Charlotte & Darren's Arran Wedding, The Big Wooden House

As I only relaunched my blog in March this year, this is a bit of a throwback to August last year when I was hugely privileged to photograph Charlotte and Darren's gorgeous wedding on the Isle of Arran.

It all started with a very early ferry from Ardrossan over to Brodick on the CalMac ferry. I met my partner in crime for the day Dougie from Leading Lines Photography who would be helping me all day. Whenever I have to get a ferry to shoot a wedding, I feel like I'm going on my holidays! We headed straight to the cafe of course for a full fry up to set us up for the day. Once in Brodick we grabbed a quick coffee and chatted about what we were going to do. Dougie then headed to Lamlash to photograph Darren and the boys whilst I headed to the venue for the day to meet Charlotte and all the girls.

As I walked down a narrow lane with trees either side, there it was, The Big Wooden House. Almost completely hidden from view, you'd hardly notice it was there and you can only just make it out from the ferry. It's absolutely breath taking with so many intricate features, in other words, a photographers paradise!

The Big Wooden House was such a lovely and relaxing place to be on the morning of the wedding. People were just wandering about from room to room doing their own thing whilst getting ready for the day ahead. And after a dampish start, we were blessed with a bright and sunny afternoon and so the ceremony was held outside next to the river with a clear view of Goat Fell in the distance. It was a very small and intimate wedding with very close friends and family. Canapés and drinks were served on the lawn whilst the children were kept entertained with games and were free to run about.

Small weddings like this one really give you the opportunity to get to know people and blend in. It was a lovely experience to spend time with everybody and we enjoyed it so much that we went back the next morning and spent an hour with those who stayed at the house. It was hard saying goodbye, but Dougie and I had an island to explore.

The images below will help tell the story of Charlotte and Darren's wedding day, but first, a few people worthy of a mention.

Flowers: Eleanour's Flowers, Brodick
Shoes: Le Soulier hand painted shoes
Venue: The Big Wooden House, Arran