Entries in The Lodge at Loch Goil (1)

Tuesday
Oct082013

The Far Away Tree

This summer has seen some very special weddings, I've climbed mountains, I've been in an aircraft hangar, I've been to the Scottish lakes and back down to the Brecon Beacons - within the space of two days, I've shed a few tears under a Tipi canopy listening to some very emotional speeches, I've sat with a bride in the back of an American Cadillac and I've held up the traffic while I've photographed two lovers cross Abbey Road.

Emily and Liam's wedding was one of my last of the balmy English summer and I suppose it was only fitting that it was one of most unusual invites. A wedding in a tree house, on the breathtaking shores of Lock Goil, Scotland. I love the fact that Emily and Liam are in fact from Bournemouth, about as opposite from Scotland as it gets, but after visiting this tucked away little corner of the UK they just fell in love with it and knew they wanted to marry there. After winding my way there through valleys, mist, and single track woods pulling up there I immediately understood why. It was like stepping into an enchanted novel with a mystical tree house and a big house on the hill, full of log fires, antlers, woolen blankets and warming whiskeys. Emily and Liam are genuinely one of the sweetest couples you could meet and I loved the intimacy of having just a small wedding party. The weather was, Scottish, to say the least but it all added to the dramatic atmosphere with the low lying fog hugging the sweeping vistas. I think it's safe to say we managed to beat the weather when it came to the photos. There was one moment when I could be seen scaling down a slippery moss covered cliff to get the shot of Emily and Liam at the fisherman's hut but it was worth it. Not the best idea in just a pair of Toms! Oh and did I mention the best page boy outfits ever? And page boys too! Click the photos for more....