I woke up to the heaviest rain last Sunday morning - the perils of shooting weddings in Scotland and not LA I suppose. Fortunately Lisa and Donnie had chosen to have their entire wedding within One Devonshire Gardens and so the need to dash from hotel to church to venue was avoided. I don't mind it being grey, in fact I think the Scottish light can be quite lovely and flattering but when it is literally bucketing down the best thing is to stay inside. Plus Lisa had to wear her dress again at their wedding party in a few weeks so I held back from thrusting an umbrella at her and suggesting we jump in puddles for 'creative effect'. I'm thinking of getting some pink wellies to give to brides to wear for future wet weather days. I usually suggest brides ensure they have a white parasol that matches their dress just in case. My favourite wedding accessories shop, Melle Cloche on Byres Road in Glasgow, have a lovely range. Lisa and Donnie had chosen to have a lovely intimate gathering of about 30 close friends and family but had put in such a lot of thought into all of the wonderful details. From the birdcage for guest messages, to the floral hankies to mop up any tears during the ceremony, the carefully prepared CD's as wedding favours and hand made and wrapped chocolates, the place was full of their personal touches. I have to confess to making a mental note of the style of the dress which is one of my recent favourites - a lucky find on ebay. The lovely flowers were by Sparrow and Rose.
Pimm's was served with wedding cake straight after the ceremony whilst I took Lisa and Donnie off for their couple shots around the hotel - they brought some great props with them.
They were such a cute couple - I always love listening to the speeches and hearing more about them from the viewpoint of their friends and families. It seems poor Donnie has had to suffer no small amount of ribbing for being the younger man, including receiving colouring books as birthday presents from amused friends but there was also huge pride at his achievement of a first at his recent graduation.
And then they were off to Thailand and as I write will now be sitting on a beach reminiscing about their fabulous day. I can't complain however as I am writing this from a gorgeously sunny Guernsey where I can see the sea from my window.
Lisa specifically requested a more 'vintage' look to the images which is why stylistically they are a little different to my usual look but I'm always happy to accommodate a bride's request.