Hannah + David | Wedding Photography at Eilean Donan Castle

In August last year, Mark provided wedding photography at Eilean Donan Castle at the wedding of Hannah and David; a breathtakingly beautiful location.  You may have already read this post with landscape shots of Eilean Donan and the amazing changing landscape you view on the journey north through Glencoe.

David and Hannah met at college when they were 18 years old; they were both studying for qualifications in photography. They kept in touch and then got chatting on Facebook in June 2009, 2 months later they got engaged.  David proposed to Hannah, just ahead of her doing the same, in the kitchen at their home after they’d been for fish and chips!  They spent a whole day scanning the internet for suitable wedding locations and were just about to give up when Hannah accidentally touched a button on the laptop and a little thumbnail of Eilean Donan appeared at the bottom of the page. They both knew that was the perfect place and were very relieved to find out that they could actually get married there. The wedding day at Eilean Donan turned out to be perfect and everything they had dreamed of.

Hannah’s dress was made by a local lady from Shardlow, called Ruth Keefe. Hannah gave her an idea of the style of dress that she liked and she worked on it until it was absolutely perfect. Hannah chose the style of dress because she very much like chinese dresses and wanted have a dress that was influenced by this style but also had a twist of something slightly fairy tale. Hannah’s shoes were made by Rachel Simpson and she chose them as they were a little more unusual than most mainstream wedding shoes. The jewellery that Hannah chose was made in South Africa buy a very talented artist, Nic Bladen.

Hannah’s mum made and decorated the wedding cake. She has been making and decorating cakes to a high standard for some years and had retired, so it meant a lot to David and Hannah to have one of her beautiful cakes for their wedding.

They chose Archibald Photography because according to Hannah “Mark’s style of photography is unusual and not mainstream in its appearance. His images have far more depth and content than most, which appealed to our artistic natures.”  When asked, Hannah and David chose their favourite images taken on the wedding day to be, firstly the one of them standing, kissing in front of the castle arch doorway and secondly the stig lid image with David grinning!

Hannah and David said, “The whole day was very special but one of our favourite moments would have to be the entrance to ‘The Chain’ by Fleetwood Mac. As we are both very much in to motor sports, it was the perfect surprise for David and made me grin from ear to ear!”  Hannah told us, “Amusingly, David had to give a speech that he really wasn’t expecting. The best man had written a poem which initially seemed to be about David’s love for me, but turned out to be all about his car!”  David and Hannah summarised their day as being, “Scary, incredible, amazing and perfect!”