The National Piping Centre

Scotland Wedding: Abode Hotel & National Piping Centre, Glasgow

As weddings go, this was quite possibly the wettest one I've ever experienced. But that didn't dampen spirits. With a 'let's get out there' attitude, I hit the streets of the Merchant City in Glasgow with Christine and Pally armed only with a couple of umbrellas and some sheer determination!

Glasgow is such an urban oasis with so many exciting parts to it, I could literally spend an entire week taking photos there. And what better way to start this wedding than at Abode Glasgow with its ceramic tiles and old fashioned lift, it was like stepping into the 50s, what an amazing space with stunning light, perfect for hair and make up to transform Christine into a bride. Linda from Linda Arbuckle MUA and Annette from Frizz Free Hair did a fantastic job. Christine brought her monkeys all the way from Canada to guard the rings, safe to say they did a good job too. And the talented Amanda from The Floral Design Boutique created Christine's colourful bouquet.

Time to let the pictures speak for themselves, here is a sneak peek for you all to enjoy!

The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

I have a long standing relationship with The National Piping Centre in that I've photographed weddings there, I've exhibited at wedding fairs, I've done styled shoots and I've attended meetings and workshops.

And all of that means that I can stand here, hand on heart, and tell you that they have one of, if not the, best teams in Scotland. I've worked at a lot of wedding venues and I always get to see behind the scenes, the attitudes of staff towards a couple and their guests and above all the general service they provide. Absolutely everything is catered for meaning a very stress free experience for everybody.

I was absolutely delighted when they approached me to photograph all elements of the centre for a new website they'll be developing. Everything from piping tuition to having your pipes cleaned; head shots of the staff team to conference set ups; and the hotel rooms to the food in the restaurant. It was a long but amazing two days spent with so many people who work there. So much so that I actually felt part of the team when I finished.

Here is a selection of what I captured for them to help them promote their business.