The day when Romance invaded the stage of The Byre Theatre in St Andrews

When explaining my approach to wedding photography, I always refer to my mission to capture the wedding story and its characters. There are always three: The couple, their loved ones and of course, the venue(s).

The venue

The wedding venue plays such a big role as it reveals a lot about the bride and groom both as individuals and as a couple. Some may find romance in a Scottish Castle, others in a boutique hotel in the city but for Helen and Ric it had to be something more personal like The Byre Theatre in St Andrews. How personal? As personal as a building can be for one of the architects who conceived it.

The lead characters

If the idea to document a wedding story in a theatre is quite unusual and therefore appealing, I must admit I would have agreed to go wherever Helen and Ric had chosen, so much I grew fond of them both. They are so adorable. She is the sweetest bride a photographer can only hope to meet. As for him, while some may speculate on his age, his name and his Scottish origin [private joke], I only know he has a big heart and a whimsical mind. Witnessing these two lovebirds being together is inspiring.

The loved-ones

With such lead characters, it was to be expected there would be a lot of loved-ones attending their special day. Colleagues, school mates, parents, siblings, children and grand children. They all came to celebrate this wonderful day.

The wedding story

This story belongs to those who lived it and I am a honoured to have been part of it. Below is a very small selection of photographs captured on that day when Romance invaded the stage of the Byre Theatre in St Andrews.

Wedding rings on the crafted invitation

Wedding rings on the crafted invitation

Bride enjoying some alone time in the morning

Bride enjoying some alone time in the morning

The bridal gown in the bride's apartment

The bridal gown in the bride’s apartment

The bride's daughter is also the MUA for the wedding

The bride’s daughter is also the MUA for the wedding

The bride and her daughters sharing some prosecco

The bride and her daughters sharing some prosecco

Big cousin helps with the buttons

Big cousin helps with the buttons

Mr & Mrs R

Mr & Mrs R

Moment of tenderness between the bride and her groom

Moment of tenderness between the bride and her groom

Whimsical moment with the bride and groom

Whimsical moment with the bride and groom

Happiness is beautiful as seen in the eyes of the bride and groom

Happiness is beautiful as seen in the eyes of the bride and groom

One of the most emotional speech I have ever witnessed

One of the most emotional speeches I have ever witnessed

Life is like a piece of cake. It tastes better when shared with the one we love

Life is like a piece of cake. It tastes better when shared with the one we love

 

 

11 Comments

  1. Rosemary Mason 31st August 2017 at 5:30 pm #

    Being the groom’s sister gave me the honour of a ring side seat at this beautiful wedding.
    Richard comes from a family where emotion was stifled but Helen has elicited and Tom has captured the essence of a very happy man. What more could a .protective sister want?
    Well done all and may they live happily ever after.
    Rosemary

    • Maggirv 31st August 2017 at 10:17 pm #

      What a sweet comment Rosemary and Richard is so lucky to have such a strong, thoughtful and Protective sister. Maggie xxx

    • Tom 1st September 2017 at 9:22 pm #

      Thank you Rosemary for your kind comment. It was a pleasure to meet you on this memorable day. Take good care of yourself.

  2. ian logan 31st August 2017 at 11:40 am #

    Bonjour Tom, ah, romance has not gone!!!
    Terrific pics, and well done on all your work: can’t believe that you worked so hard rearranging furniture/walls/pictures/ and everything in close proximity – to make your pics better.
    I look forward to seeing all the photographs in due course.
    Best regards from Sud Ouest France.
    Ian & Nicola Logan

    • Tom 1st September 2017 at 9:24 pm #

      Merci Ian for your kind words. I am delighted you like the resulting photographs. Enjoy the rest of your warm summer and send my regards to Nicola for me.

  3. Maggie 29th August 2017 at 11:30 am #

    Tom you worked so hard to get some of the best wedding photographs I’ve seen in years. Would highly recommend your professionalism. Regards Maggie

    • Tom 29th August 2017 at 3:36 pm #

      Thank you Maggie for your very kind words. It was lovely meeting you on Saturday.

  4. Mr & Mrs Russell 29th August 2017 at 8:55 am #

    Tom,
    This teaser of photographs is terrific! Cannot wait to see the whole shoot. This photographs certainly capture the happiness of our Wedding Day and we thank you for achieving this. Thank you for all your hard work and endurance from morning to very late.
    P.S.
    Did you get any shots of the Coastguard and Army arriving?

    Love is an Adventure

    • Maggie 29th August 2017 at 11:34 am #

      Tom you worked so hard to get some of the best shots I’ve seen in years. Do you venture out of Scotland for photo shoots – highly recommend your professionalism. Regards Maggie

      • Tom 29th August 2017 at 3:37 pm #

        The world is my oyster Maggie and I do travel wherever there is a good story to capture.

    • Tom 29th August 2017 at 3:43 pm #

      Dear Mr & Mrs Russell,
      thank you for being who you are and for welcoming me intimately in your family. Unfortunately I did fail to photograph the Coastguard and Army brigades but I have a beautiful compelling storytelling shot of the tow truck. You can even hear its radio playing “you are my sunshine” 😉

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