An enquiry for wedding photography at Loch Lomond this week made me think of Katharine and John’s winter wedding. The low winter sun of a December wedding can be stunning for wedding photography but it does disappear fast in Scotland on a winter afternoon.
Katharine and John met in Sydney, Australia when they were both travelling. John asked for Katharine’s hand in marriage before proposing to her. They chose Loch Lomond for their wedding based on it’s stunning scenery and then found that Luss Church and the Lodge on Loch Lomond provided them with everything they were looking for in terms of character, friendliness and organisation.
Katharine bought her dress from Bluebell Bridal shop in Orpington (unfortunately now closed). Her mother found the dress and it was completely different from the others she had looked at, but was perfect. A fitted silhouette of ivory sation underlay and heavy lace ontop, dotted with Schwarovski crystals. Katharine told us “I liked it as it had a classic quality and gave me an amazing figure – god bless corsetry!” Katharine’s shoes were from Next (ivory satin with crystals on the toe), she opted for no veil but had a headband made for her by East Beach Designs – two bands of crystal and diamante with a snowflake (as the wedding was December!).
Flowers by Cherry Blossom were the florists for the wedding. According to Katharine “we picked them mainly on their quality service and knowledge of what they do.” The couple used the web cams at Luss Church to film the wedding service. Katharine told us “it is not an expensive add on and it was fantastic as their are cameras dotted around the church so the film captures all angles and you can see all the congregation … highly recommended to anyone getting married there!”
On selecting a photographer Katharine and John said they found Archibald Photography through the VOWS Awards. “We chose Mark out of all the photographers we saw because we loved the relaxed style of photography and the innovative use of landscapes and architecture in the pictures” said Katharine. “We both love so many of our images but the front runner is the two of us walking through the village looking at eachother and laughing. It has a very wintry feel with the golden browns and amber colours, and captures us in a natural way.”
Katharine, thinking back on their wedding, said “everything was so special, but I think the thing that stands out to us is that we were so lucky with the weather as the week before the airports were shut and the week after they shut again because of the snow. This would have meant noone would have been able to reach the venue. The snow melted just in time (day before) so that all the roads were clear and the day was bright, sunny and crisp … perfect!”