Ashley & Darren's Elegantly Relaxed West End Wedding at Cottiers Theatre and Bar
I was delighted to return to Cottiers Church earlier in the summer to photograph Ashley and Darren’s gorgeous wedding. Glasgow’s leafy West End area looks particularly lovely in June and is the perfect backdrop for a summer wedding in the city!
At the top of Hyndland Street in the heart of the buzzing West End, long standing Glasgow favourite Cottiers Theatre and Bar make’s the perfect venue for a wedding party. A converted church building complete with stained glass windows and ornate stonework, Cottiers has character in abundance and suited Ashley and Darren’s elegantly relaxed approach to their wedding day perfectly.
Myself and second shooter for the day, Emmett, began coverage of Ashley and Darren’s wedding as they completed their preparations for the day. Ashley preparing at her family home and Darren at the West End’s Belhaven Hotel. I really love these moments, as you can feel the anticipation in the air and there is a real buzz in the atmosphere!
Ashley had the help of her five amazing bridesmaids to help her prepare and put the final touches to her super elegant Kudos Bridal wedding dress. Ashley had a beautiful relaxed and contemporary wedding look. Choosing to wear her hair down, it was beautifully styled by Louise Hughes Hair and complemented by modern natural make up. The look was finished with a stunning bouquet of soft green eucalyptus with red and soft pink roses, matching the colours of Ashley’s bridesmaid elegant dresses. Once everyone was ready it was time to catch a taxi!
At the other end of the West End Darren and his three grooms’ men finalised their preparations at the Belhaven Hotel before taking a stroll through the leafy West End streets. A pre-wedding beverage was required at The Rock Pub before moving on to Cottiers for the wedding ceremony.
Emmett and I continued coverage, keeping it natural and candid, throughout the ceremony, during the wedding speeches and right up until the evening celebrations. It was also great to get Ashley and Darren outside for a selection of wedding portraits together as new Mr and Mrs!
I thoroughly enjoyed photographing this wedding, and Ashley, Darren and all their wedding guests were a joy to work with, and it was really great to be working in my home city and get to walk home afterwards!
If you think my photography style and approach are a fit for your wedding day, I would be delighted to hear from you, please get in touch by visiting my contact page. I would love to hear your wedding plans ☺