Inglewood House – Samantha & Jamie’s Wedding
The final wedding of my triple wedding weekend bonanza was forecast to be rainy but the day was bathed in beautiful sunlight.
Did you ask her or did you Jamaica?
Is it me, or are my puns getting even better?! Samantha and Jamie stayed in the same village but it took a friend introducing them 10 years ago to meet. As a couple, they love holidaying in Jamaica (hence the pun) and 3 years ago Jamie smuggled an engagement ring in a sock in his suitcase and proposed whilst they were out there. All a complete surprise to Samantha.
Location, Location, Location
Samantha and Jamie chose the stunning venue of Inglewood House & Spa in Alloa for their wedding.
Their wedding ceremony was to take place in the great hall in front of the stunning stone fireplace.
Check out that gorgeous wood paneling.
Before Samantha made her grand entrance down the stairs it was lovely to capture a candid moment of the groom chatting to his soon to be father-in-law as he waited at the bottom of the stairs to give Samantha away.
Then the moment she appeared at the top of the stairs, all eyes were on the beautiful bride.
I always have to remind myself to turn around and capture the groom’s expression when you get an entrance as stunning as this.
But I’m glad I did 🙂
Samantha and Jamie opted for a simple Humanist service conducted by Lucy Black .
During the ceremony, they were bathed in the most beautiful light from the stained glass windows.
After the official signing of the marriage certificate took place I knew that Lucy was going to read a poem to conclude the service. So I dashed up the stairs to the balcony to get some overhead shots.
The bridal suite also has a balcony that overlooks the front of the property. Perfect for full group shots. I must confess I was momentarily distracted by the amazing roll-top bath in the huge bathroom. I hope they got the opportunity to use it. Anyway, where was I? Ah yes, group shots.
After some more group shots, the bride and groom were kinda done with photographs and wanted to enjoy some time with their family and friends. I’m not a monster, so I allowed them a while, even though I was itching to get images of them against the beautiful backdrop.
I mean, come on, right?
Like something from a fairytale.
Before the wedding guests got called to eat I took some pictures of the cake, or rather cakes.
Due to Covid-19 safety measures, they decided to have individual cupcakes for each guest instead of slices of cake.
The Jamaica theme carried through during dinner with each of the tables named after some of their favourite places on the island.
Is this love?
As day turned to night and the evening guests arrived. The band started playing the first dance. Jamie had kept this a surprise from his new wife. It was an arrangement of Is This Love originally by Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Grattan.