Laura and Mike are a couple who really embrace the outdoor life, so their decision to be married at Culreuch Castle made absolute sense. Lots of space, some gorgeous redwood trees, stunning vistas and lots of places to explore for photographs.
It was a day that was just filled with little gems of their personality – from transforming Mike’s campervan into a photobooth for the day, to singing Madness It Must Be Love during the ceremony.
There was something special for me as well at this wedding. It was the first of many through the year where I could see Ben Lomond in the distance. And in my own, strange little way, it’s felt like something of a familiar friend in 2017, being there almost watching over the nuptials of so many couples this year. I loved how it was there for Mike and Laura’s day, bringing part of the outdoor feel and vibe to the day.
And that’s what weddings are about. Or at least, what they should be about. Having something of yourself entwined into the day, woven into the moments to make it special, to make it yours. Even things like the environment around you, the idea that the next time you see it you might smile to yourself and remember your day. The idea that every time Mike and Laura set off in their campervan together somewhere, they take a little piece of their wedding day with them everywhere they go. For me, it’s about photographing the landscape and the setting and Ben Lomond as it looked on their day. That’s the bit that I love giving back to my couples. I don’t think any two wedding days ever feel quite the same, whether it’s the clouds or the light, or the mood or combination of people on the day… that’s what makes it special.