Blythswood Hotel Wedding
Niki and Stephens Blysthwood Hotel Wedding was a wonderful day which I will remember for a long long time. Niki the bride is, like me, bit of a film buff the echos of movies were present throughout the whole day. We started off with Niki and Stephen both getting ready at the Blythswood Hotel, so I was able to flit between both room to get both bride and groom preparation shots.
After that we were onto the magnificent Glasgow Cathedral for a ceremony in some of the most dramatic settings imaginable. When the ceremony concluded we nipped back inside for a few shots of just the couple on the alter before making our way back to the Blythswood. This was my first wedding at the Blythswood Hotel & Spa since its 2009 reopening and my goodness what a change from its old RAC days! We did manage to shoot a few images across in the square (in the freezing cold) before settling in to shoot the rest of the wedding pictures inside.
Niki had asked us to stay on and cover the evenings entertainment and that is where we really got to strech our creative muscles. First of all, in keeping with the movie theme, we put Niki “in” The Birds. Hitchcock films had been running all evening in the Blythswoods own private cinema and the tables were all named after Hitchcock movies, so the temptation to combine both was irresistible. Then we popped outside into the Glasgow night and had some fun with sparklers. The results from both shots were stunning but if you get a chance, pop over to our facebook page and see how the sparkler shot was created. Scott McKenzie of Mckenzie Wedding Films ‘very kindly’ captured the”creative process” (ie Gillian and I running around the couple like a couple of wallies!!)
Then back inside to catch Niki throwing some shapes on the dancefloor…… It was a fantastic day and Niki and Stephen were amazing on the day. Their enthusiasm, sense of humour and love for photography allowed me to create an absolutely stunning wedding album. Working with both of them was brilliant experience and a wedding which I loved to be a part of. Thank you both x