Today I am thrilled to share the beautiful Ayrshire Wedding of Melanie and Alan captured at the stunning Lochgreen House.
Images of the day were captured by Imagine Images.
Imagine Images are a team of two experienced professional photographers – a partnership in photography as well as in life.
Based in South Lanarkshire, they cover weddings primarily throughout Scotland however have travelled further afield.
Their shared passion for photography means they are very fortunate to be doing a job we love and strive to capture wedding days to perfection.
Ross and Kirsty say of the Couple and their day….
“We met Melanie and Alan in July 2013 as they were planning their wedding for March 2014 and immediately felt like we’d known them for years.”
“We really enjoyed chatting through their wedding plans and hearing all of their ideas for the big day.”
” We met a few months prior to the wedding for their engagement shoot, and despite trying to stay out of the rain on the day, had great fun again.”
“Melanie had included her daughter in to their engagement shoot and it was lovely to get to know her too.”
“Our overall memories of Melanie and Alan’s day are, simply, that it was great fun.”
“We had to contend with a bit of wind and rain as we went down to the nearby beach for some shots but I think it added to the fun of it all.”
“And, of course, there was the ‘Made In Chelsea’ pose! Melanie had e-mailed us a few days prior to the wedding with the idea for this image that she’d like to re-create.”
“I think the full bridal party had a great laugh in posing for this – and we had great fun setting it up too!”
“It really was great to be part of such a happy occasion.”
I now hand over to beautiful Bride Melanie….
How did you meet?
“We met in the Shed nightclub in Shawlands, Glasgow.”
“Alan had been at a Burn’s supper and turned up in the Shed wearing a kilt, I was immediately attracted.”
“After a few dances and banter we exchanged numbers and that was it.”
When and how did you get engaged?
“Alan proposed to me in Bangkok, Thailand.”
“We stayed in a very plush hotel with breathtaking sights of the city, our room was 21 floors up.”
“After a long day of sightseeing I was chilling by the window with a beer looking at the Bangkok sky line, and when I turned round Alan was on one knee with the ring.”
Tell us about your Planning journey
“As an engagement gift, a friend bought us a wedding planner book.”
“Looking at the content of the planner we realised that planning a wedding was going to be bigger than first expected.”
“Our top priority was getting the perfect venue. We looked at around 5 or 6 venues from castles to town halls before finally settling on Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon.”
“From our initial meeting at the Lochgreen we knew we were in good hands.”
“We then decided to get all the big, costly items booked which included the band and the photographers.”
“With the photographers we met 4 and chose our favourite, Imagine Images.”
“Imagine are a young couple like ourselves and Kirsty had lots of ideas which I just loved.”
“We adopted the same approach with our band, we looked at 4 or 5 online and chose our favourite, Suga Rush.”
“The band were outstanding on our wedding night and had learnt our first dance song perfectly which was Star Girl by McFly.”
“Our guests danced all night, Suga Rush created the perfect party atmosphere.”
“From then on decisions were made in the same fashion look at a few different options, choose one.”
“I wish I could say the same about my wedding dress, that was more like – look at 25, choose one, change mind, look at 5 more, choose one, change mind and go back to original choice, and so on.”
“Perfect choice made in the end, big thanks to Anne Priscilla!”
When was your Wedding?
“We were married on 22nd March 2014.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“From beginning to end our day was brilliant but a particular highlight was at the end of the night when the band played Loch Lomond. We got lifted on to the usher’s shoulders whilst our friends and family cheered us on.
“It was a great end to a perfect day.”
What advice would you give to other Brides and Grooms ?
“When planning, go with your gut instinct.”
“Research well, arrive at your choice, do it and don’t look back.”
“Also be sure to have wedding planning free weekends to clear your mind. Enjoy the ride!”
Venue – Lochgreen House Hotel
Dress – Anne Priscilla
Hair and make-up – Kylie MacBeth of The Aisle Hair and Beauty
Flowers – Kirsties, Troon
Cake – Sugar and Spice, Troon
Photographers – Imagine Images
Kilts – MacGregor and MacDuff, Glasgow
Room Dressing – Lily Special Events
Band – Suga Rush through Hire-A-Band
Sign – Giddy Kipper
“We would also like to give special thanks to our bridal party of bridesmaids, flower girls, best man and ushers were a great help.”
“They were on hand all day and partied hard and fast long in to the night.”
“Their smiles and enthusiasm made the day even more special and we are so grateful for such great friends and family.”
Thanks very much to Imagine for sharing their fantastic imagery and this stunning Ayrshire Wedding.
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