It’s tricky to know exactly what you want when you’re planning a wedding. In the case of Kathy & Dave they loved Scotland & feel in love with Glasgow so much. When they first contacted me, we arranged a time to Skype so that we could chat more about their plans. When they visited Scotland in 2018, they had planned to get married. However, after experiencing a few hiccups, it meant that they weren’t able to go ahead. They came back in the winter of 2019 with immediate family to tie the knot.
When Kathy & Dave had arrived in Glasgow, they were staying at the Millennium Hotel on George Square. I got a chance to meet them in person to chat through things before the big day. The hotel is a situated in the heart of the city making it a great base for them to get some sightseeing done as well.
The wedding day
Kathy was keen to have a little bit of prep photographed which I absolutely love. A friend was going to be stopping by so along with Dave’s mum. A lovely excuse to pop the champagne.
Their ceremony was perfectly intimate and personal. My favourite part of their ceremony was the vows. When couples are able to express how much one person means to them, it’s hard to not cry. It really helps me get another connection with the couple that I am photographing. I love the approach that most celebrants will have. They will say things about each person that really personalise the marriage but to be able to keep it together and say those words whilst getting married…it is something really special.
For the group photos and the couple shoot, we went around to John Street to make use of the arches. Then on to George Square to have the City Chambers as a backdrop. Kathy, Dave & I had a little adventure in to the Italian Centre and round to the GoMA, before heading back to cut the beautiful cake from Patisserie Valerie.