Today I am really excited to share a gorgeous Loch Goil Wedding with an outdoor ceremony and Rockabilly vibe.
Images of the day were captured by Trevor Wilson of Silver Photography.
Trevor is a Wedding Photographer capturing memories in both Edinburgh, Glasgow, the rest of Scotland and further afield in a natural, laid back, as it happens style.
Trevor says of the couples Big Day….
“Being asked to photograph any wedding at the beautiful Lodge on Loch Goil always excites the photographer within me and I just know that the day will be amazing.”
“Imagine how pleased I was that day, on the way to Thomas and Donna’s wedding, when I drove up into the mountains, and then back down again to the picturesque Loch itself to also finally meet the couple and find that not only were they extraordinarily nice people but they had a great vintage vibe running through their day too.”
“I knew it was gong to be fabulous!”
“They had a very laid back approach to their day and I only had one instruction – photograph everything as it happens.”
“Donna and Thomas took full advantage of the sunny weather and had their civil ceremony down by the shores of the loch underneath a huge old beech tree.”
“There was a lovely gentle breeze to keep the midges at bay and it was just perfect.”
“The marriage schedule was signed in the wonderful treehouse and, after that, the rest of the day was spent milling around outside in the sunshine.”
I now hand over to stunning Bride Donna to share the couples story…
How did you meet?
“We met onboard HMS BULWARK as we both were serving on there in June 2011.”
“We knew each other too through Boxing in the South West.”
“We had our first date in Plymouth on the 8 August 2011 and went to see Lee Evans live, it was fantastic and we never looked back.”
When did you get engaged?
“After Tom left the Royal Navy he got a job in the Oil & Gas Industry and works with a company that mainly operates in the Far East.”
“He works in 6 weeks rotations and was away for Christmas 2012.”
“By this time I had been drafted to Scotland and was based in Helensburgh. Tom flew home on the 2nd January 2013 and I had planned another full Christmas Day for me, him and our Daughter Lauren on the 3rd January.”
“We woke up on the 3rd and Tom took our dogs out first thing before we did our presents, unbeknown to me, he was actually phoning my Dad to ask for my hand in marriage and telling our best friends who lived close by.”
“When Tom got home we started doing presents, then he stood up from the tree and started going into a big speech about us, before getting down on one knee and asking me to marry him. I can honestly say that was the first time in my life that I was speechless!”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“We decided that we would give ourselves plenty of time as we lead hectic lifestyles and wanted to make the day as special as possible.”
“Tom pretty much gave me free reign on everything so I got busy researching.”
“I stumbled upon an article in the Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine for our Venue – The Lodge on Loch Goil.”
“We visited it and booked it straight away, it was perfect in every way – relaxed, stunning, intimate all within a formal picturesque setting.”
“We’re not religious people so i opted against a church and religious ceremony, instead we had our mothers doing readings, our own & statutory vows and best of all one of my friends who is a registrar conducted the service.”
“I didn’t really have a colour or theme so i just went with what I liked, so it turned very 50’s pin up style complete with a mad cake, bridesmaids dresses from Rockabilly Pin Up, cupcake centre pieces and a handcrafted birdcage veil.”
“I am very OCD when it comes to planning so i wanted to make sure every detail was perfect.”
“The little touches went down a treat with our families so it was well worth the extra planning.”
When did you get married?
“We were married on Saturday 9th August 2014.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“Every bit! I truly loved every minute of the day, it was an emotional rollercoaster in which every guest were involved.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Take 5 minutes time out with your partner to just take it all in.”
“I had heard so many stories of Brides missing lots of detail throughout the day or getting too drunk.”
“I took time out with Tom a few times in the day by having a walk next to the Loch and even had 5 minutes with my Bridesmaids in the main bedroom to powder my nose and relax.”
“You have just got to think that all the planning will be done and whatever happens on the day happens and there’s nothing you can do about it then, so just relax and enjoy every part of it.”
Thank you so much to Trevor for sharing this stunning Loch Goil Wedding and to the couple for sharing their beautiful story.
What a jaw dropping location to capture beautiful memories, and so perfect for a lovely outdoor ceremony.
I love the subtle nods to rockabilly through the amazing cake, and the unusual bridesmaid dresses, and the fabulous button bouquet just adds to a fantastic overall look.
Photography: Silver Wedding Photography
Florist: Helensburgh Flowers
Wedding Cake: The McDonald Cake Company
Venue: The Lodge on Loch Goil
Bridesmaids Dresses: Rockabilly Pin Up
Suits: Moss Bros
Bridal Gown: Enzoani
Vintage bouquets: Button Bow Bouquet
Charity favours RSPCA/West Midlands Air Ambulance/Macmillan
Wedding Band: Echo State – Elite Bands, Glasgow
Officiant: Mrs Elaine Crichton – Argyll & Bute Registrar
To Contact Silver Photography
Phone: 07958 696289