Kate & Alan's Watercolours and Ruby Red Lodge on Loch Lomond Wedding

When I met Kate and Alan for the first time back in March, Kate told me that she had a "slightly unusual" wedding dress. Firstly, it was teal. And secondly, it was based on a historic dress pattern. Kate had worked for the theatre, and her love for historic dresses inspired her choice. I had been waiting with some anticipation to see it - and it was wonderful to see Kate glowing in it on her wedding day! The lovely Lodge on Loch Lomond provided the perfect backdrop to Kate and Alan's big day. Kate, being as organised as ever, had scheduled the weather to be dry for her photos after the ceremony, and dry it stayed all day! The mist rolled off the surrounding hills, creating a muted watercolour scheme which blended just perfectly with Kate's dress. I loved the serenity and calmness of the loch.

In contrast, the atmosphere in the Lodge was lively and full of personality - I love it when brides and grooms firmly put their own stamp on the day and Kate & Alan's stamp was visible at every turn. One of my favourite moments was when Kate's friend, who happened to be a professional opera singer, sang an Aria during the ceremony. Just amazing.

The day came to an end with a ceilidh, as Kate and Alan had chosen to dance their first dance together with their friends and family. And the dancefloor was packed!

Kate & Alan - beautiful, what else can I say! Really really enjoyed getting to know you and spending this day of days with you. Thanks again for being such an amazing couple.

Mareike xx


Kate's wonderful dress was a bespoke design and handmade by Hilary Jane Designs

Flowers were by Petals Flowers