Wedding photographers vote Ashton Lane as the top spot for romantic pictures in

Glasgow’s stunning buildings, green spaces and silent nooks and crannies, the city has some of the most photogenic and romantic spots in the UK.

Wedding photographers have now voted for the best romantic spots for wedding photos in the city ahead of the Scottish Wedding Show.

Here’s their top 3:

1. Ashton Lane

Coming out on top is the West End’s Ashton Lane. Known for its idyllic twinkling canopy and al fresco dining, this west end location received the most votes for its love inducing atmosphere and quirky delights. Having photographed thousands of weddings across the city between them, the snappers chose Ashton Lane because of its alternative and contrasting background, intimate vibe and selection of charming bars and eateries – making it the perfect spot to create romantic memories.

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. The Cloisters at Glasgow University

Located in the grounds of Glasgow University, The Cloisters claimed the second highest vote for its tranquil environment and impressive arches. Its historic and breath-taking architecture combined with the dreamy lighting makes for some scenic snaps to 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. Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens was also noted for its amorous scenery and earthy beauty. Whether it’s a shot of a couple surrounded by blooming flowers in the incredible greens or standing among the exotic plants in the natural lit greenhouse, the location sets the scene for the ultimate wedding shot.

Cheryl Lynch, Co-Founder of Canvas and Peach Photography, 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.”