An incredible wedding at Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute!
Incredible doesn’t even cover it! This venue and location and out of this world. Aleisha and Richard wanted to have a show-stopping venue for their guests coming from many locations worldwide…and that it was and more! The weather also delivered which for Scotland is a gamble you just have to take and deal with.
We arrived the night before for a weekend on the Island. Sometimes if weddings are a bit further afield we make a weekend or overnight stay of it. We were so incredibly excited to get back on the Isle of Bute. With its incredible views, rolling hills and coastal villages and house it is such a beautiful place to spend time. We had been just a few months before the wedding in June for an engagement shoot. You can have a look at it here.
The 26th of August finally arrived and both Richard and Aleisha’s preps took place in the Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay. Richard had a more casual morning as the lads usually have, playing pool and slowly making their way to Mount Stuart to greet guests. Aleisha and her bridesmaid spent the morning getting dolled up and having a good laugh which is always amazing to capture. I love getting into my creative space with bridal attire detail shots and morning preparations and anticipation. When Aleisha finally got into her Maggie Sottero gown, her cathedral length veil kept simple with her hair down and her Jenny Packham shoes she was a sight to behold. Her excitement and quiet calmness just added to her beauty.
Now onto Mount Stuart! Probably one of our most favourite wedding venues in Scotland. It’s opulent beauty, white marble, intricate carvings, and grand ceilings it truly is a sight to behold. Every corner you turned was just as incredible as the next.
As usual, during long days and on days with the nice weather, we sneak out for a second photo session to capture photos in some of that lovely golden light. We set off for the beach where Aleisha took her shoes off and went bare feet. I adore a carefree barefoot bride. It gives photos an extra feeling of being at ease and enjoying oneself. I know they enjoyed their time away for those photos. A 20-minute getaway to be alone. We have some top reasons why it is a good idea to split your photo session into two when it is possible to a bit further in this post.
If you wish to see and read more about what Aleisha and Richard had to say about their wedding day along with a list of their wedding suppliers pop on over to Love My Dress here! So honoured to have had their wedding featured on such an incredible blog.
For now, enjoy the slideshow and these photos!
Chantal and Scott x
Why we split photo sessions into two from mid-April to the beginning of October.
- Longer days means beautiful evening light so why not take advantage of it!
- Splitting your photo session into two means you can enjoy more time with your guests before the wedding breakfast
- You can change things up for both sessions. Why not keep it casual for the evening photos as Aleisha did. Scroll down to see
- Sometimes if there is too much sunlight in the afternoon we are limited to what we can capture so being able to get those evening shots is a welcomed bonus