The west coast of Scotland has some stunning views. Sunsets. Greenery. And parks without toilets ;-) On one of the hottest days of the year so far (maybe even into the TWENTIES!) Linda & Steven took their brass band-infused wedding to Greenock Town Hall, by way of Skelmorlie and Gourock. And it was a very, very nice day :-)
Chatelherault. It's a funny word, and I'm still not sure how to pronounce it! However, it's a jewel of a wedding venue situated in it's own country park about 10 minutes from Hamilton town centre. It has views as far as the eye can see, beautifully kept grounds and a forest in the back garden. A lovely place for Jessica & Steven's awesome, intimate ceremony and acres of room outside for the children to run amok. Don't believe me?...check out the wedding video below for their high-octane adventures! ;-D
Weddings are funny things. You put so much effort into planning every little detail and eventuality. You long for the glorious, epic portraits that you see around the web yet you still want to enjoy yourself and party righteously. And then the reality of the situation creeps into your consciousness at some point after the ceremony and before the meal. You barely feel like you've said your vows and in all the excitement and congratulations and high-fiving and tears and kisses - WHERE do you fit in these amazing photographs?!
Well, there are two parts to this answer:
One - choose the right photographer.
Two - go with your photographer's instincts.
They will know how to wring every last photographic opportunity out of a situation and they should have some good ideas on how to get you those WOW shots whilst still allowing you the freedom to enjoy the wedding day like you should! Oh, and it does help if you don't mind howling winds and wild bulls... ;-)