Gary currently lives in Glasgow, and most of his work is in the central belt of Scotland, however he will travel anywhere within reason.
His style is a mixture of traditional and reportage, and he documents the day as it happens, trying not to alter the proceedings too much. He believes that candid shots are must for everyone's wedding album, and he likes to believe that he achieves this in such a way that no one will ever remember having that great shot taken.
Gary says of the shoot which took place in late May.
"I photographed such an amazing wedding, Bal & Laura were just simply fantastic!
Look up “true love” in the dictionary and there you’ll find a photo of these 2, no joke.
Sometimes I wonder how I got so lucky to photograph such brilliant weddings."
Bal & Laura were married at St. Gilberts, Pollokshields and thereafter at the Sherbrooke Castle Hotel.
St Gilbert’s Parish Church serves the west end of Pollokshields and Dumbreck areas of Glasgow.
It emerged from the union of the former Sherbrooke and St Gilbert’s Churches, which in their way represented something of the ecclesiastical history of Scotland from the early Victorian period through to 1929 (the Union of the Presbyterian Churches in Scotland).
It was a period when buildings were erected with a sense of grandeur moving away from the stark simplicity of puritan architecture.
The church is imposing in its surroundings but doesn't overdominate. It stands grandly as a centre piece to a beautiful leafy borough.
The church served as a gorgeous background for the stunning images captured by Gary of this lovely couple.
The Church is located across the road from the Sherbrooke Castle where the reception was held.
The hotel has a lovely history, my own brother was married there, and I have had a Bride marry there since, Its an incredible building, very traditional but with a contemporary edge too with the addition of the new Conservatory.
In 1896 John Morrison, a respected contractor of the time, built the baronial villa for himself in Pollokshields, namely, The Sherbrooke Castle designed by Thomson and Sandylands. It is a good example of the type of house built by the middle-class in the rather decadent, late Victorian period. It has a number of unusual features. The rooms are arranged around three sides of a large hall and staircase.
The external baronialism is, in some ways, an added romantic touch.
During World War 11 the house was used by the Royal Navy and is one of the only properties in the area to have the original iron railings surrounding the grounds, it's high square tower is one of the best known local landmarks.
After the war, the house became a Hotel and is now best known as The Sherbrooke Castle Hotel.
Gary has captured some fantastic details and the high emotion of the day in every image.
Thanks to Gary for once agin sharing his wonderful work.
To Contact Gary Bonar Photography
Phone: 01236 721112