It’s not every day I’m asked to photograph a wedding in the town which I now call home, which is interesting considering it’s such a beautiful place. Kirkcudbright is based in Dumfries & Galloway, and attracts thousands of visitors each year, who all think they have stumbled upon a secret. With its multicoloured houses along the high street, the picturesque marina and port and a stones throw away from unspoilt beaches and countryside, you can see the appeal. So this was obviously one of the reasons why San Francisco based Joan and Jeremy chose this as their location of choice, this and the fact that Jeremy’s dad lives in Kirkcudbright.
I had so much fun taking them through the streets, turning the ‘ordinary’ into something so much more special. We had such a laugh, working our way from the Marina, up through the High Street then along to the Harbour Cottage Gallery, where we even coaxed a couple of the artists in residence out for a photo. Joan & Jeremy were game for anything, portraits in front of the fishing boats and walking down the middle of the bridge, which did create a bit of a hold up, but most people were happy to wait and kept tooting their horns to congratulate the newly weds.
The wedding finished up at the Selkirk Arms, a small group of friends and family settled down to an evening of good food, wine and company. Local suppliers were all involved in this wedding, including flowers by Lily Knowles Florist and the sailing themed cake by Dotty Designs.
Wishing Joan & Jeremy all the best, and thank you for letting me photograph your special day.