Monique and Kevin had their wedding at Brig ‘O Doon House Hotel in Ayrshire. The girls stayed at the nearby luxury bed and breakfast Ayrs and Graces the night before and it was also here that the bridal preparations were to take place. I traveled up from Newton Stewart early in the morning and arrived to meet with the girls at the same time that the make-up artist and hair stylists arrived. Inside the house the atmosphere was calm and relaxed and the bridesmaids popped open a bottle of bubbly whilst they chilled out to some tunes and had their hair and make-up styled. Ayrs and Graces provides very spacious accommodation for guests and it proved to be a brilliant base for the girls.
The morning had started off with very heavy rain. But as lunchtime approached, so did the sunshine. With coverage of the morning bridal preparation complete I drove a few miles up the road to the Brig O’ Doon which was the venue for both the wedding ceremony and also the wedding reception. Once there I met up with the groom and groomsmen and captured some photographs of their anticipation and excitement prior to the wedding ceremony. The Brig O’ Doon was the setting for the climax to Robert Burns’ poem, entitled “Tam o’ Shanter”. The hotel is set in picturesque gardens right next to the river doon and it is an impressive venue for a wedding.
The bride and groom were married in a lovely civil ceremony at two o’clock which was celebrated with family and friends. Afterwards we took some group photographs in the gardens before spending some time having some fun to capture the important romantic photographs of the newly weds before heading inside for the wedding breakfast and speeches. Unusually the bride made an amusing speech at this wedding and outshone the men. In the evening they celebrated their first dance in front of a live band before kicking off an enormous party. Here are a few images from their day.