Couple: Kirsten + Steven

Date:  16th June 2019

I photographed a lovely wedding a few weeks ago, down in Helensburgh. Let me tell you all about it!

We were really happy to be asked along to photograph Kirsten and Steven’s wedding, as we’d been wanting to work at this venue for some time. Rosslea Hall is a fantastic old hotel set just by the beach in Rhu, just along the road from Helensburgh and perfect for a secluded and relaxed wedding day. Kirsten and Steven had opted to go for a humanist ceremony and were being married in the conservatory, overlooking the lovely gardens at Rosslea. The ceremony was full of wee personal touches, with just the right amount of humour injected into proceedings, as is common with Humanists and probably why they are so popular with our couples!

After the main event, the newly married Mr and Mrs headed to the garden with all their guests for drinks and lawn games. It looked like the guests were having loads of fun with the giant Jenga, and things were getting pretty serious as the tower started to sway a bit in the wind! While the garden games were in full swing and all the guests were busy doing that, we thought it’d be a great time to nip away for a few minutes so we could grab some nice shots to remember the day. The beach really is only a 2-minute walk from the hotel, so it would be rude not to make use of it! Along the way we may, or may not, have been attacked by a dinosaur…

Once we’d headed back up to the hotel it was pretty much time to head inside for the dinner and speeches, a real favourite part of the day for everyone! It was great to hear Kirsten say a few words, there really should be more of that, and the game she’d made up to see who knew the most about her and Steven’s story so far had everyone in stitches!

After the lovely meal, we were right on the golden hour, which in wedding photography land is not to be missed! At the point, down the beach a bit from the hotel there’s an awesome sandbank that sticks out into the estuary with a small lighthouse on it. With some able assistance holding the lights from one of the bridesmaids (thanks Claire!) I was able to get a great shot of the sun going down with the newlyweds!

By this time, we needed to head inside for the dancing, cause nobody wants to miss an opportunity for a good old ceilidh! Kirsten and Steven really wanted to get everyone involved from the offing, so they’d decided to just get right on with the first dance right after the cake had been cut. No messing around, and a great choice too, I’d say! It seems all their friends and relatives definitely agreed because the floor was absolutely jumping from the get-go!

All in all a pretty awesome day then, and definitely a venue we’ll be hoping to head back to really soon! Thanks gain for having me along Kirsten and Steven, and I hope you enjoy all the pictures as much as I enjoyed making them with you!

I photographed a lovely wedding a few weeks ago, down in Helensburgh. Let me tell you all about it!

We were really happy to be asked along to photograph Kirsten and Steven’s wedding, as we’d been wanting to work at this venue for some time. Rosslea Hall is a fantastic old hotel set just by the beach in Rhu, just along the road from Helensburgh and perfect for a secluded and relaxed wedding day. Kirsten and Steven had opted to go for a humanist ceremony and were being married in the conservatory, overlooking the lovely gardens at Rosslea. The ceremony was full of wee personal touches, with just the right amount of humour injected into proceedings, as is common with Humanists and probably why they are so popular with our couples!

After the main event, the newly married Mr and Mrs headed to the garden with all their guests for drinks and lawn games. It looked like the guests were having loads of fun with the giant Jenga, and things were getting pretty serious as the tower started to sway a bit in the wind! While the garden games were in full swing and all the guests were busy doing that, we thought it’d be a great time to nip away for a few minutes so we could grab some nice shots to remember the day. The beach really is only a 2-minute walk from the hotel, so it would be rude not to make use of it! Along the way we may, or may not, have been attacked by a dinosaur…

Once we’d headed back up to the hotel it was pretty much time to head inside for the dinner and speeches, a real favourite part of the day for everyone! It was great to hear Kirsten say a few words, there really should be more of that, and the game she’d made up to see who knew the most about her and Steven’s story so far had everyone in stitches!

After the lovely meal, we were right on the golden hour, which in wedding photography land is not to be missed! At the point, down the beach a bit from the hotel there’s an awesome sandbank that sticks out into the estuary with a small lighthouse on it. With some able assistance holding the lights from one of the bridesmaids (thanks Claire!) I was able to get a great shot of the sun going down with the newlyweds!

By this time, we needed to head inside for the dancing, cause nobody wants to miss an opportunity for a good old ceilidh! Kirsten and Steven really wanted to get everyone involved from the offing, so they’d decided to just get right on with the first dance right after the cake had been cut. No messing around, and a great choice too, I’d say! It seems all their friends and relatives definitely agreed because the floor was absolutely jumping from the get-go!

All in all a pretty awesome day then, and definitely a venue we’ll be hoping to head back to really soon! Thanks gain for having me along Kirsten and Steven, and I hope you enjoy all the pictures as much as I enjoyed making them with you!

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