As a Northampton Wedding Photographer, I’m very lucky to travel to some really stunning places, and cover some fabulous Weddings. The Scottish Highlands was the backdrop for this beautiful Glenfinnan Wedding of Jennifer and Phil! Their chosen venue was set at Glenfinnan House Hotel. The couple decided to take a weekend break at Glenfinnan House. The Husband and Wife to be fell in love with the whole place. They decided to book this venue for their Wedding. It’s plain to see what they loved about it, the Hotel and scenery are beautiful.
The Hotel and the Glenfinnan area is very relaxed, with a calming, and friendly atmosphere. Glenfinnan House Hotel is located in the beautiful Highland countryside. It’s very charming and idyllic, many of the Wedding party did not wanting to leave. The feeling was that of an age passed, with old traditional values, still being at the heart of the Village and the Hotel.
Why I love being a Wedding Photographer
The intimacy of a wedding, and being part of that is why I love being a Wedding Photographer. You are another guest. you take part, you enjoy, you eat, and get to know not just the couple, but their family and guests. You might be doing a job, but you need to be socialable, part of the event, blending in, allowing the guests to feel relaxed in your presence. As a reportage photographer, this is where I find that it’s a key to capturing those special fly on the wall, candid moments.
The Guests began arriving the day before the ceremony. Many travelled from afar, including Germany and America! Phil and Jennifer were very relaxed. The night before the wedding, the guests had a lovely meal at the venue. Many of the party had not met previously, the meal allowed for the party to get to know each other a little more.
The stunning Bride was given away by her Father. I managed to capture a candid shot before they entered the room. It was a precious and emotional hug and a kiss from Father to Daughter. Jennifer was led into ceremony room at Glenfinnan House on the arm of her Father. Phil’s smile when he saw his Bride lit up the room.
It was a lovely ceremony, Mr and Mrs Mace emerged to take canapés and champagne on the shore of Loch Sheil with their guests. The weather in Scotland can be unforgiving, windy and wet. Not today, the weather was perfect. We spent an hour celebrating the newly weds first moments as Mr & Mrs, before climbing aboard the ‘Sileas’ for a cruise on the Loch. Drinks were served on deck, many taking to the stern to absorb the view, the journey and the jokes!
The Wedding Breakfast
On their return, everyone was seated for the Wedding Breakfast. The meal was followed by the all important speeches. Each speech was filled with love, and joy. Words and remembrance for Mother’s missing filled the room with tears. The Bride and Groom had both lost their Mother’s as teenagers, but I’m sure they were looking on!
The speeches ran really well, lots of laughter, speckled with the obligatory heckles and one liners. A toast to the happy couple, was followed by partying in the bar with live music from the Father of the Bride, and a disco kept everyone dancing until late!
The wedding day could not have been finer. A beautiful venue, mixed with fabulous food, first class service and Wedding guests that mixed so well. Lovely people, and a fabulous Bride and Groom.
Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Mace
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