Lodge on Loch Goil Elopement – Jenny and Adam
Glorious autumn sunshine, a private loch-side spot for a wedding ceremony and, of course, a very nice treehouse. What more could a person want for their Lodge on Loch Goil elopement!
Like so many of my clients this year Jenny and Adam had planned a larger wedding nearer to their home in the North East of England and had to then rethink their day because of government restrictions. Fortunately for them they did an amazing job of finding the wonderful Lodge on Loch Goil, a beautiful place where I have enjoyed photographing a great many weddings (and sampling delicious food) over many years now. It has to be one of the most perfect locations for a little elopement in the Glasgow and Loch Lomond area. It is a very well appointed hunting lodge on the shores loch Goil with a wonderful little lochside Summerhouse and, of course, an amazing treehouse big enough for a wedding ceremony and dinner. It truly is a magical and romantic place for a wedding (I know, I say that about every place I feature, but this place really is quite special).
Once Jenny was ready for the ceremony (take a look at her amazing Japanese hairpiece) she met Adam by the front door where I had the privilege of photographing what was a really beautiful moment of happiness when they saw each other just moments before their ceremony. There is a short sequence of about 20 photographs from the moment Adam started waiting to the point they were in each other’s arms. Each one is just subtly different and I really couldn’t discard any of them as each was as lovely as the next.
The ceremony was right by the water’s edge under a magnificent old copper beech tree and was presided over by registrar Samantha Gillies, from Argyll and Bute council, owner Alice’s collie dog Skye. Samantha did a fantastic job of the ceremony whilst Skye napped and also protected us from the kayakers paddling by… Sadly the seals didn’t pop up exactly at the time Adam and Jenny said ‘I do’ but, to be fair to them, they did make an appearance 30 minutes later. Better late than never I suppose.
After signing the register in the treehouse, and attempting to eat a ridiculous amount of seafood canapés (them, not me – I wouldn’t want you to think that all I do is hang about eating food all day 🙂 ), we spent a relaxed 30 minutes wandering about the grounds in the sunshine taking some photographs before heading back to the lodge for more food and the cutting of the cake.
Little elopements such as this have been my staple for 2020 and will continue to be for the rest of this year and into 2021 and beyond. I LOVE photographing these tiny weddings so I see it as something of a blessing. I do work a lot in the Highlands, since that seems to be a very popular spot for elopements and micro weddings right now, but there are also quite a few very nice locations down nearer to the central belt too, such as the Lodge on Loch Goil for instance. Thinking of getting married soon but don’t want any fuss? Send me a message and I will be delighted to chat about your options.
As I mentioned earlier, I have worked at the Lodge on Loch Goil several times in the past and you can see a couple of other weddings on my website. One is a slightly bigger wedding at the Lodge on Loch Goil and the other another tiny two-person one on a cloudy day to prove that it isn’t sunny for every Lodge on Loch Goil elopement 🙂