House For An Art Lover | 11th March 2022
I first met up with Kay and Neil at House For An Art Lover in the Southside of Glasgow back at the end of 2019 just when we had discovered a new word - COVID. This was about to take over the world but we had absolutely no idea. We sat planning the day for March 2020 over a coffee and a cake in HFAAL's beautiful wee cafe. We spoke about the possibility of a few overseas family members maybe being unable to make it over if there were any travel restrictions introduced. But we never discussed the possibility of cancelling completely. Two years later after a couple of rescheduled dates, we managed to celebrate their big day and was it worth the wait? Absolutely!!
The Big Day
We began the day at the luxurious One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow where Kay and Team Bride were getting ready and easing those wedding morning nerves with some Kylie prosecco. There was a clear Kylie theme throughout this day as Kay is a huge Kylie fan!
I introduced myself to everyone I hadn't met yet and snapped away in the background in the huge hotel suite while the final touches were being made to the preparations. After grabbing some prep shots, some informal family shots we moved onto the grand staircase in One Devonshire to get some images of Kay in her beautiful dress before I headed off to House for An Art Lover to capture guests mingling before Kay arrived in her car with her team.
The rest of the day went smoothly with the ceremony taking place in the dining room with the beautiful fireplace at the bottom of the aisle. They then had a drinks reception in the main hall before being seated in the stunning music room for dinner. I took Kay & Neil out a brief walk round the gardens so that we could get some couple shots. This only took about 15-20 minutes as I didn't want to take them away from their guests for too long. Fortunately, I had already scouted the gardens for the best photo opportunities so there was no wasted time.
With it being March, it got dark quite early so we were able to get some night portraits in front of the beautiful building after dinner.
About The Venue
Set within the magnificent grounds of Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park and inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover combines art gallery and exhibition space, events venue, café, multipurpose artists studios and magnificent visitor attraction into one unique and inspiring venue.
Originally designed by Mackintosh as an elegant country retreat for a person of taste and culture, today, more than 110 years later, House for an Art Lover exists to stimulate public interest in art, design and architecture. Through its studios, exhibitions, scholarships and access to learning for all ages, it has widened Mackintosh’s original vision to make House for an Art lover a house for everyone.