Pre-Wedding Shoot in Glencoe

Gorgeous Pre-Wedding Shoot in Glencoe

When Teegan and Adrian first contacted me, we hadn't planned a pre-wedding shoot in Glencoe. Teegan and Adrian live in Western Australia where they run Skybox Studio. Adrian had recently proposed to Teegan, and they had decided to get married at Ross Priory on the shores of Loch Lomond. When I realised that they would be staying in the area for a few days, I suggested a drive to Glencoe to take a few photos before their wedding day.

Teegan and Adrian loved the idea, and so we jumped into the car on a rainy August morning and set off for Glencoe. Our first stop was at Firkin Point on the shores of Loch Lomond. This is one of my favourite spots at Loch Lomond with some fantastic views towards the northern end of the loch.

Pre-Wedding Shoot in Glencoe

After Loch Lomond we headed further north. Our drive took us through Crianlarich and Tyndrum. Once we reached the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor it had started to rain. Teegan and Adrian were completely unfazed by this. Teegan with her long maroon coloured dress blowing in the wind looked like straight out of a scene from Outlander!

I had so much fun with Teegan and Adrian exploring the amazing Scottish wilderness, and we ended this laughter-filled day with a drink at the Drovers Inn. If you would like to go on a similar adventure, why don't you drop me a line here!


A Lovely Small City Centre Wedding 1

A Lovely Small City Centre Wedding

When Dawn first contacted me about her plans for her 23 Montrose Street wedding, I had very little information to go by. The brief was for a small scale, fuss free wedding, followed by some more formal photos. I had worked at Montrose Street before, and knew that I liked the venue. I was also confident that we would find some interesting spaces in the Merchant City for a couple shoot.

23 Montrose Street Wedding

When I arrived at the registry office, I realised that Dawn and Craig had only asked their children and immediate family to join them for their big day. Buttonholes were put on, paperwork was checked and with great calmness the ceremony started.

After the official ceremony, Dawn and Craig had allocated some time for a couple shoot. I learned that both of them work in a creative media environment, and that they weren’t keen on traditional wedding photos. So I decided to take them to some of my favourite spots in the Merchant City for some contemporary and alternative wedding photos!

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Glasgow University wedding with Cottiers reception

A Transatlantic Romance

For Emily and Thomas there was no doubt they would have a Glasgow University wedding. Thomas studied music at Glasgow University and as an alumni had permission to get married at the University Chapel. Emily on the other hand was born and brought up in the United States, which meant that their relationship was a truly transatlantic romance!

A Glasgow University Wedding

Weddings on the campus are always quite special. The Memorial Chapel is a spectacular building for the wedding ceremony. I also love some of the other features of the university such as the cloisters. There are just so many interesting corners of the campus that lend themselves to taking beautiful images on the day.

Following the ceremony at Glasgow University, we all made our way down to Cottiers for the wedding reception. For the reception Cottiers had put on a fantastic US-inspired buffet.

If you’d like to read more about Emily’s and Thomas’ wedding, just click on the following link!

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23 Montrose Street Wedding

Cocktails and a Wedding

The wedding of Jess and Iain at 23 Montrose Street was truly special. I am really lucky to be working with so many wonderful couples, but when I first met Jess and Iain at their engagement shoot, we instantly hit it off. Iain and Jess knew from the outset that they wanted to keep their wedding low-key. At the same time they also knew that they didn’t want to compromise on those things that were important to them. One of the things that really mattered to them was the wedding photography.

The Registry Office at 23 Montrose Street

Jess and Iain kept their wedding day super simple. First they met up with their two best friends at the Atlantic Bar and Brasserie for some swanky cocktails. This is also where I joined them and started to take photos of the day. Jess looked amazing in her very elegant wedding dress, and I think other guests in the bar weren’t quite sure what was going on!  Once the cocktails were finished the five of us walked down to 23 Montrose Street for the formal part of the day.

The wedding ceremony itself was informal and full of laughter. After the vows I got to spend a couple of hours with Jess and Iain taking some nice photos of them around the city centre and Merchant City. You can see a selection of photos of the day by clicking on the following badge, which will take you to the Brawbrides blog.

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A Beautiful Loch Lomond Wedding at Ardoch 3

A Beautiful Loch Lomond Wedding at Ardoch

Maddie and James were planning their wedding at the same time as they were relocating from London to Scotland. With James having been brought up here, they decided to leave the busy London lifestyle behind and move back to Scotland with its glorious scenery. Both James and Maddie love the outdoors and wanted this to be reflected at their wedding. Ardoch at the edge of Loch Lomond therefore seemed to be the ideal venue for their wedding.

Ardoch

Ardoch is an elegant exclusive use venue at the southern edge of Loch Lomond and the National Park. From the gardens of Ardoch, guests will get the most incredible views across the loch, framed by the Trossachs and the magnificent Ben Lomond. The venue with the original Victorian buildings as well as the airy modern extension lends itself particularly well to smaller, more intimate weddings.

The function room was beautifully decorated with the help of Maddie's and James' family who had added a lot of personal touches and photos of the couple. Maddie's sister had baked all three wedding cakes and her mother had arranged the beautiful bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids!

James and Maddie both got ready at Ardoch, which meant that I could spend some time with them in the morning and capture some of the preparations of the wedding day. Thankfully the Scottish weather was kind to Maddie and James, and they had their beautiful wedding ceremony outside with the stunning backdrop of Loch Lomond. The ceremony itself was fun, and filled with laughter. There was a handfasting, and James' dad had made a wooden quaich for the couple to drink from.

During the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast the lovely staff from Ardoch made sure that the guests were looked after well. The entire day was relaxed and informal and beautifully finished off with a Scottish ceilidh dance.

Maddie's and James' wedding for me was a great example of where the input from family members and friends made all the difference and added all those little personal touches that made the day so special. If you enjoyed reading this little blog, and would like to discuss your wedding plans with me, then you can always get in touch with me by following this link.