A SURPRISE VISIT FROM AN OLD FRIEND,A vintage tractor A biker's RIDE-OUT & a wee walk through Prince Charles' back garden

Most weddings these days have one or two little moments that stick in the mind and really set the day apart from the others. From a photographers point of view these little gems are usually the contenders for the end of year review and most welcome additions in boosting your portfolio.

When Sophie and Gavin decided to book me as their wedding photographer I was keen to find out their plans, especially once I heard about their background in farming, they didn't disappoint. The wedding was at the beautiful Dumfries Arms Hotel, with extra photographs at the stunning Dumfries House, (owned by none other than Prince Charles). This alone would have sufficed in terms of photo opts but there was definitely more in store along the way.  As a little surprise for his bride-to-be, Gavin arranged to have Sophie's childhood horse, (whom she hadn't seen for years) arrive after the ceremony along with a stunning vintage tractor, a little nod to their agricultural background.

Later in the day we headed over to Dumfries House for some couple shots and the day just got better, especially for Gavin, a massive Sons of Anarchy fan.  As we were walking back to the car, I spotted some Harley's parked up at the side of the road and suggested that we ask the owners if we could use them in a couple of shots. Happily the guys were more than keen to oblige and better still, they offered to ride-out behind the excited couple, it couldn't have worked out better and even the cold shoulder from the hotel staff for having kept them late for the meal was worth it : )

The rest of the day continued along the same vein and it truly was a day to remember, hope you enjoy a sample of pics from the day :