17th June 2016

An Isle of Bute Wedding with Carrie & Doug

eloping in an abandoned chapel

By Jacqui Paterson In Weddings

Date: 15th of May 2016

Venue: St. Blanes Chapel, Bute

It was an absolute honour to be asked to photograph Carrie & Doug’s special day. They came all the way from Australia to be married on the beautiful Isle of Bute in an abandoned chapel on the top of a hill. The views were breathtaking and the weather was hot and sunny. We couldn’t of asked for a more perfect day…here is what we got up to…

I met Carrie at the St. Blanes Hotel. The whole two families hired out all of the hotel so they could spend a few days together before and after the wedding.


Doug and the boys made sure there was an Aussie touch about the place.


They were looking very handsome in their kilts – a first time for them all to wear one


Carrie and the girls got ready in the main room.

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Carrie had her four flower girls on hand – Lana, Jenna, Lois and Charlotte.

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We took a short drive to the St. Blanes Chapel site entrance and then we had a small hike to the top of the hill.

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The guests gathered round as the ceremony started.

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The full bridal party.


After the group photos, we spent some time on the site taking in the stunning views.

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back near the hotel we took a stroll out onto the pier.


As this was a very relaxed day with no speeches or cakes – I left the bride and groom to enjoy their meal but we agreed to meet up later as the sun was setting for a few more shots.

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As this is where I grew up there were a few secret spots that I knew would be great for photos.

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Our last stop was overlooking the Isle of Arran in the distance. Thank you so much to Carrie and Doug for having me as their photographer and I wish them all the best for the future. It was a beautiful bute wedding.



MUA – Kirsty McGregor

Hair – Kate at Nadias Hair

Dress Shop – Devine Bridal

Flowers – Flowers by Janine

Piper – Craig Martin

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