Scottish Bridal Designer of the Year
at the Vows Awards 2006, 2008 & 2010
Specialists in Vintage and Celtic Inspired Bridal Wear
Crawford Castle, Sunday 10th January, 2010
This winter has certainly been one to remember, amongst the coldest since records began, with unusually high snowfall. So conditions were perfect one day as I drove past 'Crawford Castle' which lies just a few miles away from our studio. I had always fancied arranging a photoshoot at the castle, firstly because of the dramatic ruins, and secondly because centuries ago it had been the home of my ancestors, the 'Lindsay's'. Maybe not direct ancestors, but I say, 'if the cap fits', wear it".
I dropped in on Mark at Archibald Photography on the way home, to see if he would be interested in joining me the following morning, for a photoshoot up at the castle. Not surprisingly, he jumped at the opportunity but remarked, "Who would be daft enough to wear a wedding dress out in those temperatures?".
"Leave that to me", I replied. "I might just know the very person".
Step forward, the very, very brave Karen. How we managed to convince her to stand in temperatures of around -6 degrees, i will never know. Under the dress she said she was well wrapped up, but nothing could have kept out the wind that morning.
Anyway, all three of us braved the elements and Mark was able to capture some truly wonderful shots which made the day worth while. So as you sit in front of your PC, with your central heating turned up to the max, think of Karen, Mark and myself freezing for the sake of art (and publicity).