The Ceremony

At the heart of every wedding is the ceremony itself.  This is the key moment of the day and the part that everyone wants to witness.  When a couple declares their love for each other in front of family and friends my aim, as the photographer, is to be as discrete as possible while still making sure I record the events that are so special.

I always check with the celebrant beforehand if there is anything they do not want me to do and any particular aspects to the ceremony I should look out for.  It may be in a hotel lounge or a registry office, a church, within formal gardens or by a river – each ceremony is as different as every couple.

First is the arrival at the venue and the nervous waiting…

perhaps a reading from a family member…

Wedding Ceremony by Highland Wedding Photographer Ewan Mathers

Then there can be an exchange of vows and rings, the lighting of candles, drinking from a quaich, maybe a hand-fasting or jumping the broom and finally, the signing of the register…

Eventually, two people will emerge (perhaps to the sound of the bagpipes!) from the space as a couple and begin the next part of their lives together.

2018 has been a busy year for me covering weddings so I hope that you have enjoyed this small selection of photos I have taken from an amazing range of ceremonies I have been fortunate to be a part of this year so far.  Here they all are again for you…