Alpacas! Dancing! And year old doughnuts (yuck)! This was not quite what I had in mind when Jay and Rebecca asked me to be their wedding photographer at Carrick Castle Estate at Loch Goil. However, they were part of the magical elements that made this a phenomenal wedding.
Scenic Wedding Venue in Lochgilphead
I’ve photographed a few weddings at Carrick Castle Estate, so I know it well for all the best spots for photographs. I love how it attracts couples who want those epic photo opportunities. It’s a wonderful venue at Loch Goil for a laidback wedding. A lot of that comes from escaping the hubbub of the city. I notice guests switching off from the draw of their mobile phones when they attend a wedding at Carrick Castle Estate. People interact with one another and just embrace the pace of where they are, they live in the moment.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Loch Goil
Jay and Rebecca’s wedding was no different in that regard. An outdoor wedding ceremony conducted by their good friend having tied the knot a year before during restrictions. The mountains and Loch Goil were the perfect backdrop for their wedding. They also visited the resident alpacas for a photo opportunity. They brought their pup along as well to enjoy the day with them. And dancing! When a particular song – Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba – came on, everyone had to get up and dance. This was one of those wee friendship group traditions, and it was lovely to see it as a part of their wedding.
Perfect Wedding Location
Carrick Castle just worked so well for their wedding photographs. It felt like this Lochgilphead wedding venue fitted the spirit of the day. Their friends and family brought the atmosphere, and it slotted beautifully into the location.
In the evening, they toasted those they loved with a whisky around the firepit. Is there any better way to honour those you loved who are no longer there? It was such a deeply wonderful moment to capture as a wedding photographer. It’s all of these moments that humbles me in my work. You realise the significance, the importance, and what you’re recording. You’re seeing these moments through the eyes of someone with VIP access.
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Carrick Castle Wedding Photographer
If you’ve booked Carrick Castle Estate for your wedding, and looking for a photographer, I’d love to hear from you. I love going there whenever I can to photograph weddings, and know exactly how to get the best from it for photos.
Whether you are planning a big shindig or a wee wedding, I’ve got packages that you can tailor to suit your needs on the day. Have a look at my wedding approach . Drop me a line today to find out if I’m available for your wedding – I’d love to hear more from you about what you’ve got planned!