Lauren and Neil’s beautiful wedding was so much fun that I didn’t want to leave!
Lauren and Neil got married at Inch Church, which is a beautiful Village Church in Castle Kennedy. They chose to have their ceremony at Inch Church as it held special memories for Lauren. They decided to host their wedding reception at Old Place of Mochrum near Kirkcowan which is a spectacular castle built in 1385. The castle was originally the ancestral home of the Dunbar family and is set in magnificent grounds and near to several large freshwater lochs. Mochrum estate is world famous for it’s fabulous herd of native Galloway Belted cattle, or Belties as they are know locally.
Lauren got ready at her Mum and Dad’s house with all of her bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. The girls then rode the short distance to the ceremony. Lots of people had gathered at the church to see Lauren arrive and they weren’t left dissapointed when she did, she looked amazing!
The wedding itself was a church service in the local village at Castle Kennedy. During the ceremony they had several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was such a personal service.
After the ceremony
The reception was a short drive to Kirkcowan to the Old Place of Mochrum. Here they had a drinks reception outdoors in the walled garden and the wedding breakfast was served in a large marquee. The weather was kind to us and we awarded beautiful sunshine. Lauren and Neil had decorated the venue with bunting and lots of colour, which was beautiful for a summer wedding. For dinner they had a superb three course meal, provided by Caroline McCornick whose runs Carolines Catering which provides delicious cooked food and catering on location. They had a live band in the evening which kicked off with their first dance to ‘Better than a Dream’ by Marty Mone.
The most fun part of the day was getting the romantic photographs of the two of them, because Lauren was determined that she was going to do anything to get great photographs including jumping numerous ditches to get to the good spots.
Lauren wore a gorgeous dress by Lillian west which she purchased from bibbidi bobbidi boo bridal boutique in East Kilbride and Neil wore arran mist tartan kilt from Macgregor and Macduff and they looked so incredible. Lauren’s flowers were created by Clare Hale from Hugh McCormicks & Co in Stranraer.
Lauren and Neil met through Neil’s friend and my cousin Edward who set us up it all started with a Facebook message and have been together for 6 years. They got in touch with me and told me all about the plans for their wedding day. They said they wanted a fun photographer, and I loved the fact that they were such a relaxed couple. They also gave me a lovely complement after the wedding and said “we loved working with Dan we have amazing photographs to look back at and remember out special day! We booked Dan after seeing his work on Facebook we just loved his style!”
The couple says that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is ‘Enjoy it, it goes so quick, everyone will tell you this, but it is so true.
Lauren and Neil’s wedding at Old Place of Mochrum was everything I love about weddings and had such a fun atmosphere. Here’s their epic day!
Kilt: Macgregor and Macduff
Flowers: Hugh McCormicks & Co
Catering: Carolines Catering
Venue: Mochrum Estate