The wedding of Varrie and Douglas at The Waterside hotel

The wedding of Varrie and Douglas at The Waterside hotel

8th January 2018

I was so looking forward to photographing Varrie and Douglas's wedding as I had heard so much about their venue. They were getting married at The waterside hotel in West Kilbride. It had a very New England look to it and is situated right next to the beach. It was just perfect.

When I arrived at 12 midday it was pouring with rain. Looking at my forecast it was due to be bright sunshine at 3pm. I hoped for that but thought it not possible as it was raining so hard. I was pleasantly surprised when the weather gave us blue sky when we needed it!

After the ceremony I was keen to get the couple on the beach for some pictures. Because of the rain earlier Varrie was a bit worried about her dress getting dirty so I managed to borrow a table cloth from the hotel for Varrie to stand on. The hotel were really great allowing me to do this. I loved the shots of the beach and the ushers were all great getting Varrie to and back from the beach with out getting her dress dirty. 

I got some nice shots at the front of the hotel of Varrie and Douglas where the light was not as harsh as it had been on the beach. Love blue sky and sunny days but sometimes you need a bit of shade for nice portraits. 

Douglas then wanted some shots with his snazzy car he had hired to drive down to the hotel. The ushers all loved this and their pocket watches Douglas had given them as a present. 

It was then time for the speeches and meal. The best man had everyone in stitches, he was very funny.

Finally it was time for the dancing. I got a lovely shot of Varrie looking behind herself while on the dance floor. I love the look on her face which is the joy of reportage photography. 

Here is how their beautiful day went. G x