Some weddings are so romantic, especially at Loch Lomond Ross Priory

Jo and David met purely by chance. David was working in southern England and went out for a drink one evening and got chatting Jo – who was enchanted by his Scottish accent. They decided to meet again but with David based in Scotland and Jo in the south, things were difficult as David couldn’t stop thinking about Jo – so he moved his job to be closer to Jo. And there rest they say – is history.

Even though they still live in the south, David still misses Scotland and Jo has also caught the fascination with Scotland so when David proposed to Job it was only logical that they chose to get married in Scotland. They decided to get married at Ross Priory on a beautifully hot day, which is a stunning wedding venue located on the south eastern shore of Loch Lomond. Full of character and with stunning views it is the perfect place to get married. David looked so good on his wedding day. He wore a grey tartan kilt with matching plaid that had a thin band of purple running through the tartan – to match his tie and the colours of the bridesmaid dresses and the bride’s bouquet. He finished off his highland look with a grey highland jacket and waistcoat.

Jo walked down the aisle with her Father, proceeded by her sister and niece in their deep purple dresses. Jo wore a white a-line lace dress, holding a bouquet of cream and purple flowers. With her hair up and held at the back with a diamanté barrette, Jo looked stunning. David loves to talk, and when Jo walked down the aisle he was actually lost for worlds, and I’m sure there was a few tears in his eyes. The ceremony was conducted by a humanist celebrant and towards the end of the ceremony Jo and David had a traditional hand-fasting and then a ‘Quaich’, which included David’s choice of malt whiskey, which I think was a McAllan – David’s favourite.

After the ceremony we went straight ahead with the formal groups on the steps of Ross Priory, and after that I took Jo and David into the wonderful Ross Priory Gardens for some portrait photography, finishing just before a passing thunderstorm graced us with its presence. After the meal, which included a very funny speech by David’s brother, the best man, it was time for the first dance – and Jo and David’s moment in time in front of their family and guests. By the time the first few dances had been and gone, the light outside had changed so I managed to prize Jo and David away from their family and guests to take them outside for some more photography. The evening light at Loch Lomond is wonderful, and we managed to get some beautiful portraits with the Loch and the mountains in the background. It was a perfect end to a perfect day as it was such a lovely day, and I am so happy I had the opportunity to be their photographer.