I was honoured to be asked to photograph Sophie & Jared's wedding after a recommendation by Cheryl & Paul, whose wedding I photographed back in 2010. 2014 has been one of the best Summers ever in Scotland and the big yellow fellow was shining down on us with not a cloud in the sky. The wedding took place in a marquee in the grounds of Dunure Castle. A spectacular backdrop!
Sophie and jared are big Sci-Fi fans and It took me all my powers of composure not to burst out laughing with the rest of the guests when the, Empire Strikes Back theme blasted through the speakers when Sophie made her entrance. It was that kind of day. Big smiles all round, especially me.
After the ceremony we did some group shots in and around Dunure Castle before heading back to the mini bus that was waiting to take the guests to Brig O' Doon. Well, that was the plan anyway. There were two buses booked and waiting while the ceremony went on. One for the main group of guests and one to wait while the families had photos taken. They both took the guests and left us stranded, with no phone signal and a 10 mile away reception to get too. Not to be outdone, I crammed er... 5 (might have been more) into my car and the the owners of the site helped out with another couple of cars to pack us all in and get us to the reception venue.
We made it!
The reception was a fantastic too. The clouds rolled over for great light and I thought this day just couldn't get any better. Then it did just that. The party was awesome. Everyone packed the dance-floor as DJ Stephen Graham played some awesome tunes and mixes to keep the party going.