Today I have great pleasure in sharing the Bonfire Day Wedding of Alice and Tommy from the lens of Bill Baillie of Rainy Cloud Images.
Bill is a Wedding, Portrait and Equine Photographer based in Lochgilpead in Argyll, Scotland.
He is pretty fearless in the quest of finding a cracking image. He has often gone to extreme lengths to achieve a great shot including being neck high in water, climbing up trees, hanging
out of moving vehicles, to name but a few!
“I have been taking photographs for over 30 years, ever since I was given my first camera at the age of eight.”
“Having avoided wedding photography for 20 years I was approached by a couple just over 10 years ago asking if I would photograph their wedding.”
“They liked my unobtrusive, reportage style and I have never looked back having had the pleasure of photographing numerous weddings since.”
“I thoroughly enjoy capturing a couples wedding day and providing them with memories of their special day. I feel that photographs should be more than just a selection of portraits, but
something whereby people are reminded of moments. A picture should provoke the senses and the emotions and remind people of special memories.”
The lovely Bride, Alice shares how the couple met,
“Tommy and I met 8 years ago in the pub/restaurant Driftwood in Glasgow where Tommy was working as a chef and I was the resident alcoholic!! He proposed the week
before Christmas last year.”
“My mum had been down staying with us and he told her he wanted to do it so she lent him her engagement ring which was her mothers engagement ring.
“He had planned to make me breakfast in bed and make me a boiled egg and put the ring in between the cup and the egg! I ruined his plans as I got up before he did and refused to back to bed! Then I asked for scrambled eggs not boiled eggs!”
“Luckily he didn’t put the ring into the scrambled eggs – my mum would have freaked!!!”
“While I was busy on the computer he came into the room babbling a load of nonsense which I wasn’t really listening to and then dropped to one knee and proposed -
Just as the snow started again!! I obviously said yes !”
Photographer Bill Baillie says of the Wedding, “It was a fantastic day. Everyone made me feel very welcome and a part of their special day.”
“The groom, Tommy, broke from tradition a little and instead of 2 ushers and 1 best man he had 3 best men. All good friends and on good form they felt very relaxed in front of the camera. I suppose it helped that they were all carrying their traditional hip flasks.”
“Meanwhile back at the brides house, Alice, everyone was quite relaxed and enjoying their first glass of champagne. Alice, not wanting to leave her cats
at home in Glasgow brought them with her all the way to Oban.”
“The weather was kind to us and remained dry all day.
The ceremony took place in the Loch Melfort Hotel with amazing views across Asknish Bay
towards the islands of Jura, Shuna & Scarba. I remember there was plenty oftime for people to mingle after the ceremony before their wedding meal and this
gave us ample time for some fun photographs.”
“It was a great day!”
Thank You so much to Bill for sharing his beautiful images and for the couple sharing their story.
Such a great atmosphere with lots of smiles and a great bonfire with a showstopping sparky end to a really personal day.
Photographer – Bill Baillie – Rainy Cloud Images
Dress -Lady G, Glasgow
Kilts - Kilts 4 U
Flowers - Flower Basket, Oban
Hair -Rutherfords, Oban
Make up - Nik Naks, Oban.
Band – The Reel Fling.
Rings – Diamonds International, Glasgow
Venue – Loch Melfort Hotel
To Contact the Photographer
Phone: 01546 510 359