Weddings coming thick and fast at the moment and a double header this weekend. Off tomorrow to Balbernie House in Fife but today I’m slightly closer to home in and around Stirlingshire for Fiona & Andrew’s big day. The guys live in Hong Kong so we’ve only met just the once before when they initially booked with me last year. But that’s no problem – in fact, I have done a couple of weddings where I’ve never met the couple until the day itself – so, how do I recognise them you may ask; well, the wedding dress is often a bit of a giveaway :-).
So, to today, and I kick off in Callander, and I think everything’s going to plan as I drive across with plenty of time to spare – oh how wrong can you be sometimes. Just about to head on to the main road into Callander and a police car spins abruptly right in front of me and block the road. Imagine my trepidation as the boys in blue step out of their car and start walking towards me – unpaid car tax? Bald tyres? Am I am fugitive on the run? Perhaps I’ve committed crimes against wedding photography! “Sorry sir, there’s been a bad accident up ahead and the road is closed”. My immediate relief was tempered by the need to seek out a new route, but I guess that’s what satnav’s were invented for right? I arrive about 15 mins later than planned and slightly less calm than I had been half an hour ago.