Lodge on Loch Lomond Wedding | Ange & Jarrod
It doesn’t get much more beautiful than the Lodge on Loch Lomond and as a wedding photographer there are few things that excite me as much as the prospect of capturing someone’s special day surrounded by some of the most stunning views that the UK has to offer.
Luckily for me Ange and Jarrod chose this stunning location for their wedding day, and as the bride is a friend of my sisters, I was itching to capture this couple’s special day in the best light possible. Thanks to the usually unpredictable British weather, we actually managed to land what must have been the only sunny day in Scotland this year (well, that’s what it felt like anyway), so I really did get the best light!
The bridal party got ready at the Lodge before the ceremony, so I was able to take some photos of both the bride and groom getting ready. It always makes for a nice little introduction to the day as there’s always so much going on around me to try and photograph and capture.
In true Scottish style, the groom and groomsmen wore kilts (I didn’t dare ask what was underneath) and bagpipes rang out as the guests arrived. After the ceremony, bagpipes escorted the wedding party to The Lodge where there was a Scottish Quaich before the wedding breakfast.
Pronounced similarly to the word ‘quake’ but with a softer ‘ch’ at the end instead of a hard ‘k’, a Quaich is a shallow two-handled cup with Celtic engravings that is filled with whisky (of course, we were in Scotland after all!). Sometimes called the ‘love cup’, the bride and groom each take a handle and drink from it, before passing it around the family. This ritual symbolises the trust and bond between the couple as they toast their marriage together.
With stunning vistas over Loch Lomond, and plenty blue skies overhead, this was a wedding that I won’t be forgetting any time soon; a real dream for any wedding photographer at Lodge on Loch Lomond!