This alliterative and charming couple bring an end to the trio of weddings this year with brides from within the same family. Deborah is the cousin of the sisters Susan and Janet, who also got married this year and also chose me to take their wedding pictures.
The morning dawned with torrential rain, I drove to Duck Bay at Loch Lomond in the rain and scouted out the location beneath my umbrella. I was nice an early though, so that by the time the wedding was about to begin it was dry and there even some breaks in the cloud cover. Once again the weather gods were smiling on me.
Although Deborah had asked for no shots of her during her preparations, I was early enough to sneak up to her room and get a couple of photos with her very shy bridesmaid and proud parents before the main event. Even allowing myself a little time for pictures of Darrell and his best man, Simon out on the jetty, everything was done at a relaxed pace in keeping with the relative peace of the location.
It was a small, low key wedding with the 32 guests attending a service with the registrar, being subjected to the photographer's whims and then dining within the same function room at the hotel. A few late evening guests joined us after the meal. With no venue to venue travel, I probably ran out of ideas long before the hotel's warning to "have them back by 4:30" turned me into a pumpkin.
Once again there was a distinct sense of deja vu, especially when I sat next to Janet and Susan's mother at dinner, the previous mother of the brides.
During the outside photographs we were buzzed by jetskis at the beach, a motorboat full of wetsuited folk on the jetty and were even briefly invaded by some Japanese tourists. It was an eventful wedding in that regard.
With the late evening light still streaming through the windows, the first dance was held, a last few photos were taken and I was able to wend my way home to Largs. A nice gentle wedding with happy people, a happy couple and the lovely view of Loch Lomond. We'll just pretend the midges stayed away so as not to ruin the romance!