When you first see the view from Boturich Castle looking over Loch Lomond it takes your breath away each time over and over again. No matter if it is raining, misty, sunny or snowing this view just gives the wow factor which is probably why we didn’t want to leave this wedding and poor Ashley & Cairi were dragged to these points on several occasions.
When we first met Ashley and Cairi we knew we had to photograph their day. The two cutest people you will ever meet, their sweet nature and kindness shined through them and we knew we would have such an awesome day with such a relaxed couple. We travelled all the way to Killearn Kirk firstly to photograph their ceremony from our base in Glasgow. Heather headed to the boys in the church during the morning while Cheryl photographed the girls at the house. Having two photographers really helped during this time period as we could split up without missing anything. We captured beautiful moments like Ashley conducting a musical piece he put together for Cairi to walk down the aisle to and the girls going through bridal prep, all the details and candid’s included.
We absolutely loved that Ashley and Cairi filled their day with music and after the ceremony they had a coffee morning styled drinks reception in the Kirk Hall in Killearn where they gave out the most delicious cakes and drinks with a live band playing music. We absolutely loved how much time they had in their day which allowed guests to mingle and we even managed to get groups and couple time at this point too.
The coaches soon arrived and we all headed to Boturich Castle (Still leaving time to do their Bridal Party Groups and some more couple time) what we didn’t expect to see on this gloriously sunny day was RAIN! (Oh no!) thankfully it only lasted about 15 minutes, and this gave everyone some time to touch up and the boys to go over their speeches. The rain eventually stopped and the sun started to shine again and we got all the photographs we needed in this time frame. We absolutely loved the grounds – it was endless! This venue is somewhere you could photograph numerous weddings and never shoot the same place twice, it’s incredible and has so many areas. (We would say it’s up there with one of our favourite venues!)
After some more mingling time we sat down for some speeches, and like she always does, Heather kicks it out the park with the candid’s during this time period whilst I focus on the top table. Having the two of us at this point is such a great thing as we get around without being too distracting and for all those people that avoid us (We can sneak up on them laughing at a best man’s joke!)
Following into the evening we originally took Cairi and Ashley out because we thought that the sunset may not get better as the night was to go on – so took a few quick photographs with the view behind them and let them continue their night getting a lot of relaxed candid’s at this time period.
We then moved onto the first dance and the Ceilidh which was performed by Ashley and Cairi’s friends and was super sentimental – we especially loved their first dance which was L.O.V.E and sang along the whole way. We love to get creative during your first dance if we are permitted with space and timing. But we light up our couples with backflash and then try to get a mix of clean and crazy photographs of you all as we feel it really showcases your night off in a way that you remember it.
To finish off the evening we went over to hug Cairi and Ashley goodbye and we saw the sun had dipped (again) to a beautiful colour of orange and yellow. So we of course said to them if they want to we could go out – the poor souls had so many couple shoots but we secretly think they loved it because they got some time away (we usually do 2 couple sessions – they had 4 oops!) We didn’t regret it at all and as we left the sun became more glorious – we had to stop ourselves and finally drove home leaving behind the most awesome day with the kindest of souls.
We can’t wait to photograph our next wedding here soon, we just hope Covid-19 lets us!