The Ubiquitous Chip in Ashton Lane has long been my favourite place for a perfect cocktail and it's where I chose to celebrate my birthday this year! The food is fabulous, and the setting is unlike any other. It's no wonder it's become a venerable Glaswegian west end institution. It has the most warm, welcoming and bohemian atmosphere, and it's always my friends' first choice when we arrange to meet for a catch up.
So needless to say, I was absolutely over the moon when we were invited to be a recommended wedding supplier to the Chip! It's exactly the kind of venue we love to work with - one which places the utmost importance on customer experience and quality, beautiful and artistic interior design (they even have chandeliers made from old crystal decanters!) and utterly sublime food and drink. The service is so warm and welcoming, you can't help but chill out and enjoy yourself when you visit!
The manager Fiona kindly allowed me to interupt their service set-up and bring a cake down to photograph in the restaurant. To fit in with the elegant and natural vibe of the Ubiquitous Chip I chose a design with fresh wildflowers, glammed up with some edible gold leaf rubbed along the base.
As my photography isn't the best (which is a massive understatement) I needed a professional to capture the images in a way to do justice to the venue! So I called up Martin Venherm Photography, who also lives in the west end and is a regular at the Chip.
Me and my buddy Martin go way back, we first met around 2005 when we both worked for IBM. We've been pretty much propping up the bar in the Ubiquitous Chip since then. Here we are below in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe in 2009, where we flew over for the wedding of our dear friends Michael and Ndai.
Martin has always been an excellent photographer, so it was a natural choice for him to start his own wedding photography business after finishing with IBM, and I knew he would be the perfect team mate for this little shoot!
We are really excited about working with the Chip in the future, and think we'll need to have a cheeky wee Margarita to celebrate!