss

Bride and groom hug Groom lifting up bride

Groom lifting up bride

Bride and groom walking Bride with long red hair

Bride and groom in woodland Bride and groom kiss in woodland

Bride and groom Bride with tartan over shoulder

Bride holding bouquet with groom Bride and groom kiss in front of bouquet

Bridesmaid in fur coat

Bridesmaid in fur coat Bridesmaid in fur coat

Bridesmaids walking in fur coats


Bread and whisky Wedding food


Cheese Bread

Wedding table number with bread

Wedding table place setting Wedding table place name

Bagpiper Bagpiper's legs

Bagpipes Bagpiper playing

Wedding breakfast outside

Pouring whisky Glasses of whisky

Toasting with whisky Toasting with whisky

Bridesmaids Bridesmaid in fur with whisky

Bride and groom drink whisky Bride and groom hug

Bride and groom standing in road

Bride and groom walking away Bride and groom

Photography: D’Arcy Benincosa Photography

Design/Styling: Sorella-Sorella

Flowers: Galleria Floral and Design

Invitations: Colleen Shea of The Valley Designs

Bride’s Dress and Handmade Headpiece: Custom Made by Lily Bride Designs

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie

Hair and Make-up: Vintage Rouge

Bagpiper: Grant Ensign