bride and groom in the cloisters during their university of Glasgow wedding photography

Summer Solstice Wedding at University of Glasgow

As a wedding photographer, it’s rare I get to photograph both edgy city portraits and rural scenic vistas on the same day, but this awesome couple had a variety of special and meaningful locations that they wanted to include, so we had both planning meetings and a location visit to ensure the wedding days jam packed schedule went without a hitch.

University of Glasgow Wedding Ceremony

The wedding ceremony was at the stunning University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.

bride enters University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel with her dad
groom sees his bride as she walks down the aisle to meet him at University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
bride and groom exchanging vows on their wedding day in the univerity's memorial chapel
bride and groom exchange vows during their summer solstice wedding
groom places ring on brides finger during their summer solstice wedding
bride and groom share a kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony

Wedding Party Group Photos

Couple Portraits at UofG

bride and groom in the cloisters during their university of Glasgow wedding photography
bride and groom walking together in the University of Glasgow courtyard on their wedding day

Couple Portraits at Sloans

Our first stop was Sloans in Glasgow city centre. The couple grabbed a quick drink together whilst I parked my car, and we then got a photo with the infamous ‘Are ye dancin?’ artwork.

bride and groom enjoy a wedding day drink at Sloans
bride and groom wedding day portrait outside Sloans

Drinks Reception and Party in the Garden

The couple had planned to have their wedding meal and evening reception in their back garden. A catering company provided food, a fire pit kept everyone cosy, and there was a really relaxed and fun vibe. I loved all the wee details the couple had prepared for the garden party.

Guests were treated to canapés and drinks as they chatted in the sun during the garden drinks reception.

Wedding Meal and Speeches

The couple and their wedding guests enjoyed a meal on the patio, followed by speeches.

Couple Portraits at Balgray Reservoir

We had originally been planning to head to this second portrait location before the meal and speeches, but we decided later would look better in the photos. The couple had chosen Balgray Reservoir for some scenic countriside photos. We were so lucky with weather! It was such a gorgeous sunny summer day.

bride and groom wedding day portrait at Balgray reservoir
bride and groom portraits at Balgray reservoir
couple walking alongside Balgray reservoir during their summer solstice wedding

Garden Party First Dance

The happy couple had their first dance on the lawn as wedding guests watched from the patio. A summer solstice wedding was the perfect match for an outdoor garden party evening reception.

bride and groom dance during their summer solstice wedding
couple during their first dance at their summer solstice wedding
wedding guests cheer the happy couple from the patio during their first dance
summer solstice wedding decor celebrating the longest day

Summer Solstice Wedding

Why get married on the longest day of the year? Getting married on the summer solstice is not just great for an evening outdoor party like this couple had planned, but can hold significant meaning as it symbolises the start of a new season and a new chapter.

Wedding Photography

Are you getting married at the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel ? I’d love to photograph your wedding! Head over to my contact page to check my availability, or have a look around at my style of photography over on my wedding photography portfolio.

See more weddings at this venue on the University of Glasgow wedding photography page.