Marina & Peter – St Mary & St Finnan Church & Glenfinnan House Hotel

We were so excited when Marina and Peter booked us to photograph their wedding at Glenfinnan in the West Highlands. This is one of our favourite parts of Scotland. And you’re about to see why.

It had been a very wet spell. And so it was that our day began standing in boggy ground, waiting for the Jacobite steam train to cross the Glenfinnan (aka Harry Potter!) viaduct, while water seeped into our shoes. That’ll teach us to forget our wellies! We think it was worth it though…

Over at Glenfinnan House Hotel, Marina and her girls were getting all glammed up…

That morning, Peter told me how lucky he felt to be waiting for three beautiful girls to walk down the aisle. Here’s his gorgeous daughter Poppy.
Her lovely little sister Emma.
And his stunning bride…
And the boys were looking pretty fine too! 
This has to be one of the most incredible church settings anywhere in the country. 
We first spotted this church when photographing a wedding in the area three years ago. We said at the time that we hoped to one day photograph a wedding there. And thanks to Marina and Peter, we got our wish! 
We heart this car! 
The ceremony was very touching.
Not sure what Father Roddy said to Marina here, but it must have been funny! 
Favourite! 
After the ceremony, one of the guests spotted this stag near the church. It was quite incredible to be so close to it and it didn’t seem to mind sharing its land with 80 wedding guests at all! 
We loved the rustic element of the church. 
Simply gorgeous! 
Then it was on to Loch Shiel…
Back at Glenfinnan House, the guests were enjoying the fantastic weather. 
And one of our favourite cake toppers of all time was attracting interest! 
Bridesmaid Joanne made a lovely speech.
And best man Ally didn’t let Peter off too lightly…
Marina and Peter’s first dance was to the Ramones’ ‘Baby I Love You’. 
And soon everyone was on the dance floor.
As the sun set over Loch Shiel, with Ben Nevis peeping through the clouds in the distance, the sound of ceilidh music and laughter filled the air. What a magical day.

Marina & Peter – We hope you enjoyed your boat trip and the remainder of your stay! Thank you for bringing us to such a beautiful part of the country and for being so fantastic to photograph. We loved your wedding!

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See something you love? Marina & Peter’s suppliers included:

Hair & make-up – Nicola Ryrie

Kilt maker – Georgian Dress Hire, Aberdeen

Flowers – Forget Me Nots, Fort William

Cake & Catering – Glenfinnan House Hotel

Transport – Lesley Parker

Videography – James McAleny

Music & Entertainment – Coila

Photography – Elemental Weddings

Marina Begg - August 13, 2010 - 7:12 am

The beach photo’s are utterly breath-taking, thank you Elemental. You have blown us away with this summary of our special day x

ALLY BEGG (BEST MAN) - August 12, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Simply, the best wedding pictures I have ever seen, incredibly beautiful and captured the day perfectly.

Jo Biggs - August 12, 2010 - 7:59 am

WOW – how did you bag a girl like that Mr Begg?

Looks like you had a fab time and everyone looked gorgeous and yes your calves where acceptable in the picture. The location is beautiful and the weather shone on you.

Favourite picture has to be you signing the register and Mrs Begg laughing.

Wishing you both many happy years ahead

Love

Jo x

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