It’s little wonder that so many couples choose to get married on the shore of the loch in hail, rain, snow and even sunshine! The views this afternoon were breath taking.
“Is there a monster in the loch? No!”
Could I see Rob Roy MacGregor scuttling about on the other side of Loch Lomond? No!”
Could I see Ben Lomond in all its spring coloured glory emerging from the mist? Oh yes!”
It was a day to be playing bagpipes with a magnificent back drop at the fantastic setting of the Lodge on the Loch!
I took up my position at the entrance to the Lodge’s reception to welcome the guests. Unfortunately, I was wearing my cape due to the inclement conditions. Thankfully, I discarded it after ten minutes as the dark clouds rolled away to showcase a crystal blue spring sky.
Craig the Groom emerged from the reception area with his Best man and ushers for a few album photos. I managed to steal a couple of frames from them before they all headed back inside chatting excitedly before the start of the ceremony.
Bang on half past two, the guests were seated in the Glen Luss suite. I could feel a real air of excitement and caught a couple of ladies talking about the Bride Joanna’s dress and what it would be like.
One of the wedding co-ordinators said that Joanna and her Bridesmaids had been ready for over half an hour but wanted to be traditionally late, which they were! But no one seemed to mind. The flower girls and Bridesmaids entered the Glen Luss suite in their lovely blue bridemaids’ dresses as I played ‘Highland Cathedral’. A second later, Joanna made her grand entrance with her Dad. Her dress did not disappoint. Joanna looked stunning as I played her into her wedding ceremony.
At the end of the formal wedding proceedings and to a lot of applause and cheering, I played the happy couple out of the Glen Luss suite and into their drink’s reception to the traditional sound of Mairi’s Wedding.
At the end of the wedding ceremony the extremely professional staff of the Lodge on the Loch had changed the venue to an exquisite room befitting of any wedding breakfast!
So, for me, my part in the wedding celebrations was coming to an end! My final part of the proceedings was to play Joanna and Craig to their places at their top table. With a massive announcement from the MC I struck up with Scotland the Brave. The whooping and cheering was still ringing in my ears as I made my home.
Very Best Wishes to Joanna and Craig for their future together!