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A wedding at The Cruin

Jo & Matt’s romantic Loch Lomond wedding at the Cruin was an absolute treat to photograph. Yes it rained but the love between these 2 made everyone present forget about the clouds and rain. On top of that they are some of the most genuine loveliest people I have ever met. Makes our job just that much more enjoyable. We felt so welcome and a part of their day which is what we always strive for.

Our soft and romantic style of photography really paid compliment to their colour palette. I adored the romantic styling and soft pastel colours used to style their wedding day. Lisa from Sparrow & Rose created such beautiful bouquets and flower arrangements. The Lace wrap around Joanne’s flowers tied in with the romantic theme so perfectly. As always it’s always an extra treat when I get to work with my friend and most talented Make up and Hair artist Laura Gray and the lovely Lana!

As always I love to ask the bride and groom a few questions for their take on their day. Here they are!

What was your first thought when you saw each other at the bottom of the aisle?

JO ~  “I was very emotional as I was walking down the aisle. Matt didn’t turn round till I was almost beside him. When I seen him I just felt so completely happy and thought, ‘he is finally going to be my husband!’ That was the first (and probably last) time I’d seen him in a kilt and I kept thinking how great he looked in it”

MATT ~ “When I saw Jo I had to hold back my emotion especially when I could see how emotional she was. She looked absolutely beautiful and her dress was what I imagined she would pick. As soon as I seen her I was blown away and could easily forgive her for being half an hour late!!!!”

What was the best part of the day?

JO ~  “Our humanist, Sheena, was amazing and really got our story across. My aunt read ‘Red Red Rose’ from a Robert Burns book that I used to read from with my late Gran in my childhood. Matt’s mum read a beautiful excerption from ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ and my sister and 6 year old nephew read a very fitting, funny poem. We took a lot of time writing our vows and thinking about what we wanted to promise each other. Our humanist finished the ceremony with a Celtic blessing that our guests recited back to us. Walking back up the aisle to the sound of the bagpipes as Mr and Mrs was the best feeling ever. So many people commented on how lovely, personal and romantic our ceremony was and for me it was the most important and very best part of the day”

MATT ~ “The best part of the day for me was having all our friends and family in the same place. Guests had travelled from Australia, Sweden and Switzerland to be a part of our day. Almost half of our guests live in England and they had all also made the journey to Loch Lomond to be with us. It was overwhelming. It is so rare that all of the people you love are in the same place at the same time and it was great to see everyone getting to know each other, smiling and having a great time”

Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness

Chantal and Scott x

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Venue – The Cruin

Celebrant – Sheena Johnston (Humanist Society of Scotland)

Dress – Essence dress bought from Diane Honeyman in Ayr

Shoes – Rachel Simpson

Headpiece – Jenny Packham

Earrings – Bride’s Gran’s

Bridesmaid Dresses – Monsoon

Flowergirl Dress – Ted Baker

Kilts – Slaters Glasgow

Flowers (also props and sweet buffet) – Sparrow and Rose

Hair and Make-Up – Laura Gray

Cake – Cottonrake Catering

Table runners, chair covers and ties – Blue Parrot

Piper – Billy Kenny

Drummer – Marcia Crawford

Band – A Band called Wanda

Wedding rings – Read and Simpson (made locally in Essex)

Stationery – Jo Hughes (Essex supplier)

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