Cartland Bridge Hotel Wedding
As a regular Cartland Bridge Hotel wedding photographer, I love the way you can create such beautiful couple pictures amongst the 19 acres of woodland. The Cartland Bridge Hotel is situated in Lanarkshire and with under an hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh makes it is an ideal venue.
It was a fun wedding, I got to hang out with the groom and his ushers and capture the moments of them getting ready with a lot of laughter and drinking to settle the nerves.
The ceremony itself was delayed as there was a parade happening in the town and the bride struggled to get to the venue, so this just added to the tension within the room, but she eventually got there much to the relief of the groom. It was a beautiful ceremony which was watched by over 100 friends and family, there were tears and smiles all round. After the ceremony was finished the ushers surprised the bride and groom by performing a number of songs.
We then had the opportunity to take the bride and groom around the 19 acres of woodland for some alone time and capture some couple photos of their day, even though they were a bit reluctant at the start they thanked us afterwards.
After the meals became the speeches and the best man produced the best speech I have witnessed by a best man, he surprised the bride and groom by getting his guitar and performing a hilarious song. After the evening guest arrived the bride and groom cut the wedding cake with a sword, and instead of the traditional style wedding cake this one was a unique cheese and pork pie wedding cake. The happy couple along with the guest danced the night away to a variety of music ranging from traditional Scottish Ceilidh to up to date chart music.
See below small selection from my favourites throughout the day.