An Intimate Wedding at Kingairloch in Argyll
Zoe and Craig have been together for a while and live in Yorkshire. Pontefract, to be precise. They have a love of Scotland, especially the Highlands and travel to Scotland several times a year to enjoy the views, the clean air and the mountains. They can’t get enough of the place. They also share a deep fascination for Land Rover’s and off-roading.
When Craig proposed to Zoe then decided that they didn’t want a big wedding with lots of fuss. What they did want was something small, something intimate and something with just them – so they booked the Parish Church at Kingairloch, booked the minister, the local restaurant, somewhere to stay – and then booked me to record the day and their intimate wedding.
Its about a two hour drive from where I live but its a pleasant drive, and one I was looking forwards to for such an occasion as this. Unfortunately, the day was wet. It was raining from the morning until the evening, and was one of the wettest days I’ve experienced for a long while. But, never to let the weather get in the way of a good wedding as they say, so we all carried on regardless.
Zoe and Craig’s pride and joy is a short wheelbase landrover. One of the last few to come off the production line and its painted in the original 1950’s colour of light green. This was Zoe’s wedding car and she rode in the back for the short drive to the church. The minister looked resplendent in his kilt, and welcomed then when they arrived. After their ceremony Zoe and Craig, and despite the rain, we all dashed outside so that Zoe and Craig could ring the church bell – something that very few visitors are allowed to do.
After that, Zoe got back into the Landrover and we went up the road to take some portrait pictures. When we finished the photography we went to the Boathouse Bistro next to Loch a’Choire, as Zoe and Craig had booked the entire place for themselves – complete with a chef and a table made up for two right next to the windows overlooking the Loch.
It was a wet day, but it still didn’t dampen the feelings that Zoe and Craig have for each other, didn’t stop the smiles and didn’t stop the photography. We all got a bit wet – but it was worth it. Every step and every moment of the way.