I’ve been going back through some of my favourite weddings of the past couple of years which I never got around to blogging about, and I came across this one from City Halls and The Old Fruit Market in Glasgow. Mika and Marc’s timeless wedding at the Old Fruit Market was full of love, happiness and laughter. It was a pleasure to be their wedding photographer for this elegant September wedding.
The day started with photography at Mika’s parents’ house. She prepared along with a big group of bridesmaids in a morning full of laughter. Then, I popped around to see the boys getting ready in a house nearby. The wedding day went perfectly.
From there, we headed to City Halls for the wedding ceremony. Mika and her father pulled up in a stunning Rolls Royce. It was a great ceremony; the lively bright wedding colours being carried through even into the lighting on the ceilings. Both the dads shared a quaich of whisky. One of the more memorable moments was when the little ones came down the aisle… the little flower girl protested all the way. It had everyone laughing and enjoying the moment.
After the ceremony, we were able to capture some lovely bridal portraits in the street outside the venue in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City.
The bride and groom had chosen one of Glasgow’s best venues for the wedding. The Old Fruit Market hosts all manner of music events such as Celtic Connections gigs, but also can cater for weddings with a very big evening party. This versatile venue nestled in the heart of Glasgow city centre is an old covered market and a place where the heritage of the city is brilliantly preserved. All the old merchant’s name boards are still in place above the iron columns and walkways. This fusion of old and new made for a lovely backdrop for their wedding photography.
Mika and Marc were the perfect couple to work with. They were so happy to immerse themselves in the Documentary Wedding Photography way of working and leave everything in my hands. We spent a brief part of the reception capturing the formal groups and the wedding portraits and then it was back to all their friends to celebrate.
Mika’s dad got emotional while making his father of the bride speech and again when he and Mika had their Daddy Daughter dance. The crowd shouted their support and encouragement in true Glaswegian fashion and the party rocked on in great style through the evening.
I’d like to share these kind words from the couple…
“We had a lovely look through the photos on slide show earlier and we are very very happy with them, it’s amazing to see all the moments you captured that we didn’t see ourselves on the day! It brings back just how great the day really was.
Thank you so much for being such a big part of our day and capturing all those special and memorable moments for us to look back on. It was great working with you, and we loved how you work and how unobtrusive you were, we felt so comfortable and everything was so natural!”
Mika and Marc, thank you for trusting me with the honour of being your wedding photographer. Looking back at these wedding photos, I am reminded of your love, your connection, and the bond you share. I wish you both continued luck in love.