Neil + DEBBIE’S WONDERFUL WEDDING AT COTTIERS
As 2022 drew to a close, we were fortunate enough to have one more wedding to capture before welcoming in 2023. We met up with Neil and Debbie about a year ago to talk over their plans for the day and we’d been looking forward to photographing it all year
The weather in Scotland is unpredictable at the best of times, but during the winter months, it really outdoes itself. As we arrived at Debbie’s parents’ house in the morning to photograph and film everyone getting ready for the day ahead the snow came on. It’s always beautiful when it snows, but, by golly gosh is it cold! Wedding mornings have a habit of whizzing by in the blink of an eye, so before any time at all, we had to head off to Cottiers to meet up with Neil as he began welcoming all of their guests.
Cottiers is one of our favourite venues, it’s a gorgeous building, the staff are fab, and the surroundings are diverse enough to give a good mix of wedding photos and film. Debbie and Neil had opted for a humanist ceremony so had invited David the Humanist along to conduct the ceremony. David’s a lovely guy and always delivers a personal and meaningful service so it was a pleasure to capture.
After the happy couple exchanged vows and officially tied the knot we headed outside to get some photos. Did I mention it was raining? Often such dreary weather is enough to (understandably) put a couple off going outside, but not Neil and Debbie who were totally game and trusted us when we said it would be worth it. Spoiler alert… it totally was!
As we headed back indoors to the warmth it was time for the speeches and we always love hearing all about the story of a couple and getting a little insight into how everything led to their wedding day. After dinner Debbie and Neil were keen on heading up to Ashton lane for some night shots. Naturally, we agreed this was a brilliant idea so we quickly jumped in the car and took the short trip up to Byres road to get a few more shots.
Now onto the really fun part of a wedding day, the evening reception where everyone gets up to dance off their dinner and generally just have a great time. There was certainly no danger of the dancefloor being empty at any point and just before we left the band even invited Neil up on stage to perform his favourite karaoke song, “Why does it always rain on me?” by Travis, how apt 🙂
Thanks so much for having us along guys, we had such a great time and hope you enjoy your photos and film as much as we enjoyed creating them!