Today I am delighted to share a very intimate Lochside Wedding with an outdoor ceremony, and a stunning Charlie Brear Wedding Dress.
Images of the day were captured by Gillian Glover MacLean Photography.
In 2004, Gillian Glover MacLean bought her first professional camera, and its also the year her daughter came into her life.
Her little muse inspired her to follow her real passion.
She grew up in a small town north of Inverness and believed her passion was fashion.
At 16 she moved to the city of Glasgow to follow her dream and after years of living and working within the fashion and design world realised that her true zest was indeed for the images that portrayed it.
She went on to study a diploma in photography, which lead to work on fashion editorials for a lifestyle magazine and assisting an award winning wedding photographer.
She also thoroughly enjoyed shooting a varied range of musical events, working backstage and choreographing fashion shows.
Now with Wedding Photography it is hers aspiration to endeavour to witness the truth and beauty of each event that she is involved in.
She aims to create something that is unique, empowering and full of emotion.
I hand over to stunning Bride Camille to tell the Couples story…
How did you meet?
“We met at work through a mutual friend 7 ½ years ago.”
When did you get engaged?
“We got engaged on 19th May 2013 in the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens. A place we both love.”
“What was supposed to be a very well thought through, romantic proposal didn’t quite go to plan though thanks to a lot of bird poo on a tree I was supposed to sit on when Lee proposed.”
“But he managed to get me in the tree and propose regardless, without giving away the surprise.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“We really only planned the wedding in 3 months as our original plan was to get married in Lake Como in Italy.”
“However getting married abroad was proving to be difficult so we changed all our plans last minute and decided to get married in Scotland on the west coast.”
“We found a beautiful hotel right by Loch Awe, surrounded by hills, so a little bit like Lake Como!”
“The hotel were very helpful and provided us with good wedding suppliers near the venue, and we went to a few fantastic vintage fairs in Edinburgh were we met our fantastic photographer and went away with a lot of ideas for the wedding.”
“We were so lucky with all our suppliers and had a great experience with all of them.”
When did you get married?
“We were married on 20th May this year at Ardanaisaig Hotel in Argyll.”
“Our guests stayed in the hotel while we had our wedding night in the Boatshed which is lochside.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“We loved every single bit of our day I don’t think I could possibly choose just one.”
“We really loved the ceremony because it was quite emotional and very intimate as there were only 8 guests.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Do it small and keep it simple.”
“Try and be creative and do things yourself if you can. But above all relax and enjoy it.”
Thank you so much to Gillian for sharing this incredible Lochside Wedding.
Who needs extra decoration when nature gives such a stunning backdrop.
I love wee weddings, so family centric and beautiful, and Camille is breathtaking in her beautiful Charlie Brear gown.
A wonderful celebration of love.
Photographer – Gillian Glover MacLean Photography
Flowers – Petals of Oban
Shoes – Vivienne Westwood (Melissa)
Grooms Suit – Tiger of Sweden
Grooms Shoes – Kurt Geiger
Venue – Ardanaisaig Hotel in Argyll
Hair – The Boutique, Oban
To Contact Gillian Glover MacLean Photography