I met Julie-Anne and Chris a couple of months before their wedding and we visited Julie’s parent’s farm, near Ecclefechan, where their reception was going to be held. I think Julie’s parent thought I was a little odd when I asked if they could leave a 5 metre square patch of grass to grow, up on the hill overlooking the river valley and hills beyond. The reason would become apparent on the day of the wedding.
The day itself started with bridal prep at the farm, then onto the Church in Lockerbie for the ceremony. The confetti shots really worked for me at this wedding, as there was so much thrown at the newly weds that at times they were completely covered in the stuff, resulting in some great moments. Then back to the farm for the rest of the day, I managed to grab the couple and get portraits of them in the neglected patch of grass, which had grown tall and wispy by this point. This was what I had imagined in my head when planning the portrait ahead of the wedding, with the wispy grass becoming an interesting feature in the foreground.
One of the best moments from the day was during the meal, when the waiters broke out into song. ‘The Secret Opera Singers‘ surprised the guests when three of the catering staff began to sing opera, which everyone loved.
This was a happy wedding which was filled with shots of people laughing, and one I really enjoyed photographing. Thank you Julie-Anne and Chris for inviting me to be part of your special day.