Claire and Chris have been together for a while, and I was due to photograph their wedding in summer of 2020 but due to covid we had to postpone it for a year, but Claire and Chris finally got to say “I do” at Crossbasket Castle near High Blantyre – and what a day it was…
Claire and Chris met in a nightclub in 2012. Maybe it was the dance moves, or maybe it was love at first sight but very soon they decided to go globetrotting and then one evening, as they were watching the sun go down over Ayers Rock in Uluru, Australia – Chris proposed to Claire. Claire said yes – and she ended up with a rock AT the rock…
Claire’s dress was perfect. Claire bought the Mori Lee dress from Bijoux Bridal, and it looked absolutely perfect when she wore it for the first time. Slim and elegant – just like Claire – and with hair by L.A. Make-up & Design, Claire was very much a beautiful bride. The make-up for Claire and her bridesmaids was by make-up by Amy and the flowers by Endrick Blooms. Claire had three bridesmaids, her sister and two friends, and they all wore matching dresses in a lovely shade of dusky pink.
Chris and his groomsmen – his two brothers, the best man and his father, all wore matching jackets and kilts, which they got from the king of kilts in Glasgow – MacGregor and MacDuff – and even their wee dog Charlie got in on the act with his own kilt in a matching tartan.
Claire arrived in the beaufort of Carrs of Loch Lomond and was piped into the castle by John Graham the Piper, who is a renowned piper and a member of the Red Hot Chile Pipers. The ceremony at Crossbasket Castle was officiated by the Rev Andy McIntrye, and besides conducting a ceremony that was heartfelt and loving, he presented them with a small memento to keep their memories alive. After the ceremony it was time for lots of candid picture taking, some groups, and then lots of pictures of Claire and Chris around the castle.
The reception started with Claire and Chris cutting the magnificent cake, which was made by Liggy’s Cakes. It was such a lovely looking cake, that it seemed such a shame to cut into it – but that’s what cakes are for and I believe it tasted exceptionally well…! The speeches were started by Claire’s father, telling tales of Claire as a rebellious young woman, followed by Chris, thanking those who had travelled far and wide to be there. The finale was by the best man – who brought with him some milk for Chris to drink as a toast, as apparently Chris is an avid milk drinker. And there’s nothing wrong with that…!
And that was Claire and Chris’s wedding day. A wonderful day and the start of a new life for two people who are very much in love who were surrounded by their closest family and friends.