Wedding photography of Kerrie and Brian at Cornhill Castle
When I first meet Kerrie and Brian on a cold, wet New Years Eve at their venue I never thought we would ever have the sunniest and hottest day of the year on their wedding day 6 months later. They were getting married at Cornhill Castle near Biggar, just 2 miles from where I grew up. I obviously knew the venue very well having photographed many weddings over the years and it always feels nice to be back home to be a part of a couple special day. Kerrie and her bridesmaids were all getting ready in the hotel and I got some great shots in the morning. Everyone was so lovely on the day and I just felt like one of the family. Kerrie's Dad then started to greet the guests as they arrived. One bus carrying the Londoners (Kerrie is from London) and the other bus from Lanarkshire (Brian was more of a local boy). The English half of the guests were having a great time being photographed beside the Piper. He was treated like a celebrity for the day! Then Brian and his best man and ushers arrived. There was quite a few of them and I started to refer to them all as Brian's Entourage. I went back upstairs to get the final shots of Kerrie getting into her dress. It was very emotional for everyone when Kerrie's Dad arrived to take her down stairs and into the marquee where the ceremony was being held. On the hottest day of the year it was pretty hot in that large tent!! The celebrant was Brian's family friend Les Gray. He was fantastic, such a lovely ceremony. It was then outside for some pictures in the wonderful sunshine. Because of the weather everyone was outside all day and it felt like a great garden party. It was so chilled out and fun for all the guests. Before the meal we did a large group shot of all the guests with me hanging out a first floor window. Great fun. The ballroom in Cornhill looked amazing with Moody Cow Florist in Carluke doing the flowers and Ivory Towers provided chair covers and table decorations. The couple were piped into the room for the meal. The speeches were first with a very emotional speech form Kerrie's dad. I got one of my favourite father of the bride speech pictures of Kerrie and her Dad looking at each other after the speech. Not many dry eyes in the house! After the meal all the guests just wandered about outside for a while and I got some more shots of Kerrie and Brian in the low light. Then it was time for the party. The band Little Red Wedding Band got the dance floor full which was great for me. It was such a truly lovely day I had the pleasure to be a part of. Thanks Guys.