Lorraine and Andrew met and then fell in love, and after a few years together decided to make their relationship permanant – by getting married. They live in Wiltshire but just love Scotland and come to Argyll every year for their holidays to discover all the hidden delights of the highlands and one of their favourite places is Portsonachan, which is somewhere inbetween Invarary and Oban. It’s also a place where they love and where they wanted to make their love permanant.
The Portsonachan Hotel was their chosen venue, and besides being a rather grand hotel – and a hidden gem when it comes to hotels in Argyll – the hotel was also happy to host their wedding, and with wonderful views across Loch Awe, who could ask for more. The day was a beautiful summer’s day, and despite the heat, Andrew arrived with his best men and looked resplendant in kilt and plaid.
And at 2pm, and with the local piper leading the way, Lorraine came down the grand wooden staircase with her daughter (and bridesmaid) Laura. Lorraine looked lovely in her 3/4 lengh dress, which was overlayed with lace and finished off with a tartan sash. The ceremony was officiated by Lochgilphead based registrar, Lorna Wilson, and overlooking Loch Awe, Lorraine and Andrew were finally married. Olivia was the flower girl and although normally she is a whirlwind of activity, for the ceremony she was good as gold. The ring bearer was Jacob, who did an excellent job of minding the rings.
After some champagne and some more piping from the local piper John Hunt, we all got in the cars and went a few miles down the road to take pictures with Kilchurn Castle in the background. Its a private field, but Lorraine had gained permission for us and after a bit of a trek with the piper leading the way – we had the perfect Highland background. Then we got back in the cars and drove around to Kilchurn Caste itself for some more pictures and when all the photography was finished, Lorraine and Andrew headed back to the hotel to enjoy the rest of their day with their closest family. A hot, sunny and wonderful day in Argyll for two people who are so much in love.