Andrew & Claire
What a wonderful day I had 'working' yesterday at The Norton House Hotel for the wedding of Andrew and Claire! It was truly a joyous, elegant and memorable occasion that saw two lovely people start married life together surrounded by family and many pleasantly looney friends (myself included!)
While it's always fun to capture the bridal party, family and guests (those shots won't be up until the happy couple see them first!) - I often get just as much fun out of documenting the details. Claire had certainly sourced and created a fabulous array of special touches for her guests to enjoy and for me to photograph! The loving attention to detail was evident right from the sparkly, teal "I do" on the soles of her wedding shoes, the unique button bouquets, the vintage off-set tiara in her hair, right up to the self-styled 'Mrs Taylor' trainers at the end of the night!
It was a glorious Autumn day, with russet colours out in force throughout the grounds of The Norton House Hotel and as I took my light readings in the morning, I was joined by this curious little fellow:
Gavin's team at The Garden Suite managed to make an awful lot of work look effortless! Managing to strike the correct balance between professional attentiveness and not impinging on the day in any way is something all the staff seem to do well.
Claire also chose the rest of her wedding services thoughtfully - her bridal party looked wonderful thanks to Shona Lewis (Bridal Stylist Scotland) and Jules Smith (Bridal Makeup Scotland) respectively. I was also particularly impressed with the unique button bouquets, horseshoes and pageboy buttonholes created by Cassie (Buttonbow Vintage Bouquets) because it's actually pretty tricky to create complimentary, stylish button accessories and not have them look a bit 'Blue Peter craft project"!
The cupcake tower with matching button themed sugar craft was great fun too - particularly as the cake toppers really did look like the bride and groom - right down to the tartan and dress detailing.
The Ceremony itself was that happy traditional mix of nerves, solemnity (hee hee), a few laughs and readings as rings were exchanged and vows made.
After a few drinks and a lot of photos, three speeches were given - all honest, heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure. Much mopping of tears, interspersed with gales of laughter is always a good sign!
They say it's the little things in life that are important, well these two lads certainly lived up to that by being exceptionally well-behaved and sunny all day - no mean feat at a Wedding.
So, Mr and Mrs Taylor's wedding day is over but wonderful details like this shot below mean it certainly won't be forgotten anytime soon....
thanks for having me!
KEITH AND MARY GIBLETT(non-registered)
WE HAD A WONDERFUL DAY AT CLAIRE AND ANDREW'S WEDDING. KATE WAS TRULY AMAZING. WE RECEIVED A VERY LOVELY SURPRISE FOR OUR XMAS - OUR VERY OWN PHOTO BOOK WITH SOME TRULY AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHS IN IT. YES MOTHER OF THE BRIDE WAS IN TEARS AGAIN! CANNOT SAY HOW PLEASED WE WERE WITH ALL KATE'S HARD WORK ON OUR VERY SPECIAL DAY. KATE IS A VERY LOVELY PERSON AND IT WAS A JOY TO MEET HER,. MUM AND DAD OF THE BRIDE
We had a beautiful and very happy day at Claire and Andrew's wedding at the Norton House Hotel and Kate did us proud with all the LOVELY photographs she took.h
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