Glasgow wedding photography is always special for me. I spend a lot of time there and love the city. In this case Andy and Claire, the bride and groom, are also really good friends so it was doubly special! Their wonderful winter wedding took place at House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh created the house nearly 120 years ago. This was for a competition to design a “Haus Eines Kunstfreundes” or “Art Lovers House”. Mackintosh worked with his wife, Margaret MacDonald, to design an elegant country retreat. Their entry was actually disqualified but the design was highly praised. It remained on paper for more than 80 years before Graham Roxburgh decided to build it. He worked with a team of architects to develop a workable design using Mackintosh and MacDonald’s ideas. The house was built and opened in 1996.
In December 2018 Claire and Andy invited friends and family to join them to celebrate their wedding in this beautiful venue.
Claire chose beautiful white tulips for her bouquets from Mood Flowers.
Maureen Kettle conduced the wedding ceremony in the Main Hall of the house. It was a lovely; and so personal to Andy and Claire – right down to the unique things they love about each other!
We took time after the ceremony for formal photographs around the house.
The Music room was beautifully decorated for the meal. I especially loved Claire and Andy’s choice of table names – Gin!
Sneaky Treacle provided music for the evening celebrations and they were excellent! After Claire and Andy enjoyed their first dance as Mr and Mrs, the dance floor was absolutely packed until the end of the evening!
Congratulations again to Claire & Andy!