Today I am really pleased to share this gorgeous Scottish Wedding at one of my favourite venues, Lochgreen in Troon, Ayrshire captured by the very lovely Marc Bowker.
Marc shares a little bit about himself and this delightful day, shot in the summer.
“I’m Marc from One Big Picture Photography. I’ve been shooting weddings for just over five years now. I’ve met lots of lovely people on my journey and it’s been a privilege to share so many experiences.”
“I approach weddings very differently to the way I used to. I get involved with all the details of a couples day and we chat together at length about their wedding plans. It’s a vital part in really getting to know a couple and a part I really love.”
“Gillian, the Bride and I used to work for the same organisation a long time ago. I think we only met once or twice. A couple of years ago she liked my Facebook Page and quite often commented and liked my posts. So when the time came for her to get married, she got in touch.”
“My recollections of this Wedding Day is that it was Calm.”
“That’s the scene I was met with when I arrived at Gillian’s parents house. Everybody was so relaxed and chatting away about the day that lay ahead.”
“Not long after the wedding, Gillian and Jim were to emigrate to Hong Kong where Jim had already been working for a few years.”
“So instead of providing them with a mounted print from their pre-wedding shoot, I had a small coffee table book produced for their guests to sign messages in and something that would fit easily into their luggage. I gave it to Gillian at her parents house just before we left, and it was great to see her reaction.”
“I always ask the men to be at the church or venue for a specific time. They’re always late! When I arrived at Lochgreen House Hotel, nobody from the wedding party had arrived yet. This meant a quick look around to check where everything was and to check that the wedding was indeed going to be outside on the patio, it was!”
“Eventually Jim and his best man Gerard arrived and so I took them into the gardens to do some shots there.”
“Then slowly all of Gillian and Jim’s guests arrived. Everybody was so laid back and really enjoying the occasion and the scenery that met them. It gave me a chance to not only capture them arriving, but also to talk to them.”
“Then Gillian and her dad arrived and walked through the gardens before making their way through the hotel to the patio area. It was amazing to watch. I know I’m a photographer and therefore I’m there to capture it all, but sometimes it makes me feel like just looking on and enjoying the moment myself.”
“I’m so pleased the sun was shining as it not only meant everybody mulled about on the patio and the lawn, but that I could take the majority of the photos in and around the gardens.”
“There is so much space to explore at Lochgreen, it has amazing little corners where you can get lost for a bit, ideal to take Gillian and Jim away from their guests for a short time. It meant they could take some time to take it all in and talk to each other about their wedding.”
” Altogether a wonderful day!”
Thanks so much to Marc for sharing this gorgeous Scottish Wedding in such a beathtaking setting.
Lochgreen is a lovely mansion house bought and lovingly restored in 1989 which sits in thirty acres of woodland with gardens parallel to Royal Troon Golf Course on the historic Ayrshire coast.
Its a wee hidden gem that makes your heart swell the moment that you get there.
The views to the sea are stunning and having an outdoor ceremony such as this couple is just magical.
I love the delicate aqua touches throughout the details, and the kids just make the day…so cute!
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