29 Royal Exchange Square Wedding
Not many weddings give me goosebumps after almost 20 years in the business, but Anna and Stephens 29 Royal Exchange Square Wedding did just that to me ! It was during the Easter Wedding and Glasgow was bathed in warm sunlight. Anna arrived in the city centre looking absolutely wonderful and was dropped off by her wedding car on Queen Street, right outside the GOMA. The square itself was absolutely mobbed with people out enjoying a little lunch, shopping or just generally milling around. Then as Anna walked arm in arm with her Dad through the crowds, the piper started to play and a remarkable thing happened.
The whole square burst into a spontaneous round of applause.
Once everyone had composed themselves again Anna made her way indoors for a lovely ceremony inside No 29. However that wasnt the end of Glasgow’s ‘audience participation’. You see before the wedding Anna and I had discussed this crazy idea of the bride and bridesmaids walking arm in arm up Buchanan Street…….. how could I resist the idea of a shot like that? Once again the people around us didn’t let us down as the girls totally ‘owned’ the busiest street in Scotland for 10 minutes.
It feels like I am only telling half the story though. I havent mentioned Stephen the groom. Well as you can see we had the lads outside too. It was by and large one of the most memorable days Ive ever had as a photographer. Stephen and Anna were absolutely fantastic, not just to photograph but to simply hang out with. Generous with their time, patient with pictures and great fun to be with.
Oh yeah, and I havent even mentioned paying off Big Issue vendors, buskers following us, being well taken care of by Micheal at No 29 or going back outdoors about 10pm to get a wonderfully iconic shot of the couple framed by the floodlit Gallery of Modern Art. A truly wonderful packed day with a brilliant couple. Fantastic