There’s something so special about seeing a couple on their wedding day having their photo taken with one of our oak frames as the backdrop.
Cara and Chris got married at Dumfries House, in Ayrshire. Scottish weather is not the most predictable, so the roof over Mains Bridge II is very practical! I know rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck but I’m convinced people just say that to make you feel better!
Alison and Christopher are pictured here in front of Mains Bridge II. I love the symmetry and framing of this photograph. (Can you spot the lovely little ovolo detail at the base of the oak braces in the background?) It’s lovely to see how the oak on this bridge has silvered down over time. It was four years old when this photo was taken.
Suzy and Mike had their couple photos at the Peach House (another sheltered option for those rainy Scottish days!) Fortunately they had a glorious day for their wedding. I love how they’ve been captured here beneath the braced entrance.
One of the loveliest things about green oak frames is that they improve with age. The oak silvers down and dries out so the joints get tighter and the whole structure starts to blend in more with its surroundings. The thatched roof and shingle capping also silver down to a lovely neutral colour, providing a calm backdrop. (And that’s a thistle on top by the way, not a pineapple… it was carved by the incredibly talented Houghtons of York)
I think this photo is one of my favourites. It captures that feeling on your big day when you get momentarily whisked away from all the friends and family and get to have some time just the two of you to take it all in.
I remember on our wedding day, our photographer took us outside just before the first dance, to catch the best light. I made Jonny practice our first dance one last time (we were having a ceilidh and started off with Gay Gordons). It made for some of my favourite photos of the day (and I usually hate being photographed!)