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Wedding Videography at Oran Mor, Glasgow

April 09, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I was the wedding videographer at Allison & Mark’s friends’ wedding last year in Edinburgh and Allison saw the DVD I’d done and decided to book me for her own wedding.

I was quite excited about this one as it was two new venues for me which is always nice. I had been a student at Glasgow University many years ago so it was lovely to be back at the University Chapel to film the couple’s wedding.

I had met them in early March at their reception venue Oran Mor, Byres Road, Glasgow and we said goodbye to each other saying as long as the day wasn’t cold then we’d be fine! As it turned out, it was a beautiful day for them. The University Gardens and Cloisters make a great place for wedding photography and videography.

Oran Mor did not disappoint either. It’s such a spacious venue with stunning stained glass windows and many ornate features. The evening entertainment was provided by Amplifive, a vibrant band, who started the night with Adele’s ’Make you feel my love’ and then got everyone up for ‘Just can’t get enough’.

As I left, the party was in full flow! Making my way downstairs I noticed a small queue forming of ladies exchanging their high heel shoes for some dancing pomps!

Many congratulations to you both!

Mr & Mrs Redmond Wedding Highlights from Lorraine Bhandari on Vimeo.

Flowers by Audrey Louise     Photography by Gary Davidson

Weddings, Portraits & Events

April 05, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Wedding Photography at the Alona Hotel, Motherwell

March 31, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

A co-incidence or meant to be? The 4th February continues to be a memorable date for me. In 2011, I was the Wedding Videographer on a wet and windy Winter’s day for a lovely couple at Chatelherault, Hamilton. One year later and I found myself in a similar position although this time I was the Wedding Photographer for another lovely couple at the Silverwells in Bothwell.

To say I was nervous was an under statement. I’m always nervous anyway before a wedding because I know what an important day it is. And when it’s your first time…

The weather was again typical for a February: wet and cold! But despite the weather, it didn’t spoil a great day for Lorraine, Rod and all their family and friends.

This was the first wedding to take place in the Silverwells which is a lovely, intimate venue. Its impressive entrance lends a warm welcome to guests who were well looked after by the attentive staff.

Following the meal, the wedding party moved on to the Alona Hotel in Motherwell for their evening reception. The marquee makes a beautiful backdrop with ample space for friends and family to dance the night away.

Congratulations both and wishing you every happiness for your future together!

Wedding Highlights 2011 Part I

February 11, 2012  •  Leave a Comment


I’ve been lucky enough to have experienced some great personal development training during my working life. I used to work with an employer who believed in developing its people. And over the years, a common trait or an evident part of my personality which came through time and time again was that of being a ‘reflector’. But to be honest I didn’t need training to tell me that. From an early age I’ve always been someone who at some point would take time out to relive and look back at events, experiences and situations.


Having started my business in the latter part of 2010, there has been plenty of opportunity to take stock! I started in the Wedding services industry in February 2011 and over that year I’ve had the pleasure of working with great couples and fellow professionals as well as see first hand the impressive venues chosen for their special day.

Being involved in someone’s wedding is a real privilege and my aim is to do the very best I can for all my clients always. Trying to pick out highlights from those I filmed last year has been extremely challenging.  I’ve enjoyed every one of them (all 41 of them!) and it’s amazing how couples approach their day in so many different ways which makes it unique, beautiful and so personal. Filming the day is like filming a wedding for the first time, every time.

I hope you enjoy the video. It’s part 1 of 2 – I’ve used one of the biggest hits of 2011 performed by one of the most successful female artists in the business.

For more information on my work, please visit my Website

Venues filmed by Lorraine Bhandari Photography & Videography include

Chatelherault, South Lanarkshire, The Vu, Bathgate, Brig o’ Doon, Ayrshire, St. Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow, The Alona Hotel, Motherwell, The Lynhurst, Johnstone, The Parkville, South Lanarkshire, The Garfield House Hotel, Glasgow, Kincaid House, Milton of Campsie, Pollokshields Burgh Hall, Glasgow, The Quay, Musselburgh, The Brisbane House Hotel, Largs,  Buchanan Arms, Drymen, Cameron House, Loch Lomond, Roman Camp Hotel, Callander, Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon.

Wedding Highlights Video from the Parkville, Blantyre

February 10, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Mr & Mrs Stewart Wedding Highlights from Lorraine Bhandari on Vimeo.

Lorraine & Thomas were married at St. Mary’s Church in Hamilton on December 27th, 2011. Their reception followed at the Parkville in Blantyre. It was a lovely day, my first Winter wedding although fortunately the weather was extremely kind!

There was a strong Stewart theme going on throughout the day – spot the kilts and of course the Rod Stewart Hit Songs as their table names.

Many congratulations to you and all the best for your future together.

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