Getting married in Scotland can be as small or large as you want. I have met a number of couples now who are opting for small elopement style weddings, and the Registry Office at Montrose Street in Glasgow is perfect for an intimate wedding. I am finding a lot of couples really enjoy the romance of a simple ceremony, without worrying about seating plans, RSVPs, or finding out the complex dietary requirements for lots of guests.
As a photographer, I really enjoy photographing small wedding ceremonies as well as the bigger ones. I like to do a mix of both throughout the year of small elopement style weddings and large celebrations as it allows me different levels of creativity with my work, and different ways of interacting.
Heather and David got married in 2019, and opted for a small intimate wedding ceremony at Montrose Street Registry Office. They had with them their baby daughter, and their witnesses were two of their close friends and their son. The ceremony took around 20 minutes of legalities and vows, and afterwards we wandered to the courtyard of Glasgow City Chambers for some photographs among the Classic Victorian arches and pillars which sit neatly between Cochrane and George Street.
While being one of my smaller and shorter bookings, it was still lovely to see David and Heather enjoy their very intimate wedding and to take some photographs for them to remember their day, and to share it in the future with their young daughter as she grows up, to leave a story for her to learn all about her parent’s wedding and their love for one another and for her.