Monthly Archives: August 2011


Emma & Justin were married on the edge of Loch Awe, near Oban in Scotland in a church that looked like a fairy tale castle.  I photographed their wedding the day after I photographed Emily & Andrew’s which meant that after I left Windsor on Friday night I went straight to Euston Station and caught the overnight sleeper to Glasgow.  It was actually really comfortable and I arrived feeling fresh as a daisy (well almost).  This is a bit of an epic blog post because this was an epic day.

Although on the face of it Emma & Justin’s wedding looks fairly traditional there were so many little details that made it their own. For example I will never forget the 2nd Hymn in the church, the organist starts playing and Emma and Justin’s voices could be heard clearly encouraging all their guests to join in singing ‘Don’t worry, be happy’, well if you want Bob Marley at your wedding why not?  Their first dance was unforgettable as well, why have a slow number when you can have a ‘dance off’.

I was only allowed about 7 mins outside the church at the end of the service for portraits and the rest of the day (apart from details and groups of course) was captured completely as it happened.  It rained nearly all day but you’d have never have known it, inside the marquee was the most amazing atmosphere.  The evening ended with a Jazz, Cèilidh (hopefully spelt that right) band and some pretty amazing dancing.

There are more photos on Facebook where you can tag yourself if you wish.

Thanks for having me Emma & Justin I had a blast and also discovered that Scotland is a very beautiful place that I will definitely be returning to for longer as soon as possible.
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I can not recommend the Ceilidh Band ‘Piperactive’ enough.  They describe themselves as the funky “Kick-Ass Celtic” band’, I’d say that’s a pretty fair description. I have no idea how far South they will travel but if you are looking for a band that will get all your guests dancing give them a call.

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