Isles of Lewis Wedding Photographer on the Scottish Islands
Joanna and Paul were married on the Isles of Lewis. Travelling to Lewis for their wedding meant a drive, a ferry, then another drive – but it was worth it, because I’ve never been to Lewis before. The days before Joanne and Paul’s wedding was really wet, but on the day itself it was a wonderfully sunny day. Paul is from Glasgow and Joanne is an Islander. Through pure luck, they met, fell in love and that’s how a day like this starts…
The ceremony took place at the Cross Free Church in Ness, which is located at the very north of the Island. Paul, his best man and two ushers all wore dark grey jackets and grey kilts, and instead of the usually buttonhole, the flowers were made from Lewis cloth. With a piper heralding her arrival, Joanne wore a dress of while silk and lace with a small black and diamante belt.
After the ceremony I followed the bridal party to the nearby beach where we took lots of pictures against the azure blue sea. Afterwards we all drove in convoy south for the reception in Stornoway. The day finalised with a first dance, and before the Ceilidh, Joanne and Paul led the way in a procession around the room – which apparently is something that is done on Lewis.
It was raining the day before their wedding and it was raining again as I drove back to Glasgow the day afterwards. Joanne and Paul brought the sun with them on their wedding day. They were truly blessed.
Ian Arthur is a Glasgow wedding photographer and captures weddings both large and small in a relaxed and elegant way in Glasgow, Loch Lomond, Argyll and across Scotland.
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