Loch Lomond Weddings

Scotland Wedding: The Cruin, Loch Lomond

We had the most spectacularly sunny day for Karen and Alan's wedding meaning an outdoor ceremony and a clear view up Loch Lomond over to Ben Lomond. Fabulous.

Scotland Wedding, The Cruin, Loch Lomond

Once again, lots of my friends from Braw Brides worked tirelessly to make this wedding what it was (links at the bottom).

Karen has an amazing eye for details and she didn't disappoint from her cake to her geometric table centres. The room at The Cruin looked awesome.

I'll never forget the look on Karen's dads face as he walked into the room to see her in her wedding dress for the first time. There were also lots of tears during the ceremony with so many happy emotions, it was just lovely to watch.

Having Karen and Alan place their trust in what I could potentially create for them paid off. During dinner, together with the video guys, we hatched a plan to try and catch the sunset, but it would involve a 10 minute drive. Karen and Alan's response was priceless and went something like this: "Yes that sounds great, but can we just wait for dessert as it tastes amazing"! Well, we couldn't argue with that. Anyway, you'll see the results below, a trip that was very worthwhile.

I hope you enjoy looking through this handful of images and please check out all the awesome suppliers at the bottom.

Now, go and check out these awesome people who created their magic:

Second photographer: Heather Johnston Photography
Videographer: Chas & Gavin from Sole Productions
Flowers: Emma from Betty Bluebell
Cake: Claire Cameron Cakes
Make Up: Cat Robertson
Hair: Lana from Cameo Bridal Styling
Band: Earl Blue & The Sessions
Dress: Point Nouveau

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Scotland Wedding Elopement, Luss, Loch Lomond

As far as elopements go, this was a belter! Since 2008, Cheryl and David have been visiting Scotland all the way from Australia and taking tours with Craig from Mini Tours Scotland. Their ancestors are from Ayrshire and the surrounding areas of Glasgow and so it was befitting that they chose to get married here after being together for over 20 years.

Cheryl's mum also flew over to give Cheryl away. With just the four of them, myself and the celebrant, they were married at the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel in Luss. After the wedding, we all had lunch together due to the heavy showers outside. We then went for a walk around Luss taking photos along the way before returning for coffee. The perfect day spent with amazing people.

Here is a little sneak peek for you all to enjoy.

Scotland Wedding, Ardoch, Loch Lomond

Ardoch. My new favourite wedding venue situated in a remote spot overlooking Loch Lomond. Paula and Alasdair's wedding day was relaxed, laid back and straightforward with not a care in the world. What a space and what a view!

Ruth & John's Wedding, Duck Bay Marina, Loch Lomond

I was so pleased when John got in touch asking me if I could photograph his wedding. I'd played football with John a couple of times many moons ago and I regularly play football with his brother James. His sister Anne Marie is best friends with my sister in law. So one of those weddings where everybody knows somebody and we're somehow connected. I don't know why, but that made me even more nervous than I already was (I get nervous before every wedding!).

Ruth, John and their children Francesca, Charlie and Ethan live and work in Dubai. A far cry from the damp day we had in Scotland for their wedding day. Because of their location, there was no time to do an engagement shoot but I was still keen to meet them all a couple of days before the wedding as I'd not met Ruth and the kids.

Their wedding day arrived and so off I went over the Clyde in the general direction of Loch Lomond. I spent a couple of hours with Ruth and her bridesmaids, capturing them getting ready along with details of her dress etc. It was very grey and drizzly and I was hoping for a little break in the weather by the time their reception arrived. Then back over to Port Glasgow for the wedding at St John's for the ceremony, a little damp but nothing too bad. We then all went back over to Duck Bay Marina for everybody arriving to drinks and canapés. It was wet outside. And cold. And in my head I was saying to myself "give me a break please" to the weather gods. When in this part of the world, with Loch Lomond and a jetty, you want a spell of dry weather for the couple, it's really not much to ask is it?!

Low and behold, we got a break in the weather just as I finished the family group photos indoors. Right bridesmaids, it was time to man up (or woman up), we were going outside! On to the jetty we went, with gaps between the planks and high heels, it was an experience. Then from somewhere, brighter weather arrived and we got some lovely shots, hurray!

This wedding finished on a high as the wedding band The Jiggers struck up a Ceilidh. Always a laugh as you get those who haven't a clue what's going on and those who get right stuck in to it. So many laughs, funny faces and hilarity ensued which just made me want to stop what I was doing and join in! 

Here is a selection of what I captured for Ruth and John's amazing day for you all to enjoy.

Sarah & Stewart's Wedding, Lodge on Loch Lomond

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