Gale & Nicole’s Wedding at St Conan’s Kirk and The Ardanaiseig Hotel

Gale & Nicole’s wedding this winter came complete with a custom made Victorian riding costume, a Gothic Style church, an atmospheric Loch and a few torrential downpours. It was also filled with lots of love and laughter – Gale & Nicole were surrounded by their friends on a day that was just perfectly intimate and relaxed, yet full of character.

The Ardanaiseig hotel near Oban was the setting for the couples ” first look ” pictures. Quiet common in America, but very little known here – this is where the groom sees his bride for the first time before the ceremony. We chose the edge of Loch Awe as the setting for these shots.

The main reason for the first look photos was the late ceremony time and the fact that it would be getting dark by the time the ceremony had begun. As a result, much of the wedding photography was done prior to the service. The couple photographs were taken in the grounds of The Ardanaiseig Hotel and the group shots were photographed outside the church before the ceremony. I’m always delighted to see things happen in an unconventional manner and everything certainly fitted both Gale & Nicole’s personalities as well as their vision for their wedding day.

Their candlelit service inside St Conan’s Kirk   felt magical and full of atmosphere and was followed by a wonderfully relaxed dinner in the Coast Restaurant in Oban. It really was a joy to be part of Gale & Nicole’s wedding day.

  • Charlene Conilogue said:

    These photographs are exquisite! I love these two so much and wish them every happiness the world has to offer. Much love Gale and Nicole. ♥

  • Ryan Woodland said:

    Congrats to my brother and his beautiful bride. Wish we could have been there - but they know we love em'!

  • Gale & Nicole said:

    It was an absolutely perfect day...and you caught it all Margaret. Every single smile and every last ounce of love. Thank you, once again!

  • DeVon and Dean Woodland Mom and Dad said:

    Beautiful pictures of two beautiful people and a beautifully memorable day. We were keenly aware of you on your wedding day and wishing we could be there. Words are so inadequate to express our love for you,and the hope we have for your future filled with true happiness and peace.

  • Yvonne and Brian said:

    Wonderful photos of a magical day. It was a pleasure to join Nicole and Gale as they started their married life together.

  • Maybell said:

    A beautifully written account and the photographs were amazing. It was a wonderful experience and to have so many friends turn out for Nicole and Gale's wedding day to share the magic. Wouldn't have missed it for anything

  • These photographs are just lovely, looks like a magical day! Steve & Sandra.