Glencorse House, near Penicuik, has a tiny, beautifully intimate church on the hill next to it, tucked away at the foot of the Pentland Hills, and that is where Charlene and Ross were married. This is one of the loveliest things about getting married in Scotland, country houses and little churches tucked away in the coutryside, that you would never suspect existed unless you were brought there, such as by the happy occasion of a wedding.
Charlene and Ross had clearly put an enormous amount of thought and care into all the details. And there was a distinct campervan theme to the day – The bridesmaids and groomsmen arrived in a VW camper, and after the wedding Charlene and Ross set off in an adventure in another, apparently slightly more modern camper.
The weather for the day was distinctly touch and go, as indeed it was for much of this summer. It was far from clear that we were going to be able to get out to take a few portraits as there was already a light rain and the forecast was for flooding. Despite the wet ground, Charlene braved the risk of the odd grass stain to the dress, and we made it down to the little lake, and managed to take our pictures before the rain set in.
All in all, it was such a happy day, and with a clearly tightly knit family, that the rain didn’t spoil the mood one iota, and the full jollity of the festivities carried on inside the marquee uninterrupted into the night!