Diane and Dan’s Perfect Summer Wedding

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Last Saturday I had the honour of photographing Diane and Dan’s wedding at St Ninian’s Isle, Bigton.  I flew back on the Friday to meet the bride and groom having been on a short break.  I grew up with Diane at Sandwick Junior High School and the Anderson High School; however, this was the first time I’d had the pleasure of meeting Dan. They both live in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.  Diane is a Crime Scene Investigator while Dan is a Telecoms Analyst.

Friday’s weather was atrocious with heavy rain putting Saturday’s beach wedding in doubt.  However, on Saturday we were treated to the most perfect summer’s day with glorious blue skies and virtually no breeze at all.  Diane and Dan were a delight to deal with and were very keen, like me, to take advantage of the photographic opportunites due to the stunning weather.

Diane is extremely creative and made a lot of the decorations herself.  The beads on the bow of the shoe are an example.

Ibiza?!  No, this is St Ninian’s Isle, Bigton, Shetland!!  A toast to the happy couple.

I love this photo.  Thanks to the best man, Ben (good name!), ushers and page boy, Harry, for making the effort to get this image.

Diane’s bouquet was also hand-made.  She made the bouquet for maid of honour, Amanda, bridesmaid, Heather and flower girl, Zahra – amazing.  It must have taken her ages.

We took advantage of the wild flowers which were blooming in the fine summer’s day.

The reception was held at the Town Hall.  Congratulations to Billy, Robert and the rest of the team for putting on a excellent function.  The Town Hall which was opened in 1883 is a beautiful building, so I couldn’t resist getting some images of Diane and Dan inside.

They are now heading off to spend ten days in Hawaii Big Island for their honeymoon, calling at San Francisco for two nights en-route.

I wish Diane and Dan the very best for the future and thank you for letting us cover your big day.



  1. John & Kath Wake says:

    Ben, the preview pictures are splendid, it was good to meet you at Dan & Diane’s wedding, thank you for a job very well done. We can’t wait to see the full set, warm regards,

    John & Kath Wake.

  2. Katrina Inkster says:

    Hi Ben,

    Just wondering when the rest of the photos from the wedding will be online? I wasn’t able to come so i’d love to see some more. The pictures are fantastic by the way!

    Cheers, Katrina

  3. Rachel Miller says:

    Dan & Diane,

    Photo’s look great, Dan what a beautiful bride you found! the beach looks amazing. Cant wait to see the rest of the pics!

    Rachel x

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