Last month I had the pleasure of photographing Leigh and John’s wedding at the Loft in Kinloss, Moray. I was definitely feeling the pressure beforehand as the bride’s mum, Mandy Hunter of Cherish Photography, is also a wedding photographer! I was very touched that Mandy trusted me with capturing her daughter’s wedding while she was able to relax with her family and friends throughout the day.
Leigh and John’s special day coincided with the Royal Wedding, so there was a real sense of occasion as people up and down the country were celebrating, and Harry and Meghan’s nuptials were live on TV during the bridal preparations in Leigh’s house! I started the day by capturing all of the little details, some of which are pictured below. Leigh got into her dress then I nipped along to the Loft in time to get some photographs of the groom and the guests arriving.
I’d been a little concerned about the low light levels in the Loft but needn’t have worried. The room was beautifully decorated with fairy lights, natural light was flooding through the window and a little bit of flash was the ‘icing on the cake’. Leigh’s dad walked her down the aisle and the couple’s ceremony got underway, complete with some acoustic guitar music and a reading from one of Leigh’s friends.
Confetti was thrown outside then Leigh and John were led round to a nearby woodland for a surprise organised by the mother-of-the-bride; a two week old Highland cow called Jack! The bride and groom were thrilled and posed for a few photos with their furry friend before we had a relaxed wander around the grounds of the Loft for some couple shots. Miele’s Gelateria served ice cream during the drinks reception then, after some group photos, Leigh and John came inside to cut their cake and take their seats for the speeches and wedding breakfast. Later on, the dancing got underway at the end of a truly magical wedding day.
“Just sat and looked through all the photos, they are fab! Thank you soo much!”
– Leigh and John Miele
Congratulations to you both!
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