Ashton Lane voted top spot for romantic pics by Scottish photographers

Glasgow has tons of photogenic spots, where exactly are the best locations in the city of Glasgow for wedding photographs?

The Scottish Wedding Show asked their photography exhibitors to share their recommended spots for a wedding album to remember! 


  1.  A S H T O N  L A N E 

IMAGES | Fern Photography

Taking the number one spot is the West End’s Ashton Lane. Best known for its twinkling lights canopy and al fresco drinking and dining, this location was voted top for it’s romantic atmosphere and quirkiness.

The snappers chose Ashton Lane because of its alternative and contrasting surroundings, intimate vibe and selection of of cute bars and restaurants.

Daniel Rannoch, co-owner of Fern Photography, said: “There’s nothing quite like the cobbled streets of Ashton Lane to put some love in the air.

The lively atmosphere and beautiful lights add a distinct charm to photographs and the presence of a few friendly Glaswegians just add to the memories.”


2.  T H E  C L O I S T E R S  A T  G L A S G O W  U N I

IMAGES | Natural Weddings

In the grounds of Glasgow University, the Cloisters were voted second on the list. The historic architecture of impressive archways combined with soft, dreamy lighting is the perfect setting for snaps that’ll set hearts soaring.

Suzanne Hodgson, photographer at Natural Weddings, said: “Capturing couples’ happiest and loving moments can be made that extra bit special in a wonderful setting. There is something magical and romantic about the Cloisters that makes me return to this spot for wedding shoots time and time again.

Even if I’m only on location with the couple for a short time, I think they feel like it’s just the two of them alone – there’s nothing quite like it.”


3.  B O T A N I C  G A R D E N S 

IMAGES | Canvas and Peach Studios

Surround yourselves with nature at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, an oasis of green in the bustling city. Whether you’re out in the Gardens amongst the blooming flowers or standing among the exotic plants in the naturally lit greenhouse, the location is iconic in Glasgow as a natural beauty spot.

Cheryl Lynch, co-founder of Canvas and Peach Studios, said: “The Botanics are one of my favourite locations to shoot brides and grooms.

The colours are so vibrant and obviously change with the seasons, giving you many different options each time you go there.

It’s also a very calm, peaceful environment and really allows couples to enjoy a few quiet moments before the fun of the party begins.”


The photographers – including Canvas and Peach Studios, Fern Photography, Natural Weddings, David Grant Simpson Photography and View Photography – also cited The Hidden Gardens, Kelvingrove Park, Pollok Park, The Lighthouse and The Mitchell Library as close contenders for Glasgow’s best wedding picture spot.


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