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Josephine and Bob's spectacular Loch Lomond wedding at Boturich Castle

Boturich Castle, on the banks of Loch Lomond, is a photographer's dream. With incredible panoramic views over the water, the grounds are gorgeous in any season and the historic castle is majestic both inside and out. The newly built Pavillion with its floor-to-ceiling glass windows and stunning chandeliers provides an incredible space for larger weddings (up to 250 guests). The sunsets here are absolutely spectacular, so if you get lucky enough to have a golden hour on your wedding day, make the most of it and head back outside for some photographs because the backdrop is unbeatable! Josephine got ready in the castle tower, with her bridesmaids and her mum by her side every step of the way. Melanie Herriot of MHM Styling created Jo's elegant look, and her talented Mum made all the floral bouquets. I loved capturing Jo's bridesmaids' and parents' emotional reactions to seeing her dressed up in her gorgeous gown from Sassi Holford Bridal, and ready to marry Bob, the love of her life! The uniquely shaped staircase is the perfect place for this as I can stay back and watch it unfold discretely.

Jo and Bob's ceremony began outside, but with March weather in Scotland being unpredictable, when the skies opened and it began to rain, they brought the service indoors. But the views from the Pavillion with the huge glass windows are so spectacular, it was an excellent backup plan! This was the only rain during the day, so by the time the ceremony had concluded, we took everyone outside again for a joyful confetti shower to welcome the newlyweds!

Arta, the string quartet, played beautiful music for the guests to enjoy during the drinks reception. Guests mingled outside under the covered balcony and on the large patio, as well as at the bar, and when the couple had been congratulated by everyone, we moved on to some group photos with friends, family and bridal parties.

Jo and Bob had brought their labrador cross up with them to be part of the day, so of course he had to feature in some photos too! We walked around the beautiful grounds to take in the spectacular views of the Loch and Ben Lomond. Inside the castle, Jo and Bob had some quiet, relaxed moments together before the rejoined their guests to continue the party! I never take my couples away from their guest for too long - 15 minutes before dinner and another 10 minutes in the evening is usually plenty for romantic portraits of just the two of you.

The speeches were a real highlight, and guests were treated to a delicious formal dinner along with more drinks of course! We dashed outside to enjoy the beautiful sunset - still not one to be missed despite some lingering clouds!

Jo and Bob cut their two wedding cakes before their first dance. They had a traditional cake made by a family member, as well as a cheese tower, perfect for savoury snacking later on! The DJ got everyone onto the dancefloor for a brilliant evening and I said my goodbyes.