March was filled with warm spring days and sunshine, looking good then for Sarah and Stewart's Loch-side wedding. Well, not quite. The day before we had snow. Chances of an outdoor ceremony dropped to zero, but there was a glimmer of hope in getting a snow capped Ben Lomond in the background for some shots. Well that never happened either due to the low cloud cover. Scottish weather eh?!
I've known Sarah for a few years now, first meeting her at one of her small business network events. It's been lovely to get to know both of them and to see their gorgeous girls Emily and Charlotte grow ever bigger. I'm very much looking forward to visiting them again in the coming weeks (they have a sparkly new coffee machine that looks like a Starbucks implant and I plan on testing out their new barista skills!).
Sarah, Stewart and I had talked on a few occasions about the wedding. One of the things I was very excited about was seeing the flowers and favours for the girls. I know I know, me, getting excited about flowers! Well, if I were to tell you that all of Sarah's flowers were grown from seed on Mill Pond Flower Farm especially for the occasion, would my excitement make sense? Other lovely details included Sarah's hand painted wedding shoes, some hand painted driftwood from Arran and 'that' cake! Lovely.
There was such a lovely atmosphere in Sarah's room where she was getting ready with her mum and sister. It has to be a first greeting a brides mother by her Twitter handle: Jane on Arran! Laura Gray also added to that atmosphere and was great to work with. Then watching Emily and Charlotte watch in awe of their mum in her wedding dress, fabulous.
All in all, Sarah & Stewart's wedding day was filled with awesomeness. I dare say it was their perfect day and the day they had planned for for so long, seeing everything come together. And they finally got to dance to Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder! But if that wasn't enough, their second song was sung by Sarah's step sister who covered There You'll Be by Faith Hill, wow!
It was such an amazing privilege to spend the day with them and all of their friends and family. Thanks for having me. Here is a selection of my favourite images from the day, but before you delve right in, check out these fantastic people who all helped in some small way.
Laura Gray - hair and makeup - www.lauragray.co.uk
Three Isles Designs - wishing tree and flowers in hair - www.threeislesdesigns.com
Mill Pond Flower Farm - flowers - www.millpondflowerfarm.co.uk
Taste Linda's Cakes - wedding cake - www.tlscakes.co.uk
Lodge on Loch Lomond - venue - www.loch-lomond.co.uk