The day started at Fiona’s mums house on the coast near Kirkcolm. The sun was shining and the girls were in the early stages of hair and makeup preparations. The house was a hive of activity with people popping in to offer their best wishes and others delivering flowers and cards. The family home was set in a beautiful location high on a hill above Loch Ryan with spectacular sea views across the loch and down to Stranraer.
I spent the morning with the bride and bridesmaids and photographed the detail shots and also lots of photographs of the girls having fun and getting excited.
Forty minutes before the ceremony I met up with Ben and the groomsmen at the church in Kirkcolm. We spent around twenty minutes getting some great shots of the guys before the guests started to turn up and I turned my attention to getting photographs of their arrival. The boys headed off into the church and I got into position to capture the arrival of the bride.
Fiona arrived traditionally late, but only by a few minutes and we had enough time to take a few photographs outside before we went into the church for the main event. After a lovely ceremony we left Kirkcolm to travel to Lochinch at Castle Kennedy for the reception.
Lochinch is a fabulous venue for a wedding reception, beautiful lawns and gardens and a handsome 19th century Scottish baronial castle. It is a wedding photographers dream and offers plenty of scope for group shots and romantic wedding photographs.
The wedding breakfast was held in a large former stable and the evening reception was held in a beautiful marquee which was erected in the main courtyard.
It really was the most perfect day – Ben and Fiona were a really lovely couple and awesome to photograph. The weather was fantastic and their venues were a superb choice. It was without a doubt one of my favourite weddings ever…